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My Rome: a local’s tips, from park vistas to a favourite gelateria

PHOTOGRAPH: SUSAN WRIGHT

Local Knowledge

Antiques restorer PATRIZIO FERSINI has lived in Rome all of his life, making his living from a place where history seems to be around every corner. He runs Fersini Restauro on Via Bocca di Leone, handling frames and relics from the 1500s to more contemporary times. ‘It was my dad Rocco’s business; I learnt everything from watching him,’ he says. ‘You’ve got to be a bit of a history-lover for this job.’ When not at work, he wanders around the city, indulging his passion for local food.

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