A visit to Rome has been high up on my bucket list for a long time! Last month I finally got to visit this beautiful historic city with my friend Karine, who works for The Digitalistas. Every corner of Rome is photogenic, the architecture is so impressive, you can feel the history in every stone and the wine bars with delicious aperitivos will make you never want to leave! Rome exceeted all my expectations. I wrote down my favorite spots in the city to make The Ultimate Rome City Guide for you!
A flight from Amsterdam to Rome is just 2 hours with Easyjet. We stayed at a unique location in the city, Piazza d’ell Oro, in a stunning and afforable Airbnb! We decide to start our trip with an Airbnb Experience in the area Trastevere. A friendly local shows us all the hidden gems here. A great way to learn more about the city in short time when you arrive!
Best breakfast * brunch * lunch
Écru: new vegan/ vegetarian raw food spot & art gallery, right next to our beautiful Airbnb. They have my favorite Tumeric Latte & homemade cashew yoghurt!
Barnum: the best coffee I had in Rome and they have delicious homemade pastas, salads and lunch options.
Coromandel: famous for their brunch. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to visit this place, but I have had many recommendations. Make a reservation before you go.
Breakfast at Écru / Rome City Guide
Ex Circus: great spot for a Latte & Laptop session, but their brunch is very popular too!
Escosazio: the best smoothies in the city and delicous, organic bites & sandwiches.
Ginger: acaçia bowls, tasty salads and juices.
L’Antica Salumeria: the old men who work at this authentic trattoria have probably been working here all their lives and love to give you little tastings of what they sell. I loved the homemade truffle sausage. Yummm! They make delicious sandwiches here too. You will not leave the shop empty handed, I promise.
La Bottega de Caffé: beautiful spot in the heart of Monti. Good prices and delicious salads.
Barnum: the best iced coffee I had in Rome.
Sant’ Eustacio: traditional coffee bar with delicious homemade cookies. If you like whipped cream there are some great options on the menu… When you order your coffee while seated outside you pay a little bit more than when you want your coffee to go and order inside.
Coffee at Barnum / Rome City Guide
We only had 1 ‘official’ dinner, because the aperitivos are very filling…
Osteria da Zi Umberto in Trastevere: authentic Italian dishes. Try the stuffed zucchini flowers!
T-Burger Station & Bar: unfortunately we did not have enough time to try this spot, but it looked so good!
Best Ice-cream & dessert
Gelateria Giolitti: you need a little patience at the oldest ice cream shop of the city, but your reward is a DELICIOUS ice cream. With over 50 different flavours it is hard to choose! But you have some time for that, while you wait in line…
Gelateria de Viale in Trastevere
Mr. 100 Tiramisu: 100 flavours of tiramisu! But you can also have a tasting of 3… Gym time tomorrow…
Giolitti ice cream! On the second photo you see the busy inside of the shop.. / Rome City Guide
Best wine bars (also known as enotecas)
Cul de Sac: the oldest enoteca in the city with a divine Primitivo and a long list of charcuterie, including some delicious cheese. Try the truffle cheese. Loved this place!
Vino & Olio: we stumbled upon this cosy wine bar by accident en were the only tourists there. We loved the friday night vibe with the locals!
Birra e Sale
Cul de Sac / Rome City Guide
Best cocktails & drinks
Cajo & Gajo in Trastevere: dangerous cocktails and very friendly staff. We were the last ones to leave that night…
Jerry Thomas Speakeasy
Bar del Fico: a local’s favorite with a huge terrace. Low key and fun!
We really liked Trastevere area and it is a beer lover’s heaven. You will find special beer bars in almost every street. We spend the night sipping on some delicious cocktails though at Cajo & Gajo.