key to my heart

The New York Times recently ran an article about a new romantic ritual in Rome inspired by Federico Moccia’s recent book, Ho Voglio di Te, and its extremely popular movie adaptation. In the book, a young man wins the heart of a woman by taking her to Rome’s Ponte Milvio wrapping a lock and chain symbolic of their love around a lightpost, and throwing the key into the Tiber River.
since the movie came out, throngs of people in italy have been duplicating the gesture. see? locks and chains can be romantic afterall.


Anonymous said…
how passionate, and a touch possessive. beautiful italians!
beachbungalow8 said…
you're RIGHT! so italian and passionate. i think it's sweetly romantic!
Anonymous said…
umm, they have it all wrong! the florentines have been doing this for DECADES. over the ponte vecchio. i placed my first lock there in 94. and then another in 2003.

it is a beautiful way to show your love though!
beachbungalow8 said…
oh my. i'm feeling very 'american' right now.none the less, thanks for the correction!

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