It is impossible to imagine a life in Rome without also imagining a life lush with beauty. For centuries, its ancient streets, iconic architecture and breathtaking vistas have motivated millions to create, inspiring some of the world’s most treasured and timeless work. It is a city that begs to be felt, loved, and immortalized in art.
Creatives like Roman-born Alexis Nelly know best how easily the landscape of the Italian capital can ignite artistic fervor. Although she now lives in Novara, a small town to the west of Milan, she cites her birthplace as her true source of inspiration. Here, the artist—who calls herself “The Italian Minimalist” in reference to her pursuit of simple elegance—shares some of her favorite places to eat, shop, and gather inspiration in the Eternal City.
- Rome, Italy
- Novara, Italy
- Artist, videographer