Top tips for where to go in Rome

 

Whether you need to grab a bite to eat in between talks or you want to spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Rome’s magical streets, we’ve handpicked a selection of culinary and cultural delights that we think you’ll love…  And you won’t need to walk any further than 500m from Palazzo Barberini to enjoy them!

Highlights

  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica. The helical stairs, designed by Borromini, and the extraordinary fresco decorated by Pietro da Cortona are just a few of the treasures in this 17th century palace.
  • Museo Nazionale Romano – Palazzo Massimo. The building houses one of the world’s most important collections of classical art, as well as the unmissable Villa di Livia’s frescoes.

 

Exhibitions

  • Jean Arp – Terme di Diocleziano. A selection of works by avant-garde artist and one of the founders of the Dada movement are on show in one of the most important Ancient Roman baths
  • 16th Art Quadriennal: Other Times, Other Myths – Palazzo delle Esposizioni. This exhibition features 150 works by 99 different artists in contemporary Italian art.

 

Off the beaten track

  • Memento Mori – Capuchin Crypt, Church of Santa Maria Immacolata. A fascinating space beneath the church, that contains the skeletal remains of 3,700 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars
  • The theatre of faith ­– Ecastasy of Saint Teresa, Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria. The church houses sculpture by Lorenzo Bernini, who’s considered one of the masters of High Roman Baroque
  • Small Perfection – Church of San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane. Designed by Francesco Borromini, this intimate church is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture
  • Luxury and opulence – Grand Gallery, Palazzo Colonna. This great palazzo is one of the city’s most breathtaking historic palaces, which is owned privately and closed to the public.

 

Restaurants

Dine like a Roman:

  • Colline Emiliane
  • Giuda Ballerino
  • Le Tamerici
  • Madre
  • Dagnino

Local bites:

  • Angelina
  • Zia Rosetta
  • Urbana 47
  • Fatamorgana

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This information was provided by IF.