A day in Monti

It’s cool thanks to its picturesque alleys, small shops and ancient buidings. It’s trendy thanks to its bars, restaurants and pubs. The Monti neighborhood is one of the most beautiful districts of Rome. It’s close to Colosseum and Piazza Venezia, it contains within itself an authentic atmosphere and that brightness of the Eternal City, it’s perfect to explore the Roman nightlife. This is why some of our holiday apartments are located here.

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(Credits: @alessiacarosi)

Rione Monti is full of life, both during the day and at night. You can go shopping in via Cavour or via Nazionale, where you can find many kinds of shops.  The famous Mercato Urbano di Monti -on Saturdays&Sundays, for vintage clothes and accessories-is located there. You can have a walk in the tiny and lovely via Urbana and try one of Grezzo’s delicacies. And then you can take a picture at the nice Piazza della Madonna dei Monti, where a lot of people use to sit and chat, before having dinner in one of the restaurants or pizzerias located in the heart of this district: via dei Serpenti, via Panisperna or via del Boschetto.

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Piazza della Madonna dei Monti (Credits: @bonjourwhite-Instagram)

The Monti neighborhood has beautiful churches and artworks. Santa Maria Maggiore is at the end of via Panisperna and is one of the most stunning basilicas in Rome, that you can admire starting from its facade. You can’t miss San Pietro in Vincoli, the church which since 1545 has hosted a masterpiece: Michelangelo’s Moses. We suggest to reach this church climbing the “Salita dei Borgia” staircase, which connects via Cavour to San Pietro in Vincoli and it’s really peculiar.

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Salita dei Borgia (Credits: @sasiyx-Instagram)

Breath the essence of the Eternal City, take a lot of photos and discover how wonderful holidays can be is when you are surrounded by beauty, history, culture and Italian lifestyle!

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Grezzo, a very special pastry shop in the heart of Rome

A small but bright place in via Urbana, a street full of restaurants, bars and pubs in the heart of Rome, close to via Cavour and not so far from the Colosseum. Grezzo is an extraordinary pastry shop: all its products are vegan, raw, organic and free of gluten, soy and animal products, dairy included. Even the packaging they use is “earth friendly”.

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Grezzo is cozy and smells good. You can choose among ice-creams, smoothies (with almond milk) and different kinds of biscuits, chocolate bars and desserts. Moreover, they offer free Wi-fi to all their customers.
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We make our products with love, positive energy and human hands in our own pastry laboratory in Rome, where quality control is one of our highest priority. We closely ensure that, without exception, anything and everything we bring to you will always be as pure as possible” they wrote on their website. And you can see the passion they have for this project: Grezzo’s staff is really professional and kind.

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We had a relaxing and pleasant time before a nice walk in Rione Monti.

PS. The donut was superb!

Grezzo-Raw Chocolate, via Urbana 130. Open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 11 pm. Saturdays&Sundays from 11 am to 12 pm.