Rome, Italy
Francesca, 29
HR Specialist
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What do you do and why do you do it?

HR Specialist, in love with music, photography and every kind of art.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

In my broken hearted playlist I'm sure there'll be Delicate by Damien Rice, Lasciarsi un Giorno a Roma by Niccolò Fabi, La Verità by Brunori Sas, Watch Over You by Alter Bridge, Revenge (Piano Version) by Shandon, Shame by Ciaran Lavery, Skinny Love by Bon Iver, I Gave You All by Mumford & Sons, You by Keaton Henson, Nothing Arrived by Villagers, It's Ok by Rom Rosenthal, High Hopes by Kodaline, Vorrei by Marta Sui Tubi, Carry You by Nick Howard and so on

What are the best TV shows of all time?

I'm sure this could be a really long list, so I choose my top three list: Lost, Breaking Bad, Criminal Minds.

Name some spots in Rome that are good for a Tinder date.

Gianicolo Panorama view, Giardino degli Aranci, Piazza San Pietro, Piazza del Popolo by night, Fontana di Trevi by night.

Who’s your hero and where in Rome would you take them out for a serious hang?

I haven't got a real "hero" except for my father. I think I would take him to Giardino degli Aranci: a quite place to talk in peace

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Elvis Lives, H&M, Zara, Stradivarius

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Magliana Zone

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?


What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Rome and where did you get it?

Mauri's Pizza. I'll never order a pizza there again.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Rome that you particularly like?

I love the hidden streets in Trastevere, Trilussa Zone

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Rome? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Hotel della Torre Argentina, in Largo Argentina. 72 euros per night, in a single room. But it's an amazing Hotel!

What restaurant in Rome looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Pizzeria Nuovo Mondo, Trastevere! I love it!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Rome? Which one do you like?

The Magick Bar. Vodka Lemon is great!

Where would you take your partner in Rome if you wanted to really pamper them?

A walk along Lungotevere, hand in hand.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Supplì! There are lots of supplì bars and they're amazing! Expecially for those in Trastevere.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Rome?

I think there's no overrated place in Rome, but maybe people don't know that Fontana di Trevi is in a very little square, so there are lots of people in a small space.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Rome?

Pantheon. I'm in love with Pantheon, even inked on my arm. It's amazing because of his majesty.

What are the Rome spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Colosseo, San Pietro, Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon, Altare della Patria, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Rome. How do you spend it?

Relaxing myself in Villa Borghese parks, listening to street musicians and watching people on rollerblades or skateboards.

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