Places to Visit in Rome

Rome

(This is a compilation of Rome places written for the Clarice app)


Rome

Rome is one of the most popular destinations in Europe!

Millions of tourists visit the Italian capital every year to see masterpieces like the Coliseum and the Sistine Chapel.

This ancient metropolis was once the continent’s cultural center, and the birthplace of art movements like Baroque and Neoclassicism.

A romantic getaway, a family trip or a business encounter, the Eternal City caters for all occasions!

Trastevere

Once disregarded by tourists, Trastevere turned its reputation around in the 70’s when expats discovered its unique charm.

Soon the streets were overrun with people looking for alternative spots to shop, eat and dance in the Italian capital.

During the day you will see people walking on cobbled streets or sipping a glass of wine at a fancy bar. At night Trastevere is the stage for street performers and club goers.

The best way to reach this neighborhood is either by bus or tram!

Pigna

Home to the Pantheon, Pigna is frequented by both locals and tourists!

In this historical neighborhood, you will come across authentic Italian restaurants, quirky cafés and gelato shops.

In Italian, Pigna means “pine cone” and there is a famous one standing at Piazza della Pigna, so make sure to check it out!

Cul De Sac

Set in the busy square Piazza di Pasquino, Cul De Sac is one of the best bars in Rome!

Here you can taste wines from all over the world and pair it with delicious mediterranean dishes, like Baba Ganoush or Greek salads.

The place gets packed fast, so make sure you go early to grab a decent sit!

Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa’

You don’t have to leave Rome to try some of the world’s finest beers!

Whether it’s coming from the tap or a bottle, Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa’ are the masters of serving beer. From the glass choice, to the amount of froth, the team is on top of every detail.

When ordering draft beer, all you have to do is choose between two sizes – small (piccola) and big (media) and stick to the glass cup to get on the bartenders good side.

Open from 11am to 2am, there’s always time for a cold one!

Birrifugio

Need a break from Italian wine? Time to retreat to Birrifugio!

Beer is the star of this local pub located on the hedge of the Trastevere neighborhood.

Belgians, Germans, Irish and many more nationalities are featured on the menu with their own craft beers. If you’re overwhelm with the choices, the bartender will gladly help you decide!

Open Baladin

Craft beer enthusiasts are welcome at the Open Baladin!

Set in a small street close to Campo de Fiori, this bar has over 40 beers on tap and many more framing the walls behind the counter.

Coffee and chocolate flavoured beers are also on the menu along with mouth-watering burgers!

Ai Tre Scalini

Ai Tre Scalini is the synonym of Italian comfort food!

The restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients in all of their meals and features a wide selection of wines.

Established in the quaint neighborhood of Monti, Ai Tre Scalini is the perfect place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing!

Dorothy Circus Gallery

Immerse yourself in Pop Surrealism at the Dorothy Circus Gallery!

The space presents Contemporary Art with a focus on pop culture and surreal paraphernalia.

A mix between New York and Wonderland, Dorothy Circus is considered one of the top galleries in the world!

After admiring the artwork, you can also buy Surrealistic-inspired books and toys at the gallery’s bookshop.

Via del Governo Vecchio

Looking for vintage gems? Then head over to Via del Governo Vecchio!

Close to Piazza Navona, this street is packed with fashion boutiques and trendy eateries.

After your shopping tour, make sure to stop by Lo Zozzone for a delicious stuffed focaccia!

Mercato Monti

Mercato Monti is open pretty much every weekend from 10am to 8pm!

The market might be small, but there is plenty of room for creativity – thanks to the talented local designers who gather here to showcase their work.

Jewellery and handbags are in great demand, but you can also find books and artworks on display.

If you’re looking for an original item, you’re bound to find it at Monti!

Trevimage

See Rome trough the eyes of a local photographer at Trevimage!

Carlo De Gori is the owner of this small studio, where you will find beautiful captures of the city in all shapes and sizes.

If you fancy taking your own photos, Carlo also organizes photo tours and will gladly show you his favorite spots!

Borghetto Flaminio

Every Sunday, the Borghetto Flaminio takes over a bus garage and turns it into a hip antique market!

The 1,60€ entrance fee will give you access to a set of unique stalls, selling anything from fur coats to household items.

Far from the chaotic flea markets, Borghetto Flaminio makes for a relaxing treasure hunt!

Stilo e Stile

You will no longer write with a normal pen, after stopping by Stilo e Stile.

Featuring fountain pens and all sorts of notebooks, this shop is a stationery lovers dream!

Whether you’re buying something for yourself or a friend, it will be hard to leave empty-handed.

Altroquando

If you want to brush up on your Italian, Altroquando might be a good place to start!

This small bookshop features books on illustration, travel, culinary and many other topics – mostly in Italian.

Open until late, Altroquando also organizes activities like live gigs, book presentations and knitting classes.

Altroquando has two different locations, one of them is specialized in cinema, while the other one is more generic. The shops face one another on Via del Governo Vecchio.

La Prosciutteria Trevi

Prepare to indulge quality cured meat at La Prosciutteria!

Pork legs hangs from the ceiling, before they’re cut into slices and brought to you on a wooden block – a feast for the eyes.

Order a sample of meat and cheeses, combine it with a glass of wine and you’re good to go!

Cantina e Cucina

When in Rome…eat pasta!

Carbonara, Amatriciana, Alfredo, you name it, Cantina e Cucina has it all.

Located close to Piazza Navona, this cosy restaurant will make you come back again and again.

Cantina e Cucina might be a bit touristic, but once you try their food, you will understand why!

Make sure to leave some room for the pizza and the calamari –  your stomach will thank you later.

Pianostrada

With so many food options in Trastevere, it’s hard to make a decision!

Pianostrada makes it easier for you, with fresh food and a friendly staff, how could you not end up here?

Managed by four Italian women, this restaurant is an oasis in the middle of the neighborhood’s touristic traps.

On the menu you will find salads, sandwiches, pasta and many more delicious snacks. Place your order and watch it being prepared in the open kitchen!

If the place is packed or you’re simply in a hurry, they also do takeaway service.

Zizzi Pizza

Did you call for Pizza? Zizzi Pizza is the answer to your prayers!

There is pizza here to suit all tastes – you can try different kinds by the slice or take a whole one and share it with your friends.

All the ingredients are locally sourced and placed on a crunchy dough – left to rise for 72 hours!

Trapizzino

Combining the words and the shape of “tramezzino” (triangular sandwich) and “pizza”, Stefano Callegari came up with Trapizzino!

Implemented in his former restaurant 00100, the idea soon caught on with the crowd.

Once the trapizzino’s dough is cooked, you can stuff it with your filling of choice like burrata and anchovies or braised oxtail.

Sandwiches start at 3.50€, which makes this place a hit for anyone looking for affordable and delicious snacks on the go!

The British Corner

Time for your 5’o clock tea!

Tucked away in the Pigneto neighborhood, the British Corner brings a slice of Britain to the Eternal City.

The cozy atmosphere, the British decor and the lovely staff are enough reasons to visit this place, but the pastries and the tea selection are what makes people come back for more!

British Corner is open from 4pm to 2am, so you can move on to wines or spirits after your tea.

City Dream

City Dream is one of the biggest clubs in Rome!

Despite being far from the centre, there is always a young crowd looking to party here.

Established in 2015, the club has hosted several renowned DJs like Nicky Romero and Quintino.

Make sure to check the events on their Facebook page before you head out!

Lanificio

In Italian “Lanificio” means woollen mill – that was the initial purpose of this place, before it became a giant creative hub!

Concerts, alternative parties and arty events all come together in this three-floor building.

If the weather is nice, make sure to go up to the terrace and enjoy the view of the Aniene river!
Inside Lanificio you will also find a restaurant, where you can have anything from a weekend brunch to a simple aperitivo.

The Public House

Pints, classy cocktails or a glass of wine, whatever your poison is – The Public House will take care of it!

Located in Piazza Venezia, this pub is frequented by both locals and foreigners alike.

Whether you come here for after-work drinks or a game of foosball, you will end up here somehow!

Gregory’s Jazz Club

A few steps away from Piazza di Spagna, you will spot Gregory’s – one of the best jazz clubs in Rome!

If the music doesn’t draw you in, their whisky stock certainly will! The menu features over 130 labels of Scotch Whisky – all worthy of a sip.

Open from Tuesday to Sundays, you can catch live concerts at 10pm every day, but make sure to book in advance!

Sushisen

Break the Italian routine and treat yourself to some sushi!

Considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in town, Sushisen hits all the right notes.

From the decor to the food, you will feel like you travelled all the way to Tokyo!

Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant is always bustling so make sure to book in advance.

Sciascia Caffè

Need a morning pick-me-up? Sciascia will fix it for you!

Porcelain cups are filled with delicious espressos in this award-winning coffee shop.

In the biz since 1919, Sciascia welcomes hundreds of people every day, who can’t resist the smell of the cappucinos and the luscious caffè con cioccolatto!

Giolitti

Champagne and ricotta are fine on their own, but Giolitti has turned them into delicious ice cream flavours!

This family-run parlor has been around since 1900 and was featured in the movie Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn.

Whatever the season, you will always find someone here queuing up for gelato!

Pompi

Cheer up with Pompi’s Tiramisu!

This scrumpious dessert can be eaten on the spot or packed in a box for an afternoon treat.

Stick with the classic or try their original creations like strawberry, hazelnut  and pistachio.

With four locations in the city, you’re bound to stop in at least one of them!

Gelateria dei Gracchi

Anthony Bourdain named it the best gelato in Rome, but only you can be the judge of that!

Step in this ice cream parlor and enjoy the feast of flavours and natural ingredients like pistachio or fig.

Gluten or lactose intolerant? No worries, Gracchi caters for you too!

Planet Roma

Concerts, plays, cabaret shows, Planet Roma has seen it all!

Like a chameleon, this multi-purpose space adapts to each event it hosts, whether it’s a business conference or a fashion show.

The nightclub caters for all music tastes and is also known for hosting “Giam”- the biggest gay party in Rome!

MAXXI

Ten years after the project was first announced, MAXXI became the first institution in Italy devoted to contemporary art.

The building was designed by Zaha Hadid, a world-renowned architect that was behind buildings like the Dubai Opera House or the London Aquatics Centre.

Divided into two sections- MAXXI Architettura and MAXXI Arte – the museum is a must-see for any art aficionado!

Altemps Palace

Statues of Greek and Roman gods are spread throughout the Altemps Palace!

The palace is part of the National Roman Museum, along with the Baths of Diocleziano, Crypta Balbi and the Palazzo Massimo – this last one is included in the same ticket as Altemps.

When you find yourself in Piazza Navona with nothing to do, make sure to pop by here and indulge in some Art History!

Savello Park

Known by locals as the Orange Garden, Savello Park is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset!

Invite your friends for a picnic or simply venture out on your own and relish the view from the terrace.

Theatre fans love coming here in the summer to see the open-air performances!

Villa Doria Pamphilj

Villa Doria Pamphilij is one of the largest parks in Rome!

The villa is named after two families that lived here around the 17th century – the Pamphili and the Doria.

The Pamphili prince spent his summers in Casino del Belrespiro – a magnificent building standing at the centre of the garden, that is now used for government purposes.

If the sun is out, you’re likely to find people here jogging, cycling or playing football.

You don’t even need to leave the park to eat,  simply head over to the Vivi Bistrot – a bio restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and candlelit dinners!

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