Rome and Vatican City

If you are lucky enough to visit Rome for several days or better even more than once in your life. You will remember, when they felt the heartbeat accelerate to see the Roman Colosseum for the first time. They made an impact walking through the Forum, seeing the ruins of the Empire. They threw the coin with their backs to the Trevi Fountain. They toured Piazza Navona. They climbed the steps and took pictures in the Plaza de España. They commented on the aesthetically controversial Monument to Victor Manuel. They saw the majesty of the work of Miguel Angel in Campo Aurelio. They enjoyed the visit to the Vatican, their eyes and soul were ecstatic in the Basilica of San Pedro and they were moved by the tombs of the Popes; still do not leave much of Rome to see.

Walks:

  • The Catacombs of St. Priscilla: Despite being the oldest and most historical value is less known and visited than those found in the Via Apia. The reasons for considering it so valuable are many, among them that archaeologists maintain the theory that there is the oldest fresco of the Virgin Mary so far found, it dates from the third century AD
  • Trastevere Neighborhood: This old neighborhood of cobbled streets, which is on the other side of the Tiber River, is very lively and easy to walk. It is full of restaurants and independent stores, which gives it a very bohemian atmosphere. An interesting point to visit is the Church of Santa Maria de Trastevere and enjoy its wonderful mosaic.

Restaurants and Cafes:

  • Urban 47: This restaurant calls itself “a work in progress” because they consider that they are constantly reinventing themselves. The menu changes every 4 weeks to adopt the products of the station. The decoration is both modern and rustic, vintage and contemporary, it is all at once and it looks good. Beyond the delicious food the restaurant has a small cinema room, and if you like the concept a lot, they also offer 4 rooms to stay. (Via Urbana 47)
  • Salotto 42: Located in the often overlooked Piazza di Pietra, this restaurant built on the remains of what was once the Temple of Hadrian (145DC), it’s a place that upon entering makes you reflect on the history of the humanity. The atmosphere is extremely cozy and the menu varied and fresh.
  • Made Bakery: The showcase of this bakery is a work of art, inside the pastry chef is able to prepare the cake of your dreams. (Via dei Coronari 25)
  • Hotel Rafael: A great place to have a glass of wine with a wonderful view of Rome is the terrace of this hotel. To climb it is necessary to use the hotel elevator and reach the top floor that is always open to the public. (Long Febo 2)
  • La Casetta: This little house covered in green foliage located on the Via della Madonna dei Monti, is one of the best kept secrets of the city. With very few tables and in a very cozy atmosphere, it offers a menu with delicious quiches, pies and cakes.
  • La Gelateria del Teatro: At the foot of the Rio Tevere, in the area of ​​the Garibaldi Bridge, is one of the best ice cream shops in Italy, its owners who are mother and son, are passionately dedicated to creating an unheard of variety of flavors. (Lungotevere dei Vallati 25)
  • Sottosopra: In the lovely neighborhood of Trastevere and at the foot of the river, you will find this Italian contemporary food restaurant, where you can eat in its beautiful interior or in the terrace gardens. One of their specialties is the pizza that they prepare in a very delicate mass. (Via Di Ponte Sisto 67)

Art

  • Galleria Mucciaccia: This gallery specialized in modern art has a very well curated selection. It is without a doubt a great visit for art lovers and collectors. (Largo della Fontanella di Borghese 89)
  • Mercato Delle Stampe: This Antiques Market in Piazza Borghese is one of the best in Europe in terms of the quality of the objects it offers. The attention is excellent, for that reason very probable to leave here with a pair of treasures.

Shopping

  • Roberto Lepri: Nobody like the Italians to work in leather, and in the case of this designer, visiting him is quite the experience because the workshop where he works and designs is inside the small shop. (Via del Pellegrino 115)
  • Delfina Delettrez: She is the youngest jewelry designer that has been included among the designers of the Louvre Museum. Her designs have a magical touch, as if they came from fantastic worlds. Her shop is in a narrow street very close to Piazza Navona. (Via del Governo Vecchio 67)
  • Fendi: For those who are willing to spend a little more, Fendi is the iconic brand of Rome. It was founded in 1925 in the city by Adele and Edoardo Fendi as a luxury leather goods brand. The Romans feel that they are their own and are always very proud that all the products of the brand are still being manufactured in Italy to this day. The current store occupies 700 square meters on Via dei Condotti.
  • Polvere Di Tempo: Visiting this curious store is very interesting. It looks like something out of a science fiction movie. You will find hourglasses, earth globes of all sizes, compasses, handmade travel journals and leather covers. It is an ideal place to buy a gift to the inveterate travelers. (Via del Moro 59)

 

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