When in Rome…
You know the old saying, when in Rome do as the Romans do! And there are plenty of things to do. Visit the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica, the Spanish Steps… gee there is 25 centuries of history to cover in this great city!
You can wander around the Trastevere quarter along the west bank of the River Tiber, take in the medieval architecture. There are plenty to see here, but make sure you have your travel guy as you venture out as you can get lost in the narrow lanes around here. Trastevere is the only area that survived the medieval period and kept its charm, you will find it very romantic with its cobble stoned streets and ‘living walls’.
You can hire a well known Vespa scooter to ride around the place and make your way to the gardens of Villa Borghese. These beautiful garden is designed in an English manner and is the largest public park in Rome, it contains several buildings, museums and other attractions around the place.
Stylish clothes, wonderful food are also part of Rome, so it mustn’t be missed! Enjoy a traditional Roman lunch, it will take you hours as it is made up of many courses and a lot of socialising along the way. The way the create food in Italy defines people’s identities. To enjoy the local cuisine you could try Ditirambo – best enjoyed in a summer heat, with a great menu of Roman specialities and interesting innovations accompanied by an excellent wine list. Or make your way to La Taverniccia – this family-run restaurant is one of the local favourites. Cheerfully chaotic, but the service is great, food is very Roman and family styled. If you like to sit outside, you can enjoy Roma Sparita – in Trestevere. In summer the tables are set up in the piazza, enjoy the simple dishes and delicious wine.
And once you had enough of eating, why not stock up on elegantly stylish Italian clothes. You can get great bags at Saddlers Union, its classic lines have attracted the likes of Jackie Onassis. If you are after hipster mensware, check out Strategic Business Unit a short distance from Piazza Navona. This 200 square meter store will definitely hold something for everyone. Shoes are definitely on the MUST BUY list when in Italy, the styles, colours an quality you will find here are hard to match. Not to mention that shoes are the key to looking good in Italy. Di San Giacomo takes making sandals to the next level providing high quality hand made sandals with intricate jewelry.
There is plenty to see and do in Rome, it is a fantastic city! With the style, the history -covering more than 2.5 thousand years -, the culture it has a lot to offer to any type of traveler.