When in Rome…

do as the Romans do, of course. Prosecco?

I’d never been to Italy so when my bestie gave me a last minute offer I certainly couldn’t refuse. Rome has always been on my hit list — the beautiful architecture, the incredible history, treasures of the Vatican, PIZZA!

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A magical city full of wonders, here’s a few of our favourite discoveries…

Bar del Fico – A French bistro style cafe, serving cocktails to a local crowd, with an array of creative folk spilling onto the cobbled side street. It’s central, just moments away from Piazza Navona but it had a neighbourhood vibe.

Freni e Frizione – I like this neighbourhood – Trastevere. In sunlight hours its charming streets encourage exploration, come twilight the restaurants fill and bars flood, you’re only ever a corner away from the next spot. Freni e Frizione kept it cool – described as an art/dive bar it had a bohemian crowd and served a mean chilli cosmo, spicy.

MACRO – Rome’s flagship contemporary museum. It’s a medium on-foot trek from the city centre but the building itself is worth it, recently renovated with a 3,000sq m garden. There was an exhibition a Neon collection exhibiting during our visit!

Primo – We’d clocked this one from the Wallpaper City Guide. East out of the city in a small district called Pigneto the restaurant sat on a chilled, yet atmospheric pedestrian street. Al Fresco dining with a stylish, yet informal vibe. Some hip bars around the area too for post-dining drinking.