In Rome there are fascinating combinations between ancient and more recent history, and a rhythm of contemporary life. From here the Roman emperors ruled the entire ancient world. Here Christianity was persecuted until the emperor turned it into the religion of the empire and persecuted all who did not accept it. Here the Pope acted and controlled the entire Catholic world. Here the dictator Mussolini spoke and tried to establish a new empire and ended up hanging in the streets like a fool.
However, Rome is also Italy of the Renaissance and the Baroque, of the sublime art of Raphael and Michelangelo. Rome experienced in real time the inventions and discoveries of Leonardo de Vinci, one of the geniuses of mankind. In Rome, high-quality cinema was born, created by an Italian neo-realism. About cinema, "La Dolce Vita," the sweet life, is in Rome. In the city where the heart grew, also grew the pizza, the Italian ice cream, the pasta, the sounds of the Italian opera, the Italian design and fashion, the beautiful and incredibly fast cars of Italy, the handsome young men and of course the Italian women, from the abundant "mamas" that adorn you from delicacies to the beautiful women, who are dressed in the best of fashion and walk around soaring high above.
Rome is a cheeky and provocative candy. Visit to enjoy it!
Young partygoers choose to stay near the Spanish Steps and Navona Square.
Those looking for a relaxing stay that is easy to get to with public transportation can choose to stay near the Termini area, it is not central or touristy but considered quiet.
Pastas - we recommend Cacio e Pepe, with a sauce of parmesan and Pecorino, butter and black peppers. Another recommendation is Bucatini allwamatriciana.
Additionally, look for typical street food in Rome, like Trapizzino, a sort of pizza that is cone shaped with dreamy fillings. Supli which are risotto balls with Mozzarella and more, covered in bread crumbs and deep fried. There are also fried zucchini with mozzarella and anchovies.
It is worth remembering the excellent Italian ice cream, which many consider the best in the world. Be sure to distinguish the quality ice cream and natural ones by their more natural colors, and not the ones full with food coloring.
As for coffee, of course, in Rome there is Italian coffee - definitely from the top line in the world. Tiramisu next to a cup of coffee is a great combination.
Do your shopping in the expensive Via Veneto, or the elegant and expensive Via di Condotti that connects the Spanish Steps to the Via del Corso. Here are much more reasonable prices for Italian designers and famous brands like Benetton, Sisley, Zara, and Pull and Bear.
Continue from here, through the Piaza del Popolo, to Via Cola di Rancho, near the Vatican. Here you can continue your shopping, with excellent brands and designers. Other streets around Piaza del Popolo are Via del Babuino and Via di Ripetta.
Italian fashion at reasonable prices you can find at Viale Marconi, in a simple neighborhood, a little far away from the city center.
With the best designer stock, leading brands and big discounts, Teichner Outlet is one of the best-known stores in Rome. Every day from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, 4 floors will wait for you with unbelievable prices, brands like GUESS, Armani, Patricia Pepe. The address is Via Appia Nuova 2.
If you came for some serious shopping, try getting to the big outlets outside the city, where you will find much cheaper prices.
Be careful of pickpockets in the city market.
Piazzale del Verano 71.
Dancing? - The former workers' suburb, the Via del Pignetto, has recently become Rome's unofficial hipster stronghold. Apart from many restaurants, there are popular bars and concert halls. At the Fanfulla Club you will find good DJ's, great performances, in a variety of styles - dance, rock, funk, and electronic music.
Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 5.