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🇮🇹 48 hours in Rome 🇮🇹
Day one –
Check in, freshen up and head down to the historic centre and start as you mean to go on. Rome is renowned for its amazing cuisine, grab a table outside Emma. This restaurant has rave reviews for it’s amazing pizza (so it might be best to book before you go) its in the perfect location to get your bearings.
After your fed and watered (wined) – start your gallery hunt, there is a great mix of galleries near Campo de’ Fiori. Gallaria Varsity is an area dedicated to graffiti and street art, it also organises wall art across the city, then just around the corner, The Dorothy Circus Gallery is showcase of surrealist Pop Art. A short stroll away brings you to the amazing Gallaria Lorcan O’Neil with its beautiful cobblestone courtyard and stone carved fountain, guest artist pop up throughout the year here, it’s well worth a visit.
Tonight stay in this area, work up an appetite with a walk along the river, be sure to take in the Ponte Sisto bridge, it’s romantic, beautiful and magical on an evening with its street proformers, and beautiful view.
With a great vibe Pianostrada Laboratorio is cosy, friendly and highly thought of restaurant which serves fabulous Carbonara and great deserts, definatly one to put on my list!!
Early birds catch the worm, actually in this case you can have an intimate visit to the Sistine Chapel an hour and 15 mins before everyone else arrives ( you have to pre- book this, don’t worry we can do it for you) After your quiet Sistine Chapel visit you can choose to enter the Vatican Museums, wandering the Papal Palace, seeing all there is to see in your own time and at your own pace. Head back over the river, and do something special, the Aventine Keyhole. Peek through this tiny space in Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta to see Rome’s most perfect vista – two long rows of orange trees framing the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. If your looking for something to eat, grab a slice of pizza and head for the Piazza di Spagna, this refined 18th-century square, is the home of the Spanish Steps & the Church of Trinità dei Monti, spend some time here to explore and get your selfies. Quartiere Copped, isn’t to far to walk from here, a quirky quarter with a breathtaking Art Nouveau palazzi with towers and facades looking like something out of a fairy tale. Come il Latte it’s an cute gelateria close to and apparently has some of the yummiest gelato in Rome, try the caramel seasoned with pink Himalayan salt and pistachio studded with bright-green Sicilian nuts apparently its amazing! Now head south to the Trevi fountain, there’s a long-standing tradition about throwing coins in the Trevi Fountain – spend a few minutes watching people at the fountain and you’ll see that this is the main reason many people stop by. The original legend says that if you throw a coin into the Trevi – with your back to the fountain, throwing the coin with your right hand over your left shoulder – that will ensure a return to Rome.
Tonight jump in a taxi to the Centocelle neighbourhood, this residential area is home to a great restaurant, Mazzo – popular with locals which is always a great sign, the food here is to die for, from traditional roman cuisine to creative culinary delights. If your not ready for the night to end take a short tram ride back towards the centre…
… Beer-drinkers should head to Birra Più, a bottle shop and pub with craft beers on tap, located neighborhood of Pigneto. There is also a great choice of cocktail and cafe bars here, if you fancy some music Yeah! is a great café where local bands and Djs get to perform.
You can’t go home before you’ve seen the Coliseum. As its your last day make sure you’ve purchased the priority entry ticket so you can skip the queues. This is where the Gladiators fought and is the largest amphitheatre ever built, holding up to 80,000 people. A guided tour is recommended here to get the full history.
If you have a late flight home try an squeeze in one final visit to the Roman baths, they date to the 3rd century, and I think you’ll be in awe of these spectacular ruins, what a great memory to end your stay.
❤ So a quick question for you, what pizza would your order?
Ciao Helen x