You know you're in a city that takes fashion seriously when its roads are designed to help high-heeled women walk safely and avoid damaging their precious Italian shoes.
The mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, announced that some of the city's major pedestrian thoroughfares would be re-cobbled to make walking that bit safer, 'especially for women in heels,' according to Italy magazine.
With the headquarters of high-end design houses Bulgari, Fendi and Laura Biagiotti, in the city, the fashion capital is a home to many a well-heeled woman.
La via wobbly: Rome's streets are renowned to be hard to negotiate in high heels.They are now being resurfaced to account for women in heels
It is also the site of many an uneven, hard-to-negotiate pavement and walkway, replete with cobbles notorious for catching heels - and the city's warren of old streets, while uber stylish, is a precarious zone for even the most experienced high-heel tottering woman to take on.
Racked.com reports that the world-famous Via del Corso was in the mayor's sights to be resurfaced and made fashion-friendly.