In the third part of our series of travel tips we turn our attention to the Eternal City – Rome. The Italian capital is famous for its many historic monuments, among them the Colosseum.
Many of Rome’s historic attractions are readily accessible on foot as they are located in the city centre. For a superb view of the city, climb up the Gianicolo hill in the Trastevere quarter. From this vantage point you can see all of the seven famous hills of the city and enjoy perhaps the single finest view of the entire city.
The same quarter is home to the restaurant "Checco er carettiere" (photo on the right-hand side), which has been welcoming diners since 1936. The menu specialises in Roman and Italian dishes, particularly fish fresh from the Mediterranean.
If you are in the mood for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine only, the "Caffetteria Italia" is warmly recommended. The café is at the Vittoriano Monument on the Piazza Venezia. Aside from your beverage, you can also enjoy a stunning view of the heart of the city, including the Roman Forum. If you don’t feel like climbing the steps, you can take one of the two lifts.
Rome is a city rich in markets. One of the biggest is the Porta Portese, which occupies Via Portuense and Via Ippolito Nievo in the Trastevere area. You can find just about anything here. The market takes place every Sunday from 07:30 to 14:00.