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Melusine Ruspoli’s Roman Romance

The Italian princess shares her favorite places to go, people to see, and things to wear in her home town.


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Ruspoli wears Burberry Prorsum dress, scarf, and belt; Salvatore Ferragamo bag. Beauty note: Keep long locks flowing with Bumble and bumble Bb Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer. Photograph by Stefania Paparelli; styled by Viviana Volpicella.

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Best memory: My father

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The perfect day: A sunny spring day breakfast at Ciampini, a walk in Villa Borghese, and a drink at Bar della Pace with my friends.

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Go-to evening outfit: A black short flowy dress, ballerina flats, and a headband by Osanna Visconti

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Favorite music venue: Concerts organized by Nicola Bulgari

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Favorite bag: Salvatore Ferragamo black crocodile Fiamma handbag with gold handle, $27,000, trunkshow.ferragamo.com.

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Favorite restaurant: Settimio All’Arancio

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Favorite art spot: Galerie Borghese

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Favorite artist? Alessandro Twombly

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Favorite hidden gem: The Garden of Oranges (Giardino degli Aranci), which is a quiet place to rest or read.

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Favorite weekend trip: To the family castle in Vignanello