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How to see the rose petal shower in the Pantheon, Rome, at Pentecost. La pioggia della rose at the Pantheon in Rome, Italy - or rose petals in the Pantheon.

(VIDEO) How to See The Rose Petal Shower in The Pantheon, Rome, at Pentecost 2019

How to see the rose petal shower in the Pantheon, Rome, at Pentecost If you happen to be visiting Rome in early summer, there’s one charming spectacle you shouldn’t miss: the fall of rose petals through the oculus of the Pantheon, which takes places every year at Pentecost, exactly 49 days after Easter Sunday. In…

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Magazzino Scipioni, just a few steps from the Vatican, offers gourmet food with French and Italian wines, as well as formal and informal wine tastings

Magazzino Scipioni: the perfect gourmet food and wine experience near the Vatican

Looking for a laid-back, gourmet lunch surrounded by wine bottles in the shadow of the Vatican? Magazzino Scipioni is located a few steps from the Vatican Museums and metro Ottaviano, in the Prati district, a melting pot of local stores and cute clothing brands, which has turned into one of Rome’s popular foodie neighbourhoods in…

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Choose Mercerie high street food for a quick, gourmet lunch in Rome's Largo Argentina, or cocktails and a seasonal menu after dark

Choose Mercerie for a quick, gourmet lunch in Rome’s Largo Argentina

Rome’s historical centre is full of ancient treasures, but when it comes to lunchtime, it’s not always easy to find a rapid, tasty and stylish spot at the right price. Located in Rome’s Largo Argentina – where Julius Caesar was assassinated, no less – smart new eatery Mercerie – High Street Food overlooks the impressive,…

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Rome's Coffee Pot restaurants in Trastevere and Piazza Bologna serve excellent Asian fusion dishes at a fair price for the exceptional quality.

Try Rome’s Coffee Pot for great Mexican – Asian fusion food in chic surroundings

If you’ve spent any time in Rome you will probably have popped into one of its cool Coffee Pot restaurants and bars (and occasional dance venues) in Trastevere or Piazza Bologna. Although the Coffee Pot signature design is recognisable across both venues, Coffee Pot Trastevere has a firmly after dark vibe which lends itself well…

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Glenfiddich's Maverick dinner was a journey through ancient artefacts and exceptional ingredients, in partnership with top Rome restaurant Retrobottega

Glenfiddich’s Maverick Dinner explores Roman secrets and Scotch whisky

What do an archaeological dig under Testaccio market, finely aged Glenfiddich whisky and Retrobottega, one of Rome’s most avant-garde restaurants, have in common? It turns out they are all custodians of legendary secrets which inspire a quest for the authentic, as we discovered at the recent Maverick dinner in the heart of Rome. Organised by…

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Eataly Rome's Birreria at Eataly Ostiense serves home-brewed pints, a rotating tap list of guest ales, plus tempting pan-baked pizzas and hot-dogs

Enjoy craft beer and bar food at Eataly Rome’s Birreria

Italy’s growing reputation as one of the strongest nations producing craft beer globally has crystallised in the launch of a Birreria – including a craft beer brewery – at the largest Eataly in the world, in Rome. Eataly Rome’s Birreria is a convivial space on the first floor of Eataly Ostiense, serving home-brewed pints, a…

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l Margutta Vegetarian Food & Art was Italy's original vegetarian restaurant when it opened in 1979, and is still the best vegetarian restaurant in Rome

Il Margutta: still the best vegetarian restaurant in Rome

If you’re looking for the best vegetarian restaurant in Rome, you’ve come to the right place. Il Margutta Vegetarian Food & Art was the original vegetarian restaurant in Rome when it opened its doors in 1979, and today, this charming and cavernous restaurant still has your vegetarian needs sewn up from dawn til dusk. Pop…

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Gola ai Parioli - a restaurant whose name means Gluttony - has recently undergone an impressive reboot, transforming both interiors and menu.

Gluttony isn’t a sin at Gola, Parioli’s most tempting restaurant

Gola ai Parioli – a restaurant whose name means Gluttony – has recently undergone an impressive reboot, transforming both interiors and menu into a contemporary experience with bags of wow. It’s almost a new restaurant after all these changes, and definitely one worth trying, whether you live in north Rome or not. Distinguished by an…

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Ristorante 1978 in Rome promises a night to remember beyond its thrilling red door, then delivers with an intelligent menu provoking delight and curiosity.

Ristorante 1978: unmissable private dining in Rome lies beyond the red door

Ristorante 1978 in Rome might be the biggest favour you can do yourself this year when visiting the Eternal City if you’re looking for a truly exciting – and rewarding – dining experience. All great restaurants understand the importance of the theatrical, but an empty show is much worse than simple surroundings complemented by satisfying…

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Klang, a new Berlin-style pub, eatery and music venue in Rome's hip Pigneto neighbourhood is a breath of fresh air in a city of understated elegance

Channel underground Berlin at Pigneto’s newest hip club and pub, Klang

Klang Roma, a new Berlin-style pub, eatery and music venue in Rome’s hip Pigneto neighbourhood is a breath of fresh air in a city of understated elegance. From the fuzzy, vintage TV screens displaying the rotating, craft beer taplist on hand-scrawled masking tape – to the aluminium-lined toilets charmingly labelled ‘cesso’ (bogs) – this is…

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