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Where can I get the best pizza in Rome?
Seu Pizza Illuminati is THE pizza place. Find it a 20-minute stroll down the Tiber from citizenM; expect a cool vibe and every kind of Neapolitan pie your brain can conjure up. Or maybe you're after pizza al taglio (that's 'by the slice')! Head to the Testaccio neighbourhood (a.k.a. foodie heaven) where Volpetti Più serves wow-factor pizza slices with classic combinations. Simplicity really makes those flavours shine.
Where is the best area to stay in Rome?
Rome can get super busy no matter the time of year, so if you want to keep things central but need a break from the buzz, opt for a stay near the River Tiber. Or if you're after funky vibes and bohemian cafes, Trastevere is for you. Nestled on the south bank of the river, away from all the tourist hotspots, this neighbourhood is famous for its vibrant nightlife, cosy trattorias and endless old-world charm. Lose yourself in the narrow, cobbled lanes on your way to Campo de' Fiori market or the beautiful Basilica di Santa Maria.
What is the best rooftop bar in Rome?
With a skyline of centuries-old buildings, the best place to say 'saluti' is on a rooftop bar. Roof Garden Les Étoiles looks out over St Peter’s Basilica with panoramic city views. Go for a Bellini and choose your best Instagram angle. Or for something a bit more central with a sleek and modern touch, head up to Minerva Roof Garden. Throw on your favourite stylish top for an ultra-classy sunset photo-op.
What can I do in Rome in one weekend?
In Rome for a short time only? You're in luck – it's is a city where no itinerary is needed, and you'll stumble across incredible things just by taking a stroll.
That said, if you're a gotta-see-it-all traveler, the city's best (tourist) bits are within easy reach of the hotel. On day one, get your bearings at the Trevi Fountain, then head to the nearby Spanish Steps. Take a bus or scooter down to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum until it's time for pasta in Testaccio. On day two, swing by the Villa Borghese on the way to Vatican City and its Sistine Chapel. Grab a cannoli at The Pasticceria Siciliana before heading back to your luscious XL king-size bed.
When is the best time to visit Rome?
Visit from mid-March to May to beat the big crowds and get a more authentic experience. Temperatures can reach a swoon-worthy 24 degrees at this time of year, so you can still pack those sandals.
What are the best restaurants in Rome?
The Testaccio neighbourhood (a 22-min bus ride from our door) is renowned for having the best food in Rome. For that authentic Roma feel, Felice a Testaccio is the jewel in the crown. Things might look super-modern inside, but these rustic pasta dishes are real classics – just like nonna used to make. Push the boat out and go for a romantic dinner at Enoteca La Torre next to the river in Della Vittoria. Serving sophisticated southern Italian dishes, this elegant restaurant is set in a villa filled with frescoes – so dress up and feel as good as you look.
Where are the best cocktail bars in Rome?
Negroni sbagliato, anyone? This Italian classic actually means "messed-up negroni" but there's definitely nothing wrong with this delectable drink. Head down to The Jerry Thomas Project, Rome's old-world speakeasy. Feel the theatrics of this 1920s bar and add a dash of prosecco to your drink. If you hadn't heard, it's divine. Or come up for air in the modern day and pull up a seat at Freni e Frizioni. You'll be surrounded by inspiring artwork and chandeliers at this vibrant street bar packed full of local beers and wine.
Where are the best shopping areas in Rome?
What city break in Rome would be complete without a shopping spree? Via Del Corso is Rome's most famous shopping street, linking Piazza del Popolo with Piazza Venezia. Looking for Italian ceramics? Via Del Corso has it. High-end fashion? Yep, that too. Everyday brands? Via Del Corso has it all. For something a little more out of the ordinary, Via di Monserrato – just west of the centre – is full of quirky shops and oddities that make for the perfect, thoughtful gift for that unique person in your life.
Where can I eat like a local in Rome?
Not afraid of a little commute? Take a bus ride from Termini train station to Osteria Bonelli for homestyle Roman meals. Here, you'll enjoy hearty portions of really memorable dishes for reasonable prices. Prefer a place you can walk to from the hotel? Head to La Fraschetta di Sandro in Testaccio. This is the place to get homemade wine and paper plates piled high with cured meats and other delicacies. You'll give a hearty 'grazie' when you're full.
How do I travel in Rome?
Travel around Rome by metro, bus, tram or urban railway (there's pretty much everything to choose from). Metro lines cut across the city diagonally, with stops at most major attractions, or you can walk 1 minute from citizenM to the nearest bus stop. Bene! Or for shorter distances, grab an e-scooter and fly across the city at your own pace.