Instead of doing the typical Summer holiday (rd. spending a week at the beach, sipping cocktails) we decided to visit three of Italy’s most popular and prettiest cities. I think it’s common sense that renting a car in Rome is not the best idea. For this reason we travelled by train. Starting in Venice and ending in Rome. With Florence in between. It was so easy! We booked the train tickets via the app of GoEuro right on spot. Within 5 minutes we booked a cheap 2 hour trip to Italy’s capital, Rome.
When visiting Rome for the first time you will have plenty of touristic attractions to visit. The centre of Rome is basically one big open air museum. We both have visited the city before, so we decided to spend only one day to visit the main attractions such as Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Altare della Patria, just to refresh our memories of the sites. The other two days we wandered around in several neighborhoods which were way more local and highly recommended.
We visited this area because of a wine tasting Davide arranged at Enoteca Ferrara. The area was so lively with young people! We stayed here all night, did some bar hopping at Freni e Frizioni and Meccanismo Bistrot.
We spent the first night in Monti district to have dinner at Urbana 47. Really nice place with delicious pizzas. It looks small from the outside but it’s huge. The interior design looks modern and urban. The street has many nice bars and restaurants so you will have more options to join the city nightlife, la movida Romana.
After visiting the Vatican we walked through the area of Ponte Sant’Angelo. I loved it! It reminded me a bit of El Born in Barcelona. Make sure you visit Gelateria del Teatro for artisanal ice cream. The same owners has a pizza to go place (Pizzeria Del Teatro) where you can order slices with the best quality ingredients. At night we had dinner at Bar del Fico. Great for dinner but also for drinks.
Best icecream ever
Nearby our hotel we found the most amazing ice cream shop ever. Come il Latte. Close your eyes for a second and imagine this: your cone filled with warm melted chocolate, two scoops of ice cream topped of cinnamon whipped cream and a cookie covered with the same warm chocolate topping. You want to book a trip to Rome now right?
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