Hidden Rome: Kounellis garden gate

The gateway to the monastic garden to the right of the Basilica of S. Croce in Gerusalemme, in Rome's Manzoni area, contains a stunning set of doors designed by the Greek-born artist Jannis Kounellis....
San Giovanni area Curiosities in San Giovanni area

Voodoo Bar in Rome

Located in the Colle Oppio district, this sprawling outdoor venue is divided into several sections including a Caribbean bar, healing area and a stage for live art performances.  Against a backdrop...
Colosseum, Monti Drinks in Colosseum, Monti

Vatican train to Barberini Garden at Castel Gandolfo outside Rome

Train from Vatican City to the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo every Saturday.Each Saturday a train connects the tiny railway station at Vatican City with the Pontifical Villas and Barberini Gard...
St Peter's Area Parks and gardens in St Peter's Area

Supplì: king of street food in Rome

A deep-fried rice ball, known as the supplì, is Rome's quintessential street food. Popular as a starter before pizza or as a satisfying street food snack, supplì are a staple of Roman cuisine.  Th...
Historic centre area Food in Historic centre area

La Cucaracha Mexican restaurant in Rome

Mexican cuisine in RomeLa Cucaracha is a bustling family-run Mexican restaurant, just down the street from the Vatican Museums, not far from Rome's Cipro metro station. The Mexican and Tex Mex cuisin...
St Peter's Area Restaurants in St Peter's Area

Gasometro: industrial landmark on Rome's skyline

A Roman jewel of industrial archaeology in Ostiense.Looming large over Rome's Ostiense district, the giant Gasometro, or Gazometro, was once used to store the capital's gas supply but has been abandon...
Ostiense district Curiosities in Ostiense district

Hidden Rome: Arco degli Acetari

Extremely well hidden, Largo degli Acetari is an enchanting scene that will only reveal itself to those who really set out to find it. Head to Via del Pellegrino 19 (the first left onto a small side s...

Trapizzino: street food in Rome

Tasty triangular pockets of pizza bianca with fillings of your choice. The trapizzino is a cross between a tramezzino (sandwich) and a slice of pizza, and is a popular street food snack in Rome. S...
Testaccio district Food in Testaccio district

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

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
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