Rome-based designer and jeweller Delfina Delettrez Fendi is known for her distinctive, edgy style. The next generation of the Fendi family, Delettrez loves the Eternal City, a constant source of inspirations with its fabulous stories and scenes.
What makes your city unique for you?
The reflection of the blue sky on the more than 2000 fountains in Rome.
What is the most unique place or experience you always suggest when in your city?
A visit to the Cappucini Crypt, a true macabre baroque experience.
What do you miss when you are away from your city?
The sea side lunches in the middle of winter.
What are your five favourite shops in Rome?
Re(f)use, Galleria O., Volpetti, Bianchetti and Ex Libris.
What are your 5 favourite bars from coffee to aperitivo time?
Hotel Locarno, Il Goccetto, Bar San Callisto, Hotel De Russie, Necci
What kind of coffee do you order at the bar?
Orzo piccolo al vetro (caffeine-free barley grain coffee in a glass cup)
What is your favourite aperitivo?
What are your favourite restaurants in Rome?
Al Moro, da Settimio al Pellegrino, Sunday lunch a I Casali del Pino, Pierluigi
What’s is your family signature dish or meal?
Spaghetti with roasted tomatoes, basil and oregano.
What is your favourite Italian wine?
All the wines from Cantina Ribelà.
What is your favourite regional dish?
Polpette al sugo (meatballs in a red sauce).
What is your favourite snack or street food?
Pizza bianca with prosciutto and figs.
What are your favourite museums and galleries?
Centrale Montemartini, La Galleria Nazionale, Gavin Brown Gallery (Sant’Andrea de Scaphis), Fondazione Memmo.
What is your favourite day trip in Lazio?
Villa Adriana is to die for.
Where would you go for a weekend in Lazio?
I would go to the Isole Pontine and sleep at Villa Laetitia in Ponza.
Where would you travel for a meal in Italy?
I would go to Nerano, da Tommaso allo Scoglio, for their spaghetti alle zucchine and for the best sea breeze.