Magica Roma

Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni in a famous moment from 'La Dolce Vita.'
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Rome can be described as a museum or a canvas by many. Streets are full of some of the world’s most impressive artworks and streetscapes. A few to mention would be the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Square, the Spanish Steps, and the Colosseum. No matter how long your stay you can never get enough and see it all! What once used to be caput mundi (the capital of the world ) it has more to offer than an open air museum. This epic empire buzzes with life. It’s a dynamic city, full of food, shopping and fashion, theatre and opera, and dazzling night-life. Hop from one trattoria to another, drink the wine, meet the locals, ride a Vespa. Once you visit you’ll get hooked. Rome is a city where you will feel cool and laid back just by strolling through the streets, catching on local gossip at a coffee shop and eating a plate of pasta. After dark the city turns magical. The night-life is excellent too, and locals start with an apperitivo  which is a pre-dinner drink meant to ’open’ the palate and it gives you time to unwind and socialize, while nibbling on the supplements accompanying your drink, followed by dinner or a nightclub. One thing is certain, no matter how long your stay you’ll never get enough of this vibrant city!

STAY:

BARS

  • Antica Enoteca – atmospheric spot in an ancient wine cellar. www.anticaenoteca.com
  • Freni e Frizioni– Quirky café bar in Trastevere www.freniefrizioni.com

 

EAT

  • Gusto is a huge restaurant, pizzeria, deli, wine bar, cookstore and bookshop all in one www.gusto.it
  • Camponeschi Eat in one of the best fish restaurants in Rome, while enjoying a front-row view of the Piazza Farnese. www.ristorantecamponeschi.it
  • Da Lucia A trattoria on a cobbled backstreet serving typical food. www.trattoriadalucia.com

SEE

  • Colosseum,
  • Forum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Pantheon
  • Vatican

DON’T GO HOME WITH OUT:  tasting Rome’s finest ice cream or tiramisu at Giolitti www.giolitti.it

Sneak peak guide: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymi7GGbRO3g&feature=relmfu