A visit to Rome is a must for any Italian itinerary! There is a certain unique and grungy charm to its crumbling walls and maze of ancient alley-ways dotted with Vespas, Fiat Bambinis, hanging laundry and water fountains. If you only had one day in Rome, we have the perfect itinerary for you – where to go, where (and what) to eat and what not to miss!
FOR THE BEST VIEW
Head up to Villa Borghese. The gardens are magnificent…almost as gorgeous as the view from there! Grab a fresh panini from one of the local vendors and relax in one of the sculpture gardens. We rented a four seater pedal-bike for our own impromptu tour of this beautifully landscaped backyard of Rome, including the Galleria Borghese and the Villa Medici.
FOR THE BEST PASTA
The Trastevere area is teaming with culinary hot spots but you cannot beat Taverna Trilussa for the most incredible pasta, prepared and served in copper pans. This anchor restaurant of the Trastevere does not disappoint! If ever there was a caricature of the perfect authentic Roman dining experience, this would be it. Must book!
Head up to Villa Borghese. The gardens are magnificent…almost as gorgeous as the view from there!
FOR THE BEST GELATO
You would be hard-pressed to have a bad gelato in Rome, but for the creamiest ice cream head for Come Il Latte. Think salted caramel, hazelnut or pistachio topped with chocolate from the resident chocolate fountains. We loved the milk bottle decor too!
If you have already seen the usual sights and sounds of Rome, don’t miss a walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto. Steeped in a rich tapestry of history, these few blocks near the city centre are a colourful blend of ancient sites and contemporary restaurants and traditional bakeries. Don’t miss the speciality, crispy deep-fried artichokes!
BEST SIGNATURE OF ROME
Rome is filled with water fountains or nasoni spouting the freshest, coolest and sweetest water you will ever taste. Stamped with the signature of the city – SPQR, drinking from these ancient spouts is a taste of the Eternal City.
You would be hard-pressed to have a bad gelato in Rome, but for the creamiest ice cream head for Come Il Latte.