Were you always moved by the scenes in which Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn whirled around the Eternal City in the famous classic film, Roman Holidays? It’s true that this duo’s preferred mode of transportation—the Vespa—is definitely the best way to get around Italy’s capital city, and even more so if it is a vintage one! Other essentials include a pair of chic sunglasses and a trusty camera; now you are set to start enjoying the special light that invades Rome in the early summer months. Don’t forget to pack timeless clothes for an elegantly informal look, perfect for wandering around the sites of the city.
For him, a linen blazer like the one by Dsquared2 will be ideal both in the morning and later on during the day, while eating some delicious pasta in a typical trattoria. Wear your jacket with a white poplin shirt or a mesh-made polo, like the navy blue one by Cruciani. Instead of the usual jeans, go for a pair of chinos by Yves Saint Laurent that will be perfect for a walk around the Fori Imperiali.
Women should opt for a cotton dress or a mid-length skirt like this plissée one by Maison Martin Margiela matched with a simple tee and a sweater thrown over your shoulders for a casual feel. Try completing the look with these printed ballerinas by Missoni, which will come in handy when touring the gardens of the majestic Coliseum. Evenings call for a more distinguished look, complete with a light frock like this peach organza one by Rochas.

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Above: © Mimmo Frassineti / Rex Features


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