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          General

The magnificence and splendour of Rome, one of the first great centres of western civilisation, is not easily described in a few paragraphs. Glorious fountains, remnants of buildings and monuments that once filled the centre of the world's greatest Empire, and architecture and art representing centuries past, combine with elements of a modern cosmopolitan city to create a city that is un-paralleled in its beauty and history to any other.

Rome is celebrated for its beautiful Renaissance and baroque fountains, such as the Fontana di Trevi, while the Vatican City holds some of the richest libraries and museums. The National Museum in Villa Giulia, the Capitoline and Torlonia museums are notable for their antiquities. The Borghese, Corsini, Doria and Colonna are world-renowned for their collections of paintings. The city also contains countless churches, including the five patriarchal basilicas of San Pietro (St. Peter's), San Giovanni in Laterano (St. John Lateran's), Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary's), San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence's), and San Paolo (St. Paul's).

To get the most out of your trip to Rome, perhaps it is best to do as the Romans do. The wine bars and cafés lying between Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona and Via della Pace are popular meeting places and offer the best aperitivo (drinks are normally offered at a single price and served with appetizer-type food). When it comes to enjoying nightlife, Romans tend to eat late and stay out until the wee hours of the morning. The biggest concentration of nightclubs lie in the Testaccio and Ostiense districts. A diversity of bars, pubs, live music venues and clubs are concentrated on one of the main streets in Testaccio, called Via di Monte Testaccio.

Rome is a great place to walk at night. St. Peter's Basilica, Castel Sant'Angelo, the bridges of the Tiber River, the Colosseum and the Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II are just some of the spectacular night Roman night scenes.

          Where to Eat

GUSTO

This restaurant has a little bit of everything. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine. There is a pizzeria and a wine bar. Their selection of fresh cheese is especially good.

      Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 9 - Roma

      Tel. 06.322.6273

      www.gusto.it

 

MACCHERONI

Maccheroni Restaurant is just a short walk from both the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Pasta is their specialty. The appetizers are wonderful: try the fresh Mozzarella di Buffala with Prosciutto to start. The service staff are friendly and polite. Reservations are recommended. This restaurant is normally packed.

      44 Piazza delle Coppelle, Rome, 00186

      Tel. +39 6 6830 7895

      Email: reservations@ristorantemaccheroni.com

      www.ristorantemaccheroni.com/

BAIRES: RISTORANTE ARGENTINO

Argentinian restaurant, specializing in fine wines and quality steaks.

      Corso Rinascimento, 1 Roma

      Tel. 06.686.1293

      www.baires.it

 

RISTORANTE MONTE CARLO

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to eat with great food and generous portions, this the place. Quick service. This restaurant is frequented by tourists and locals alike.

      Vicolo Savelli, 13
      Rome 00186 Italy

      Tel. +39 6 686 1877 / +39 66860 0278

      www.lamontecarlo.it/

 

MET

Italian cuisine and sushi. Young, good-looking and well-dressed crowd. Dress to Impress!

      P.le di Ponte Milvio, 34 Roma

      Reservations - tel. 06.3322.1237

      Closed Sunday

 

RISTORANTE ALLA RAMPA

Roman cuisine. Great Atmosphere. Casual.

      Piazza Mignanelli, 18 (piazza di spagna)

      Tel. 06.678.2621

      Closed Sunday and August

 

IL MARGUTTA RISTORANTE

Elegant vegetarian restaurant.

      Via Margutta 118 - 00187 Roma   

      Tel. 06.326.505.77

      www.ilmargutta.it

      Email: staff@ilmargutta.it

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  Pantheon, Rome

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