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This list of the best rooftop bars in Rome features new rooftop bars in Rome plus cheap rooftop bars in Rome, and includes Rome rooftop bar prices

The best rooftop bars in Rome – including prices & new openings

Looking for the best rooftop bars in Rome? Search no more. This list of the best rooftop terraces and garden bars in Rome, features everything from the new rooftop bars in Rome 2019 to cheap rooftop bars in Rome – including Rome rooftop bar prices, hacks to skip the line, drink recommendations and more! Best…

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O Rei Do Marisco is Rome's first Cape Verde fusion restaurant

Rome’s first Cape Verde restaurant offers beach vibes all year round

O Rei Do Marisco brings island life and fusion flavours to Piazza Bologna in Rome The African archipelago of Cape Verde, a cluster of 10 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, is a destination which blooms fiercely in the imagination of those who both have and haven’t visited. Reveries conjure up emerald bays whipped by wind…

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Best Michelin-star restaurants in Rome: Il Tino restaurant, Fiumicino

Best Michelin-star restaurants in Rome: the unmissable Il Tino, Fiumicino

What do you imagine when you think of a Michelin-starred dining experience, and indeed, a Michelin-starred chef? The drive out to Michelin-starred restaurant Il Tino in Fiumicino takes you past meadows flanking dusty roads; slow traffic on a single carriageway skirting the edge of the seaside town. We turn into the ample carpark of a…

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The Flair – Rooftop Restaurant at Hotel Sina Bernini Bristol combines Dolce Vita charm with a modern, minimal menu from chef Alessandro Caputo

Best rooftop restaurants in Rome: The Flair, Hotel Sina Bernini Bristol

The Flair – Rooftop Restaurant at Hotel Sina Bernini Bristol is an opportunity to experience old-world Dolce Vita charm, while sampling a menu from one of the most exciting young chefs in Rome. Chef Alessandro Caputo, Sicilian-born but Rome resident, has managed to pack a lot into his short career: spells at Heston Blumenthal’s The…

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Trattoria Verbano in Rome kickstarts the Trieste neighbourhood’s rebirth with honest cuisine

Trattoria Verbano is the first piece in the puzzle designed to create a new dining district in Rome’s Trieste neighbourhood. Situated right on Piazza Verbano, it’s a good looking bistro-style restaurant encapsulating the best of Roman trattoria fare, while simultaneously creating a comfortable and elegant ambience in its multi-level venue. For the owners, Trattoria Verbano…

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Off Club Rome is a grown-up club and cocktail bar, with fusion food, east of the city

Off Club Rome: a grown-up club and cocktail bar, with fusion food, east of the city

Off Club Rome is a new venture from AS Roma footballer Francesco Curcio and professional poker player Matteo Di Persio near trendy Pigneto, in the Casal Bertone neighbourhood. Designed by Sicilian architect Antonino Cardillo, Wallpaper* magazine has already praised its ‘Kubrickian monoliths’ and ‘a continuity consciously akin to Escher’. Expect interiors which nod to 1960s…

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Trastevere best restaurants: try Jacopa, for gourmet food with Roman heart

Trastevere best restaurants: try Jacopa, for gourmet food with Roman heart

Rome’s Trastevere district never goes out of style, but if you’re looking for the best restaurants in Trastevere, it hasn’t always been easy to escape touristy mediocrity. Enter Jacopa, a restaurant on the peaceful side of Trastevere with bags of character serving gourmet food that has an extremely healthy relationship with the origins of Roman…

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A Vespa sidecar tour of Rome, created by tours of Italy specialists, Dragonfly Tours

If you’re looking for a tip for private tours of Italy, you’ve come to the right place. My recent Vespa sidecar tour of Rome with Dragonfly Tours was a great introduction to the kind of bespoke tour of Italy experience this boutique firm offers, with the glorious city of Rome as the perfect backdrop. Usually…

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The world's first gelato restaurant, the Gelato Bistro of Gelato d'Essai, has launched in Rome, serving sweet ice-cream with savoury food in a novel twist.

The world’s first gelato restaurant launches in Rome

The world’s first gelato restaurant, the Gelato Bistro of Gelato d’Essai, has launched in Rome, serving sweet ice-cream with savoury food in a novel twist. Gelato or ice-cream is usually on everyone’s bucket list when visiting Rome and Italy, so why not put the world’s first gelato restaurant on your hit-list for your Roman holiday?…

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