Giardino degli Aranci: Rome's orange garden

The Giardino degli Aranci on the Aventine Hill offers stunning views of Rome. Parco Savello, better known as the Giardino degli Aranci, was once a monastic orchard containing an orange grove within i...
Aventino and San Saba neighbourhood Parks and gardens in Aventino and San Saba neighbourhood

Libreria Caffè Bohemien in Rome's Monti quarter

Art books, vintage lamps and velvet armchairs create a quirky and retro atmosphere at Libreria Caffè Bohemien. This boho-chic venue stocks a large range of drinks, including wines, craft beer and c...
Monti neighbourhood Drinks in Monti neighbourhood

Baths of Caracalla in Rome

Baths of Caracalla were among the largest thermal baths in ancient Rome. The Baths of Caracalla, a sprawling complex of Roman public baths or thermae, were likely built between 212 and 216 AD, during...
Aventino and San Saba neighbourhood Museums in Aventino and San Saba neighbourhood

Mouth of Truth: Rome's ancient lie detector

Mouth of Truth remains hugely popular with visitors to Rome. Rome's Bocca della Verità, or Mouth of Truth, is an ancient marble mask which according to the popular mediaeval legend will bite the hand...
Aventino and San Saba neighbourhood Curiosities in Aventino and San Saba neighbourhood

The Barrel Bar & Grill

Looking for a friendly neighborhood bar in the Eternal City? The Barrel Bar & Grill has you covered.  We’re a low key joint where you can enjoy an ice-cold beer, try our fresh cocktails, or grab...
Monti neighbourhood Drinks in Monti neighbourhood

Capitoline Museums in Rome: world's oldest museum

Guide to visiting Rome's Capitoline Museums. Located on the summit of the Capitol Hill near the Roman Forum in the centre of Rome, the Capitoline Museums are the oldest public museums in the world....
Historic centre area Museums in Historic centre area

Mizzica: a taste of Sicily in Rome

Sicilian cuisine, from arancini to cannoli, near Piazza Bologna in Rome. Mizzica, near Villa Torlonia in Rome's Nomentana district, is a temple to Sicilian culinary delicacies, using ingredients ship...
Bologna and Nomentana area Food in Bologna and Nomentana area

Rome's doll hospital

Rome workshop has been fixing antique dolls for decades. Disturbing, creepy, fascinating. These adjectives are regularly used to describe an otherworldly workshop in central Rome, specialising in the...
Historic centre area Curiosities in Historic centre area

Palazzo Massimo: world-class museum in Rome

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme hosts ancient Roman and Greek treasures. Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, one of Rome's four national museums, houses one of the world's finest collections of archaeological and...
Esquilino neighbourhood Museums in Esquilino neighbourhood

Best gelato in Rome: top 10 gelaterie

A gelato guide to ten of the best gelaterie and ice cream parlours in Rome. Gelateria del Teatro Located on Via dei Coronari, a stone’s throw from the bustling Piazza Navona, Gelateria del Teatro...

How to visit Palazzo Farnese in Rome

Over the centuries Rome's Farnese Palace has hosted kings and popes. Palazzo Farnese, a Renaissance jewel in central Rome as well as home to the French embassy to Italy, can be visited by the public...
Campo de' Fiori neighbourhood Museums in Campo de' Fiori neighbourhood

Rome's opera house: Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Rome's opera house first opened on the capital's Viminal hill on 1 November 1880 as the Teatro Costanzi, founded by entrepreneur Domenico Costanzi and designed by Milanese architect Achille Sfondrini....
Esquilino neighbourhood Theatres in Esquilino neighbourhood

Antico Caffè Greco: Rome's oldest coffee bar

Caffè Greco has been serving customers in Rome for over 250 years. Antico Caffè Greco, the historic bar on Via dei Condotti near the Spanish Steps, first opened for business in 1760. Founded by Ni...
Historic centre area Food in Historic centre area

Casa Manfredi: sweet treats in Rome's Aventino

French-style pastries and freshly-made tartlets on Viale Aventino. Casa Manfredi has established a reputation for its high-quality pastries since the Antonelli family opened the premises on Viale Ave...
Aventino and San Saba neighbourhood Food in Aventino and San Saba neighbourhood

Nutria: Rome's giant river rodent

Ever noticed the large rodents swimming across Rome's river Tiber? Don't be alarmed - they are not giant rats. Neither are they beavers (hunted to extinction in Italy in around 1900) or otters (extin...

Rome's Romantic Poets: Finding the graves of Keats and Shelley

Keats and Shelley are buried in the Non-Catholic Cemetery in the Testaccio area of Rome. Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery, also known as the Protestant Graveyard, is the final resting place of the Englis...
Testaccio district Curiosities in Testaccio district

Tram Tram trattoria in Rome's S. Lorenzo quarter

Step back in time with family recipes in a 1940s-style Roman trattoria. Tram Tram is an old-fashioned trattoria serving tasty, traditional Roman cuisine alongside Pugliese fish dishes in the heart of...
San Lorenzo district Restaurants in San Lorenzo district

Said: Rome's chocolate factory in S. Lorenzo

Said Antica Fabbrica del Cioccolato: serving hand-made chocolate treats in Rome. The Said chocolate factory and restaurant, located in the S. Lorenzo quarter of Rome, has been producing its own choco...
San Lorenzo district Food in San Lorenzo district

Poggi: serving Rome artists since 1825

The historic Roman art shop Ditta G. Poggi has sold art supplies in Rome for almost two centuries. Founded in 1825, Poggi Belle Arti has three outlets in Rome: Via del Gesù near the Pantheon, Via Car...
Historic centre area Curiosities in Historic centre area

Coffee at Caffè S. Eustachio in Rome

Caffè S. Eustachio has been serving signature coffee in Rome since 1938. This bustling cafe in Piazza S. Eustachio, near Rome's Pantheon, is famed for its coffee. In fact its reputation for servin...
Historic centre area Food in Historic centre area

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