186 RO­ME OPEN CI­TY

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The mul­ti­cul­tu­ral cou­ple li­ves in the heart of the Eter­nal Ci­ty in a 17th cen­tu­ry buil­ding. In­si­de, go on the Grand Tour 2.0. Ro­man ar­chi­tec­tu­ral tra­di­tions blend wi­th Ja­pa­ne­se ab­strac­tion. An open, ai­ry, co­smo­po­li­tan ho­me that the ow­ner calls her «gem»

A 17th-cen­tu­ry buil­ding in the heart of Ro­me, twel­ve win­do­ws pee­ring out on­to chur­ch do­mes, roof­tops and cob­ble­sto­nes, and a «mix of Ja­pan and Ita­ly, two worlds we ado­re». At lea­st that’s how the ho­meo­w­ners de­scri­be it. And they tru­ly are an in­ter­na­tio­nal cou­ple: the bri­de was born in Fren­ch-spea­king Swi­tzer­land (but her fa­ther was born in nor­thern Chi­na) whi­le the groom is En­gli­sh, born in Cam­bo­dia and rai­sed in Ja­pan. So, it co­mes as no sur­pri­se that their apart­ment is an ar­ti­stic trea­su­re che­st, wi­th a va­st num­ber of the spoils of their tra­vels, in­te­rests

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