just in case you have already booked your magical vacation and require some inside info on this glorious and not to be missed city.Where to sleepDuring my visit to Rome I stayed in the Grand Hotel Palace. Located in a very central yet quiet part of Rome. Just a short work from the Piazza Dei Miracoli and other main attractions.
The hotel staff are something worth talking about for sure, I feel we became family! They were so warm, friendly and helpful. Always welcoming me with a big smile!
My room was very nice and modern, however the highlight has to be the ‘huge’ terrace overlooking the beautiful city.
Via Veneto, Roma
This term means ‘Happy Hour’ but I like to call it wine o’clock and it’s my favorite time of day!
Check out Freni e Frizioni for a cool experience in the Trastevere area or the trendy Doppiozeroo at the Osiense quoter.
Where to Eat
Pierluigi – This restaurant was founded by Umberto Pierluigi in 1938 as a small osteria in the centre of Rome. It has a very unique atmosphere with outdoor tables overlooking the square. Great roman inspired food with professional yet very welcoming service from the staff who gave me an unforgettable experience!
Try the ‘Fish Dish’ this place offers a daily fresh fish selection of your choice
Piazza de Ricci 144, Roma
A great Gelato
If you are looking for a highly flavoursome And creamy Gelato then you must check out Ciampini which is located in Piazza San Lorenzo at Lucina 29. In between the Spanish steps and pantheon.
I highly recommend the ‘Cioccolato Fondente’ in dark chocolate, it’s to die for!
The other option is the famous Laduree. This macaron shop serves also great gelato in a gorgeous café with velvet benches and crystal chandelier.
Via Borgognona, 4, Roma
Where to Shop
Piazza di Spagna which is located next to the Spanish steps is probably the most famous shopping area in Rome. You can find their flagship stores of Italian designer lines like Prada, Gucci, Etro, Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Missoni, Versace, Valentino, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Wolford, Sephora and many more.
In addition to the flagships, try the traditional Sermoneta Gloves store at number 61.
Of course this list is an addition to all the historical sites you can visit and trying as much Italian wine as you can.