Lives in Sierra Madre, California
Since May 2005
50-64 year old male
City Tours, Cultural Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Historical & Heritage Tours
Cooking Classes, Food Tours
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Monuments & Statues
Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Churches & Cathedrals
Churches & Cathedrals
OK, this is Fun! You get to drive a vintage Fiat 500 around Rome and see some sights that tourists usually don't see. My wife and I barely fit into the 500 and you need to know how to drive a stick shift. With our car, we followed behind the Tour Leader who talked to us with walkie-talkie radios. Dangerous? Not really. Fun? Oh yea, it is a hoot. It is funny to see all the tourists taking our picture driving these cars.
Good luck finding this place and then getting in. That's part of the fun. It took some work finding the side street, the door and then a reservation. Next, you better have the correct password. And it helps to have a couple of young, beautiful women with you. And yes, I was the oldest person in there. It reminds us of some of the late night places in L.A. Well made drinks and good energy. I bet they don't want anyone on Tripadvisor to know about it...that's part of the fun.
Sophie is a young person that has grown up in Rome, knows all the local eating places and shops, and is fun to be around. Very relaxed and personal, it is definitely and insider's view of Rome. We have been on other food tours of the markets in Rome and this was informative and something different. We were two couples so it was easy just to walk around the Campo Fiori area.
Our hotel is close by and we saw locals eating here late night. Unfortunately, we were in Rome on a Friday night without a reservation. We tried to get in a couple of places but it didn't work. Rome was really crowded. So with an upset wife, I talked her into trying this small place. It is very unassuming and small, but the food was good. I enjoyed it.
It has the best location and the very best staff. Right off Campo de'Fiori, you can walk everywhere. The rooms are fun and the breakfast is great. What else do you want? Well, go up to the top of the hotel and enjoy the view. We always buy a bottle of wine, cheese, olives, meat, etc., and enjoy the sunset. It has a beautiful view.
Well-prepared food and friendly service, we had a very enjoyable evening.
Beautiful and creative Roman dishes that do not disappoint. We have been here two different trips and both meals were excellent. Every table was filled but still good service.
We have eaten there twice for a Sunday afternoon meal. It is a nice family restaurant with excellent food.
Beautiful night or day, Piazza Novona always has something happening.
The first time we walked over to Trastevere, we got really lost. Now, after about our 5 trip to walk and dine in the area, we see it as a warm and friendly neighborhood. It can get crowded on weekends.
After we went to the Borghese Gallery, we walked back across the park to the Spanish Steps. A beautiful walk but it is a distance. On another trip, we bought everything for a meal, rented a tandem bike and had a meal in the park. One of our best life experiences.
A great view from the top. I don't know why the Romans don't think this is magnificant. It is really impressive. Also, we went through the millitary museum. It was history I was not familiar with and very interesting.
This is a vibrant area day and night. It is fun to walk through the fruit, vegetables, and flowers for sale. A variety of people that have been there for years. Also, some of the stores around the campo are unique.
The good news is that you don't need a car. You can walk every where. All of the ancient places, the shops, the restaurants and wine shops are all close together. We have walked to the Borghese gardens, the Vatican and Trastevere while staying in the Centro Storico area.
A beautiful church with its mosaics. The campo out in front is the meeting place for the neighborhood.
A very interesting church that you are able to walk down through layers of history.