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Piazza Colonna

Piazza Colonna

Piazza Colonna is a lively meeting place in which stands the Column of Marcus Aurelius. The spiral relief tells the story of Marcus Aurelius as he waged the Danubian and Marcomannic wars and at the top of the column stands a statue

Piazza del Campidoglio

Piazza del Campidoglio

In the year 1538, Michelangelo began construction of Piazza del Campidoglio. This Piazza is known as one of the most important contributions of history to urban planning. Michelangelo started the project only a few years after moving to Rome from

Palazzo Barberini

Palazzo Barberini

The site where Palazzo Barberini is located is the former wine vineyard of the Sforza family. A palazzetto was built here in 1549 by the Sforza’s. In 1625,Cardinal Alessandro Sforza had some financial difficulties and sold the property to Maffeo

Piazza Farnese

Piazza Farnese

Piazza Farnese is definitely one of the most amazing squares in Rome, dominated by Farnese Palace (Palazzo Farnese); it is a masterpiece from the Renaissance period that currently houses the French embassy. The palace was built by the Farnese family in

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Maybe the most spectacular square in Rome,  Piazza Navona is dominated by the Borromini dome, in front of which stands the amazing Fountain of the Rivers by Bernini. If you look at the statue that represents the river Nile; you will

Chiostro Del Bramante

Chiostro Del Bramante

Chiostro del Bramante or “The Bramante Cluster” is located at Arco della Pace, 5 in Campo dei Fiori. The Bramante Cluster stands a legacy to ancient Roman renaissance architecture and is one of Donato Bramante’s earliest works. Restored in 1997, The

Draft Book

Draft Book

Draft Book is a nice cozy little bar located right next to Campo de Fiori. Located right in the center of old Rome, Draft Book is a great place to start the night at. This small intimate spot has a

Santa Maria in Trastevere

Santa Maria in Trastevere

Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches in Rome, established around 220 A.D., and perhaps the first in which mass was openly celebrated.   Pope Saint Callixtus I founded the Church which was also used as a

Caffe Settimiana

Caffe Settimiana

Caffe Settimiana is located at Via Porta Settimiana, 1 in Trastevere and has been open for a very long time. Caffe Settimiana sells the major brands of cigarettes, breakfast and obviously espresso.Caffe Settimiana is open every day except for Sunday.

Said | Antica fabbrica del cioccolato from 1923

Said | Antica fabbrica del cioccolato from 1923

In the San Lorenzo district, Said is an ancient chocolate factory, which brings you right into the atmosphere of Willy Wonka. Ok, I admit you won’t meet Johnny Depp, but you can eat some truly original dishes. One example,is the

Campo Dei Fiori: A Brief Tour Guide

Campo Dei Fiori: A Brief Tour Guide

A Brief History of Campo Dei Fiori Campo Dei Fiori translates to “field of flowers” and in Ancient Rome, it remained as such due to constant flooding from the Tiber River. In fact, the first building to stand in the

Bibli

Bibli

Bibli is a small library located at Via dei Fienaroli, 28 in Trastevere. Bibli not only offers over thousands of titles to enjoy in a quiet atmosphere, but also provides a small cafe to enjoy while you read. Bibli sponsors all sorts

Colosseum

Colosseum

The Colosseum originally known as Amphitheatrum Flavium and today called Colosseo in Italian. This is one of the most famous man made structures in the world and the jewel of Roman architecture and engineering. In the year 72AD the Romans

Caffe di Marzio

Caffe di Marzio

Caffe di Marzio is located in Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, 15. Caffe di Marzio has a beautiful view of the piazza and provides outdoor seating that allows you to catch the truly breathtaking view as the sun sets over the

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia is a large piazza dominated by several monuments and palaces. The structure that reigns supreme over the piazza (and the first one you will notice upon entry) is called Il Vittoriano. Il Vittoriano is a monument dedicated to King Victor

Circus Cocktail Bar

Circus Cocktail Bar

Circus Cocktail Bar is located in the center of all the action, steps away from Piazza Navona.Circus is a cozy three room eclectic bar with several options. The establishment is features a nice selection of tea’s, great local and regional

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

The Forum Romanum (Latin) was the governmental capitol of the ancient Roman empire. The Forum is located just in front of the Colosseum and at lays at the bottom of the Palatine and Capitoline Hills. May of the oldest and

Palazzo Grazioli

Palazzo Grazioli

Palazzo Grazioli has become on of the most famous houses in Europe. The Palazzo has a long history but recently has been plastered across the global media as the house of the now former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Just

Bakery House | For desert Lovers

Bakery House | For desert Lovers

In the Trieste neighborhood of Rome, you’ll find a small paradise for desert lovers. Bakery House, is a little piece of USA imported in Rome. In this corner of town, you’ll find everything from cupcakes to bagels. Open every day from

Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo

What is now known as Castel Sant’Angelo was originally built as the Mausoleum of Hadrian. Hadrian was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 117 to 138. He built this structure to house his and his families ashes in 135 AD

Piazza di Pietra

Piazza di Pietra

Piazza di Pietra is a narrow piazza in Rome that houses the Temple of Hadrian. Piazza di Pietra translates to Plaza of Stone, called such because it was built from the stones of the temple that overlooks it. Today only one of

Bar Del Fico

Bar Del Fico

Tucked in the middle of the center of Rome is Bar Del Fico. The center is packed with bars and aperitivo hang outs but this one stands out from the pack. Fico is located in a cool part of Rome

Pantheon

Pantheon

The Pantheon is quite possibly one of the most beautiful squares in Rome. It features a fountain designed by Giacomo Della Porta and of course, the Pantheon itself. The Pantheon is an ancient pagan temple transformed by christians into a church.

Level Club

Level Club

Level is a small dance club located in the center of Rome. For me, this one of the better locations for going out in Rome. The club is just off Piazza Navona and you can find many bars and restaurants

Salotto 42

Salotto 42

Salotto 42 is located at Piazza di Pietra, 42 and is a “bookbar” ; one of the first of it’s kind. Salotto features live jazz music and signature cocktails, all while relaxing on couches in a contemporary dining area.

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is one of the most famous piazza in Rome. Here you will find the Obelisco Flaminio, the basilica de Santa Maria, the twin churches (Santa Maria dei Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli) and the external facade of

Jerry Thomas | Rome’ secrets

Jerry Thomas | Rome’ secrets

A secret little lounge bar in the center of Rome, right behind Campo dei Fiori, which is impossible to find for who doesn’t know its secrets. You won’t see any signs outside the place, but a black door that could

Salone Margherita

Salone Margherita

Salone Margherita is a theatre that is located at Via dei Due Macelli, 75 near the Spanish Steps. Salone Margherita was established in 1898 and was then known as Variety Theatre. The name was  immediately changed to Salone Margherita in

Art Cafe Friends

Art Cafe Friends

Art Cafe Friends is located at Piazza Trilussa, 34 in Trastevere, and is a very popular spot among locals. Art Cafe Friends offers indoor seating as well as outdoor tables that overlook the piazza.Art Cafe Friends specializes in varying cocktails and offers light

Trinity College Irish Pub

Trinity College Irish Pub

Trinity College Irish Pub is located at Via del Collegio Romano, 6; right around the corner from the Piazza Venezia. Trinity College Irish Pub caters to parties and hosts various events through out the year. Trinity College Irish Pub also has two big