Cat sanctuary at Rome's pyramid

Rome cat colony in Testaccio can be visited each afternoon. One of Rome's main cat sanctuaries is located in the grounds of the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, beside the Non-Catholic Cemetery, in the city...
Testaccio district Animals in Testaccio district

Maritozzo: one of Rome's sweetest traditions

The curious legend of Rome's much-loved maritozzo.The maritozzo is a classic sweet pastry, traditionally packed full of whipped cream, which has satisfied Romans for centuries. The dough-based bun is...
Trastevere neighbourhood Food in Trastevere neighbourhood

Spring cherry blossoms at EUR lake in Rome

Each spring many Romans mark the Japapese tradition of hanami, an ancient custom of admiring the beauty of cherry blossoms, in the park at the laghetto in EUR. In 1959 Japan donated 2,500 cherry tr...
EUR neighbourhood Parks and gardens in EUR neighbourhood

Tram Depot in Rome

A tram carriage converted into a bar makes for an unusual but popular meeting place in the area of Rome where Aventino converges with Testaccio.  Seating is strictly out-doors, with mismatched tabl...
Testaccio district Drinks in Testaccio district

Villa Celimontana park in Rome

This 110,00-sqm park, which is situated between the Colosseum and the Baths of Caracalla, is best known today for its festivals of jazz music in the summer time.  However before the first strains o...
Colosseum, Monti Parks and gardens in Colosseum, Monti

VIGAMUS: Video Game Museum of Rome

VIGAMUS, the Video Game Museum of Rome, is located in the Prati district of the capital and is the first Italian museum dedicated entirely to interactive games. Visitors have access to 36 different...
Prati district Museums in Prati district

La Fattorietta: Rome's farm for kids

This farm and cultural association on four hectares near St Peter’s Basilica offers seasonal workshops and activities for children over four, including helping with the harvest, learning how to grow v...
St Peter's Area Kids in St Peter's Area

Testaccio Market in Rome

The Testaccio quarter of Rome hosts a thriving food market with a large variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat on offer from local grocers, butchers and fishmongers. The market has a dec...
Testaccio district Food Markets in Testaccio district

Fafiuchè in Rome's Monti quarter

Fafiuchè is a cosy venue dedicated to good food and wine, with a particular emphasis on aperitivi and a decent selection of drinks. It uses only local ingredients from small producers and offers lunc...
Monti neighbourhood Food in Monti neighbourhood

Oasi della Birra in Testaccio

An oasis of beer in the heart of Rome's Testaccio district This century-old "oasis of beer" lives up to its name, offering over 500 beers from all over the world, including quality craft brews and ra...
Testaccio district Drinks in Testaccio district

Mercato Monti: Rome's urban market of handcraft, design and vintage

Weekend urban market in heart of Rome's Monti quarter. Mercato Monti offers the latest collections by artisan designers and independent creatives, with a large selection of vintage clothing, bespoke...
Monti neighbourhood Fashion in Monti neighbourhood

Supplizio: gourmet street food in Rome

As its name suggests, Supplizio pays homage to a typical Roman street food speciality: the supplì. This fried ball of rice with mozzarella is a popular pre-pizza starter as well as a snack on-the-go i...

Drink Kong cocktail bar in Rome's Monti quarter

Rome cocktail bar invites customers to "Drink Kong, Think Kong, Be Kong" Drink Kong is a refreshingly original cocktail bar in the central Rome quarter of Monti, fronted by legendary bartender Patric...
Monti neighbourhood Drinks in Monti neighbourhood

Egyptian Museum of Rome

Museo Egizio Roma has permanent exhibition at Egyptian Academy of Rome. Not many people know that Rome has its own Egyptian museum, located on the fringes of Villa Borghese park in the Valle Giulia a...
Parioli neighborhood Museums in Parioli neighborhood

Casina delle Civette: Rome's House of the Owls

The park in Rome's Villa Torlonia contains a fairytale house dedicated to owls. Hidden away in the grounds of Villa Torlonia - off the tourist trail - is a remarkably unexpected building that seems t...
Bologna and Nomentana area Museums in Bologna and Nomentana area

Visiting Italy's Quirinal Palace in Rome

Italian president's official residence in Rome open to public five days a week. Italy's presidential palace in Rome - the 16th-century Palazzo del Quirinale - is open for guided tours in Italian on T...
Historic centre area Museums in Historic centre area

The Italian School of Rome

The Italian School of Rome is located in the historical city center of the “eternal city” a few steps away from its main monuments and tourist sites. Its central location, hosted in the gorgeous 16th-...
Historic centre area Language schools in Historic centre area

Angel of Grief in Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery

Emelyn Story memorial in Rome is known as the Angel of Grief. The Angel of Grief is one of the most poignant and photographed memorials in Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery, located in the shadow of the p...
Testaccio district Curiosities in Testaccio district

Europe's first Amaro bar opens in Rome

Amaro Bar at Il Marchese in cenral Rome boasts over 500 labels. Rome is now home to Europe's first Amaro Bar thanks to Il Marchese Osteria-Mercato-Liquori, an osteria and cocktail bar on Via di Ripet...
Historic centre area Drinks in Historic centre area

Hostaria Farnese in Rome

Tucked away discreetly on a side-street between Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Farnese, the unassuming Hostaria Farnese offers authentic Italian cuisine in a peaceful setting. The restaurant is decidedly...
Campo de' Fiori neighbourhood Restaurants in Campo de' Fiori neighbourhood

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