Exploring the impressive sights of Rome—the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Square—is heaven for the soul, but hell on a woman’s heels.
In fact, the cobblestoned streets of the Eternal City are so destructive to stilettos, Italy Magazine reports, Rome’s mayor plans to smooth over at least one central thoroughfare to ease walking, “especially for women in heels.”
According to the online magazine, Mayor Gianni Alemanno says much of Via del Corso, a major street in Rome, will get new cobblestones, and some highly traveled spots will be paved with asphalt.
Other areas are slated to be redone after that, but before you stamp your heel in anger, Alemanno says the repairs will honor the city’s historic cobblestoned streets, Italy Magazine adds.
We say, if the shoe fits, wear it, even on cobblestoned streets. And especially when in Rome.
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