Category: Visit Rome

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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Best Lazio beaches: This guide to the best beaches near Rome includes how to get to the best Rome beaches with public transport, including how to get to Ostia and Fregene, how to get to Sperlonga, Anzio, Gaeta, Santa Severa and Santa Mariella. The best beaches in Lazio.

Best Lazio beaches: the best beaches near Rome & how to reach them 2019

This guide to the best beaches near Rome focuses on the Roman beaches which are easy to reach with public transport. While Lazio – the county or state which includes Rome – has some outstandingly attractive beaches including the Pontine islands and Sabaudia in the south, these are much more difficult to get to if…

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YogAyur yoga and meditation centre in Rome's Ostiense now offers a delicious new bistro and bento bar, plus a relaxing basement hammam

YogAyur yoga and meditation centre offers a brand new bistro and relaxing hammam

YogAyur, in Rome’s Ostiense / Piramide district, is a yoga centre with big ambitions. The formerly itinerant yoga association, which also has a centre in Monti, found a home in Ostiense a few years ago, just behind the iconic gasometer, on the upper floors of a tranquil palazzo with a roof terrace – great for…

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Palmerie Parioli in Rome's Parioli neighbourhood offers breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, dinner, drinks and dancing, and specialises in Asian fusion food

Palmerie Parioli has breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, dinner, drinks and dancing sewn up

Palmerie Parioli, in Rome’s Parioli neighbourhood, is that rare beast: a venue which manages to cover all bases with remarkable success. After launching about a year ago in Rome’s upmarket residential neighbourhood, north of Villa Borghese – and now with a new chef at the helm – Palmerie Parioli has successfully broadened its remit from…

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Drink Kong, one of Rome's coolest cocktail bars, now offers a Drink Kong cocktail masterclass run by founder Patrick Pistolesi in English or Italian.

Drink Kong, Rome’s coolest cocktail bar, now offers a private cocktail masterclass

Drink Kong, one of Rome’s coolest cocktail bars, should already be on your list of essential hangouts in Rome. The brainchild of Patrick Pistolesi, one of the city’s leading mixology experts, Drink Kong is located in the trendy Monti district, within easy reach of Rome’s Termini station. With interiors inspired by Blade Runner, excellent cocktails,…

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