Rome needs no introduction or words. Its signature colours and vintage feel almost makes images speak out on their own.
History, architecture and food are three apparent themes throughout the city; all of which we’ll cover in more detail soon. For now, enjoy the below visual journey around Italy’s capital.
Garlic is an essential part of Italian cuisine and always apparent in small local trattorias
Rome’s arguably best coffee served in Sant’Eustachio
Tiramisu is perfectly powdered with lots of cocoa
Chairs lying around in the Vatican area, outside St Peter’s Basilica
The Vatican city attracts more than 5 million travellers each year
- Coloseum – monumental amphitheatre used for gladiatoral games.
- Vatican City – the walled city that is home to the great Vatican Museum featuring Sistina Chapel frescoes and other notable Renaissance matserpieces. Must book in advance!
- Fontana di Trevi – renown 18th century water fountain, where travelers dedicate a dime to make their wish come true.
- Piazza di Spagna – famous Spanish steps that lead to the historical centre of the city.
- Piazza Navona – elegant square dating from the 1st century A.D., bustling with street artists and bars.
- Foro Romano – vast excavated area of Roman temples, squares & government buildings, some dating back 2,000 years.
- Trastevere – a colorful neighbourhood known for its bohemian style, full of working class residents and traditional, yet innovative trattorias.
- Settimio Al Arancio – family-run restaurant with a big wine cellar, making traditional Roman food. Any pasta here is delicious! Artichokes are a must too.
- Trecca – one of the best restaurants in town, run by Manuel and Nicolo Trecastelli serving seasonal comfort food with a pinch of innovation. Carbonara and amatriciana hands down.
- Osteria del Belli – family run Sicilian restaurant in Trastevere, serving a delicious lobster dish.
- Trattoria al Moro – traditional Roman cuisine in a restaurant that is more than 100 years old. Must try: Spaghetti Alla Moro (a revisited carbonara), the vignarola (when in season) and the zabaione with wild strawberries.
- Trattoria Cavalier Gino – tucked into a tiny alleyway right by the parliament, this family-run restaurant is simple, authentic and delicious. Sit outside and leave some space for their tiramisù!
- Pipero – a more daring, fine dining restaurant accompanied by a curated wine list in a sleek, high-ceilinged space.
- Roscioli Salumeria Con Cucina – a real fun place if you want to grab a bite by the bar. Almost anything here is super delicious!
- Tonarrello – casual stop for a quick pasta or other typical Roman dish.
- Felice a Testacchio – astounding pici cacio e pepe amongst others.