In search of new beginnings, lingerie designer Cicely Travers went to Rome on a whim and ended up staying for three and a half years.

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Tram Depot

Bar
Via Marmorata, 13, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
Tram Depot

"It's like an old tram carriage and it's got these swing chairs. So you could get pizza slices and go and sit in the bar, eat your pizza and have a little spritz."

Cicely TRAVERS

Porta Portese Market

Historical place
Piazza di Porta Portese, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
Porta Portese Market

"It's everything. Furniture, clothes. New stuff, old stuff, sunglasses, lights, weaponry. It's like everything you can think of. And it's sprawling, it's massive and it's great."

Cicely TRAVERS

Bar San Calisto

Bar
Piazza di S. Calisto, 3, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
Bar San Calisto

"It's just very sweet, very cheap, like, little spritzes cost a few euros. You can get a glass of Prosecco for like two or three euros or something. It’s been in loads of movies because it's such a kind of classic bar. And then if you go in the day, and it's just a slice of every sort of person in Rome."

Cicely TRAVERS

Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara

Roman restaurant
Largo dei Librari, 88, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara

"It just does fried baccala (salt cod) and a salad and it's so cute and you can sit outside and like you know just drink a lovely white wine and have fried fish and a salad."

Cicely TRAVERS

Giolitti

Ice cream shop
Via degli Uffici del Vicario, 40, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Giolitti

"It's beautiful inside. It's like a double fronted gelateria palace, you know, and they have amazing flavors."

Cicely TRAVERS

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