Category Archives: Things to Do in Rome

Summer in Rome: The River Bars

It is officially summer in Rome. That means outdoor dining, gelato every day and river bars: For 6 Euro, you can get yourself a plastic cup of beer and take a seat for some serious people watching. The bars set up near Trastevere, on both sides of the Tiber River. They extend a ways down […]

Checking Out the Swiss Guards

It took me almost three months of living in Rome before I made it out to the Vatican.  I had been putting it off because I went through the museum on my first trip to Italy many moons ago. I decided to take a tour of the Vatican museums instead of wandering around myself. I […]

Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

The most famous church in Trastevere is by far the Basilica di Santa Maria.  Santa Maria is beautiful, but my favorite is Santa Cecilia: On my way to dinner once, I wandered past Santa Cecilia just as the bells were ringing.  They stopped me in my tracks, and I joined a small crowded that had gathered […]

Via delle Quattro Fontane

I’m not going to lie, I go out of my way to walk down Via delle Quattro Fontane whenever possible.  So far, it is my absolute favorite street in Rome, and not just because it connects Via Nazionale and Via Tritone (the best places for shopping!) As you walk up the hill from Via Nazionale, […]