Rome has always a way to surprise
The best way to see the city is to walk, starting from Piazza del Popolo, where you can enjoy a rich breakfast at Rosati, famous for its tramezzini and sandwiches.
Walk along Via Condotti, the most famous street of Rome which is equivalent to Milan’s Via Montenapoleone, Paris’rue Faubourg Saint Honore or London’s Bond Street. Dior, Gucci, Bulgari, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Moncler and many other fashion designers have stores on via Condotti.
The most famous cafe in Rome is Cafe Antico Greco. It was established at via dei Condotti 86 in 1760. The place is definitely worth a visit for its history! At via delle Vite, Life restaurant will serve you the best pasta with lobster.
Do not forget to make a reservation first! At Hotel Hassler, Imago, the Hassler’s panoramic restaurant, is the perfect setting for your events while in Rome.
Piazza Navona is surrounded by open-air cafes. It’s full of painters and street performers which make it one of Roman’s famous Piazzas, but also you have to get lost at the narrow streets at the left of Piazza Navona to admire the beauty of the real Ancient Rome.
If you are looking for the best espresso in Rome, I would suggest Sant’ Eustachio cafe, without hesitation! It’s an ancient coffee shop located in the old town center of Rome at the back of Pantheon. Pantheon is open daily and is known for its perfect proportions.
If you feel tired, you can take an apperitive at Piazza delle Pace, a small square just off Piazza Navona. It is known for the artists and writers that visit it.
Trastevere is one of the most beautiful and scenic neighborhoods of Rome with nightlife. There are lots of trattorias, nightclubs, and pizzerias. Pizzeria Baffetto in Via Del Governo Vecchio 114, is the ideal place just steps across Piazza Navona. The best pizza ever! As for ice cream, don’t go elsewhere but Giolitti!
Colosseum and Piazza Venezia are nearby at the end of via dei Fori Imperiali and the first impression is remarkable. Vatican is the smallest state in the world by both area and population. Within Vatican City are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican museums where there are some of the world’s most famous paintings and sculptures.
I couldn’t end this post without a reference to via Veneto, one of the most famous, elegant and expensive streets of Rome. In the 1950s and 60s via Veneto became internationally famous as the center of dolce vita -the sweet life- when its bars and restaurants attracted Hollywood stars and jet-setters, such as Audrey Hepburn, Anita Ekberg, Gary Cooper, Coco Chanel etc.
The eternal city has so much to see, so much to offer, so much to do …
Until the next time, Rome see you soon!