Heel lovers everywhere rejoice! When you think of the city of Rome you think romance, gelatos, couture fashion and strolling through beautiful piazzas dressed to impress. That is until your stroll turns deadly when the heel of your new favorite designer shoe gets caught between some cobblestone and you nearly crack your ankle! Well now the women of Rome (and those who travel there) can rest easy. According to Italy Magazine, Mayor Gianni Alemanno announced the plan to retool some of Italy’s most iconic roads making walking along them less dangerous “especially for women in heels.” But history — and aesthetics — won’t be lost; he says that the streets will still retain their rustic cobblestones but in a new base of concrete, so that the level is even.

So what does that mean for stiletto fans? Well it means that starting very soon you will be able to confidently and safely strut your stuff along some of Rome’s most well traveled streets like Via del Corso, Via del Teatro Marcello, Via Petroselli and Piazza Bocca della Verità.

Women everywhere thank you Mayor Alemanno, finally a man who understands the sacrifices that must be made for fashion!

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