Rome city breaks: choose the one that suits you best

A weekend in Rome can have many different aspects. You can enjoy the Eternal city together with your partner, your family or your friends. Two days are not enough to visit all that it can offer, but it is a good starting point. Why don’t you plan a Rome city break for every season? There is always something new to discover.

The romantic weekend

The first day in Rome can officially start visiting its symbol:  the Colosseum. Then you can give yourself a walk hand in hand through history along via dei Fori Imperiali to Piazza Venezia, where you can admire the Altare della Patria. From this point, you only have to choose what to do: some shopping on via del Corso, a cultural visit to the Musei Capitolini or a stroll towards Largo di Torre Argentina up to the Pantheon.  Pubs, restaurants and bars will wait for you in one of the most typical place in Rome: Trastevere.

You can spent your second day visiting the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, walking up to Piazza del Popolo with a delicious ice cream in hand (from Giolitti, of course). And, at dusk, an Italian aperitivo is what you need: we suggest the  ‘Gusto one.

A weekend with friends

It’s never easy to come to an agreement when you travel with many people. But Rome is one of those city which can satisfy everyone’s tastes and different ideas of “holidays”. The first day you could visit the city all together: Largo di Torre Argentina, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Campo De’ Fiori. A good lunch (you are spoilt for choice in the center of Rome!) and then you can go and discover the beautiful Gianicolo. Why don’t you take a photo in front of the famous Fontanone? If you are looking for the roman movida, you must go to these two neighborhoods: San Lorenzo, where students usually hang out and where you can find pizzerias, pubs and discos; or Testaccio, which is perfect if you want to listen to live music.

The second day you can choose culture, especially if it is Sunday: the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, the Maxxi, or the Borghese Gallery. And if your previous night has been a bit too animated, you can choose a walk through Villa Borghese instead. Don’t forget to throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to say bye to Rome, hoping you will be back soon.

A Weekend with the family

The smallest ones will love Rome, exactly like their parents. There are great things for children. You need to choose which desire you want to realize first: the Bioparco (the zoo of Rome), the Rainbow Magicland, the biggest amusement park of the city or a visit to a museum? Monti is the right neighborhood for your dinner: a roman atmosphere and restaurants for families.

The following day you can visit Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican; if it is Sunday, a local brunch is what you need. REC 23 could be the right place. You still have enough time to discover the most famous monuments of the Eternal City: your kids won’t believe their eyes. They will cherish these memories for the rest of their life.

 

Pincio (Photo credit: veronicag2 da Instagram)

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Unforgettable Rome: the perfect romantic weekend

Two days in Rome: it’s not an ordinary holiday, but it’s your perfect romantic escape. Two hearts and a mission: spend some time in the Eternal City for what will be remembered as one of the most beautiful trip of your life.

Ambitious? Not really…

Campo De'Fiori (Photo credit: @giuliaravaioli-Instagram)

Campo De’Fiori (Photo credit: @giuliaravaioli-Instagram)

DAY 1

Breakfast at Roscioli Caffé, close to Largo di Torre Argentina: a nice cappuccino and a ‘cornetto’ (a croissant) to start your lovely first day in Rome. Campo De’Fiori, which is just at the end of the street, welcomes you to its colorful and peculiar market. Piazza Navona is a 5-minute walk: it’s such a beautiful square that you won’t stop kissing! And if you suddenly feel hungry, you only have to choose: Piazza Navona is surrounded by many restaurants and bars. In the afternoon, the Pantheon, and then Trevi Fountain, are the right choice to continue your day with beauty, before spending the night in the Monti neighborhood: nice restaurants and bars and a magic (and authentic) atmosphere. 

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

DAY 2

Rome is in your hands: your second day starts at Colosseum, the place where, holding each other’s hands, your love will become eternal. From that point, you can go shopping at via del Corso, full of shops, passing through the Spanish Steps. Otherwise you can take the tram no.8 to Trastevere neighborhood, where you can eat, have a walk and experience Roman life. And if love makes you hungry, you can go to Osteria da Zi Umberto for a real Roman lunch (or dinner). So many things to see, so many feelings to keep in your hearts…Try to close your weekend looking at each other under the moonlight, in front of Castel Sant’AngeloYour wedding is just around the corner!

Castel Sant'Angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo