Rome, Italy
Giulia, 27
Photographer
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a bit about Giulia

What are you working on these days?

I’m a freelance photographer, working on how to improve everyday.

What drives you mad these days?

Spite.

What makes you happy?

The thrill you start feeling one day before a new trip: no matter where I’m going, the only fact that I’m travelling makes me feel alive and blessed.

When was the last time you cried?

When I woke up one day clearly understanding that a very long difficult period of my life was actually over.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

I listen to a lot of music, but there are 4 albums I listen to at least once a day lately: Nabuma Rubberband by Little Dragon, Transa by Caetano Veloso, 99.9% by Kaytranada and Eastern Sounds of Yusef Lateef.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

I don’t like shopping that much, but when I do it’s because I see something that immediately catches my attention, so I’m very casual about it, don’t have standard shops to go to. Walking the streets of Pigneto neighborhood

What’s your go-to café in Rome?

Big Star, in Trastevere neighbourhood: it’s the best place in Rome to drink a beer and chill, they play a lot of amazing music and organize really nice events all week long, like movies and documentary projections and football plays. There’s a really cool, young, fresh and familiar atmosphere, a really-hard-to-find mix in Trastevere.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through in Rome?

Testaccio and Trastevere are on the top of my list, specially in springtime, it’s the best thing ever.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Rome but never actually do?

Go out by myself just to have a walk without actually going anywhere. I’m always very busy, so it’s pretty impossible for me to do.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

David Bowie. I’d take him to have a drink at MAXXIs’ (museum of XXI century art) bar, and then go to have a look at the museum talking about arts, and life and the space.

What’s that place in Rome you feel like only you know about?

I’m not a religious person, but San Clemente’s Cathedral is the place that I absolutely consider as “my spot”. It has 3 churches underneath, and that’s just magic.

If tomorrow was your last day in Rome before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

A very simple and not-so-impressive answer: with my family and friends doing absolutely nothing but being together.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Of my own neighborhood, Pigneto. It has a great potential and I’d like to make it everyday a better, safer and more enjoyable place.

What’s the spot in Rome you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

Parioli!

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

I’d first go for a dinner with my 3 best friends at Temakinho, a brasilian japanese fusion sushi restaurant, and then to grab a beer at Ma Che Ce Siete Venuti A Fa in Trastevere, best artisanal beer shop in Rome, and start wandering around just having fun. Chilling with a cold beer at the Big Star bar What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related? Watching TV series with my cat.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom? I’d first go for a dinner with my 3 best friends at Temakinho, a brasilian japanese fusion sushi restaurant, and then to grab a beer at Ma Che Ce Siete Venuti A Fa in Trastevere, best artisanal beer shop in Rome, and start wandering around just having fun. Chilling with a cold beer at the Big Star bar Watching TV series with my cat.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Lanificio during winter, Rebel Rebel during summer! The first one has supercool events all year long, the second hosts great DJ’s from all over the world and the summer location is great.

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