Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Rome. WTR's Rome map shows you he location of the Borghese Gallery and Museum and the Piazza Navona .
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Retrobottega and what to order at Caffè Sant'Eustachio. Then you're off to Florence.
Welge Travel Report Notables in Rome
Getting around in Rome
Public transportation in Rome
WTR's Tony Transit says for the best advice on public transportation what you need to know is here https://www.rometoolkit.com/transport/rome_travel_pass.htm)
People Watching in Rome
Our Francois Flaneur says Via del Pignetto is your best bet for "PW".
Beverages in Rome
Cappuccino, tea and for wines our Winnie Winesnob says the best choices are the popular local grape varieties are Trebbiano Toscano Malvassia, Cesanese and Frascati.
Dining in Rome
WTR's Carlota Cuisine thinks the best place to have lunch in Rome is at Il Pagliaccio - L: W-Sa, D: Tu-Sa, Via dei Banchi Vecehi, 129/a, 39 06 6880 9595
You can enjoy a tasting menu or a la carte. Starters are oysters, red prawns or seafood salad. For a first course pasta with sea urchins and snails or tortellini with ossobuco are choices.
Your main is red snapper with fennel and eggplant or lamb with black garlic and artichokes.
Dessert is hazelnut and coffee pralines. They have a world-class wine cellar. We like the '09 Northern Italian Cabernet Iugum.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Rome
WTR's Shauna Showtime say for the best nightlife check out Viccolo de Cinque Street between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Garibaldi, Pignetto and the Madonna dei Monti.
Shopping in Rome
Everywhere you go in Rome there are shops, boutiques, stores and galleries to tempt your indulgence. Our Shari Shopper recommends a walk along the Via della'Orso to see the best work of Rome's remaining craftsmen.
Business Information for Rome
Rome is open for your Business! Check out (turismoroma.it/?lang=en)
US Embassy: via Vittorio Veneto 121, 39 06-46741 (http://italy.usembassy.gov/acs.html)
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Recognition for Rome
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Rome.
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our features museums such as: Maxxi Museum
Now through September 16, 2018 see Zevi's Architects
MAXXI is an exhibition in collaboration with the Bruno Zevi Foundation to the great historian, lecturer, critic, politician and designer, and to the modern and contemporary Italian architecture, supported and promoted through his work.
Through drawings , models and other visual materials , the exhibition intends to clarify the fundamental role played by Zevi in the Italian post-war architectural debate, highlighting the importance of the relationship between architecture and active politics.
Maurizio Sacripanti , Luigi Pellegrin , Franco Albini , Giovanni Michelucci , Mario Ridolfi and Carlo Mollinoare just a few of the 35 featured architects whose designs, published and supported by Zevi, his career in over 50 years of critical, militant activity.
Zevi's complete criticism and writing, his political and social passion and his presence in a civic history of the country