Rome: Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo, (“People’s Square” in English), is a cultural destination for tourists and locals alike. Whether you’re in the mood for world-class dining or simply want to take in the sights and sounds of the city square, Piazza del Popolo will have something for you.
WHAT TO SEE
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the world-famous Trevi Fountain. Dating back to 16th century, the fountain gets its name from the three roads or “tre vie” that converge at the fountain. Visit the fountain at night for its most beautiful view and make sure to throw a coin over your left shoulder with your right hand before you leave for good luck and to ensure a return visit to Rome.
Piazza di Trevi, Rome, 00187
Campo de’ Fiori
Originally named after the field of flowers it was built upon, Campo de’ Fiori is now a central hub for commercial and street culture. Visit in the morning to experience a bustling market with fresh food and novelties. Also, stop by and take a picture with the hooded statue of philosopher Giordano Bruno located in the center of the square.
Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, Rome, 00186
WHAT TO DO
With their unique elegance, the Spanish Steps were once a popular hangout for artists and painters alike. Travel down all 135 steps and you’ll find yourself greeted by the 390-year-old Fontana della Barcaccia or “Fountain of the Ugly Boat.”
Metropolitan City of Rome, Rome, 00187
Take a break from the main attractions to partake in a local pastime. Head down Via del Corso to enjoy what locals refer to as their “passeggiata” or early-evening stroll. There are plenty of stores along the path, so be sure to have cash on hand to make shopping easy.
Via del Corso, Rome, 00187
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WHERE TO SHOP
Timeless Italian Fashion
Rome is known for its couture fashion and luxurious leather goods. If you’re looking for high-end places to shop in the area, here are just a few options:
Christian Dior, Via dei Condotti, 1, Rome, 00187
Ferragamo,Via Condotti, 65, Rome, 00187
Ermenegildo Zegna, Via dei Condotti, 58, Rome, 00187
Dolce & Gabbana, Via Condotti, 51/52, Rome, 00187
WHERE TO EAT
Looking for something quick? Here are a few restaurants to help you out:
That’s Amore, Via in Arcione, 115, Rome, 00187
Hostaria Da Pietro, Via di Gesú e Maria, 18, Rome, 00187
Hostaria Romana, Via del Boccaccio, 1, Rome, 00187
There certainly are no shortages of diverse restaurants in Italy. Here are a few to get you started:
Imago Hassler, Piazza Della Trinta Dei Monti, 6, Rome, 00187
Il Tritone, Via dei Maroniti, 1, Rome, 00187
Alla Rampa, Piazza Mignanelli, 18, Rome, 00187
Girarrosto Fiorentino, Via Sicilia, 46, Rome, 00187
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