Travel Guide: What to do + Where to Eat During Your Next Trip to Rome


 

Roma! I think in my lifetime I’ve been about 6 -7 times. Fun fact: my first trip abroad was Rome in 2000 to sing for the Pope for the new millennium. That trip to Italy can be summed up by: lots of churches and cathedrals (we performed in over 7 during that trip), visiting all the historical moments, taking funny pictures with the leaning tower of Pisa, all the pasta, and silly bus rides with my school choir (I was 12).

As an adult, whenever I travel through Europe I like to make a stop in Rome. Partially cuz that’s usually where layovers happen when you’re traveling from the U.S. (why not take a few days!) and also because it feels comfortable for me. About 3 years ago when I went to Croatia I decide to do Rome by myself and spent an entire day walking to see all the architectural wonders: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Colosseum, outside of the Vatican, and Pantheon. Sure I needed a huge bowl of pasta and large glass of wine at the end of the day, but it’s very do-able. The historical city is actually only 5 square miles and it’s SO easy to navigate by foot. Andy and I did the same 2 years ago on his inaugural Europe trip. Long story short, if you’ve been to Rome a few times as a grown-up you’ve probably hit the basics. Now what?

 
Everyday Pursuit in Rome, Italy | Rome Guide for Millennials Who Want to Eat, Drink, and Play

Everyday Pursuit in Rome, Italy | Rome Guide for Millennials Who Want to Eat, Drink, and Play

Guide to Rome, Italy - where to eat, drink, and play

Guide to Rome, Italy - where to eat, drink, and play

 

You’re in the right place! Andy and I are headed back for a quick stop before our 14 days European cruise and I put the ask out to the EDPfam on IG for recs on what to-do and where to eat because one thing I haven’t explored enough is the FOOD. I’m also so looking forward to spending some time by the Tiber river with a spritz and walking through our favorite part of town, Trestevere. Keep scrolling for over 75 food and activity recs for your next visit with links to their TripAdvisor. I’ll also be updating this post in October when we return from our adventure.

But first, if you’re planning a Europe vacay: start here and don’t forget to checkout this post with tips for Booking AIRBNB Abroad.

And whatever you do, I cannot recommend this Pasta Making Class enough. We’re actually doing it for the second time in September. I promise you won’t regret it!

 
What to do in Rome: Pasta Making Class

What to do in Rome: Pasta Making Class

Rome Airbnb Experience: Pasta Making Class

Rome Airbnb Experience: Pasta Making Class

 

Activities + Must-sees:

Bar in Rome, Italy

Bar in Rome, Italy

Ashley Torres + Andy Fisher in Rome, Italy

Ashley Torres + Andy Fisher in Rome, Italy

Where to eat in Rome, Italy

Where to eat in Rome, Italy

View from Airbnb in Rome, Italy

View from Airbnb in Rome, Italy

 

Eats + Drinks by Location:

Trastevere

Centro

Regola

Parione

Pasta Making Experience in Rome, Italy

Pasta Making Experience in Rome, Italy

 

Ponte

Sallustiano

Testaccio

Prenestino Labicano / East Rome

Monteverde


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