Haunted Rome: 5 Spooky Places to See This Halloween

Hallows-week is here! What better way to celebrate than exploring the city’s spookiest sites? With thousands of years of history, Rome has no shortage of potentially haunted locations – some of them may even surprise you.  Here are 5 spooky places to visit this Halloween in Rome:

1. Castel Sant’Angelo and Ponte Sant’Angelo

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Castel Sant’Angelo is a staple of the Roman skyline, but it also has a dark past. Particularly during the Renaissance era, Castel was one of multiple sites in Rome where papal executions would take place. A multitude of executions took place on the bridge in front of Castel, Ponte Sant’Angelo. The papal state also used it as a prison where many died while waiting for their sentence. Considering the history of the landmark, it is not surprising that it has been the site of many ghostly sitings.

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The most well-known haunting of Castel Sant’Angelo and the nearby bridge is the story of Beatrice Cenci.  Beatrice was the daughter of a wealthy aristocrat who was sentenced to death in 1599 for the murder of her father.  Beatrice was executed at the gallows once raised in front of Castel Sant’Angelo. Since then, both visitors and locals have claimed to see her headless ghost walking across the bridge on the night of September 10th to 11th. However, sightings of Beatrice are not limited to September 11th, so perhaps she will make an appearance this Halloween.

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Castel is also allegedly haunted by the ghost of Mastro Titta – who is commonly referred to as the legendary executioner of Rome.  Between 1796 and 1864 Titta executed 816 prisoners on behalf of the Papal State.There have been many claims that Titta can be seen walking Ponte Sant’Angelo at dusk wearing a red cloak. It is said that he offers passersby tobacco, just like he used to do for those awaiting execution.

Where: Lungotevere Castello, 50

When: 9:00-19:30 daily

Entrance: 11€-16€

2. Death’s Portal

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St. Peter’s Basilica is home to 5 sets of bronze doors – each depicting important Catholic beliefs or experiences. The most prominenet of these doors is the Holy Door – which is only open on Jubilee years.  Less prominent are the set of doors referred to as the Doors of Death.  Located to the far left of the Basilica’s portico, the Doors of Death depict morbid scenes including the deaths of Jesus, Mary and St. Peter.  Considering the content of these doors it is not surprising that they were used for funeral processions. Many even refuse to walk through these doors for fear of being cursed.

You can see the Doors of Death on Enjoy Rome’s tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.  Go to www.enjoyrome.com to book! 

Where: St Peter’s Basilica, Piazza San Pietro

When: Open daily 7:00-18:30

3. Campo dei’ Fiori and the Ghost of Giordano Bruno

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Campo de’ Fiori is one of Rome’s most lively areas. However, both visitors and locals often overlook the ominous statue located at the centre of the piazza.  The statue is of Giordano Bruno, an Italian philosopher and astrologer who is best known for his theories of the cosmos. Bruno was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition and sentenced to death. On February 17th, 1600 Bruno was executed in Campo dei’ Fiori.  Many have claimed to see his ghost wandering the piazza at night or looking down on the crowd from one of the terraces above.

Where: Piazza Campo de’Fiori

4. Crypt of the Capuchin Friars

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This location is both creepy and fascinating all at the same time, thus making for the perfect Halloween visit.  The Crypt of the Capuchin Friars is located within catacombs of the Church of Our Lady of Conception of the Capuchins.  The church itself was completed in the 17th century . It is not exactly known when the catacombs were constructed, however it is believed to have been between 1732 and 1775. The crypts themselves are comprised of 5 rooms decorated with the bones of 4,000 friars.  The decorations include instricate designs and patters such as crosses, crowns, and even a chandelier.  Not to mention the eerie plaque that reads “What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be”.

Where: Via Vittorio Veneto, 27

When: Open daily 9:00-12:00 and 15:00-18:00

Entrance: 4€-6€

5. San Callisto Catacombs

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There are many catacomb sites in and around Rome, but the most popular are probably the San Callisto Catacombs located on the Appian Way.  The catacombs are a massive underground burial complex where popes, martyrs and other Christians have been buried for centuries – including the original crypt of St. Cecilia.  It is difficult to get much spookier than miles of dimply lit crypts where the souls of thousands were buried.

Want to learn more about the San Callisto Catacombs? Book your spot on our guided tour of the Catacombs and the Appian Way! 

 

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October 28th – November 3rd in Rome

It may be hallows-week, but there is still plenty of other things to see and do in Rome! Here are 5 interesting events to add to your calendar this week:

1. Van Gogh Alive: The Experience 

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This multimedia exhibition brings the works of Vincent Van Gogh to life! Using Sensory4 Technology, the exhibit uses 50 high definition projectors to display more than 3,000 graphics and pairs them with a powerful soundtrack – immersing visitors in Van Gogh’s most famous pieces from 1880-1890.  Experience a new depth to Van Gogh’s masterpieces and his unique style at this exhibit.

When: October 25th to December 31st / Monday to Thursday 10:00-20:00, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00-23:00, Sundays 10:00 to 21:00

Where: Palazzo degli Esami – Via Girolamo Induno, 4

Tickets: 12€-15€

2. Via Margutta Art Exhibit 

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This event is not your average art exhibit.  From October 28th to November 1st visitors and locals have the chance to explore the open-air art exhibit on Via Margutta.  More than 100 painters will be showcased and visitors have the opportunity to purchase the works they see. You may have heard of Via Margutta before; not only is it one of Rome’s most charming streets, but it is also one of the locations where Roman Holiday was filmed.  In the movie, Gregory Peck’s character lives in an apartment on Via Margutta, 51.  Experience a bit of Hollywood while also supporting local artisans!

When: October 28th to November 1st / 10:00 -21:00 daily 

Where: Via Margutta (Close to the Spanish Steps) 

Tickets: Free entry

3. All Saints Day 

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All Saints Day (Festa di Oggnisanti) is both a religious and national holiday in Italy celebrating the Saints of the Catholic Church. Its origins date back to Ancient times and it has been a public holiday since 1949. Important Information: Since Oggnisanti is a public holiday, schools and many businesses will be closed. These closures may be partial or the entire day depending on the business. The Vatican Musems will be closed and St. Peter’s Basilica will be operating on a Sunday schedule: 7:00-18:30 with masses every hours between 7 and 12, as well as an evening mass at 17:00. The Colosseum will be operating normally.

When: November 1st

4. Edward Hopper Exhibit 

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This exhibit features one of the most well-known American artists of the 20th century. Edward Hopper was a prominent realist painter whose paintings have provided interesting insights into American culture for the past century. Hopper was best known for his oil paintings, however he was also very talented with watercolours and print-making.  This exhibit features 60 of Hopper’s works – highlighting Hopper’s focus on the common features of American life as well as seascapes and rural landscapes. Featured works include Le Bistro or The Wine Shop (1909), New York Interior (19211), and South Carolina Morning (1955).

When: Through February 12th / Monday to Thursday 9:30-19:30, Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 to 22:00, and Sundays 9:30 to 20:30

Where: Complesso del Vittoriano, Via di San Pietro in Carcere

Tickets: 12€-14€

5. The Cure in Concert 

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British rock/punk group the Cure will be playing a live concert at the Palalottomatica Sports Arena on October 30th.  At this point it appears that most tickets are sold out, but you never know!

When: October 30th

Where: Palalottomatica Sports Arena – Piazzale Pier Luigi Nervi, 1

Tickets: Prices vary

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Fun Facts: The Pantheon

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Mercato Mondays: Mercato Centrale, Termini

In 2014, Mercato Centrale opened in the heart of Florence and it was a huge success. Thanks to the same team, Rome now has a Mercato Cemercatomondaysntrale of its own inside Termini Station.  Although this market does not exactly convey the traditional Italian market experience, it does bring together some of the region’s best food producers.  That is why we chose to explore the new Mercato Central Roma for Enjoy Rome’s first Mercato Monday.

Where: Termini Station – accessible from Via Golitti, 36

When: 7:oo – 00:00 daily


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Termini station is Rome’s main hub for public transportation as well as trains outside of the city.  The building itself was inaugurated in 1950 and takes its name from the nearby Baths of Diocletian (thermae in latin).  The newest addtion to Termini (Mercato Centrale Roma) officially opened on October 5th – transforming the station into a new cultural and culinary centre.

The first floor of the market houses 15 vendors offering some of Italy’s culinary classics as well as some modern twists.  Don’t let the food court-style seating fool you, each vendor prides themselves on the quality and authenticity of their food. There is an abundance of choices to satisfy any craving, but here are some of our highlights:

Baker Gabriele Bonci has brought his famous pizza al taglio (Roman pizza by the slice), foccacia, and cakes to the market.

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For an authentic selection of meats and charchuterie, Mercato Centrale has recruited renowed butcher Roberto Liberati. 

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Beppe e i Suoi Formaggi – one of Rome’s best wine and cheese bars – can also be found in the market and offers an impressive selection of cheeses from Piemonte and Sardinia.

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It is hard not to notice the enourmous marble chimney at the centre of the market. Composed of Portuguese marble, this chimney was designed by Angiolo Mazzoni in the 1930s and acts as a focal point for the market.

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On the second floor you will find additional dining space, a pantry-like grocer, as well as a small coffeeshop.  However, the gem of the second floor is Michelin star chef Oliver Glowig‘s restaurant.

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The third floor houses space for cultural events and seminars – both private and public.

There is no denying the chaos and somewhat daunting nature of Termini Station, but the new Mercato Centrale is changing that by providing a welcoming environment for both tourists and locals alike.

 

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October 21st-28th in Rome

October is quickly coming to a close and November is just around the corner. Here are 5 must see events to add to your calendar this week:

1. International Photography Festival of Rome 

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This year marks the 15th edition of the International Photography Festival of Rome. Entitled “Roma, il Mondo”, the exhibit aims to highlight the juxtaposition of international culture in Rome through photography. The exhibit features works by both emerging and established Italian photographers, as well as international entries.

When: October 21st – January 8th, Tuesday to Sunday 10:30-19:30

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art – Via Nizza 138

Tickets: 9€ – 11€

2. Exhibit: Valeriano Ciai 1928-2013

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This exhibit features 30 works by the famous Roman painter Valeriano Ciai – tracing the development of his life, artistic career and the city of Rome itself. Hosted by the Museum of Rome in Trastevere, this exhibit provides an interesting exploration of Italian realism and abstract art from 1928 to 2013.

When: Until November 6th – Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-20:00

Where: Museo di Roma

Tickets: 5€-6€

3. Giornata del Teatro 

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October 22nd was declared the national Day of Theatre in hopes of providing the public with the opportunity to re-explore theatric world.  As part of this declararion, all of Italy’s theatres will be open to the public on Saturday for tours as well as live performances.

When: Saturday October 22nd – times vary

Where: Please note that the specific location depends on which theatre you would like to visit.  Check out our blog post dedicated to Giornata del Teatro  5 theatres to see in Rome for more information!

Tickets: Free

4. Notte Bianca at Villa Medici

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Villa Medici will be celebrating Notte Bianca – or the White Night – on October 27th.  The nocturnal celebration will feature art installations throughout the Villa as well as the gardens!

When: October 27th at 19:00 – October 28th at 4:00

Where: Villa Medici – Viale della Trinita dei Monti

Tickets: Free

5. Rome’s Film Festival Continues

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As we discussed in our previous post, Rome’s 11th annual film festival continues until October 23rd! The festival includes over 40 official film selections including Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep, as well as Oliver Stone’s highly anticipated film Snowden. In addition to film screenings the festival will also include art/film exhibitions, debates and panel discussions. Events will be held at the Parco Della Musica Auditorium, Maxxi Museum, and more.

When: Until October 23rd

Where: Event locations may vary; please visit romacinemafest.it for more details

Tickets: Tickets vary depending on the event; please visit romacinemafest.it for more details

October 21st-28th in Rome

The theatre holds an important place in  Italy’s culture and history. This has led to the Italian Minister of Culture declaring October 22nd Giornata del Teatro (Day of Theatre) in Italy.  On this day, the public has the opportunity to re-discover the value of the theatre by way of free access, tours and performances at Italy’s major theatres/opera houses.  Here is a list of 5 historical theatres/opera houses in Rome to explore on Giornata del Teatro:

1. Teatro Argentina

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Located at Largo di Torre Argentina,  this 18th century opera house is one of the oldest in the city.  The theatre was designed by Italian architect Girolamo Theodoli after being commissioned by the Sforza Cesarini family.  Teatro Argentina officially opened in 1732 and has since been regarded as an architectual jewel ever since. In addition to its beauty, the opera house has also cultivated a great deal of historic importance over the years.  For example, a variety of notable premieres have taken place here including Rossini’s Barber of Seville in 1816.  The location of the theatre itself is also incredibly interesting as it is the same square where the Curia of Pompey stood in ancient times – also known as the site where Julius Cesar was assasinated during the Ides of March in 44 BC.

Where: Largo di Torre Argentina, 52

2. Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

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Teatro dell’Opera di Roma was originally opened in 1880 with a seating capacity of over 2,200.  Famous for it’s lavish decor/design, the opera house was commissioned by Domenico Costanzi and designed by Milanese architect Achille Sfondrini. The theatre has held a prominent position in Rome’s cultural circles as it was the host of 46 premiere performances from 1880 to 1926. Although renovations have limited its orginal seating to about 1,600, the theatre is still regarded as a cornerstone of opera culture in Rome as performances continue today.

Where: Piazza Beniamino Gigli, 1

3. Teatro Quirino 

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Teatro Quirino was built in 1871 and is located in the heart of the historic centre. It was commissioned by Prince Maffeo Sciarra who was inspired to name it after Rome’s origins – Quirinale Hill (one of the seven hills of Rome) and the mythological god Quirinus. The theatre has been tranformed over the years by various renovations, however it remains a hub for theatric arts in Rome today.

Where: Via Delle Vergini,7

4. Teatro Sistina 

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Teatro Sistina was officially inaugurated in 1949 as a cinema-theatre and was designed by Italian architect Marcello Piacentini. Although Sistina is much younger than the other theatres/opera houses on this list, it has become one of the most important theatres in Italy.  The theatre was made famous by the works of Italian playwrights Garinei and Giovannini.  It has also hosted many prominent artists, comedians and musicals over the years.

Where: Via Sistina, 129

5. Teatro Valle 

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Teatro Valle was built by Italian architect Tommaso Morelli in 1726 after the Capranica family commissioned it for private use. Although the theatre has been renovated many times since its opening, it was originally designed as a classical Italian theatre – a wooden horseshoe shaped structure with 5 tiers of viewing boxes and a gallery.  Teatro Valle has been home to many notable premieres over the centuries such as works by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini.  The theatre has also become an important symbol of artistic independence in Rome since it was occupied by a group of protestors in 2011 who were arguing against the theatre’s possible privatization.

Where: Via del Teatro Valle, 21

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October 13th-20th in Rome

Fall is here and so are a variety of new things to see and do in the Eternal City! Here are 5 things to add to your calendar this week:

1. Outdoor Festival 2016 

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This October marks the 7th annual Outdoor Festival in Rome. This unique, month-long event seeks to give new life to the city’s neglected urban spaces by transforming them and putting them to use. This year’s festival takes place at the former military barracks referred to as Ex-Caserma. Throughout the festival there are a variety of artistic and cultural events scheduled including dedicated Saturdays to each participating country and film screenings on Sundays.

Where: Ex-Caserma di Via Guido Reni, 7

When: Until October 31st; please see website for specific event times www.out-door.it

Tickets: 8€ entry fee

2. Rome Film Festival 

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Rome’s 11th annual film festival begins on October 13th! The festival includes over 40 official film selections including Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep, as well as Oliver Stone’s highly anticipated film Snowden. In addition to film screenings the festival will also include art/film exhibitions, debates and panel discussions. Events will be held at the Parco Della Musica Auditorium, Maxxi Museum, and more.

When: October 13th-23rd

Where: Event locations may vary; please visit romacinemafest.it for more details

Tickets: Tickets vary depending on the event; please visit romacinemafest.it for more details

3. Exhibit: Love 

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This collection of contemporary art explores how artists of the past century have expressed love in their works. Using a variety of different mediums, these works explore different themes in the context of love – passion, jealousy, etc. Artists include (but are not limited to) Francesco Vezzoli, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselman.

When: Until February 19th; Mon-Fri 10am to 8pm / Sat-Sun 10am to 9pm

Where: Chiostro Del Bramante – Via Arco Della Pace, 5

Tickets: 11€ – 13€

4. Exhibit: La Spina Del Borgo 

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This exhibit gives you the chance to explore Rome’s changing urban landscape. Hosted by the Capitoline Museums, this exhibit focuses on La Spina del Borgo – a renaissance era block that once stood near St. Peter’s. This block was demolished under Mussolini’s regime in the 1930s to make room for today’s famous Via Della Conciliazione.

When: Until November 20th; open daily 9:30am to 7:30pm

Where: Museii Capitolini – Piazza Del Campidoglio, 1

Tickets: 11€-15€

5. Exhibit: Roma Anni Trenta 

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This ecclectic assortment of artistic works explores multiples themes/ viewpoints with the aim of showing the significance of art in Italian culture.  From the Roman School to the Fascist Era, this exhibit is made up of a vast selection of works including sculptures, paintings, mosaics, historical documents, and photography.

When: Until October 30th; Tue-Sun 10:00am to 6:30pm

Where: Galleria d’Arte Moderna – Via Francesco Crispi, 24

Tickets: 6,50€ – 7,50€

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Five Go-To Restaurants for Authentically Roman Pasta 

Tradition is incredibly important when it comes to Italian food. Over the years, different communities have produced their own culinary specialities. This is particularly true when it comes to pasta – all over Italy you will find different pasta dishes belonging to specific regions. In Rome, these pasta dishes are cacio e pepe, amatriciana, and carbonara. 

Cacio e Pepe 

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This satisfying pasta is cherished as one of Rome’s signatures dishes by both locals and tourists. Made from pecorino cheese and black pepper, cacio e pepe never disappoints despite its simple ingredients.

Amatriciana 

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Although the origins of this dish can be traced back to the small town of Amatrice, the dish has long been recognized as a Roman staple. Made from tomato, precorino cheese and guanciale (cured pork cheek), its no wonder this savoury dish is so popular.

It is important to note that Amatrice was one of the towns affected by the August 2016 earthquake. For more information on how you can contribute to continued relief efforts, please visit the International Red Cross’ website.

Carbonara 

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Probably the most well known dish on our list, Carbonara has become a symbol of Roman culinary tradition. Made from eggs, cheese (traditionally pecorino), and black pepper Carbonara is the ultimate Italian comfort food.

Wondering where to find these Italian specialities? Here are 5 restaurants in Rome that serve up some of the best pasta in the city. Each restaurant has been carefully selected to ensure the best quality and easy access from one of our walking tours!

1. Trattoria da Danilo

Da Danilo is known for authentic italian cuisine, rustic atmosphere as well as a their selection of local wines. Located near the Colosseum and not far from our offices, this restaurant is easily accessible from our Ancient tour and promises some of the best Carbonara in Rome.

Where: Via Petrarca, 13

Our recommendation: Spaghetti alla carbonara

2. Armando al Pantheon 

Family run 1961, this small Italian eatery has been influenced by generations. Armando al Pantheon is tucked away on a small street off of Piazza della Rotonda (Pantheon) and is recognized as a Roman staple for authentic cuisine.

Where: Salita dei Crescenzi, 31

Our recommendation: Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

3. The Old Bear 

Located a short walk from Piazza Navona, the Old Bear offers an authentic pasta experience with a twist. Although the restaurant offers a variety of choices, the pasta dishes are always a crowd pleaser.

Where:  Via dei Gigli d’oro, 3

Our recommendation: Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana

4. La Carbonara 

Located in the charming Monti neighborhood, this restaurant is famous for its namesake.

Where: Via Panisperna, 214

Our recommendation: Spaghetti alla Carbonara

5. L’Arcangelo

If you are searching for an authentic Italian meal near Vatican City, look no further than L’Arcangelo. In addition to other traditional dishes, this eatery offers some of the best pasta in Rome.

Where: Via Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli, 59

Our recommendation: Ghnocci Amatriciana

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September 26th to October 2nd in Rome

High tourist season may be coming to a close, but in a city such as Rome there is always something to see/do! Here are 5 things to add to your calendar this week:

1. The Spanish Steps have reopened! 

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The Spanish Steps are one of Rome’s most well known landmarks and they have been feautured in numerous films – most notably seen in the 1953 classic Roman Holiday. After being closed for cleaning/restoration, the steps were officially reopened to the public on September 23rd. Although you may have missed the spectacular opening ceremony on the 23rd, seeing the Steps in their everyday glory is an important part of any trip to Rome.

Where to find them: Piazza di Spagna, Rome

2. International Street Food Parade

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Italy may be known for its cuisine, but sometimes it can be refreshing to mix it up. From September 30th -October 2, Rome will be having its very own international street food festival. The event includes over 60 food trucks and food stands featuring Italian, international and fusion menus. Whether it’s lampredotto toscano, empanadas, or fish & chips this festival is sure to satisfy every culinary craving.

When: September 30th (18:00-00:00); October 1st/October 2nd (12:00-00:00)

Where to find it: Ex Mattatoio Testaccio – Via Largo Dino Frisullo

Tickets: Free Entry

3. Marino Wine Festival 

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Commonly referred to as the Sagra dell’Uva Festival, this event is perfect for wine lovers and adventure seekers alike. The festival is one of the oldest and most famous in Italy including culture, food and (of course) wine – it even features a fountain flowing entirely from vino!

When: First weekend of October; note Sunday is the main day for festivities

Where to find it: Marino, Italy (1 hour from Rome by car; 30 minutes by train direct from Termini Station)

Tickets: Free Entry

4. Basim Magdy Art Exhibit 

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Winner of Deutche Banks’s 2016 Artist of the Year Award, Egyptian artist Basim Magdy is a force to be reckoned with. From September 15th to October 30th, Rome’s Maxxi Museum will be home to over 30 works by the artist – including photography, video and drawing installations. The exhibit explores the fluidity between reality/fantasy and – in some cases – can simply be described as out of this world. This exhibit is sure to provoke a great deal of thought from those who visit it.

When: September 15th-October 30th; Tues-Fri 11:00-19:00 / Sun 11:00-22:00

Where to find it: MAXXI Museum, Via Guido Reni 4a

Tickets: 10€ for adults, 8€ for students, 4€ for children

5. Roma Pop City Exhibit 

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Inspired by Italy’s urbanization/cultural evolution in the 1960s, this exhibit features over 100 works of Italian contemporary art. If you like thought provoking yet unconventional art, this exhibit is for you.

When: Until November 27th

Where to find it: Macro Museum, Via Nizzi, 138

Tickets: 9€ – 11€


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5 Must-Try Gelaterias in Rome

No trip to Italy is complete without a cup (or 3) of gelato, but the number of Roman gelaterias can make it difficult to know which to choose. Below are 5 gelato shops – recommended by our staff –  you don’t want to miss! Each shop is also easily accessible from one of our tours. There’s no better way to end an afternoon of touring the Vatican or the Colosseum than with a serving of this delicious Italian treat!

1. Gelateria Frigidarium 

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Don’t let the line steer you away, it is definitely worth the wait! Located just a short walk from Piazza Navona, Frigidarium offers seasonal flavours and aritisanal craftsmanship. For all the chocolate lovers out there, Frigidarium also gives you the option of dipping your cone in freshly melted chocolate – think Dairy Queen dipped cone but 1000 times better.

Where to find it: Via del Governo Vecchio, 112 (3 minutes walking from Piazza Navona)

Our recommendation: Lemon and Raspberry

2. Gelateria Della Palma 

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This centrally located shop offers more than 150 flavours to choose from! Need we say more?

Where to find it: Via Della Maddalena, 19-23 (5 minutes walking from Pantheon)

Our recommendation: stracchietella & pistacchio
3. Gelateria Fassi 

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Operating since 1880, Gelateria Fassi is the place to go for a traditional gelato experience. This family run establishment is known for its artisanal flavour choices that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Hint hint: they are also known for their tiramisu.

Where to find it: Via Principe Eugenio, 65 (not far from Termini Station)

Our recommendation: Fiore di Latte
4. Gelateria dei Gracchi

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Just a short walk from the Vatican, this charming shop is your go-to for organic and gluten free ingredients.

Where to find it: Via dei Gracchi, 272

Our reccomendation: Banana and hazelnut
5. I Caruso 

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Also located near Termini station, I Caruso is the place to go for simple, fresh and artisanal flavours. Their hand whipped panna will also leave you dreaming.

Where to find it: Via Collina, 13

Our recommendation: anything with panna on top, also be sure to try their coffee!

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Do you have any gelato favourites in the city? Leave a comment and let us know! 

 

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