Saturday, February 23, 2019

Top Ten Things to do in Rome

If you're planning a trip to Rome, first let me say: I'm jealous! Then let me offer the following recommendations for things to do.
  1. Pizza! You can't go to Italy without eating pizza, but you have to do it right. Head over to Roscioli, a third-generation pizzeria making great Italian food the way it should be. If you want to head there for dinner, remember to book in advance or be prepared to wait, as the place is popular. Service is, however, quick and friendly, and the selection of snacks and wines are superb.
  2. Visit the Vatican Museums free of charge on the last Sunday of every month, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (the last admission is at 12:30 p.m.).
  3. Pray for Salvation: Maybe not, but churches are indeed everywhere in Rome. According to Wikipedia, there are over 900 of them! The majority are free of charge and one of the most spectacular is the Four Rome Basilicas of San Giovanni in Laterano, Saint Paul.
  4. Quench your thirst: No need for bottled water here! Just take a drink from any fountain as you pass by for a refreshing treat.
  5. Take a trip back in time: and visit the Tempio di Adriano (Temple of Hadrian). Set of many a Hollywood film, this relic from the past is situated between the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Afterwards you can nip into Salotto42 for an aperitif – it's located just across the Piezza di Pietra
  6. Then after that...visit the Pantheon for free!
  7. Take in the view: the highest point in the city in Lo Zodiaco, which offers a 180 degree view over Rome. Take a few points for the monoculars or bring your own pair and watch the city go by!
  8. Dance the night away: in Rome's hippest club, Micca. Located underground in what used to be a huge wine cellar, this place is very chic and a great way to get a flavour of the local nightlife and clubbing scene. If you're not so much of a dancer though, perhaps La Cabala would be more to your taste. Comprised of three levels: a lounge, a piano bar and a club, it has a stunning location in a historic building overlooking the Lungotevere
  9. Picnic like your life depends on it: you're spoilt for choice! Walk through the dreamy Borghese Gardens, settle down in Villa Ada or picnic with family and friends in Villa Pamphili.
  10. Drink like the locals: the Etabli aperitif bar is beautiful and very popular amongst locals. Head over after 7pm to experience the romantic atmosphereHealth Fitness Articles, the welcoming buzz of locals and the delicious finger food and drinks. What a great way to say good bye to a fabulous city!

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