What to do in Rome?
If this is your first visit to Rome, there are “mandatory” itineraries: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. But Rome is much more. Rome Taxi will take you on different visits and very charming
In this section we would like to propose you something else, maybe not so famous but also interesting. For news and event in Rome please see our section News and informations
The Fountains of Rome
The ancient Romans were among the first people who learn that the fountains can be a sort of furnishing of the town.
The Naiad Fountain, in Piazza della Repubblica. At Piazza Barberini, the Triton Fountain
At the Spanish Steps,just at end of the stairs the fountain by Pietro Bernini, the Barcaccia
Remembering the movie "La Dolce Vita " here is the Trevi Fountain.
The Fountain of Turtles in Piazza Mattei.
At Piazza Navona Fountain of the Rivers by Bernini.
From Trastevere, going up, that's got to Gianicolo Fountain, called “Il Fontanone”
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THE CANNON OF THE GIANICOLO
Fired daily at noon, the cannon has been a feature of Roman life since 1 December 1847 when Pope Pius IX ordered that it be fired to alert the city’s church bells to begin ringing. The tradition began at Castel S. Angelo and finally in 1904 to its present position on the Janiculum hill. The cannon fires blank shells each day at exactly mid-day.
Explora Museum - www.mdbr.it/en
The civic Museum of Zoology - www.museodizoologia.it
Rome's Planetarium for lovers of universe and stars www.planetarioroma.it
Biopark ( a fantastic zoo-garden nestling in Villa Borghese, a pubblic park in the heart of Rome) www.bioparco.it
Vigamus - the first museum of videogames - www.vigamus.com/
Pigorini Museum - It’s the prehistory and etnographic museum, ideal place for adults and children! www.pigorini.beniculturali.it
SHOPPING AT CASTEL ROMANO OUTLET
Located at few minuted drive from Rome, the Castel Romano Outlet is offering alla major Italian and international brands at very good price. Enjoy your shopping! All details on the official site www.mcarthurglen.com/it/castel-romano-designer-outlet/en/
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The Quirinale Palace, residence of the Italian President, is opening its magnificent halls, gardens, the collections of antique furniture, china and wall hangings to the public. Every day (except Mondays, Thursdays and August) will be possible upon reservation, make a visit of one of the most beautiful buildings in Rome. All the details on the official web
Let's talk a bit 'of this monument more than others celebrating the glory of Rome; It was built by Emperor Hadrian to the worship of all the divinities. Its most distinctive characteristic famous is certainly the circular opening, large 9 meters, on the cupola that lets rain to fall on the ground without causing any trouble due to the presence of 22 manholes. The Pantheon is open every day from 9am to 7:30pm and on Sundays until 6pm - More info and tips on the site www.pantheonroma.com/en/
Let's talk about 'the Colosseum.Its real name is the Flavio Amphitheatre, but is more widely known as the Colosseum, because of the large bronze statue of Nerone which was placed in the second century AD . The exterior consists of four architectural orders superimposed. Even today, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in the world, used in ancient times as the place for fights between gladiators and hunting simulations involving of wild animals. In order to avoid long queues at the entrance it is possible to buy advance tickets. We can do it for you, please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
It is extraordinary to think as a monument erected in the 9th century bc has come to us and in such excellent conditions! They knew how to do the Romans, didn't they? Thank you very much to the restorers!
The literal meaning is the altar of peace, and in fact this monument was wanted by Augustus to celebrate the return to peace and prosperity after years of conflict and drought. It is a simple but magnificent construction: an altar bordered by marble walls, decorated by plant symbols and figures figures. Of course you must visit the ara pacis in person to realize its magnificence!
TERME DI DIOCLEZIANO - ROME
The Baths of Diocletian, the largest of ancient Rome, were built between 298 and 306 AD. This extraordinary system, besides being equipped with the traditional environments with water tanks of different temperatures ("calidarium", "frigidarium" and "tepidarium"), included a central basilica hall, the outdoor swimming pool ("natatio") and many others meeting rooms. To date, much of the perimetry of this ancient building is occupied by the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli: in 1561, Pius IV decided to turn the baths into a basilica and entrusted the project to Michelangelo. In 1889 the complex became the seat of the National Museum of Roman Antiquities and there were several collections of archaeological collections and findings from various excavations.
DOMUS ROMANE - VALENTINI PALACE ROME
Archaeological excavations under Palazzo Valentini have a permanent exhibition, a treasure among the remains of the "Domus" patrician of the imperial age, belonging to powerful families of the time, with mosaics, decorated walls, polychrome floors, pavements and other findings. Thanks to the work of many experts it was possible to restore life to the testimonies of the past through reconstructions, graphics and movies. More information and ticket office on the official website www.palazzovalentini.it/domus-romane/
APOSTOLIC PALACE OF CASTELGANDOLFO (ROME)
The Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo opens to public visits. In addition to the Pontifical Apartment, five hundred years of Popes' story narrated by a multilingual audioguide that accompanies visitors on a free tour through paintings, memorabilia, liturgical clothes, uniforms and curiosities. Also on display is the Pope Pio IX's gestation chair and the Bmw used by Pope Wojtyla for summer trips to Castello. An "invitation to the Palace" also valid for the weekend! Further details and ticketing on the official website www.museivaticani.va
Eatitaly, born from the renovation of an air terminal built for the Soccer World Cup of the 90s, is the hub of good food and drink, as they say Eat Better, Live Better. Its’ consisting of four floors :bread and pizza, how to prepare meat, fish, cheese, pastries and gourmet restaurant Italy; all can be enjoyed on site and a market is also available, interesting cooking classes to be reserved in advance. Open daily from 10am to midnight. Full details on the official site www.eataly.net/it_en/shops/rome
Those expecting austere castles with moats will be disappointed but at the same time fascinated by the 13 towns perched on the hilltops sinuous, not far from Rome. It’s a “must” the visit to Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati, the most medieval Grottaferrata with the Greek Abbey of San Nilo, for breathtaking views from Nemi, Castel Gandolfo with its volcanic lake, and then the excellent cuisine and white wine in Ariccia with its "fraschette" Genzano famous by the way for its "infiorata", Montecompatri, Monterporzio Cato, Rocca di Papa, Rocca Priora, Colonna, Albano and Marino. Special fares at Rome Car Service RS – Contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoo Marine is an amusement pool and water park with, zoological areas such dolphins, seals, sea lions, tropical birds, birds of prey and water birds. just to have an idea the official site is https://en.zoomarine.it/
FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
It’s a sort of technological, scientific game room, with virtual set, Scultorobot, Lego innovation studio, digital floor, cyberplant. Something different to do in Rome with children!
Piazza Navona was the Stadium of Domitian and still retains its shape so characteristic of remembers the origins. One can admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini and Borromini's Church. Piazza Navona has two fountains: the Fountain of the Moor and the fountain of Neptune. And then ... the excellent ice cream at Tre Scalini!
Cinecitta World is a theme park dedicated to the world of cinema. It has 20 attractions, 8 movie sets, 4 theaters for shows and also restaurants, picnic areas and more. Tickets from Euro 21,00 - www.cinecittaworld.it/
These Roman ruins are not so popular but believe us it’s an interesting place like Pompei! Closet to the town, in the archaeological site there is also a Museum with Minerva and Hercules, Roman Emperiors and the history of the Ancient Rome. Guided visit are available at the site. www.ostiaantica.beniculturali.it/en/
PORTO DI TRAIANO
The first port of Rome was Ostia. The Emperor Claudius was the first to build another dock site about 4 km (2,5 miles) north of Ostia, Portus just said, over an area of about 70 hectares, with two long piers projecting the Tyrrhenian Sea, with an artificial island and a lighthouse. The archaeological site of the ports can be visited on reservation on the first Saturday and the last Sunday of each month. Entrance is free.
The Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli is the most impressive and complex imperial Roman villa that has been preserved; was built by the Emperor Hadrian from 117 AD in a site rich in water, tuff and pozzolana, where since the Roman aristocrats had built their luxurious country houses. Most extensive of Pompeii (80 to 120 hectares), the Villa Adriana is composed of thirty monumental buildings and scenic, surrounded by parks and gardens with ponds, water lilies and fountains
AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA
It is the city of music, an architectural complex designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, located in the centre of Rome! Exihibition, festivals, special performances are scheduled by the Auditorium. Our recommendation for this summer is the event “Luglio Suona Bene” (literal translation July Sounds Good) concerts under the stars which presents a selection of great international stars and new original proposals, It’s really one of the biggest stages in the open air. Official site www.auditorium.com/
Once in Rome you should absolutely taste some typical dishes like Pasta cacio e pepe (with pecorino and black pepper), Amatriciana, Fettuccine with artichokes (in season), Rigatoni alla Gricia (pasta with pecorino cheese and local bacon), Abbacchio (roast “baby” lamb), Puntarelle (typical salad salad dressed with oil, vinegar, garlic and anchovies),ice-cream, red and white wines from Castelli Romani, just to give you an idea....
Good restaurants in Rome are: "La Vittoria - Osteria delle Commari - Da Luigi" - "Ad Hoc" - "Il Fellini" - "Osteria Barberini" - "Ristorante Crispi 19" - "Sensus" -
"Lo Scopettaro" - "Il Gabriello" - "Da Polese"- "Pizzeria Li Rioni"
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Porta Portese (that one in Trastevere) is the most famous and biggest in the town. It’s open all Sundays from 9am until 2pm. You can find antiques furnitures and, at the same time, imitationsofdesigner clothesandshoes. Being a very big market, it takes al least four hours to visit all. Ponte Milvio Market is open 2nd and 4th Sunday on the month for the antiques and 3rd Sunday for handicraft products. The market is open from 9am to 6pm and it’s located in Piazzale di Ponte Milvio. Fontanella Borghese Market, open daily Monday to Fridays, offersbooks,antique prints, philately
THE SCENIC SPOTS OF ROME
In Rome, you can admire the beautiful views.Here are a few places where you should definitely go!
From this hill, on the right bank of the Tiber, just near the statue of Garibaldi, wonderful view of the historical center
From The Terrace Quadrighe, on top of the Vittoriano complex, you can enjoy a truly breathtaking panorama. Two panoramic elevators, opened in 2007, can reach the highest point of the complex, from which you can seealmost the whole town
From the beautiful terrace of Piazza Napoleone I, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the whole world. The sunset from this point of the city is really romantic!
GARDEN OF ORANGES
At the top of the most elegant hills of Rome, the Aventine, between the medieval walls, the ruins of the ancient fortress of the Savelli family is the Savelli Park (also known as the Orange Garden), a small rectangular garden. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of Rome that reaches up to St. Peter's Basilica.
CUPOLA OF ST.PETER'S BASILICA
You need to climb 537 steps of the spiral long climb, called "snail Andrew" before arriving at the gallery-outside of the Cupola of St. Peter. From here you can enjoy all monuments, villas, gardens, the Tiber.
Everyone surely know Via del Corso, Via Frattina, Via Borgognona, Via Margutta but few people have bought excellent Italian shoes , much less have walked to Via Appia and Via Tuscolana looking for good clothing, not brand, but of excellent quality. These streets and many others that Rome Taxi Car Service you can suggest are the shopping areas of the Romans and then certainly more cheaper prices.
And if you want to purchase the products of Italian gastronomy as extra virgin olive oil, wine, cheese and much more will bring us in the workshops where us Romans we go grocery shopping
In the evening there is always lot of people around the center of Rome; most famous places are Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Via Giulia. After a glass of Italian wine or an ice-cream do not miss the view of Rome from the Gianicolo. Once in Rome why not experience the atmosphere of the Dolce Vita? Roman nightlife it means also a visit of Testaccio, the hub for supporters of Roma soccer club and quite away from touristic itinerary there is San Lorenzo, with many pizzerie. We'll be happy to show you many places!