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Rome

Rome, Italy, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture, and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, houses St.

Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, offering a treasure trove of art including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Places to visit

Day plans

Spend a day exploring around

day 1

Historical Rome

morning:Start your day with a visit to the iconic Colosseum, where you can immerse yourself in the history of ancient Rome. Then head to the nearby Roman Forum to explore the ruins and learn about the city's rich past. For a delightful morning meal, try the traditional Italian breakfast at Antico Caffè Greco.

afternoon:After strolling through history, take a short walk to the Pantheon, a masterpiece of Roman engineering. Later, wander through the charming streets of Trastevere and enjoy a leisurely lunch at Da Enzo al 29, known for its authentic Roman dishes.

evening:In the evening, make your way to Piazza Navona to witness the lively atmosphere and street performances. For a memorable night-out, head to Campo de' Fiori for its vibrant nightlife and bustling bars.

day 2

Art and Culture Exploration

morning:Begin your day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, home to an impressive collection of art and artifacts, including the renowned Sistine Chapel. Before continuing your exploration, savor a delicious breakfast at the charming Pasticceria Siciliana.

afternoon:Next, make your way to the historic Palazzo Barberini, housing a remarkable art collection, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Italian art. For lunch, indulge in the flavors of Rome at Pasta Imperiale, offering delectable pasta dishes.

evening:As the day winds down, head to the trendy neighborhood of Monti for a relaxed evening. Join the locals at Freni e Frizioni for refreshing cocktails and a lively ambiance.

day 3

Culinary Delights

morning:Embark on a culinary journey by exploring the Testaccio Market, where you can sample fresh produce, local cheeses, and more. Indulge in a delightful food tour while savoring authentic Roman specialties. Stop by Panificio Bonci for a mouthwatering breakfast.

afternoon:Afterwards, take a short walk to the historic foodie district of Testaccio and enjoy a traditional Roman lunch at Flavio al Velavevodetto, known for its exquisite Cacio e Pepe. Explore the Testaccio neighborhood, filled with culinary delights and charming atmosphere.

evening:End your day at the vibrant food market at Mercato di Testaccio and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere. For a memorable evening, head to the buzzing district of Trastevere for a night of music and entertainment.

day 4

Scenic Rome

morning:Start your day with a visit to the picturesque Villa Borghese Gardens, where you can stroll amidst the lush greenery and enjoy breathtaking views. Indulge in a delightful breakfast at Casina Valadier, offering a tranquil setting with panoramic vistas.

afternoon:Continue your day by exploring the charming streets of the historic center and admiring the stunning architecture. Head to Giolitti for a delectable gelato experience, a perfect way to cool off during a sunny afternoon in Rome.

evening:As the sun sets, head to the scenic Pincian Hill for stunning sunset views over the city. For a memorable evening, visit the charming neighborhood of Aventine Hill and enjoy a romantic dinner at Aroma, overlooking the iconic Colosseum.

Rome Famous Food

Must-Try local dishes

Cacio e Pepe

A classic Roman pasta dish made with pecorino cheese, black pepper, and spaghetti. Best enjoyed at places like Da Felice in the Trastevere neighborhood.

Must-Try!

Supplì

Deep-fried rice balls filled with gooey mozzarella, often with a tomato-based sauce. Look for these at local pizzerias and street food vendors.

Carciofi alla Romana

Artichokes Roman-style, braised with herbs and olive oil. Seek out this dish at traditional Roman trattorias like Armando al Pantheon.

Food Markets & Street Food

A food market and street food guide

Campo de' Fiori Market

One of Rome's oldest and most iconic markets, offering fresh produce, cured meats, cheeses, and spices. Also a great place to find supplì and other street foods.

Trastevere Street Food

Explore the streets of Trastevere for an array of street food options, from porchetta sandwiches to fresh seafood. Don't miss the lively atmosphere and diverse flavors.

Dietary Restrictions

Navigating dietary restrictions locally

Vegetarian and Vegan Options

Rome is quite vegetarian-friendly, with many restaurants offering dedicated vegetarian and vegan menus. Look for places like Il Margutta Vegetariano for a diverse vegetarian dining experience.

Vegetarian, Vegan

Gluten-Free Options

While traditional Italian cuisine heavily features pasta and bread, many restaurants in Rome now cater to gluten-free diners. Check out Rifugio Romano for a variety of gluten-free pasta dishes and pizzas.

Gluten-Free

Restaurants & Cafés

Best places to eat and drink in Rome

Roscioli

A renowned bakery, restaurant, and deli offering a wide range of Roman delicacies. Try their famous carbonara and indulge in their selection of fine Italian wines.

La Pergola

For a fine dining experience, head to La Pergola for exquisite Italian cuisine and breathtaking views of Rome. This Michelin-starred restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience.

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