5 esperienze da vivere a Roma almeno una volta nella vita-2 parte

Roma è la capitale del mondo! In questo luogo si riallaccia l’intera storia del mondo, e io conto di essere nato una seconda volta, d’essere davvero risorto, il giorno in cui ho messo piede a Roma. Le sue bellezze mi hanno sollevato poco a poco fino alla loro altezza. (Goethe)

La bellezza di Roma colpisce ed è in grado di dare allegria e conforto. La città offre cultura, divertimento, relax, buon cibo e ogni volta che si decide di visitarla c’è un nuovo angolo da scoprire, un nuovo gusto da assaporare. Le esperienze che la Città Eterna può offrire sono davvero moltissime: ecco la seconda lista delle cose da fare assolutamente a Roma almeno una volta nella vita (hai già letto la prima?)  

  • Andare alla scoperta dell’Appia Antica

Percorrendo equella che viene chiamata la “Regina Viarum”, ossia la splendida Appia Antica, sembra di essere stati catapultati in un altro mondo. La campagna romana si fonde con il patrimonio storico e architettonico, regalando scorci suggestivi e molto particolari. La parte visitabile inizia dalla Porta di San Sebastiano fino alla località Frattocchie, dove si ricongiunge con l’Appia Nuova. Lungo l’Appia Antica è possibile visitare la tomba di Cecilia Metella, ma anche noleggiare una bici per percorrerla in lungo e largo.

  • Fare shopping in via del Corso

Una passeggiata tra negozi di tutti i tipi, partendo da Piazza Venezia fino a Piazza del Popolo è sicuramente d’obbligo. Via Del Corso è una delle strade dello shopping più frequentate della città e tra i suoi vicoli è possibile trovare pizzerie, osterie, bar e gelaterie per riposarsi dopo tanta fatica! 

  • Assaggiare la “sorchetta”

Avete mai sentito parlare della famosa “sorchetta” o “sorchetta doppio schizzo”? È un dolce tipico molto particolare e dalla forma un po’ “equivoca” (da cui prende il nome): una sorta di brioche da farcire con creme a scelta e panna. Il “Sorchettaro” si trova nei pressi dalla stazione Termini ed è aperto dalla sera al mattino presto. Un appuntamento notturno e peccaminoso che vale la pena concedersi!

  • Mangiare puntarelle e baccalà

Filetti di baccalà fritto e puntarelle: non si può lasciare Roma senza averli provati. Il Filettaro di Santa Barbara, a due passi da Campo De’ Fiori, è famosissimo ed è anche il posto ideale in cui rifugiarsi dopo una giornata trascorsa a visitare la città.  

  • Visitare la Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura  

Una delle 4 basiliche papali di Roma, la seconda per dimensioni dopo quella di San Pietro: oltre a essere imponente e suggestiva, la Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura ha un grandioso atrio con 150 colonne da cui è possibile ammirarne la facciata, ricoperta da un mosaico dorato. Non è in centro città (è situata lungo la via Ostiense), ma merita senza dubbio una visita.

Roma è una meta da visitare con gli occhi, la mente ma soprattutto il cuore.

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4 Roman habits you should try

Rome is a city that welcomes people from all over the world. At the same time, however, it maintains a traditional and authentic feature, which is certainly one of its biggest strengths. If you want to immerse yourself completely in the customs and atmosphere of the Eternal City during your trip, then you absolutely must try these 4 Roman habits!

Coffee break

Are you out for a walk? Have you just visited a museum or are you are about to go to St. Peter’s Basilica? Are you waiting for your private Rome tour? So you must have a break with a good espresso coffee! Romans (and Italians in general) like to take a break at the bar in front of a cup of coffee, to relax a little bit before starting their activities or to  have a quick chat with someone.

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Let’s celebrate with prosecco

Do you have to celebrate a special occasion or a birthday? So have a good prosecco! You only have to uncork a bottle and toast: in Italian we say “Salute!”, “Alla nostra” or “Cin cin”!

Pizza bianca and mortadella

Do you usually find yourself hungry between breakfast and lunch? Or are you too busy to think about sitting in a good Roman restaurant? Here’s how to solve this question as a Roman: at 11 am it’s the pizza and mortadella time! It’s simple but delicious food, youìll be very surprised!

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Before going to sleep…

Roman people have an appointment at night, especially on weekends and after an evening spent in a club or at the stadium: they go to the “cornettaro” to have a cornetto. Oh yes, because in Rome you do not eat only for breakfast! Chocolate, cream, or jam: the flavors to choose from are many. It’s a sweet way to end the day, don’t you think?

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And if you want to be sure not to “behave like tourists”, find out the 7 eating habits that make you look like a tourist in Rome!

7 eating habits that make you look like a tourist in Rome

Food in Rome and throughout Italy is a serious matter. And there are not written rules that everyone knows. When someone breaks one of them, this question immediately raises: “Is that a tourist?”
You don’t want to do this fool, do you? These are the 7 eating habits that make you look like a tourist in Rome (and in Italy as well)!

Ask for variations on Roman dishes 

Roman cuisine is delicious, but it is also very peculiar. Maybe you might not like some traditional dishes or some ingredients, but better not to ask for variations. You could give the kitchen a hard time, but above all you could lose those details that make it famous in the world. Choose something else instead.

Putting parmigiano on seafood pasta

Never! You can eat delicious fresh fish in Rome and it would be a pity to alter its taste with parmesan, which can be used for other kind of food. 

Asking for tap water during a meal

At the restaurant you have to order bottled water, you can’t have tap water. In Rome as well as in Italy tap water is very good, but in general you can’t have it at the table. The only exception: the glass that accompanies coffee when you have it at the bar.

Drinking cappuccino during lunch or dinner

Cappuccino is allowed only at breakfast. Romans (and Italians) don’t have it for lunch or dinner. Wine, water and soft drinks: everything is fine, but not just the cappuccino!

Mixing the courses in one dish

Each course has its own dish and they are never mixed. The only exception is the “complete mail” (piatto unico in Italian).

Ordering drinks but not food

When you go to a restaurant, trattoria or pizzeria, you order food and drink. If you do not want to eat, choose another place or ask if in that restaurant you can only drink something (some of them have an area to drink and eat a snack). Otherwise you can choose to have only an aperitif, without having dinner.

Cutting pasta

In Italy you can find pasta of many shapes, which often go with as many types of sauce. Pasta, and spaghetti in particular, should be eaten as they are, possibly “al dente”. You can roll them up, but don’t cut them: can you figure out a carbonara or an amatriciana all in pieces? The only exception is for very young children.
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do”: a great piece of advice!

3 traditions you can’t miss in Rome

Planning a holiday in Rome is not easy at all. There are so many things to do: which museums to visit? Which dishes to taste? What experiences to try?
But in addition to monuments and restaurants, in Rome it is also possible to experience truly unique events, because they are rooted in the history, culture and traditions of the city. In particular there are 3 events you can’t miss, very much felt by the Romans and that will show you a different aspect of the Eternal City.

Natale di Roma

The “Natale di Roma” is celebrated on April 21: it refers to the foundation of the city. According to the legend Romulus, after the murder of his brother Remus, founded Rome that day in 753 b.c. Every year, in the days before and after this date, conventions, exhibitions, historical re-enactments, guided tours, meetings and cultural and musical events take place in the historical center of the city. You can breathe the love that many Romans and visitors have for this city.

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Festa de ‘noantri

This festival is celebrated in honor of the Beata Vergne del Carmelo (Vigin Mary) in July, in the rione Trastevere. It is certainly one of the most felt festivals by Roman people and its origins probably date back to 1535. The program usually includes religious initiatives, folk music concerts and theatrical performances.

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Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

San Pietro and San Paolo are the patrons of the city of Rome and the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast is observed on 29 June. Several initiatives are organized to celebrate them. The most famous are the “infiorata“, the traditional event that can boast 400 years of history, and the pinwheel (girandola in Italian). During the infiorata in Piazza Pio XII over a thousand masters florists from different countries of the world donate floral paintings to St. Peter and Paul in front of the basilica. La girandola is a show of fireworks in sync with music that took place in Castel Sant’Angelo for several years, while in the last two years it has been set up on the Terrace of the Pincio, clearly visible from Piazza del Popolo.

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These 3 special traditions should be experienced at least once in life.

The best places for gelato in Rome (and what to see around)

A good gelato is always an excellent solution, not only when the heat is unbearable, but also during winter, spring, summer or autumn. And in Rome, enjoying an Italian gelato also means having the opportunity to admire the beauty of the city, nourishing the body and also the soul. Some of the most famous “gelateria” in Rome are in fact located in characteristic places to be discovered. Here is our tour of the best places for gelato in Rome (and what to see around)!

Gelateria La Romana

This famous ice cream parlor has two locations: one in the Ostiense district, the other one in Via Cola di Rienzo. And this offers a lot of opportunities: a good ice cream can be the end of a visit to the Vatican or to a day dedicated to shopping. Via cola di Rienzo is one of the most famous area of the city because it hosts many shops of all kinds. And in the neighboring streets there are several pizzerias and bars to try.

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Gelateria del Teatro

A few steps from the beautiful Piazza Navona, in the amazing Via dei Coronari: this ice cream parlor is surrounded by magical places and peculiar shops to discover. An ideal break before arriving at Castel Sant’Angelo or enjoying an evening in the pubs and restaurants of the alleys of the area, famous for its nightlife.

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Fior di luna

In the heart of Trastevere, in via della Lungaretta, this artisanal ice-cream parlor uses only small cups and pods. A perfect place to take refuge between a visit to Piazza Trilussa and a walk through the peculiar alleys of this district, that still keeps its unique features that have remained unchanged over time.

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Il gelato di San Crispino

This ice cream parlor is in Via della Panetteria, near the Trevi Fountain and not far from Via del Tritone, which houses one of the TreasureRome holiday apartments as well as many shops and bars. What’s better than eating a great ice cream while admiring one of the most famous fountains in the world? And then you can throw the coin that will guarantee you return to Rome!

gelato san crispino

How about following this very special “gelato tour” during your Roman holiday? You will certainly not be disappointed!