As you’ve already read about the most important sites to visit in Rome, Italy you feel that there is more, right? And the answer is yes. Rome is not only about history, but also about many other things. In part 2, we will explore these things and enrich your travel plan even more.
Food & Drinks
Okay, I am not your average Joe. My first experience in Rome was with food, but who could blame me, I arrived late and was hungry as hell. We got off near the Colosseum, and there is a small pizza restaurant named Li Rioni, a Santiquattro who makes the best pizza in the world. Let me say that again, but slowly so you can understand me – BEST, PIZZA, IN, THE, WORLD. I stuffed my face with it, even though I was on a diet. It was all worth it! Tasty!
However, Italian cuisine it’s not all about the pizza you know. In my 2 weeks stay there, I had the chance to try everything from their divine pastries, pasta and excellent specialities. Let me tell you about sweets – tiramisu and gelato in Italy are way better than in your home country. Made by Italians, with Italian flavour is better than the ones that are imported in your country. Even if it says – made in Italy! Oh I could go on forever, but we leave that exploring up to you – the more unknown territory in Italian cuisine, the more surprised and pleased you will be. Don’t limit yourself with information, visit restaurants, cake shops and try everything you can.
People in Rome have a later dinner. This means the nightlife starts later. In the weekend Romans spend their time in wine bars and restaurants, pubs, clubs and of course rooftop bars. If you party hard, then you will party till dawn because parties usually end at 6 am! And by any chance, if you feel hungry, there are always 24-hour bakers opened and eat a hot cornetto!
Generally, Rome is a hot city. Summers are hot, and winters are mild. This means you must bring light clothes in summer and medium warm in winter. We don’t want you sweating in winter! Oh, if you don’t bring any, don’t worry, you can always go shopping!
I spoke before that my wife and I love shopping. In Rome, we hit the jackpot. Italian craftsmanship has been known around the world. After all, who does not know Gucci, Armani, and so on? However, when in Rome, you discover newer and not so known brands that offer the same quality or even more? Yes, somewhere known by you all along like Bottega Venneta, but when I was in Rome, I stumbled upon them for the first time. So, get your wallet ready and start shopping. If you are a shopoholic like me, you will need to explore Prati, Via del Corso, Via Cola di Rienzo, Via del Governo Vecchio streets for starts. If you have even more to spend, then La Rinascente is also a must.
Walking is better than anything!
Even though public transport is cheaper compared to other parts in Europe, you can explore Rome on foot. Yes, you’ve read that right. All you need to bring is comfortable shoes! Not many capitals in Europe offer drinkable water, but Rome does it with style! Over 200 fountains are spouting cold and clean drinking water. We hear (we actually know, but we ain’t telling) there is a drinking technique and we urge you to speak with locals to show it to you. It will be a unique experience, believe us!
We hope that this two-part Guide to the most beautiful city in the world will make your next trip to Rome perfect. If you want to know more info, feel free to comment or contact us, we are more than happy to help your Nextravel trip to be perfect!