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
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
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
Trattoria degli Amici or “The Restaurant of Friends” is located at Piazza Saint ‘Egidio, 6. This restaurant is managed by a cooperative group run by the community of Saint ‘Egidio who work alongside the disabled to provide quality food and an upbeat
For the first time in 600 years an incredible historical event occured: Pope Benedict XVI presented his voluntary resignations. This decision that will take its effect on Thursday the 28th surprised many believers and many church members. The 85 years
In the year 298 AD, construction began on the biggest and most illustrious of all Roman bath houses. The grand baths were named after Emperor Diocletian but originally commissioned by Emperor Maximian. Upon completion in the year 306, the baths
Baires is an Argentinian restaurant with several locations throughout Rome (Corso del Rinascimento, 1 and Via Cavour, 315). Baires offers authentic Argentinian cuisine and homemade desserts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch
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
Trastevere Bio is located at Via di S. Dorotea, 1 in Trastevere. Trastevere Bio specializes in organic products of all kinds. You may find everything from various gluten-free products and sourdough bread, to perfumes and herbal medicines.
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
The Palatine hill in many views is the birth place of Roma. Legend says the two baby brothers Romulus and Remus were found here by a she wolf and nursed them to health. Later the boys were found by
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
Prada has many stores across the world but this location is right across from the Spanish Steps at Via Condutti, 88/91. Prada specializes in top of the line men and women’s clothing and accessories and since 1913 has provided quality
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
Libreria del Cinema is located at Via dei Fienaroli, 31/d in Trastevere. This cinematic bookshop provides books and dvds of major Italian movies which you are free to enjoy with a glass of wine and a nice appetizer in the bistrot.
Pizzeria Baffetto, which literally means little mustache, has two locations ( Piazza del Teatro di Pompeo, 18 and Via del Governo Vecchio, 114). At either location you will be sure to find world renown pizza at excellent prices. Pizzeria Baffetto offers
Another one of those restaurants you just will love in Rome, is Il Tiepolo, on via Flaminia. One of the most casual restaurants and at the same time one of the most exquisite I know. If you only have twenty
Pandemonium is a contemporary store that offers both men and women’s clothing and accessories at a moderate price. Pandemonium has three locations throughout Rome that provide a relaxed atmosphere and quality service. For more information on brands offered, locations and
A market is a great place to get some fresh vegetables, fruits and miscellaneous trinkets. The market in Campo dei Fiori takes place every morning in the Piazza dei Campo Fiori.
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
The Almost Corner Bookshop is located at Via del Moro, 45 in Trastevere. The Almost Corner Bookshop specializes in English language books which has made it very popular with tourists from English speaking countries. The Almost Corner Bookshop offers guides, maps, literature and
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.
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
Gregory’s, a New York style Jazz nightclub, launched 10 years ago in the heart of Rome city center can lead you to a great experience! This nightspot is renowned for its excellent Soul, Jazz and Swing music and
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
La Renella Panetteria is located at Via del Moro, 15 in Trastevere. La Renella Panetteria specializes in pizza by the slice and homemade bread and pastries. There is always a crowd and one bite and you will understand why. The bakers
La Boccaccia is located on Via di Santa Dorotea, 2 in Trastevere. This fast-paced, pizza place is usually packed and offers pizza by the slice. La Boccaccia offers a plethora of variety and originality in their cuisine and even locals have not
Pifebo is definitely the best vintage store I have been to in Rome. The boutique is located in the hip Rione Monti neighborhood. Monti is one of my favorite areas in Rome, it is similar to the West Village
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