- By Kevin
- On Sep 26, 2017
- Travel Tips
Winter weekends can be crazy-making for parents and kids alike, cooped up in the house, waiting for the weather to warm. This year, avoid the cold-weather doldrums with a surprise long-weekend escape somewhere warm. Best place to see special sights in Rome shared:
Eat Gelato at Giolitti
Rome has no shortage of excellent gelaterias, and many Romans are steadfastly loyal to their favorite. Giolitti, a few blocks from the Pantheon, is the city’s best old-school gelateria. It’s been around since 1900 and serves dozens of flavors in a rainbow of hues. If you’re getting yours to go—and it’s less expensive if you do—line up at the cashier and pay before ordering. A small cone gets you two flavors plus whipped cream.
See Modern Art at MAXXI
With so much amazing ancient and Baroque art, it’s easy to forget that Rome has some wonderful modern art museums too. MACRO is great, but MAXXI (Museum of 21st Century Art) is arguably the best place to see modern and contemporary art. The building itself is a huge draw—designed by Zaha Hadid, it’s all glass, big open spaces, and staircases that seem to float in the air. Currently on view is a retrospective of Olivo Barbieri, one of Italy’s most important contemporary photographers.