Thursday, 9 June 2016

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!

Hello lovelies,

I am back with another look into Rome's beauty paired with an #OOTD.
I went to Rome recently to spend time with Davide before our trials and terrors of the horrid exams. On the 2nd of June every year Italy celebrates the Festa della Repubblica (Celebration of the Republic) and in Rome there is a huge parade which goes down the Roman Forum. We had planned to go but unfortunately the weather was a major obstacle that morning. We saw that later on in the day the weather was to get better so we chanced our arm and headed into the centre.
And my God am I thankful we did! The president of the republic was opening the gardens of his home to the public for that day only, usually if somebody even enters the piazza in front of his home guns will be pointed at you for obvious security reasons. 

When we entered I was amazed at the beauty of his home (It was originally the home 30 pope's).
As I continued on into the garden soft music graced my ears and as it got louder and louder it came to my knowledge that it was the Banda Musicale dell'Arma dei Carabinieri or in English the Orchestra/Band of the Military Police. It was beautiful.

We then noticed people crowd around something, in which we soon realised it was the president! So we went over and with some slight pushing through people (oops) we were reaching distance from him! If you follow me on Snapchat (CiaraSwalsh) you would have seen it all. The orchestra then started playing Italy's national anthem and everyone was singing, it was just something special, a once and a lifetime opportunity. 

 Top: Primark (last year)
Shorts: Zara (last year)
Shoes: Zara (here)
Bag: Italian Leather shop
Necklace: Swarovski (here)
Sunnies: No brand

When we were about to leave a new orchestra came to play, they were the Banda Musicale della Guardia di Finanza. Which would be the orchestra/band of the finance police. If you're confused, there are tonnes of types of police in Italy.

Snapchat cam:

From Davide's Snapchat

Chat soon my loves! :*


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