You may well know better than us what the city has to offer, here below an incomplete list of places, museums, events…there is an overwhleming and evechanging number of things to see and do in Rome, so feel free to get in touch for any question, doubt or suggestion. Enjoy!!
Rome’s Cultural Life
- MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts
- GNAM – Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (National Gallery of Modern Art)
- Auditorium Parco della Musica (Renzo Piano’s Concert Hall)
- Galleria Borghese
- Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums)
- Musei Capitolini
- Palazzo delle Esposizioni
- Palazzo Barberini – Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica (National Gallery of Ancient Art)
- Musei Comunali - Portal of all Civic Museums. In particular we suggest Museo dell’Ara Pacis e Centrale Montemartini
- From the NYT Magazine: “When in Rome, Eat Like an Expat“
- The Rome Digest
- Eataly - Biggest Eataly so far in the world!! If you are not familiar with it please have a look at the Eataly in NYC…if you love food it is definitely worth a visit (using Tram 3 from Piazza Ungheria).
- Rome’s food markets: the city has a lot to offer in terms of traditional food markets, one of the oldest though a little bit too touristic is in Campo de Fiori. Other central and good markets to visit are: Piazza Vittorio and Testaccio (both areas are also worth a visit).
- Beatiful farm markets around the city: San Teodoro (close to Foro Romano e Circo Massimo, open on weekends) and Garbatella (beatiful and not well known area).
- One not to be missed is the big and chaotic Porta Portese (you can get there with Tram 3), 99% of the stuff may well be junk, but that 1% may be a real discovery….and that’s the fun of flea markets, right?
- Mercato di Piazza Verdi (every fourth sunday of the month, walking distance from the house): vintage furniture, small antiques, and a selection of hats, clothing, kilims, handicrafts, regional foods.
- Borghetto Flaminio Garage Sale: close to Piazzale Flaminio every sunday (closed in August): bric-a-brac, costume jewellery and clothes.
- Villa Glori: walking distance from the house, second sunday of the month. Old and new collectibles, antiques, handi-crafts, clothes.
- La Soffitta Sotto i Portici (Attic under the colonade) at Piazza Augusto Imperatore, first and third sunday of the month. Close to Spanish Steps, mostly small collectibles, small furniture, antique glasses, cameras, brooches from the 1800s, picture frames.
- Via Sannio: just behind the Church of San Giovanni in Laterano (monday-friday, 8 am – 2 pm, saturday 8 am – 5 pm). Clothes, shoes and accessories at very good prices. Everything from a designer fur coat or a cashmere sweater to a second handnightgown or a vintage dress.
- Mercato Monti, a small but fashionable market in Rione Monti, one of the oldest areas in Rome. Only during the weekends, check the web site.
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