Uncovering Italy’s Superlatives in people, places and things

La Mia Roma by Delfina Delettrez

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.

Inside the Capuchin Crypt

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

Bar San Calisto. Photo courtesy by Antonio Cavalieri

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

I Casali del Pino. Photo Courtesy of Delfina Delettrez.

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.

Jewellery line Delfina Delettrez charms the scene with its ties to surrealism and natural iconography-and now-signature animal and wide-eye motifs. Delettrez’s personal love and background in art and storytelling evident throughout all her work. In 2009, she was the youngest designer showcased at Louvre’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs. In 2013 Delfina was chosen to become part of BoF 500 – The people shaping the global fashion industry. In 2016 she was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30.

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