Tag: piazza vittorio

A new bar in Rome's Piazza Vittorio, called Gatsby Café, is leading the way for the renaissance of this misunderstood and overlooked Roman neighbourhood.

Chapeau! Why the renaissance of Rome’s Piazza Vittorio district starts with Gatsby Café

Piazza Vittorio: Rome’s most misunderstood neighbourhood Piazza Vittorio: probably Rome’s most misunderstood district. Frustrating, vital, dirty, inspiring, intimidating, unique. At first glance, this turn-of-the-century square appears to provide a pretty green park just a few minutes from Termini,  with a perimeter of elegant porticoes that recall stately Turin at the foot of its tall apartment…

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PREVIEW: Ciemmona gets Rome on its bike for a three day Critical Mass event

Ci-emm-ona. The letters C and M, spelled phonetically in Italian – plus that slightly elusive ona, the augmentative which basically means “the big one”. This weekend, Rome’s Critical Mass movement – which meets on a monthly basis to remind Rome’s motorists that they’re not the only road users in town – organises three days of…

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Biker beware: dead ends and debris along the Tiber

Rome should be a great city for cycling. Its climate is the envy of much of Europe (including northern Italy) and while it suffers from rather wet winters, they are short and mild. Warm days return in April and can last right through to December. As far as the city’s topography goes, the seven hills…

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