Rome is known as a city full of luxury, so strolling around the
Piazza di Spagna with plenty of boutiques and exclusive shops will
be a delight for anyone looking to snap up a few holiday purchases.
Many antique shops and stores selling leather items and glassware
are to be found at Via Margutta, Via del Corso and Via del
If you are looking to take in the vibrant and more colourful
atmosphere of Italy's capital, head for the lively markets in the
Piazza di Spagna - Spanish Steps - Via dei Condotti
This street is one of the best streets for shopping in Rome and
one of the richest streets in Italy.
Via del Corso
Via del Corso is popular with tourists and locals. The bustling
pedestrianised street runs from Piazza del Popolo down to
This place is known to serve delicious food at surprisingly
decent prices. The restaurant sits just a minute away from the
Trevi Fountain and guests are likely to enjoy a welcoming
atmosphere, especially in the cavern-style part of this eatery.
Mouth-watering traditional Italian dishes, such as bruschetta to
start, risotto for the main course and tiramisu for dessert are
served by the very friendly staff.
This marvelous restaurant has been known as a fantastic place to
enjoy Italian food since 1965. Using only carefully selected
ingredients for every special plate, dishes appear to be nothing
short of perfect. High quality food, such as pizzas garnished with
top quality mozzarella, pasta accompanied by parmesan chosen from
local producers and mouth-watering desserts is served in a
This is one of the most popular restaurants in the capital. The
place holds a Michelin star and is set in a welcoming white
16th-century building. Cuisine is based on the finest
fresh ingredients from local markets, including dishes such as
caramelized tuna fish with chestnut honey, ginger and green apple
mash or spaghetti served with a ragout of sole, artichokes and tune
roe, breast of guinea fowl in a mustard crust or salt cod confit
with tomatoes, spring onions, olives, Jerusalem artichokes, and
Panattoni - 53 Viale di Trastevere
A buzzing, friendly pizzeria in the beautiful district of
Trstevere. The thin-base Roman style pizzas are the speciality.
L'Antico Moro - 61-62 Via del Moro
This is a non touristy authentic Roman Restaurant in the heart
of Trastevere. Great antipasti and superb pasta are served.
Lisca - 62-64 Via Guglielmo Calderini
This Italian restaurant is maybe a bit pricy but definitely
worth it. The restaurant serves sushi and sashimi as well as
delicious Italian cuisine.
A definite must-see is the Colosseum. This
iconic building creates a special ambience which transports guests
back centuries ago, when the impressive structure was home to
brutal battles between man and beast.
Go up to the top of the striking Basilica of St
Peter's and enjoy a breath-taking panorama of the city.
The spectacular interior was designed by Michelangelo.
Several nativity scenes
(presepi) can be seen in most churches and in
some of Rome's more prominent civic spaces (St Peter's Square, the
Spanish Steps etc.).
Throw a coin in Rome's most spectacular fountain, the
Trevi Fountain and see whether your wish will come
The Vatican Museum: Alongside the Sistine
Chapel other rooms such as the Gallery of Maps and the Room of the
Immaculate Conception will make for a fascinating visit.
Parioli is a district just north of the city
centre where many of the city's wealthier citizens live. It is a
good place to have lunch or a coffee in one of the many bars and
restaurants and maybe follow that with a stroll over the lovely
Villa Ada park on a sunny day.