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Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Pocket Rome is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the sensational sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces at Villa Borghese, experience the awe-inspiring ancient amphitheatre that is the Colosseum, and walk one of the world's oldest roads: the Appian Way - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Rome and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Rome: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers: Centro Storico, Tridente, Trevi, the Quirinale, Monti, Esquilino, San Giovanni, Celio, Aventino, Trastevere, Vatican City and more. The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Rome is our colourful, easy to use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, and is packed with the best sights and experiences for a short trip or weekend away. Want more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Italy for an in-depth guide to the country. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.



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Date de parution 01 décembre 2019
Nombre de lectures 19
EAN13 9781788687218
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 28 Mo

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Plan Your Trip

Welcome to Rome
Top Sights
Drinking & Nightlife
Art & Museums
For Free
For Kids
Four Perfect Days
Need to Know
Rome Neighbourhoods

Explore Rome

Ancient Rome
Centro Storico
Vatican City, Borgo & Prati
Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale
Monti & Esquilino
Hanging Out in San Lorenzo
San Giovanni & Celio
Aventino & Testaccio
Ostiense & San Paolo
Trastevere & Gianicolo

Worth a Trip

Museo e Galleria Borghese
Via Appia Antica

Survival Guide

Survival Guide
Before You Go
Arriving in Rome
Getting Around
Essential Information
Behind the Scenes
Our Writers
Welcome to Rome

A heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and charismatic cities. Iconic monuments and priceless masterpieces recall its epic past, while everyday life plays out on streets packed with colourful markets and old-school trattorias, chic boutiques and hidden cocktail bars. Visit once and you’ll be hooked for life.

St Peter’s Basilica | CGE2010 / SHUTTERSTOCK ©
Rome Top Sights

1 Colosseum
Rome’s iconic ancient amphitheatre.


Rome Top Sights
1 Vatican Museums
Sistine Chapel and awe-inspiring art.


Rome Top Sights
1 Pantheon
A masterpiece of ancient architecture.


Rome Top Sights
1 Museo e Galleria Borghese
Sensational sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces.


Rome Top Sights
1 St Peter’s Basilica
The Vatican’s majestic showpiece church.


Rome Top Sights
1 Via Appia Antica
Ancient road riddled with catacombs.


Rome Top Sights
1 Roman Forum
Ancient Rome’s nerve centre.


Rome Top Sights
1 Trevi Fountain
Rome’s most famous fountain.


Rome Top Sights
1 Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
Classical art treasures.


Rome Top Sights
1 Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Monumental papal basilica.


Rome Top Sights
1 Spanish Steps & Piazza di Spagna
Great people-watching.


Rome Top Sights
1 Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Rome’s oldest church dedicated to Mary.


This is a city that lives to eat. Food feeds the Roman soul, and a social occasion would be nothing without it. Over recent decades the restaurant scene has become increasingly sophisticated, but traditional no-frills trattorias still provide Rome’s most memorable gastronomic experiences.


Roman Trattorias
The bedrock of the Roman food scene has long been the family-run trattorias that pepper the city’s streets and piazzas. These simple eateries, often with rickety wooden tables and nonna (grandma) at the stove, have been feeding visitors for centuries and are still the best bet for no-nonsense Roman dishes such as amatriciana (a tomato sauce flavoured with guanciale – c ured pig’s cheek – and served with pasta, typically thick spaghetti called bucatini ) or carbonara ( guanciale , egg and salty pecorino roman o cheese paired with spaghetti or rigatoni pasta tubes).

Street Food
Street food is hugely popular in Rome and recent years have seen a trend for gourmet fast food sweep the city. Alongside pizza al taglio (sliced pizza) joints and gelaterie, you’ll find numerous places serving classic snacks such as supplì (fried rice balls with various fillings) and fritti (fried foods) with a modern twist.

Best Sliced Pizza
Bonci Pizzarium Pizza slices created by the master, Gabriele Bonci.
Forno Roscioli Thin and crispy, this is some of the best pizza rossa (with tomato) in Rome, if not the world.
La Renella Historic bakery known for its bread, biscuits and pizza slices.
Antico Forno Urbani Kosher bakery in the Ghetto with incredible pizza bianca (with olive oil and rosemary).

Best Gelato
Fatamorgana Rome’s finest artisanal flavours, now in multiple central locations.
Gelateria del Teatro Around 40 choices of delicious ice cream, all made on site.
Gelateria Dei Gracchi A taste of heaven in several locations across Rome.
Fior di Luna Great artisan ice cream in Trastevere.

Best Traditional Roman
Flavio al Velavevodetto Classic cucina romana in a popular neighbourhood trattoria.
Da Enzo Hugely popular Trastevere address, known for quality sourced ingredients.
Hostaria Romana A model trattoria good for the Roman staples.

Best Modern Roman
L’Arcangelo Updated takes on classic Roman dishes at this Prati favourite.
Pianostrada Modern Roman dining with a strong emphasis on vegetables.
La Ciambella Set over the ancient Terme di Agrippa, but the cuisine is unabashedly modern.
Salumeria Roscioli Deli-restaurant serving traditional food with a contemporary sensibility.

Top Tips
A In restaurants, it’s standard practice to be given bread and charged for it whether you eat it or not.
A Tipping: round the bill up or leave a euro or two in pizzerias/trattorias; five to 10% is fine in smarter restaurants.

Drinking & Nightlife

There’s simply no city with better backdrops for a coffee or drink than Rome: you can sip espresso in historic cafes, claim piazza seating for an aperitivo or wander from wine bar to restaurant to late-night drinking den, getting happily lost down picturesque cobbled streets in the process.


Where to Drink
Options range from traditional cafes, seemingly unchanged in centuries, to old-school enoteche (wine bars), craft beer pubs, and chic lounge bars serving aperitivi to the glitterati. The hottest drinking trend right now is for expertly-mixed cocktails served in backroom speakeasies. Some of these hidden bars require patrons to pay a small membership fee, usually around €5. Many long-standing cocktail bars also double as laid-back cafes by day – Trastevere has plenty of examples.

Rome’s clubbing action, largely centred on Ostiense and Testaccio, caters to most tastes with DJs playing everything from lounge and jazz to dancehall and hip-hop. Clubs tend to get busy after midnight, or even after 2am, and while admission is sometimes free, drinks are expensive.

Best Cafes
Sciascia Caffè Delicious coffee in an elegant interior.
Caffè Sant’Eustachio Historic centro storico (historic centre) cafe serving exceptional coffee.
La Bottega del Caffè Terrace seating overlooking Monti’s prettiest piazza; great coffee, too.
Barnum Cafe Laid-back Friends-style cafe with shabby-chic furniture and good coffee.
Antico Caffè Greco Located near the Spanish Steps, this 1760 charmer is Rome’s oldest cafe. (pictured)

Best Wine Bars
Rimessa Roscioli Gourmet wine bar offering wine tastings and delicious food.
Wine Concept Run by expert sommeliers, with an extensive list of Italian regional labels and European vintages.
Ai Tre Scalini Buzzing enoteca that feels as convivial as a pub.

Best Aperitivo
Freni e Frizioni Perennially cool bar with lavish nightly buffet of snacks.
Doppiozeroo Popular Ostiense address with impressive buffet choice.
Rec 23 Hip New York–inspired venue offering Testaccio’s best aperitivi .
Lettere Caffè The aperitivo spread at this inclusive Trastevere cafe is all-vegetarian.

Best Speakeasies
Blackmarket Hall Monti speakeasy with cosy corners and weekend jazz sets.
Club Derrière At the rear (get it?) of a trattoria, with top-notch cocktails.
Keyhole Prohibition-era decor and large menu of craft cocktails.

Best Beer
Bar San Calisto Linger over cheep beer at this popular Trastevere hang-out.
Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà Pint-sized bar crammed with real-ale choices.
Open Baladin More than 40 beers on tap and up to 100 bottled brews.
Artisan Craft beers from Italy and overseas at this hipster haunt.

Top Tip
Romans tend to dress up to go out, especially in the smarter clubs and bars in the centro storico (historic centre) and Testaccio. Over in Pigneto and San Lorenzo, the style is much more alternative.


Rome has a huge array of specialist shops, fashion boutiques and artisanal workshops, with a particularly impressive portfolio of food, clothing and accessory boutiques. Many of these businesses are family owned, having been passed down through the generations. Others have grown from their modest origins into global brands.


What to Buy
Rome is a top place to shop for designer clothes, shoes and leather goods. Foodie treats are another obvious choice and you’ll find no end of delis, bakeries, pasticcerie (pastry shops) and chocolate shops. Homeware is another Italian speciality, and many shops focus on covetable kitchenware and sleek interior design.

Shopping Areas
For designer clothes head to Via dei Condotti (pictured) and the streets around Piazza di Spagna. You’ll find vintage shops and fashion boutiques on Via del Governo Vecchio and around Campo de’ Fiori in the centro storico , and in the Monti district. Testaccio is a good bet for foodie purchases, with one of Rome’s best delis and a daily market.

Rome has a surprising number of artists and artisans who create their goods on the spot in hidden workshops. There are a number of good options in Tridente (try Via Margutta, Via dell’Oca and Via della Penna) and in Monti (try Via del Boschetto and Via Panisperna).

Best Fashion
Atelier Livia Risi Comfortable, stylish and adaptable pieces off the rack or made to measure.
Bomba Family-operated atelier and boutique selling gorgeous clothing.
Chiara Baschieri Elegant, beautifully

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