Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Guardian interviews Frida Giannini, creative director of Gucci

A recent interview with Frida Giannini in the London Guardian uncovered some insider secrets of Rome. Giannini is the creative director of Gucci and grew up in the Monteverde Vecchio area of Rome (just above Trastevere and south of the Vatican). She shares with readers her favorite restaurants in Trastevere (pictured) and other neighborhoods, shopping districts, and even hotels. Don't miss her museum recommendations and tips on buying vintage Gucci in the flea markets at Porta Portese and the Borgetto Flaminio.


Mister Me said...

Just a small correction. The bar pictured is NOT Da Cordaro, the trattoria which Frida mentions in her article. I'm afraid I don't have a picture to show you, but I can give your readers the address: Piazzale Portuense 4 (tel 06.583.6751). We have dined with Frida and her parents there often and can only say that it features some of the best traditional Roman fare in the City. Only problem is that owner Augusto can be quite particular about who gets seated or who does not. It is most definitely NOT a tourist stop. Buyer beware.

Modern Traveler said...

Places like Da Cordaro are always the best-if you are lucky enough to get seated then you truly feel like a Roman! Thanks for the photo correction.