ROME

ROMA ROMA ROMA. I am so in love with Italy, I don't ever want to leave. After being in Morocco for 12 days, coming to Italy is a completely different experience. Rome is FILLED with tourists which isnt exactly my cup of tea, but I am still loving every minute. If you're a fan of history and architecture then you will go wild. Around every corner there is a stunning historical building or ruin to take photos of. Roaming Rome is the way to go. Just go outside and walk anywhere and everywhere. Im an avid coffee fan so I am sitting down every few hours to have a delicious cup of coffee ( which is only 1 euro... WAY cheaper than my $6 coffee back in America). Ive quickly realized that everything over the river is where its at. The vibe is better, younger, less touristy. It feels like the Brooklyn of Rome. If you get the opportunity to rent a spot over there, you should! 

 

WHERE I STAYING

CASACAU

This place is a beautiful boutique apartment complex that is just down the road from the Trevi Fountain. Hotels are nice, but when youre on the road for a long period of time you want to have a kitchen to cook in and a place that feels like home. Casacau is the perfect place to create your temporary home away from home.

 
Photo cred: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Photo cred: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

COFFEE

LA CASA DEL CAFFE TAZA D'ORO

The only place you need to go to for coffee. Its hands down my favorite cappuccino I have ever had, and its only one Euro...

Tip:  It might be a bit confusing when you walk in because there is a bar that everyone is standing at drinking their coffee. You want to walk all the way to the back and order your coffee first. They will hand you a ticket and you then bring it to the bar and show it to the barista.

Address: Via degli Orfani, 84, 00186 Roma, Italy

Phone:+39 06 678 9792

 

 

WHERE TO EAT

 

ANTICA PESA

High-end Roman restaurant & celebrity haunt for romantic fine dining in cozy rooms or walled garden.

Address: Via Garibaldi, 18, 00153 Roma, Italy

Phone:+39 06 580 9236

 

BONCI PIZZARIA

Quick easy place to grab a pizza... bomb pizza.

Address: Via della Meloria, 43, 00136 Roma, Italy

Phone:+39 06 3974 5416

 

RISTORANTE LE CAVE

Bourdain favorite. Enough said.

Address: Piazza di Sant'Ignazio, 169, 00186 Roma, Italy

Phone:+39 06 679 7821

 

 

 

WHAT TO PACK

 
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Monroe Alvarez