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13 THINGS TO DO IN ROME (JUNE 02 - JUNE 11)

Gelaterias

April–September • food

Don't jump to say you dislike ice-cream until you've been to Roman gelateria—these recipes have lived through centuries

Roman Pasta

All year • food

Don't hesitate to try Rome's world-famous pasta. Bucatini all’amatriciana, spaghetti alla carbonara, tagliatelle cacio e pepe—these are a must!

Secret Keyhole in Aventino

June–September • activity

Did you know that ancient Rome was built on seven hills? One of them has a secret to be discovered

Bougainvillea Bloom

June–September • nature

Rome's streets become even more romantic when houses are covered by vibrant bougainvillea in bloom

Fiori di Zucca

May–August • food

Have you ever tried zucchini flowers? Romans first stuff them with cheese and anchovies​ and then fry them!

Beach Season

May–September • activity

When in Rome no need to fret that the Mediterranean is too far as there are still a few decent seaside resorts nearby

Vespa Scooter Tours

June–August • activity

Ever dream of riding like the wind with an Italian beau or belle? The teenage dream can come true!

Poppies at the Roman Forum

May–June • nature

The funeral altar of Julius Caesar, the Arc of Titus, and other ancient temple ruins—all grand monuments, surrounded by bright red flowers

Roses at Roseto Comunale

May–mid-June • nature

Fond of roses? Check out endless rows of these flowery shrubs along the Roseto Comunale park

Caffè Freddo or Iced Coffee

June–August • food

If you don't like coffee and a croissant for breakfast you might starve in Rome

Flea Markets

all year round • activity

Get ready to hunt and maybe you'll be lucky to find something precious

Roma Tomatoes

June–September • food

Romans cook these sweet, acidic, and pectin-rich tomatoes rather than eat them raw, but you are welcome to do as yo​u please!

Strawberry Season

May–June • activity

Don't miss the chance to try the best Italian wild strawberries

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Winter Sunsets

December–February • activity

Heard a lot about Rome's beautiful architecture? This city's Baroque masterpieces look especially charming during winter sunsets

Natale di Roma or Rome's Birthday

April 21, 2018 • event

This spectacle of parades, fireworks, open museums, and exclusive natural illumination happens just once a year during Rome's birthday party

Roman Artichokes

late February–May • food

A great complement to​ Italian pizza, pasta, and Easter food. Try artichokes prepared in both Jewish and authentic Roman styles

Carnevale di Roma

February 05, 2019 • event

Rome's famous piazzas turn into open-air theatres, that amuse visitors with masks, costumes, and comedy

Castagnaccio

September–November • food

When on the lookout for something sweet, help yourself to a slice of chestnut cake

Roman Catacombs Offseason

November–April • activity

A part of Rome's dark history lies deep underground in its catacombs and crypts

Frascati

August–October • food

A glass of white Frascati wine will turn you back two thousand years

Wisteria in Bloom

April • nature

Rome is considerably more purple during wisteria blooming season

Maratona di Roma

April 08, 2018 • event

Rome hosts one of world's most scenic marathons

Starling Murmuration

November–February • nature

A few millions of birds over the city—a fanciful natural phenomenon to observe, and also a poopocalypse for the city's utility services

Settimana Santa (Holy Week) & Easter

April 14–21, 2019 • event

When the question is where to travel for Easter, the cradle of Christianity is certainly a top destination!

La Befana (Epiphany)

January 05–January 06 • event

Have you ever received a present from La Befana? Keep an eye out for the Italian female equivalent of Santa Claus!

Puntarelle alla Romana

March–May • food

This salad is a truly Roman dish and can be found only in a few settlements in southern Italy

Easter Food

April 21, 2019 • food

You make know Easter bread and Italian panettone but how about trying dove cake or a rustic pizza?

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini

September–November • food

Mushrooms make for a unique taste and perfectly complement the rice in this dish

Ice Skating

mid-December–February • activity

The best winter ice rinks around Rome