May 22, 2013

Trips&travels: The streets of Rome

Rome is of course very touristic. And although we did see most of the sights ourselves, finding those cute little streets and authentic Italian neighborhoods is what a vacation is truly about to us. I do believe we passed through most of the streets in the old center and we discovered many lovely hot-spots (where you can still find actual Italians enjoying Roman life.) There were two areas which we loved the most; Trastevere and the areas on the west side of Piazza Navona (Parione, Regola and Ponte). Of course there were still tourists there, but less than in the direct surroundings of the sights, creating a more Italian atmosphere and more reasonable prices. Let me run you through some of our favorite places and hotspots.
A lovely 1954 Fiat in Trastevere

Via Della Pace... a lovely place with multiple terraces


The market at Campo di Fiori, beautiful stands filled with freshness
Tip: Via dei Giubbonari is filled with lovely shops and a stunning old pharmacy

Piazza dei Bianchi Vecchi... where the table wine was 8.50 a liter haha!

Tip: Find yourself some true porchetta at a delicacy store
(this one is located at Trastevere)

Not very affordable, but fun to look at (Campo di Fiori)

Loved this orange wall in Trastevere

The area of Parione (on the west side of Navona) was filled with
cute shops and restaurants Tip: at night this area is booming
with young Italians... great atmosphere!

Piazza del Popolo, near Villa Borghese; a great park with a view over the city...
Tip: Bring your own foods and drinks!

A vintage shop at V.D. Governo Vecchio. There were more vintage
shops in that street... but they were all similar

The best wine bar ever, with the most divine cheeses at
V.D. Bianchi Vecchi: Enoteca Il Goccetto

Tip: ice cream from Giolitti.... THE BEST

A very vintage hair salon in Trastevere

Loved the flowers stands all over Rome!

Marnix enjoying a beer while I visited a vintage shop

How freakishly cool is this!

Tip: The 'Morellino' at Enoteca Il Goccetto was the best!

An American inspired bar near the Pantheon

I always feel like dancing!

Marnix was loving his Giolitti delicacy as well

Don't just grab a beer at the first terrace you see... search for those small hidden
streets or grab a drink from a super market and have a small
picknick in one of the many parcs!

Tip: to enjoy a good coffee or a beer for a good price, visit bar
Milano at Largo Giuseppe

Tourist pasta...

Rome is AMAZING!


  1. Looks so lovely! Can't wait to see more!

  2. Oh my goodness, how lovely it all looks! Being a wig wearer myself, I especially like the display of them that you spotted in that window. Beautiful views of this ancient, magnificent city - thank you for sharing them.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. lovely, i really enjoyed your post!

  4. Oh this seems wonderful... love your blog, I only recently found out about it and I'm so glad I did :) lovely post!

  5. Oh I love the photos, its hard to look at them and NOT want to pack up everything and go to Europe. Oh life would be swell if I could just on whim go on vacation

  6. Wonderful looks so beautiful there. I love your skirt in the picture that you are dancing in.


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