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WHAT TO DO AND SEE IN THREE DAYS IN ROME

WHAT TO DO AND SEE IN THREE DAYS IN ROME

WHAT TO DO AND SEE IN ROME IN 3 DAYS

When the Love & Art in Rome Guests visit Rome they often stay for a few days and ask us what to do and see in Rome in 3 days.

Here's our Recommended 3-day Itinerary (MAP)!

 

FIRST DAY - THE EAT,PRAY,LOVE TOUR 

 

Did you love the book from Elizabeth Gilbert? Have you enjoyed the movie with Julia Roberts?

We walk along the best places of Rome and follow the steps of The Eat Pray Love Movie!

  1. JEWISH NEIGHBOURHOOD - PORTICO D’OTTAVIA

  2. CAMPO DE ‘ FIORI

  3. NAVONA SQUARE

  4. THE PANTHEON

  5. MAUSOLEO DI AUGUSTO

  6. PIAZZA DEL POPOLO

  7. PIAZZA DI SPAGNA

 

1 – Get a Taste of Life in Rome in the Jewish Neibourhood (Breakfast)

 

We like say: when in Rome do as Romans do! Get a taste of “life in Rome” and  walk through narrow streets where the Roman Jewish community is still leaving between the Roman ruins of the Portico d'Ottavia. Go to Forno Boccione. A slice of Torta Ricotta e Visciole (Ricotta Cake) will be an unforgettable experience!

It’s true, most things look burnt and the staff are kind of rude but you must try!

 

 

2 - Campo de’ Fiori Market (Some shopping breathing Rome)

Most of people consider Campo de’ Fiori one of the favourite spot for the aperitivo of the Romans, but we would  advise seeing it in the morming, when the market messes up  the square.

You might not necessarily find local products but you can find a dreamy atmosphere here!

It is an experience not to be missed!

 

3 - Navona Square (like on Stage!)

One of the most famous and beautiful of Rome’s squares.. The Bernini Fountain of “the four rivers” or the Baroque church of Sant'Agnese in Agone are a couple of reasons you must visit it. Flowered balconies, antique buildings, “La Dolce Vita”-style sidewalk caffè, the Caravaggio’s name that echoes everywhere...

 

NOT TO BE MISSED:

- The three of Bernini's fountains, including the sensational Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers).

- The Borromini's church of Sant'Agnese in Agone

- The church of San Luigi dei Francesi with three of Caravaggio's greatest paintings.

- The churches of Il Gesù, Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, and Santa Maria della Pace

 

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TAKE A BREAK

You can choose to eat in Via della Pace where Elizabeth has dinner together with her friend Giovanni tasting spaghetti cacio e pepe(pecorino cheese and black pepper) http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187791-d696459-Reviews-Caffe_Della_Pace-Rome_Lazio.html (but it could be expensive...if you like tasting a really italian exprience...try “Lo Zozzone” http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187791-d1024857-Reviews-Lo_Zozzone-Rome_Lazio.html) 

 

3 - The Pantheon, a touch of light and a gelato!

The name of Pantheon comes from the Greek Pan Theon (Πάνθεον) which means "temple all the gods" It is one of the best preserved buildings from the Roman world, a 2000-year-old Roman temple, consecrated in 608 AD as a Christian church, which it remains today, offers an incomparable sight. The Oculus, an hole in the centre of its dome, is the main source of natural light.  

An ancient roman legend says that this is the place where the body of Romolo, founder of Rome, was taken by an eagle to heaven

 

SAN CRISPINO GELATO - Piazza della Maddalena 3 Pantheon

 

San Crispino has known as the best gelateria in Rome; Elizabeth Gilbert taste their gelato 3 times in one day! There are three San Crispino shops.

We’ ve read an interesting article about:

“Gelato worshippers intent on finding this Roman temple of gelato, however, don't get much help from Gilbert. She doesn't say just where she had her San Crispino gelato. Did love-at-first-lick come on Via della Panettieria, a narrow street near Trevi Fountain? Or at the San Crispino franchise – horrors! yes, the "best" gelato in Rome is franchised – on Piazza della Maddalena, a tiny square behind the Pantheon? Or perhaps at the gelateria where the two brothers who founded San Crispino opened their first location, in 1992, on Via Acaia in the working class San Giovanni neighborhood?”

 

 

 MAYBE YOU CAN TRY ALL THE THREE ONES! ;-)

 

4 - Mausoleum of Augustus

Elisabeth was definitely  fascinated by the burial place of Emperor Augustus, another romantic spot in Rome. She describes it in this way:

My friend took me to the most amazing place the other day, it’s called the Augusteum. Octavian Augustus built it to house his remains. When the barbarians came, they trashed it along with everything else. The great Augustus, Rome’s first true great Emperor, how could he have imagined that Rome, the whole world as far as he was concerned, would one day be in ruins? It’s one of the quietest and loneliest places in Rome. The city has grown up, around it over centuries, feels like a precious womb, like a heartache you won’t let go of…as it hurts too good

 

5 AND 6 - Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps

Elizabeth found an apartment beetwen Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, a wonderful area where you can spend your afternoon until the sunset time. You can be many people at the same time here: history and art passionate, fashion shopping addicted, romantic lover. Conclude your first day in Rome at the top of the spanish steps, at Trinità de’ Monti, looking down the square and up to sunset

Here’s the Elisabeth description of Piazza del Popolo:

 

“I walk over to the Piazza del Popolo, with its grand arch, carved by Bernini in honor of the historic visit of Queen Christina of Sweden. Next to the arch is a church where you can walk in for free and see two paintings by Caravaggio depicting the martyrdom of Saint Peter and the conversion of Saint Paul. Those Caravaggio paintings always make me feel weepy and overwhelmed, but I cheer myself up by moving to the other side of the church and enjoying a fresco which features the happiest, goofiest,giggliest little baby Jesus in all of Rome”.

 

Are you ready for your second day? Tomorrow, we will follow the steps of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday!

To be continued...

 
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