- By Kevin
- On Sep 26, 2017
- Travel Tips
We've picked resorts that are easy to access(direct flights or easy connections from many cities),have memorable children's programs(think nature camps,dolphin experiences,waterparks,and circuses),and offer attractions that will please parents(good restaurants and entertainment on-property or nearby).Follow our Rome travel guide,visit the most internationally recognized symbol of Rome.
Experience the Nightlife in Testaccio
As shown in films like La Dolce Vita and the more recent La Grande Bellezza,Romans know how to party.After dark,the city becomes a playground for bacchanalia.In Fellini’s day,Via Veneto was the place to go,but nowadays the epicenter of nightlife is farther south in Testaccio.Formerly a working class neighborhood and home to the city’s largest butchery,Testaccio is now filled from end to end with a profusion of bars and nightclubs,and the party doesn’t stop until dawn.A word to the wise:Be careful in your choice of footwear.The cobblestone streets are a dire enemy of stilettos.
Take a Day Trip to the Sea
It seems like all the locals have a house by the sea,and when the sweltering heat of summer sets in,it’s easy to understand why.Rome isn’t directly on the Mediterranean,but you don’t have to go far to find great beaches.If you have an extra day to escape the city,a trip out to one of the seaside towns surrounding Rome is absolutely worth it.
Popular spots among the locals include Ostia Antica(you’ll pass by Roman aqueducts on the train ride there),Fregene,and Cerveteri.Farther south,about halfway to Naples,there’s the whitewashed,unblemished town of Sperlonga—the perfect place for some R&R after all that partying in Testaccio.
Shop at the Market at Campo de’Fiori
Shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables at the mercato is a way of life for many Romans.Lots of neighborhoods have their own markets,and the produce tends to be very high quality—perfect for preparing salads and sandwiches for a picnic.Even if you’re just visiting,you can immerse yourself in the local culture by shopping at the market.The one at Campo de’Fiori bustles with vendors every morning except Sunday and is one of the city’s most popular.