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|
Rome is AMAZING!