PORTAPORTESE (P.ZZA di Porta Portese)
Rummaging through the stalls of this colourful, historic market on a Sunday morning is an experience not to be missed. Everything you could possibly imagine is sold here, from vintage clothing, design objects
TESTACCIO AND THE MACRO
Testaccio is like a small town inside the very heart of Rome and as it is where much of the city’s nightlife evolves, it has an atmosphere all of its own. It is also home to the “Macro
THE JEWISH GHETTO
Strolling through the lanes and alleys of the Ghetto, the traditional home of Rome’s Jewish community is an opportunity to experience the charm and unmistakable atmosphere of Rome as it once was – and to see the Fontana delle Tartarughe (Tortoise Fountain) in Piazza Mattei, one of the most picturesque corners of the city.
The smallest inhabited island in the world emerges from the waters of the River Tiber. The mysterious atmosphere is only part of the reason it is a popular meeting place during Roman summers.
THE BOTANIC GARDENS AND THE JANICULUM HILL
Situated right in the city centre and covering some 12 hectares (more than 29 acres) of parkland, there is plenty of space to escape from the hustle and bustle of the Eternal City and it is so much more than a simple park. Make your way to the top of the Janiculum Hill to enjoy the most beautiful view of Rome you will ever see as your eyes try to take in the spectacle of rooftops, ancient ruins, monuments, church domes and hills stretching out in front of you.
This fascinating industrial area of the city is full of interesting murals and old, abandoned factories and is characterized by the famous iron “amphitheatre”. If you look at it from the Teatro India on the Tiber embankment, you’ll also be able to see the old quays and cargo hoists…