WE’RE ALL CONNECTED BY A LOVE FOR TRAVEL
Another place on my travel list: Rome, the eternal city. I am so happy that I finally visited this beautiful capital.
Like I said in an earlier blog post I went to Rome for a couple of days to visit one of my best friends who’s living there for three months. I have to say, the Italian lifestyle looks good on her.
As always I’m excited to tell you about the places I get to know, wear you can eat, have a drink or what you should see.
To be honest, I haven’t as many pictures as usual since I was way to busy with catching up and enjoying this amazing city. But if you need a little inspiration or a start up, I am sure you will something in this list.
Historical must sees
- Piazza del Popolo
- St. Peter’s Basilica
- Forum Romanum
- Trevi Fountain
- Spanish Steps
- Piazza Navona (where the Christmas market also attends)
- Angels Castle
- Campo de’ Fiori
Of course there are many more places to visit but these are the sights I have done (=read: we walked 40 km’s in four days)
Beside the historical side we also enjoyed the Italian food, wine and people.
Let’s take a look!
PANE E SALAME
Pane e Salame is one of the most popular places in the city. It’s a little restaurant where people enjoy lunch with a glass of wine.
Price $ – +/- 20 minutes queue on busy moments.
CASINA DEL LAGO
This espressobar is located in a beautiful Il Parco di Villa Borghese near Piazza di Siena. Drink a cappuccino with a fresh croissant or panini before you start your day.
Nearby they have a lake where you can sail in a boat or you can rent a bike to explore the park.
Price $$ – Viale dell’Aranciera, 2
Zum Roma is small sweetness place where you can have the best tiramisu. Perfect for a pitstop when you’re in need of a sugar rush. Of course you can find more delicious food inside!
Price $ – Piazza del Teatro di Pompeo, 20
TAPAS & DRINKS
Taba Café, a lovely place to meet up with your friends for a drink, with some tapas. Located at the wonderful Piazza Campo de’ Fiori.
This place is the perfect place for aperitifs and finger food before you go for dinner.
Price $$ – Piazza del Coronari, 63, Rome
MIMI & COCO
We eat here the first evening and it was such a fun night! Mimi & Coco is a small wine bar where you can eat delicious pasta’s and desserts.
If you love a good pasta vongolé, you really should eat it here. I was blown away by this dish.
P.S. The cookies they give you with the bill are delicious, yum!
Price $ – Via del Governo Vecchio
District Trastevere is a popular place where a lot of students lives and tourists enjoy their time. An quiet district with small streets full with restaurants and bars. In restaurant La Carbonara you eat traditional Italian food.
You will love the interior, you even can leave a message on the wall!
Price $$ – $$$ – Via Panisperna, 214
EVENING DRINKS – NIGHTLIFE
THE JERRY THOMAS BAR
You will find this bar in a small side street, so when you think you’re heading into the wrong direction then you are in the right direction ;-). This speakeasy fifties bar uses a ‘secret’ password that you give at the door. You will find the answer through the website.
Totally worth the visit but don’t forget to reserve a table!
Price $$ – Vicolo Cellini 30
For those who saw my latest outfit post also have seen my new sunglasses. Yes, it’s from this amazing vintage shop.
Buying something secondhand in Italy is so much more special then buying it here in Belgium. You will find something you like in this shop, for sure!
Via dei Serpenti 135
This vintage shop is the more “expensive” one, think Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel and Moschino pieces. Beside those beautiful designer pieces everyone will find something in their style. They have a large stock in many different styles. Definitely worth the visit!
Via del Boschetto, 94
VIA DEL CORSO
Just simple… thé shopping street you must go to when you like an Italian day of shopping!
They once said “everything that have been robbed from you, you can buy it back on the Porta Portese market.
This Sunday market is 2 KM long were you can find everything you like en need!
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