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We created “The Beehive Recommends” hoping our advice and personal recommendations will make your visit to Rome that much more enjoyable. Restaurants, gelaterie, coffee bars and wine bars are divided by location of specific popular sites. We’ve included addresses, but ask at reception if you need help with directions on how to get to any place listed below. You will also find “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s),” and practical information. “Holistic Rome”! is for those of you interested in specifically vegetarian/vegan food and/or organic natural products and therapies. This guide is by no means comprehensive, so please let us know if you have any other questions or if there are any errors or changes we may not be aware of. Please know that your comfort, enjoyment and opinion truly does matter to us. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions and if we are not around, please e-mail Linda at linda@thebeehive.com or Steve at steve@the-beehive.com The Beehive has grown and changed a lot since its initial humble beginnings and we owe our success to the many wonderful guests who have come through our doors. We have had the good fortune of having many of you as return guests, and truly enjoy and appreciate the rapport and relationships we have cultivated over the years with so many of you and hope to with those of you we have yet to meet! We truly hope you enjoy your stay in the magical and maddening city that is Rome! Linda & Steve

GUIDE TO FOOD SECTION - BEEHIVE TIPS:
Most restaurants are open for lunch between 12:30 pm and 3:00pm (15:00) and open for dinner at 7:30pm (19:30) until late. Reservations are strongly encouraged for dinner especially for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Please note that many restaurants are closed on Sundays. Tipping is not expected, but is a nice gesture if you have had good service. If a cover is added, tipping is not required. Otherwise, you would round up. For example, if your bill is !48, you may want to leave !50. Please restrain yourself from leaving 10-20% of the bill. It truly is not expected and unnecessary. The restaurants listed below are in no particular order of price and we have not listed any ultra expensive restaurants here. However, the only truly budget food in Rome is pizza by the slice. Before ordering, ask if there’s anything “fuori menu” (off the menu). Sometimes restaurants won’t tell you if they have any specials that day unless you ask. For example, you could be missing out on Mamma’s lasagna made on Sundays at many family-run places or fresh gnocchi traditionally served on Thursdays. Pizza al taglio (Pizza by the slice) -you point to your choice, indicate how much (or how little) you want and then the clerk cuts it and weighs it - you pay by the weight. Most of these places have very limited seating. Pizza made in wood burning ovens (pizza forno a legna) in a sit-down restaurant environment. Roman-style pizza has a very thin, crispy crust, whereas Neapolitan-style pizza has a thicker, doughy crust. Please note that pizza served in restaurants is usually generally only available in the evening unless they use electronic ovens to cook their pizzas. For many pizzerie it is just cost prohibitive to keep wood-fired ovens stoked all day long. Tavola Calda: Tavola calda is the term for a place that offers buffet style food choices from alreadyprepared food. It's a less expensive option than a restaurant that has table service. Gelato:! Even though they all look great, not all gelato is created equally. Avoid gelato that comes in plastic tubs and gelato that comes in huge mounds in bright garish colors (the brighter the more artificial the ingredients). Please note that some gelaterie close during the winter months. Cash only. If you are a gelato afficionado Rome has a plethora of excellent gelato now made to high standards with well-sourced natural ingredients. Accept the panna (whipped cream) for an extra bit of indulgence. Also, if you find yourself near the Tiber River, grab an alternative to gelato: the grattachecca – shaved ice. These stands along the river are only open during the summer months Gluten intolerance: With changes in wheat strains and hybrid wheat with higher gluten content, many Italians now have problems with gluten or wheat. If you have a wheat or gluten intolerance you might ask if a restaurant serves rice pasta (pasta di riso) as many places do have them available, but not on the menu. If you are gluten intolerant, also be aware that gluten is used as a thickening agent in gelato of lower quality. Gelateria dei Gracchi, Fatamorgana, Gelateria del Teatro, il Gelato and others in this guide are just a few of the gelaterie that we know do not use gluten in their gelato. Some of these gelaterie even offer gluten-free cones. Typical Roman coffee shops called bars are where you can down a quick coffee on the go in the morning (breakfast is a non-event here) or kick back with a Campari & ice in the afternoon, while getting an earful of Roman dialect spoken by the locals. Some of these places also act as “fast food”where you can pick up an inexpensive sandwich on the go or get a quick plate of pasta (frozen from a package and not fresh). For a true Roman experience, just step into any of the hundreds of little local coffee bars in the city. If you need to use the restroom, these are also convenient places to go, but hygiene standards in many of them are not at a high level. Get in the habit of bringing portable packs of tissues with you while you are out and about since many places believe toilet paper is a luxury. You can read more practical tips like this on our blog at: www.the-beehive.com/blog Wine bar (enoteca) - the Italians authentic and classier alternative to the “Irish” pubs in the city, and fortunately for residents and visitors, there are many to choose from. Wine bars are a great place to eat a light (read: small portion sizes) lunch or dinner and avoid the “antica” tourist oriented restaurants. Basta Pasta! Ethnic food in Rome. Not much food diversity in Rome, but it’s getting a bit better. We’ve listed a few suggestions. Supermarket/local food market:! We definitely recommend that you try at least a couple of our restaurant recommendations, but at our Clover and Acacia guest rooms there are self-catering kitchen facilities and getting picnic-style trimmings will cut down on food costs and still allow for a great food experience if you know how to shop. Here’s a video from our information series that shows how easy

Closed Sunday dinner and all day Monday. but without the attitude & pretension and much more friendliness. And the suppli (Roman specialty: rice cooked in tomato sauce.8pm This is the cousin of the famous Roscioli bakery and wine shop/restaurant near Campo dei Fiori.Via Palestro.corner of via Milazzo & via Magenta (coffee bar) Closed Sundays Simple. you might try this bar located just inside Termini train station from The Beehive side. Cash only. closed Sundays. 18 (ethnic) Open for lunch & dinner. Caffe Parana/Caffetteria Fagi . but delicious pastries (if you like cherries.Via Cernaia. 13a (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner. Credit cards accepted. Cash only.com A very welcome addition in our neighborhood with Neapolitan flavor just 2 blocks from The Beehive.4941077 Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine in a quiet side street not too far from The Beehive and the train station. We have had many happy guests eat here and even eat there more than once during their stay. Sat and Sun evening we offer a vegan buffet aperitivo which at !8 for a plate of food and drink is a delicious and economical alternative if you are burnt out on pizza and pasta. Our Saturday & Sunday brunches are a mix of sweet and savoury and every Wed. Cash only. closed Sundays. via Vicenza. VyTa Bar . Everything from the usual margherita (tomato sauce & mozzarella) to olives. family run trattoria with typical Roman cuisine . 06.4464025 Great local pizza by the slice place.4466573 One of Steve and Linda’s favorite restaurants.44704131 www. a friend who is a Roman foodie recommends it. Gets really crowded around lunchtime with all the office workers and students in the area. Specializing in cuisine from the Le Marche region in Italy.vimeo. drinks and snacks every day. 06. Saturday & Sunday brunch 11-1:00pm. 26 (ethnic) Open for lunch & dinner. 06.pasta carbonara. 07:30 . 44360160 I have to admit that we have yet to eat here. All of our coffee and teas are fair trade. but very expensive and the quality isn’t anywhere as good as the fresh fruit and vegetables from Mercato Esquilino. There are two running faucets . Gaian . BASILICA SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE Trattoria Monti . Africa . Because of their popularity now in various guidebooks. 28A (pizza al taglio) Closed Sunday. 62 (pizza al taglio) Open every day for lunch & dinner. Just around the corner from the main entrance there is no pizza by the slice available as well as what some consider the best suppli and crochette di patate in Rome.via dei Mille. this sleek and shiny cafe serves fair trade organic coffee.via Gaeta. but only because there are very few veggie options. and cookies from local bakery Mondo di Laura. Come il Latte . but not really anywhere to eat. 37B (wine bar) and via Goito. 06. This excellent tavola calda makes for an affordable lunch. downstairs (Conad) and upstairs on the way to Track 1 (Despar). Their wine bar next door has fine food choices including canapés. try the cornetto with crema & visciola. hummus. It’s a meat eaters haven although there are some veggie dishes to choose from and it’s the custom to eat with your hands.Via Merulana. 48 (tavola calda. You have a choice of either your cone being filled with either and a cookie/biscuit being dipped in it to top your cone or cup. Ask for take away (portare via) if you want to just eat while you walk. muffins. there are traditional Roman pastries as well as brownies. here’s an inexpensive and tasty alternative.4469630 Outstanding and extensive selection of local and regional wines.Via Varese. . is a large grocery store open all day. 16 (pizza al taglio) Open every day for lunch & dinner.Via San Vito. Roscioli . Please visit Gianluca.4457606 A very good pizza by the slice near The Beehive.via Buonarroti.Via Meruluna. There are a few tables or get your things to go and have a picnic in the nearby Piazza Vittorio. Cash only A play on words in the title of this pizza by the slice place . Credit cards accepted. 06. peppers or shrimp to nutella. 06. I thought I should mention it for those of you who would like to try and from what I've read it is very authentic. swordfish with oranges and camembert stuffed with black truffles. sometimes vegan and mostly organic menu and try to be as creative as possible with the limited space and restrictions that we have. Bar Fondi . bakery) Open Monday-Saturday. attentive service.one with dark chocolate and one with white chocolate. Sat & Sun evening vegan buffet aperitivo 7:00-9:30pm. every day.at The Beehive Open for breakfast 7:30-10:30 every day.via dei Mille. then breaded and fried) are absolutely delicious. then rolled up into balls with a bit of mozzarella inside.Piazza dei Cinquecento.Termini Train Station (supermarket) Inside Termini. Delicious! CONAD and DESPAR.4881216 If you’re tired of Italian food. Convenient. but unlike other places this has happened to this hasn’t compromised the quality and everything is simply delicious. For lunch. 18 (restaurant) Open for lunch and dinner. In addition.via Buonarroti. Since it's very close to The Beehive." Just down the street from The Beehive. Cash only.via Silvio Spaventa. 38 (ethnic) Cheap and cheerful. 24 (gelateria) The ice cream truly is amazing and it's only a 10 minute walk away from The Beehive! Well worth the stroll over and they are generous with their portions.com/28262519 TERMINI The Beehive Cafe . Kathmandu Fast Food . but a bit of a haul from The Beehive. Family-owned and operated and the service is very friendly and professional. falafel. However. Some counter space. Outdoor seating available. One of the oldest and finest wine shops in Rome. Don’t mistake it with the other Pizza Rustica across the street which we have dubbed Pizza Grease. Meid in Nepols .Termini train station (coffee bar) Open daily If you are in a rush in the morning and just want to grab a pastry and coffee.meidinnepols. We decided to offer a breakfast that offer a healthier alternative to the local coffee bar. Pizzeria Rustica Europa . a type of sour cherry) and cappuccino served with speed and efficiency. special evening events. No frills. there are salads and sandwiches made with organic bread and pizza from the famous and delicious Roscioli bakery. Trimani . There is a apparently a much better reviewed Ethiopian restaurant called Mesob located at via Prenestina .it is to go food shopping in Italy: http://www. 06. Excellent wine selection. This recently expanded tavola calda is one of the best deals in town. Closed Sunday. run by the same owners as Pizzeria del Secolo above. The pizza bianca (plain or you can ask for it to be filled with cheese or prosciutto or mortadella) is one of the best in Rome. Trattoria del Omo. Closed Sundays. 06. 20 (wine shop) Open lunch and dinner. they offer delicious thin and crispy take away pizza.if you pronounce it in Italian it means "I'm very hungry. Many vegetarian options available. Wed. rice and vegetables (or add a meat curry of the day) will set you back !5. Aimee and Francesco in the cafe downstairs. you might find more foreigners than Italians here. Great atmosphere. modern design and welcoming. Credit cards accepted. 0644704553 We follow a vegetarian. Shawerma Station . 271 (ethnic) Open for lunch & dinner. Shawerma. Pizzeria del Secolo . They are always busy so reservations are absolutely necessary for both lunch and dinner. 40 (coffee bar) In what would seem like a bit of a wasteland underneath the porticos near Termini Train station. 80 Fame . amatriciana and ragu dishes. A plate filled with naan bread. 54 (restaurant & pizzeria) Open for lunch and dinner.

Closed Nov-Feb. Excellent and varied selection from northern Indian and southern Pakistan.com Fernanda. Credit cards accepted.hostariaisidoro. the vivacious hostess. coffee bar and food market.com Mother and two daughters all work together to make an excellent place enjoyed by locals and tourists alike for their large bread baskets with homemade foccacia and fresh-made pasta. always crowded and meager scoops. couscous. lots of fresh bread and chocolates.html A very pretty spot between the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Credit cards accepted. Friendly & energetic staff and lively atmosphere. Avoid the watered-down house wine. but great quality produce.it Combination bakery. but the upside is that it’s one of the better Indian restaurants in the city.6780251 Groovy little café/bar with lots of colorful. The assaggini has been a consistent favorite with Beehive guests.ilgelatodisancrispino. Himalaya’s Kashmir . 34 (gelateria) Open daily. Outdoor seating available. It does have its down sides though: pricey. sweet strawberries called “fragoline”. cereal.the “assaggini” (2 person minimum) and you will be brought plate after plate of small pasta portions until you’re ready to burst or say “Basta!” (Enough!). Cafè Cafè . 325-327 (ethnic) Open for lunch & dinner.7096332 Inexpensive and good Roman pizza in this neighborhood trattoria very popular with both tourists and the locals. Credit cards accepted. 54 (bakery & bar) Open Monday-Saturday 08:00-midnight. “Golosita Calabresi”.Via Merulana. 06. you can avoid the crush. Please note that prices here are high in comparison to other bakery/bars.7008743 Great.panella-artedelpane. Luzzi Trattoria & Pizzeria. Angelina . Perfect for a quick sandwich on the run or sit down and have a salad or something sweet. American and Chinese. There is a small specialty grocery in the back. cozy atmosphere with lots of drinks to choose from .com/en/angelina-in-trevi. Try their appetizer sampler which includes a southern wine and a plate of bruschette and antipasti. Panella . Closed Wednesday. Lots of excellent gelato flavors including the zabaione which is made with marsala wine and has a smooth.spices. Fruit shakes (frullati) made with soy milk. No cones served here since according to the owners it “interferes with the purity of the product”.Via Principe Amedeo & Via Ricasoli (food market) Closed afternoons and all day Sunday. adds to the congenial and welcoming atmosphere. They also make picnic “baskets” for those who want to take away some yummy treats and escape to nearby Villa Borghese. they finally have better indoor seating and loads of outdoor seating. Closed Sunday. 1 (pizzeria) Open for lunch & dinner. Lunch time salads and other light alternatives.both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Pasticerria Regoli . 27 (bar/cafe & restaurant) Open Monday-Sunday. Not in the most picturesque neighborhood. They also offer soy based gelato. pastries. Credit cards accepted.Closed Mondays. 08:00 to 22:00 (10:00pm) . Indian.Via dei S. 7/a (restaurant) Open every day for lunch only. Mexican. granola. Credit cards accepted. 3 (supermarket) Another large supermarket. 06.Via della Panetteria. Try their fagottini integrale (whole wheat pastries with raspberry.6791836 www. Il Chianti – Via del Lavatore. except on Sunday 06. light lunch or mid afternoon snack.it Located on the former premises of an 11th century church (and perhaps.Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore.7008266 www. Credit cards accepted. But watch your bag/wallet! If you go early.6789064 Restaurant where you can choose from over 100 different types of pasta.Via Celimontana. modern art. Service can be slow so come here if you don’t mind taking your time to enjoy the local Roman ambiance. 06. Beehive tip: If you are feeling indulgent ask for “crema” with your coffee or cappuccino and the barrista will add a delicious. Credit cards accepted.Via Claudia. 42 (gelateria) Open daily. Outdoor seating available. PIAZZA DI SPAGNA (SPANISH STEPS) Gina – Via di San Sebastionello. In the summer try the lemon flavor.ristoranteangelina. Also a bar where you can order coffee as well as different kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic punch or a frullatto (a fruit smoothie). 06. FONTANA DI TREVI (TREVI FOUNTAIN) L’Archetto – Via dell’ Archetto.vineriailchianti. A great place to take a book or newspaper and wile away a couple of hours. They also serve a Sunday brunch with yogurt. sometimes closed Tuesday in winter months. generous scoop of zabagione. strawberry or blueberry filling) or a frolle napoletana with ricotta and visciola (sour cherry) in it. Taverna dei Quaranta .6787550 www. pastas and second courses.via Poli. but prices are good. sweet custard flavor.it Various selection of heat-quenching granitas. hence. but there are so many much better options around now. Credit cards accepted. 29 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner. www. 37 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner. A good wine list is on hand. SMA . You can either order a la carte or the set menu. After years of shoulder to shoulder cappuccino sipping. Nothing extraordinary. toast. COLOSSEUM Hostaria Isidoro . this restaurant specializes in southern Italian food especially the region of Calabria including salami and cheese from that area. They have an extensive menu – from breakfast treats to pastas and a range of fresh salads – to satisfy every craving.ristorantesacroeprofano. S. Extensive tea list and jazzy music. 60 (pastry shop) Closed Tuesday A small pastry shop with decadent creamy treats. Sunday and holidays 08:30-4pm. 26 (restaurant) Open for every day for lunch & dinner. Good appetisers. Closed Monday. Very affordable. 81/82 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner. and other middle eastern goodies are served cafeteria style or to go in this generic looking cafeteria style place.couscous. Nanà – Via della Panetteria. the name). Sacro & Profano – Via dei Maroniti. 3391561722 www.antica-gelateria-dematteis.69190750 www.it I've put it here because many have read so much about it they feel they must visit.Via Celimontana. They are are known for their tarts filled with cream and topped with tiny. 06. basmati rice.pizza by the slice. crepes. 06. Listed by the Roman farmer’s market association as a zero kilometer restaurant. 44 (restaurant) Monday-Saturday 10:30-1:30pm. Credit cards accepted.nanaviniecucina. Il Gelato di San Crispino . After its many decades long former outdoor location at Piazza Vittorio it is now the largest covered market in Rome. honey and assorted fruit are also a yummy alternative. 06. 59/61/63 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner except Saturday lunch. pastries and other assorted breakfast goodies. . Mercato Esquilino . 24 (restaurant) Open every day for lunch & dinner. Sicilia and Puglia regions. Excellent for inexpensive. Ask for the house special . Antica Gelateria de Matteis .tavernadeiquaranta. Credit cards accepted. Tel. Sunday Italian style brunch from 12:00-4pm.Via Principe Amedeo. A place for a light breakfast. 06.via dello Statuto.www. Credit cards accepted.com Roman restaurant with several non-traditional menu items. The Bavarese is essentially 2 thin wisps of pastry with a slab of sweetened whipped cream in the middle. Try the antipasto plate.it Southern Italian restaurant with specialty items from the Calabria.Via San Giovanni in Laterano. Many stalls also have non-Italian food stuffs . www.7000550 www. Bring a big appetite. Quattro. Gourmet bakery that has a bit of everything .

You can head to the back and get a piece to go or sit down and make a meal of it with plates of fried zucchini. Pastificio – Via della Croce. come from specialty producers in the region of origin.no menu. pasta. Very good pizzas. Babette – Via Margutta.openbaladin. 06.3231025 Beautiful. 06. Tables fill up fast so best to call ahead.it Another spot for hamburger. When reserving. 86 (bar) Open daily. red velvet seats and dark wood with historic photos of famous people. this is a nice place to get away from the crowds around Camp dei Fiori and enjoy an afternoon/evening snack of excellent cheese & salumi with a glass of wine. 06. anchovy dressed puntarelle (a type of winter vegetable).eu This bar established in the 1700’s makes it one of the oldest coffee shops in the world. 9 (wine bar) Closed Monday. Owned and run by the energetic Paola and Giovanni.com If you’re looking for Italian craft beer and hamburgers .6871626 www. Closed 2 weeks in August.it Great vegetarian selection (but not a strictly veggie restaurant) with interesting. Be forewarned . Interesting and diverse menu . but cushy eclectic couches and chairs make this a great place to sit and chat in the evening over a glass of Prosecco (Venetian champagne). Open Saturday 18:00/6pm-02:00.it Tucked into a corner of a small piazza in the Ghetto this is a perfect spot to escape the heat and the crowds. Be sure to save room for their absolutely delicious ayurvedic tea and Trina's American style tasty desserts.) A bit pricey. Very lush interior. but still close to the livelier Campo dei Fiori. Cash only. Grumpy bar guy may let you tickle the ivories on the piano if you’re beyond the chopsticks stage. 1 (restaurant) Open for lunch and dinner. They also make veggie burgers. That bargain price includes a cup of wine you pour from jugs of red and white on the front counter and water.via del Portico d'Ottavia. In the same piazza as one of our favorite fountains (Fontana delle Tartarughe .the Turtle Fountain).very pricey! CAMPO DEI FIORI Ristorante der Pallaro – Largo del Pallaro. www. 15 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner. .trattoriaderpallaro. etc.Via Arco del Monte.this is what you’ll find here in abundance.6877147 Pub/wine bar with soups. Open Baladin . Credit cards accepted.babetteristorante. Closed Sunday dinner and Monday lunch. 06. salads.they use all organic ingredients. etc. L’Angolo Divino – Via dei Balestrari. Bibliothè .6791700 www.6897080 Both a pizzeria and full-service restaurant. A little pricey. polenta and pastas and known for its San Daniele prosciutto. 62 (cafe) Open Monday-Friday 13:00/1pm-02:00am. creative and diverse menu.6781427 Owned by an American/Italian couple. 06. Beautiful modern. Stop here for your cannoli fix.this out of the way spot has some of Rome's best Indian food. A nice romantic splurge for couples. 06. simple beans and salad and cold beer. Grappolo d’Oro Zampanò – Piazza della Cancelleria. Plates of cheese. 6 (restaurant/gastro-pub) Open daily 12:00-02:00am Credit cards accepted. TuesdayFriday for lunch it is !15 for soup and a plate of hot and cold salads. Innocuous and tiny bar located on the very beautiful Via Giulia. 06. Antico Caffè Greco .68300077 Restaurants in this area are not cheap. 16 (wine bar) Closed Sunday dinner.Via Condotti. yet cosy interior. Bar Giulia/Caffe Peru – Via Giulia.Piazza Mattei. Vino e San Daniele . There is a very pretty courtyard in nice weather and a cozy dining room on rainy ones. 4/5 (ethnic) Open for lunch & dinner. Outdoor seating available. but excellent food and wine. 12 (wine bar) Closed Sunday lunch and Monday lunch. Closed Thursday lunch. Don’t forget to order a few cones of freshly made potato chips/crisps with homemade ketchup. Service is prompt. 06. Closed Monday. cappuccinos and caffe lattes made by these coffee masters. Open Sunday 11:30-02:00am Credit cards accepted. Much of the ingredients such as cheeses. this is the place to do it. couscous. Ditirambo – Piazza della Cancelleria. 066864413 Simple and quiet. Not your typical antica trattoria. The Perfect Bun . Trina and Enzo . In winter make sure to order a plate of crunchy.68309420 www. but this kosher restaurant is a notch above the rest and offers some delicious Roman Jewish cuisine including the famous "carciofi alla giudia" which are fried whole artichokes.ginoeantonio. in that you eat what they bring you . funky little restaurant located on this famous art gallery row and home of artists and other creative types (Italian film director Federico Fellini lived on this street.Piazza Mattei. Enjoy a light meal of cold cured fish or meats.theperfectbun. 16 (restaurant) Small outdoor seating available.3211559 www. Open Monday lunch only. Open for lunch at 1:00pm sharp. In the same piazza as Bar Taruga at the Turtle Fountain. at 1:00 it transforms into one of the best secret lunch finds in Rome. 82 (restaurant) Open for lunch and dinner. Pane. make sure you request outdoor seating if you want it. 74 (restaurant) Open Monday 19:30/7:30pm-23:30/11:30pm and Tuesday-Sunday 13:00/1pm-15:00/3pm and again 19:30/7:30-23:30/11:30pm 06. 88 (restaurant) Open Monday-Saturday 18:00/6pm-22:30/10:30pm Closed Sunday and August. set menu. Da Gino e Antonio.68801488. Bar Taruga . i Dolci di Nonna Vicenza . Closed Friday dinner & Saturday lunch. Trattoria Moderna – Vicolo dei Chiodaroli. Credit cards accepted. 84 (bar) Closed Sunday. reservations required on Fri & Sat. fries and other assorted American-style bellybusters. Get there at about 5 minutes before 1pm and grab a spot inthis tiny shop filled with elegantly suited locals.Osteria Margutta – Via Margutta. efficient and friendly. Credit cards accepted. you get a lot of homey food to eat in an equally warm and hospitable environment. Credit cards accepted.a quiet escape. Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbera– Largo dei Librari. A pasta shop and factory most of the day. but for those in the know it is the bargain buffet in this area. Credit cards accepted. For !4 you get a plastic plate to fill with whatever the kitchen cooked up that day. 06. No credit cards. 06. Hamburger buns are freshly made from the famous Bonci Bakery. The specialty here is Roman-style deep fried salt cod.it It looks like a “Ladies Who Lunch” spot. Closed Sunday.anticocaffegreco.Via Celsa. includes water. A rarity in Rome especially for an ethnic restaurant .Piazza Costaguti. Friendly relaxed owners and excellent JEWISH GHETTO Ba' Ghetto Milky . 06. 2A (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner.6838989 www.6864018 Nothing fancy here. 15 (wine bar/cafe) Open Tuesday-Saturday lunch and dinner. gnocchi and salads.com Very similar to the restaurant Da Ada & Alfredo near Castel Sant Angelo. lemon. Closed Sunday.ristoranteditirambo. Reservations recommended. 06. 80/84 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner. Credit cards accepted. must be requested when reserving. wine. veggies and daily specials are all good choices.68803423. 98 (pastry shop) Sicilian sweet treats. Dinner is expensive and not as good as the lunch buffet.4203051 www. 06. Closed Sunday.Largo Torre Argentina . 8 (pasta shop and secret lunch spot) Open 10:00-19:00 (7pm). If you’re going to get a hamburger and a beer while in Rome.via degli Specchi.

Open for lunch and dinner.68802048 www. Very well-made gelato. Restaurant run in a convent by an order of French nuns. Run by Ada with the help of a few other elderly women. Buccianti . Bar – Via del Governo Vecchio. tuna. Large portion sizes. Reservations recommended for dinner 06. Thien Kim .97252462 (Cavour) Famous for their cinnamon gelato. Closed Sunday. 06. Friday 8:30-15:30/3:30pm. 06.com Boisterous. Expensive.6878842 One of the more unusual places in Rome for lunch or dinner.6867720 Not a huge selection. 06. 18A (gelateria) Open daily. no frills. Staff are professional and friendly.Piazza Montecitorio. There are soy gelato options available here. Riccioli.ristorantemaccheroni. There are a few tables inside and out. cheese.Via della Rotonda. Credit cards accepted. 06. they serve breakfast.68802101 or 06. Il Caffè Sant’Eustachio . but quite a good. Cremeria Monteforte . 06. 06. Cookies/biscuits are made with kosher. Roman style. An interesting way to spend an evening (and build up karma!) while eating an enjoyable meal. 44!(restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner.santeustachioilcaffe. Need an afternoon pick-up? Order one of our favorites . Da Tonino – Via del Governo Vecchio. Fiocco di Neve – Via del Pantheon. One of the few places to go for a sit-down pizza in the afternoon. In the evening. 18A and Piazza Cavour. My personal favorite is the Pepita . 42 (wine bar) Closed Monday. 18/19 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner. Stop here on a hot day for a refreshing fruity concoction. Cash only. Sunday & holidays.Piazza Sant’Eustachio. On the pricey side. serving and singing! You will be sung to throughout the meal. Pizzeria La Montecarlo . fair trade and slow food approved ingredients. Pascucci . Credit cards accepted. home-style Roman cooking. Owned by an Italian & Swedish couple. 11A-12-13 (pizzeria) Open for lunch & dinner. Stop here for your cannoli fix. etc. beautiful and understated piazzas in Rome. Maccheroni – Piazza delle Coppelle. 32 (pizza al taglio) Open Monday-Friday 10:00-22:00/10pm. They also serve Roman-style pizza. 201 (ethnic) Open for dinner. you just eat whatever they bring you which is usually a small pasta dish and then a main meat & vegetable course. Closed 2 weeks in August.just basic.68307895 www. 122 A friendly. Afterwards. House specialty is tonnarelli con le ostriche (pasta with oysters not ostrich!). Cash only.chocolate with pieces of dark chocolate and Himalayan salt.6861877 Great. If you want a plate of pasta and some local atmosphere – this is a good place to get it in the historic center without breaking the bank.Via dei Banchi Nuovi. anonymous political and social commentary in the form of graffiti and placards were painted or hung on the statue – comments which were unpopular with the papal rulers of the time. 1 (restaurant) Open every day for lunch & dinner. no-stop. but all proceeds go to charity. 18b (cookie/biscuit shop) Open Monday-Thursday 8:30-19:30/7:30pm. Reservations recommended for dinner. Flavors such as orange chocolate and their mint chocolate chip are very good. family-run gelateria that is a step away from the madding crowd of the Pantheon. Cash only. PIAZZA NAVONA / CASTEL ST. Closed Saturday. sheep’s milk cheese and black pepper). 51 (gelateria) Open every day. it becomes a relaxing place to meet for drinks – great music play lists and interesting selection of art/photography books. selection. lunch and dinner – primarily vegetarian.it Il Caffe Sant/Eustachio was established in the 1940’s and both il Sant'Eustachio and Tazza d'Oro are both regarded as some of the best coffee in Rome. Pasquino the restaurant is a typical Roman restaurant with homemade pastas and desserts. Outdoor seating available. Some non-dairy option available. Attracts a young clientele. Pasquino – Piazza Pasquino. ! They make crepes in the winter. Some with gluten free and vegan options. 82 and Tazza d’ Oro.Via del Governo Vecchio.68801095 It’s not Italian food. 06. 06. ANGELO Da Alfredo & Ada . Closed Sunday. Salotto 42 – Piazza di Pietra. The tradition still continues. White wine of their own production from their vineyard in the hills outside of Rome (Castelli Romani).mondodilaura. PANTHEON L’Eau Vive – Via Monterone. 13 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner. Closed Sunday. this bar would be nothing special if it weren’t for the refreshing fruit smoothies and milkshakes they make on top of the usual bar fare.vicolo Savelli. it’s like eating at Grandma’s! No menu. closer to the ruins at Largo Torre Argentina. Reservations recommended. but the menu sticks to traditional Roman basics such as pasta al pomodoro or rigatoni alla gricia (pasta with bacon..an affogato . Tel. 116 (pastry shop) Sicilian sweet treats. Homemade Swedish desserts and smoothies.6785804. vegetables in oil. 3335870779 No frills restaurant . They were called talking statues because at night when the city slept. Very popular at lunch time. Closed Monday. set menu. Credit cards accepted. La Deliziosa . 06. Open Saturday 10:00-02:30 . Noisy. 12:00-midnight. makes this restaurant a must for those who want seafood and sushi. Reservations required. 06. Cash only. Gluten free flavors are part of their i Dolci di Nonna Vicenza . but thought it should be mentioned here because it is such an interesting experience. They also have sweet fillings on offer such as chocolate & ricotta. They also have individual tiramisu servings. cheap Roman style pizza and pastas. 50 (pastry shop) . Open Sunday 11:00-16:00/4:00pm. www.6896670 (Giustiniani).a shot of espresso poured over a scoop of crema or zabagione gelato and topped with panna (whipped cream). Riccioli Café – Via delle Coppelle.6861617 Very popular touristed pizzeria. especially for dinner. 06. via degli Orfani. home of Hadrian’s Temple and now this stylish cafe. One of the more simple. The nuns do all the cooking. 20 (bar) About 5-10 minutes walk away from the!Pantheon. Definitely an experience to write home about. but fun. 84 (bar) Open daily. You will probably have to wait outside for a while before a table opens up.via della Reginella. 06.ricciolicafe.Via Giustiniani.com Famous young Roman chef. one of them (usually Ada) comes round with a bag of cookies for dessert and pinches your cheek.6786025 Another hole in the wall gelateria with an interesting selection and generous scoops. Great location.com Want just a little something sweet? Or a great gift to take back home? Stop in this adorable shop and select from Laura’s delicious assortment in beautifully arranged packages. Pizzeria da Baffetto .68808575 Build your own pizza/sandwich using their wonderful pizza bianca (white pizza) as a base then fill it in with their numerous toppings and spreads including cold meats.68307832 Vietnamese restaurant at one end of the most beautiful streets in Rome. Their specialty is Zabaione which is a custard and marsala wine flavor.Mondo di Laura . 85 (restaurant) Closed Sunday and August. convivial trattoria north of the Pantheon makes for a fun evening out. 22 (gelateria) Closed Monday.Via Giulia.68210313 www.Via di Torre Argentina. 06.Vicolo Savelli.6893043 Piazza Pasquino is the location of one of several “talking” statues left in Rome. local spot. Credit cards accepted. Sunday 9:00-19:30/7:30pm. 06. Credit cards accepted. Lo Zozzone – Via del Teatro Pace. fresh vegetables. 114 (pizzeria) Open every day evenings only. Cash only. Closed Saturday. 14 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner.

Sundays for brunch only from 12:30-3:30. salads and desserts. such as.Vicolo del Bologna. 31 (restaurant) Closed Thursday. and their pistachio and unusual chocolate sorbet are not to be missed! They do not offer cones. Melon and peach are particularly delectable summer favorites.5818918 Named for the inimitable 20th-century Roman poet of the same name. this boisterous pizzeria certainly won’t send you home hungry. Credit cards accepted.Piazza San Calisto 9a (pizzeria) Closed Sunday 06. 9:00-20:00/8:00pm 06. 3-7 (bar) Closed Monday. Taverna Trilussa – Via Politeama. 06. A cozy atmosphere with funky artwork and a friendly. marble tabletops and antique cash register. Bir & Fud – Via Benedetta. Pizza and savory snacks are also on the menu. The lower level is even older: the wait staff will proudly lead you downstairs to take a peek at the ancient wine cellar that predates the Colosseum! In the 1800s. inexpensive wines and good selection of appetizers.6879148 Famous for its homemade tartufo (a type of chocolate) ice cream. 10 (gelateria) Open daily.6861216 Great people watching in the mornings if you can sit outside. 06. the Apoxomenos. here you can sample some of the classic staples of Roman cuisine. 06. At Christmas-time.58334212 As you walk into this charming restaurant. the restaurant is in fact housed in a 10th-century Roman synagogue (if you look closely you can see Hebrew letters etched onto the columns of the upper windows from outside).97616694 Run by 2 brothers. 06. board games and a mini-pool table make it the perfect place for an evening among friends.5896689 Here you will find dishes that take an innovative twist on traditional Roman cuisine in an unforgettable setting. Credit cards accepted. you’ll feel as if you’ve landed in a Sicilian fishing village. 06. 23 (wine bar) Open daily. especially if you want to sit outside. If you don’t see what you want on the menu. or sit on the street in an overstuffed armchair and watch Rome go by. Etabli – vicolo delle Vacche. cured meats. 2a (wine bar) Open daily. welcoming staff make it all the more alluring. 06.68801094 Very popular wine bar/restaurant and with good reason. Fior di Luna – Via Lungaretta. and converted into a place to sample the very best gourmet beer that Italy has to offer. complete with Sicilian favorites such as caponata and eggplant rolls. Credit cards accepted.Open Tuesday-Sunday. an ancient Roman sculpture. 06. which. Her blog which has a lot of inf or m a t ion a bout R om e a r t e x hibit s a nd r e v ie ws c a n be f ound a t ht t p: // thepinesofrome.58340692 This hip bar is housed in a converted warehouse and offers a spectacular aperitivo: from about 7 to 9pm every night. They also serve lunch. 06. the flavors on offer at this unassuming little gelateria all correspond with the fresh fruits in season.blogspot. soups. crepes. Chessboards. 06. Great wine selection and relaxed. carbonara. but treat yourself anyway and get a table with a view of Rome’s most famous piazzas. Come early—especially if you prefer to sit outside—as reservations are not taken. There is only one tiny table in the back.Piazza Navona. 06. 06.64561314 Using only natural ingredients. 06. 45 (pizzeria) Open daily. and it can take up to an hour to get a table after 8pm on busy nights.5818256. In Vino Veritas – Via Garibaldi. was found here and is now housed in the Vatican Museums. 68/69 (restaurant) Closed Monday. they serve mulled wine and at other times of the year they have a large bowl of prosecco punch filled with fruit. 06. there is something delicious for everyone. Although the interior seems modern. i Dolci di Checca er Carattiere – Via Benedetta. Whether you sit indoors or out. Outside seating available.5800985 The perfect spot for a late night sugar hit.68210845 Salads. Credit cards accepted. such as fruit tarts. and be sure to start your meal by choosing from the vast antipasto spread. Pasta and buffet items served throughout the day. Pizzeria Dar Poeta . See if you can pick out who might be the latest Italian soap opera sensation or model. 9 (wine bar) Open lunch. but just for take away. Outside seating available. the owner. Bir & Fud has taken the model of an Italian enoteca.68801746 Small and cozy spot for a quick glass of wine or a leisurely after dinner drink. Slip into the long leather booth. 23 (restaurant) Open daily. rice and pasta dishes are just a few of the things to choose from and they specialize in coffee and tea as much as they do wine. Cul de Sac – Piazza Pasquino. Italian-style doughnuts. cornetti. ask and the friendly staff will do their best to accommodate you. pies and—of course—gelato. TRASTEVERE Suggestions for Trastevere provided by our friend. 06. Bar Tre Scalini . chic atmosphere. With thin-crusted pizzas so big they don’t fit on a plate and freshly fried supplì (mozzarella and tomato rice balls) that will make your knees weak. Pizzeria San Calisto . 30-35 (bar/gelateria) Open daily. cakes. aperitivo and dinner. 74/75 (wine bar) Open every day 12:00-02:00. Bufala and super-bufala are favorites for cheese-lovers. Caffè della Pace – Via della Pace. is served up in the pan it’s cooked in.5894016 Choose from more types of beer than you knew existed at this lively bar-restaurant. An excellent place for a pre-dinner glass of wine. Lots of great. The menu boasts several pages of gourmet cheeses. this café and pasticceria offers an enticing array of sweets. is genuinely friendly towards tourists (a rarity in the jaded Piazza Navona area) and welcomes opportunities to speak English. miniature pastries. gorgeous restaurant and wine bar with a southern French vibe. salads. 96 (gelateria) Closed Monday. Mimì & Cocò – Via del Governo Vecchio. like all their pastas. carciofi alla guidia or gnocchi alla romana at exceptional prices. the setting is romantic and unforgettable.it/ Da Gildo – Via della Scala. pasta dishes and more. il Piccolo – Via del Governo Vecchio. 72 (wine bar) Open daily. . 06. Decadent and expensive (if you sit outside). Very easy going atmosphere – no need to rush here. you will find a few rigorously selected labels and comfy couches where you can happily hole up for hours with a plate of salty snacks. Nylon – Via Politeama. Isole di Sicilia– Via Garibaldi. 06. Open every night until 1 am. for the price of a drink you can help yourself to a buffet of grilled vegetables. Andrea. 9 (wine bar) Closed Tuesday. bucatini all’amatriciana. Their array of sumptuous seafood specialties will make your mouth water. this is the place for you. Tiffany Parks. with an entire page dedicated to different types of mozzarella! Reservations recommended. 31 (restaurant) Closed Sunday. but with over 20 different pizzas. Spirito di Vino – Via dei Genovesi.5880516 Ifou’re looking for a perfect medium between Roman (thin crust) and Neapolitan (thick crust) style pizza.58332012 At this cozy and well-priced wine bar. so as to avoid contaminating their ice cream with artificial ingredients.5800733 A traditional and family-run osteria.68803155 Very good pastry shop. Don’t miss the awardwinning Ravioli Mimosa. 73 (wine bar) Open every day except major holidays. this is the ideal spot for an elegant and decadent meal. Beautiful dark wood interior.

not loads of veggie options here.3203575 Classy wine bar with extensive wine list and an assortment of 80 cheeses as well as salads. The pick of Anthony Bourdain and CNN and local Rome food bloggers. 13 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner. If you’re feeling particularly glutinous try the gelato stuffed cannelloni. 06.stand at the Vatican end and look to the end of the street for two perfectly framed Roman umbrella pines. 125 (bakery/sandwiches) Closed Sunday. You can get something to eat here at any time of the day. fish and veggie dishes. This is a good morning spot for a quick cappuccino and cornetto.Via Andrea Doria. There are also a few good stops for a quick refreshment. www. Buccianti . 142 (gelateria) Good gelato on via Borgo Pio Gran Caffe de Borgo – Via Borgo Pio.3236437 Three dozen wines available by the glass as well as a range of meat. Closed Sunday dinner and 2 weeks in August. 8b (tavola calda) Closed Wednesday An excellent tavola calda with a few tables inside and out. antipasti.Via Cipro.45599961 They don’t skimp on the portion sizes in this very popular gelateria. 11:00-22:00/10:00pm Gabriele Bonci is the rock star of pizza in Rome these days.via Borgo Pio. With a slightly thicker crust it is made with special yeasts (one said to be almost 100 years old) and toppings you won’t find anywhere else. Bar opens at 7:30am. ADDITIONAL PRATI/VATICAN SUGGESTIONS: (the following suggestions are all conveniently located near the CIPRO metro stop on Line A/ Red line metro and close to the Vatican Museums) Pizzarium .Via G. terrines and pate’s. They also have pizza for dinner. pasta. 06. Gillian McGuire of Rome for Expats http://www. 43 (pizza al taglio) Open Monday-Saturday. etc. 8 . Standing tables only.VATICAN / PRATI Suggestions for the Vatican area provided by our friend. 34 (gelateria) Open daily.Via Mocenigo. lasagna.Piazza Cavour. A very good breafkast cappuccino or mid-morning or mid-afternoon crostata and tea break. Open daily 7:00-20:00/8pm The prettiest cup of coffee in town in this decades old Roman coffee bar (the original bar started in 1919). Al Passetto di Borgo . Homemade chocolate fondue is their dessert specialty. It has nice salads for lunch and an excellent early evening aperitivo.gillianslists.6861227 www. Classic fish and meat dishes. 5 (gelateria) Open daily. 60/62 (restaurant) Open for lunch & dinner. Open dinner: 19:30/7:30pm-23:30/11:30pm Since the 1950’s this restaurant has been serving traditional Roman cuisine. restaurant open 12:30-midnight. Very good gelato and chocolate selection.6861227 An old standby in the Vatican area and a slave to tradition. 18A (gelateria) Open daily. They have other food offerings such as eggpant parmesan.mondoarancina. For those of you who like lamb. Fabrica . Credit cards accepted. Very good eggplant parmesan (parmigiana di melanzane). Il Simposio di Costantini – Piazza Cavour. Panificio Arrigoni . Savonarola. 80/A (coffee bar) Closed Sunday. homemade pasta and thick Florentine steaks. Open lunch: 12:30-15:00/3pm. Sciascia Caffe – Via Fabio Massimo. but it will be well worth it. Closed Tuesday. Credit cards accepted. Del Frate – Via degli Scipioni. 7:00-14:00/2pm and 17:00/5pm-19:30/7:30pm Come here for sandwiches made by request. Peter’s Basilica) Don’t miss a stroll down this picturesque street . Mondo Arancini . Good Roman style pasta and fish dishes. VIA BORGO PIO (near St. They make an excellent chocolate milkshake (frappe). ! They make crepes in the winter.alpassettodiborgo. selection. Very good sandwiches and cake selection. Beehive Tip: the pizza here is A LOT more expensive than your average pizza al taglio and is very meat heavy . Open Monday-Saturday. Friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant. .fabricadicalisto. Credit cards accepted.97252462 Famous for their cinnamon gelato. 06.is the very best water in all of Rome! Delize de Borgo – Via Borgo Pio. 38/40 (pizza al taglio) Open daily 10:00-midnight www. Gluten free flavors are part of their Old Bridge Gelateria – Via Bastioni di Michelangelo.it Excellent and reasonably priced pizza by the slice an an amazing selection of arancini – a Sicilian specialty rice balls made with yellow Arborio rice and assorted stuffings and then deep fried– they’re a meal on their own or a great snack. the pizza al taglio here is something else. La Fiorentina . Lemon granita is also excellent.Via Andrea Doria. La Molisana . There are a few benches farther down the street just behind the fountain which according to a very chatty taxi driver who lives across the street from this fountain .Borgo Pia. At lunch there is an OTHER OPTIONS IN VATICAN NEIGHBORHOOD Da Cesare – Via Crescenzio. At lunch. Take home a bag of expertly roasted beans. There is usually interesting art on display. they have a small buffet or often soups and a few baked pastas or salads. 06. 06. Double-check the prices before you order or state how much you would like to spend. roast chicken. Also for sale are a selection of the special flours used and small prodution olive oils and wine. economical tavola calda (buffet style lunch). There are Italian craft beers to choose from. 55 (restaurant) Closed Monday. 06.com This is a cozy spot to escape a rainy day or the killer heat in the summer. 170 (bar/tavola calda) Excellent for a morning cappuccino and breakfast pastries or an afternoon snack. 22 (bar/restaurant) Open daily. 06. good selection of vegetables. Gelarmony – Via Marcantonio Colonna. Also an impressive array of meatless dishes and an extensive wine list. 06. In the summer months expect to line-up.Via Marcantonio Colonna. The restaurant is expensive. they serve this on weekends. 16 (wine bar) Open daily. but an early evening glass of wine and snacks at the bar are a good value. A wide variety of soy gelato flavors. vegetable dishes and several other inventive first and second courses. Lots of seating. 10A (ethnic) Open for dinner. Your very excellent cappuccino will be served in a thin porcelain cup and make sure to ask for a splash of dark chocolate. Micci .39746373 Mexican owned and authentic tasting Mexican food.3202395 Sicilian gelateria with many different flavors including a spicy. La Cucaracha .it Another old stand-by .com/ Beehive tip: There is a decent and reasonably priced café located in the Vatican Museums.Via della Meloria.known for its Carbonara. 118 (wine bar) Closed August.(bar/cafe/restaurant) Closed Monday. There are 2 benches outside and a few stand-up spots. peppery chocolate flavor (pepperoncino) and a yummy cinnamon flavor.

DueCento Gradi . The flavors change monthly and are all made from only natural. pistachio nuts from Sicily. at least TEN different chocolate choices this is not your average gelato shop! Neve di Latte .Paciotti . 7 (Prati/Vatican area). Lots of organic sandwiches. Open Saturday 9:00am-16:00/4pm Closed Sunday Our friend Tiffany Parks who made all the suggestions for the Trastevere neighborhood section has a sandwich here named after her! (Tiffany is a tour guide at the Vatican. Fatamorgana . The maron glace is what the crowds are usually here for. 27 (Largo Torre Argentina) Open daily . It is pretty good gelato.2 locations: Piazza Monte d’Oro. In winter. You’ll . cookies/biscuits. Via Lago di Lesina. Tuesdays & Thursdays open until 19:00/7:00pm A large. La Bonta del Pane . Claudio Torce is a true gelato artisan. Via G.it Yes. 06. 24 The ice cream truly is amazing and it's only a 10 minute walk away from The Beehive! Well worth the stroll over and they are generous with their portions. 8 (food shop) www. Credit cards accepted.light. Flavors are always changing. “Dukkah” – cumin. 91/92 (near Via del Corso/Spanish Steps area) and Viale Aventino.it Build your own sandwich with over 60 ingredients and you can create your own or choose one of their combinations.via Cipro. PHONES. this is a chain. 1 and Via dei Giubbonari. Gelateria del Teatro . There are several flavors that focus on spices and herbs. Stock up for gifts to take home here. Many interesting flavor choices here. www. 3 (sandwich bar) Open daily from 10:00-23:00/11pm www.it Another good spot for picnic supplies.duecentogradi. sodas. Trionfale Market . Lots of vegetarian and vegan options.grom. olive oil and vinegars. There are two running faucets . Ciampini . chocolate. covered neighborhood market where you can find fresh fruits and vegetables . port and sambuca. via del Corso) Closed Sundays. Biodynamic Alpine milk (and water!). plates of cold prepared food items and one of the rare spots in town to find cheddar cheese. At the Piazza Crati location. In winter there are three different hot chocolates to try. There are also the old favorites. LAUNDRY Phone centers are an inexpensive way to make international calls.Via Luigi Poletti.Via della Maddalena. Craft beers. 7:00-14:00/2:00pm. 59 (Circo Massimo) Open daily.Via Cipro. hard to find pastas. Closed Thursday mornings. all of their gelato is glutin free and made with all natural organic ingredients. cream and pistachio.) If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious alternative to all the frozen food touristy restaurants near St. there are made to order nutella crepes.86391589 (Pz Crati location) Similar in style to the before-mentioned San Crispino gelateria.latradizione. there’s a watermelon stand across from the market where you can purchase refreshing pieces by the slice. 06. sesame and coriander flavor. 25 Open daily.via Germanico. 7:30-20:30/8:30pm.one with dark chocolate and one with white chocolate. If you need to make a call while out and about.via Silvio Spaventa. creamy and delicious. Tuscan chocolate. this is it.Piazza Risorgimento.Via Marcantonio Bragadin. just genuine friendliness and someone who really cares about her product. Refreshing lemon with basil. There are lots of milk free options as well and gluten free cones. You won’t find attitude here. 51/53 (food shop) Open Monday-Saturday. bread. Slow Food award winning gelato and you can taste why . this is some serious artisanal gelato.good mozzarella cheese delivered daily. il Gelato di Claudio Torce .Largo Arenula. 29 (off of main shopping street. lavender and white peach. Gelato Corona . There are a few bakery stalls that have bread and ready made pasta dishes. 70 (Jewish Ghetto) (Piazza Navona). 6 (Lungotevere Flaminio) Open daily. which you can purchase from newsstands or tobacco shops. next door is Nemorense Park where you can take your gelato and wile away an hour enjoying a true taste of “la dolce vita”. 272 (Vatican) and viale Regina Margherita. In the summer. Apple & Cinnamon.Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina. 30A (Pantheon) and Piazza Navona. vegan and soy options also. 192 (Porta Pia) Open daily. There are many located throughout the city. 8c (bakery) Very good pizza al taglio. Fruit flavors include Mango & Lime. Delicious! Gelateria dei Gracchi . They have gluten-free. Near the new MAXXI museum.Via dei Gracchi. This gelato is gluten free and they even offer gluten free cones by request. seasonal ingredients. Feeling indulgent? You can even add a scoop of gelato. it will be necessary to buy a Telecom Italia phone card (carta telefonica Telecom). La Tradizionale . 43 (juice bar/sandwiches) Open Monday-Friday 9:00-20:00/8pm. Peter’s. 06. Lungotevere dei Vallati. great wine and grappa choices. juices and smoothies. She’ll let you taste any flavor and you’ll need her help deciphering the exotic titles: “Cioccolato Kentucky” an amazing chocolate gelato with a tobacco infusion.via Andrea Doria (market) Open Monday-Saturday. They use only local ingredients and no artificial flavors or preservatives such as some of the best pistachio gelato made with Sicilian pistachios. It’s always like a party in here! Have the friendly brothers make you a sandwich or make-up a selection of cheeses and/or meats for a picnic .85353508 (Regina Margherita) The owner used to build mandolins and now spends his days making some of the best gelato in Rome. chocolate with Nero d’Avola. specially produced eggs from Pisa. Beehive Tip: there is small spot on Via Andrea Doria & Via Mocenigo a few blocks away witih a few benches. 9/11 (Piazza Crati) Open daily. but they have a lot of competition for that title! The lime basil is refreshing on a hot day. gorgonzola. One of the real treats are the tiny chocolate dipped cones you can order from the freezer cases.it Look for the sign saying “Best Gelato in Rome”. You have a choice of either your cone being filled with either and a cookie/biscuit being dipped in it to top your cone or cup. there are three branches at the time of this update here in Rome alone.gelateriacorona. International phone cards are for sale at The Beehive reception for a small fee or you can buy them at face value at newsstands and tobacco shops. Closed Mondays in winter.Piazza degli Zingari (Monti). Bettolo. Grom .11:00-21:00/9:00pm www. A definite must do if you have the time and the inclination. It’s a very calm space to cool off on a hot afternoon. Habanero pepper. fair-trade sugar and vanilla. but open Thurdsay 13:00/1pm-20:30/8:30pm. They also have good salads. 53 (Campo dei Fiori) Open daily.Via di San Simone. Local calls or calls within Italy can be made for free through our courtesy phone. Other interesting flavors to try are celery and vin santo with biscotti chips. (the following suggestions are all conveniently located near the OTTAVIANO metro stop on Line A/Red line metro and close to St. Peter’s Square) FaBio . basic groceries. To top it off. Very good gelato in a very pretty piazza. INTERNET. SPECIAL GELATO MENTIONS: Come il Latte . but Maria Agnese who owns and runs the shop is 10 times nicer.3216668 (Gracchi). and one made with pear.

20/b and Flashnet at Via Varese. 128 (Piazza Vittorio/Manzoni metro) L’Albero del Pane via Santa Maria del Pianto. 116.our favorite for conventional high street shopping . but the closest are a few minutes walk away at Via Milazzo. Super cheap. Via Banchi Nuovi. Francesco a Ripa. 19/20 (Jewish Ghetto) Citta dell’ Altra Economia (this is a large fair trade complex that has an organic grocery store. toiletries. 32/34"directly in front of Cipro metro stop . 106 (Trastevere) viale Gorizia. MAS .There are several in The Beehive neighborhood. 3 (Jewish Ghetto).Via del Tritone. However. 7a "Prati/Vatican/Ottaviano metro stop) Celiachiamo (gluten free grocery store) via Giulio Venticinque. vegetarian restaurants. Via Cola di Rienzo (Vatican) .if you can afford anything on this street.Piazza Vittorio Emanuele . Via di Ripetta and Via dell Governo Vecchio. Wander down narrow cobblestone side streets (around the Pantheon. Upim . Via dei Coronari. but an interesting place to wander around in and see some of the odd things they have for sale. Canestro (3 locations) via S.Via San Teodoro. Excellent shopping can be found throughout Rome.low to mid-range department store where you can buy moderately priced clothing. Internet . not so crowded and a lot of the same stores as Via del Corso without the attitude. and less pedestrian friendly but lots of stores to choose from. If you run into any other shops or restaurants that aren’t mentioned here .a noisy.Piazza Vittorio Emanuele . MAIN SHOPPING STREETS Below are some of the main shopping streets in the city. they are increasingly rare to find in the city. Some good streets in this regard are Via dell Boschetto.The Beehive and Clover & Acacia offer free Internet access for our guests both with a desktop (slow but free) and free wi-fi if you have your own laptop or smartphone.Via della Reginella. Laundromats . 12 (Testaccio) il Salice via Reggio Emilia. 172 (Trevi Fountain) . Beehive Tip: Check out all the “saldo/saldi”(sale) signs in the two months when shop owners can officially put a large amount of items on sale: January and July Via del Corso .trendy.near the Vatican. Especially handy if the airline has lost your luggage. ORGANIC FARM with farm shop.Prati/Vatican) Solo Natura via Emanuele Filiberto. Piazza Navona. We do not mind hand-laundry of undergarments. For Clover & Acacia. Saturday and Sunday lunches.this Spanish chain took over an Italian department store that was in this location for years.please let us know as we are always on the lookout. crowded. 26 (Piazza del Popolo) . crowded and always a mess.they seem to have everything. Campo Dei Fiori) for small independent clothing & shoe boutiques as well as unique artisan handicrafts and jewelry. Via Campo Marzio.Via del Corso. if you can find them. but please do not use our facilities to do major laundry and we do not allow laundry lines in the rooms. fair trade retail shop. but not of the best quality .need a card to use any of the public phones. also where the new MACRO is located (Testaccio) il Farmer’s Market della Capitale . etc. 74 (Circo Massimo) Open Saturday 9:00-18:00/6pm and Sunday 9:00-16:00/4:00pm Rome’s weekend farmer’s market where you can be sure to find the best produce and other food goods from the Lazio region. Please note while we are happy to offer this service free of charge. animals and nature walk (car necessary to reach) Agricoltura Nuova Cooperativa via Valle di Perna. hemp clothing) via del Vantaggio. 190 (Piazza Navona THE best erboristeria in Rome with excellent selection of all natural body care products including excellent Italian organic brands such as Biofficina Toscana. 190 . DEPARTMENT STORES Zara . smoggy street. bar and restaurant) Largo Dino Frisullo inside the former city slaughterhouses. Rome has come a long way since we first moved here in 1999. there’s one at Via Principe Amedeo.only if you are desperate or need a completely obscure item . we wonder why you’re staying at The Beehive! Great place to window shop and dream. Via Condotti (Piazza di Spagna) . we cannot guarantee that there will not be computer or internet provider problems. 315 (just south of EUR) ORGANIC CLOTHING & SHOES Eco Wear (standard cotton. 51 (Trieste) via Luca della Robbia. 33. Lakshmi and Officinali di Montauto (OM). The Monti neighborhood also has some great one of a kind shopping. 61/a (Trieste) Biomens viale delle Milizie. HOLISTIC ROME ORGANIC MARKETS In regards to holistic living. and shops that sell all kinds of organic products.it’s almost like an archaeological site without the digging. ORGANIC SKIN & HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS L’Officina Naturale . don’t limit yourself to these streets. You can now find yoga classes. Via Nazionale (Piazza della Repubblica) . but sales clerks generally speak English and bargains can be found. Oviesse .low to mid-range store for inexpensive clothing.

Baths of Diocletian nearby and Crypta .it Various yoga styles: L’Albero e La Mano at via Pelliccia. without fish) The Beehive (vegetarian & organic) . www. 8:30am-7:30pm. 99/c14 (Infernetto) www. 147 (Piazza del Popolo) via Frattina. Open Tuesday-Sunday. The Bernini statuary is an absolute must-see.breakfast daily 7:30-10:30. 190 www. via Cola di Rienzo. Swedish style) via Marghera. Wed. the most beautiful gallery in Rome. 14 (Spanish Steps) 06 6792509 Margutta Vegetariana (vegetarian) via Margutta. don’t miss the older Italian men playing bocci ball in the pitch located out front near the park entrance. ashtanga and anusara yoga: Ego Yoga.ego-yoga. Please note that most state museums are closed on Mondays. here are just a few of our particular favorites. 1 (Termini) Closed Monday. Ambrogio. Reservations can be done on-line in advance or we are happy to call and reserve for you.it Iyengar yoga: Studio Iygengar via Tagliamento. The only exceptions to this are the Galleria Doria Pamphilj and the Vatican Museums.just ask for senza carne. Open Tuesday-Sunday. via XX Settembre. senza pesce (without meat. In our opinion.it Various yoga styles Arya Yoga via Umberto Giordano. 8 (Termini) !35 for 50 minutes for Beehive guests !45 for 50 minutes for non-Beehive guests Baan Thai (Thai massage) Borgo Angelico. 117 (Spanish Steps) 06 32650577 YOGA Hatha style yoga: Accademia Yoga.com MASSAGE Jenifer Vinson at The Beehive by appointment.it Tickets !11 plus !5 for audio guide which we highly recommend.acquamadre.accademiayoga.budokanin. 45 (Trieste) www.astanga. 22 (Prati/Vatican) www. El Naturalista.baanthai. near Piazza Navona (recommended also). Galleria Borghese – Piazzale del Museo Borghese (Villa Borghese Park) Closed Monday. Sun 7:00-9:30pm via Marghera.lalberoelamano.it Power yoga. Sat. Birkenstock. Palazzo Massimo – Largo di Villa Peretti. designs) via del Vantaggio. evening vegan buffets. weekend brunch 11-1pm.galleriaborghese. via Annia 54 (Celio) www.studioiyengaryoga. 4 (Prati/Vatican) www.it Kundalini yoga: Centro Naad (Monti/Esquilino) via Giovanni Lanza. 17 (Jewish Ghetto) www. 58 (Porta Pia) www. 162 (Prati)" www.Dimensione Natura (clothes & shoes) via dei Falegnami. 8 "(Termini) 06 44704553 Arancia Blu (vegetarian) via Prenestina. In fine weather.it Budokanin via Properzio.aryayoga. 66/a (Jewish Ghetto) The Natural Look (Birkenstocks in many styles. 2 (Spanish Steps) Croce Franco (shoes.it Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga: Scuola Ashtanga Yoga. 9 (Monti) VEGETARIAN AND/OR ORGANIC RESTAURANTS Please note that most Italian restaurants have a lot of vegetarian options . 396 (Pigneto) 06 4454105 Naturist Club (vegetarian) via delle Vite. 21 E/F (Piazza del Popolo) Angelo di Nepi (clothes & shoes) via dei Giubbonari (Campo dei Fiori) via del Babuino.com Bikram yoga Bikram Yoga Roma via Aurelia.naad.bikramyogaroma. colors.it THINGS TO SEE AND DO MUSEUMS Rome has dozens of museums.it Acqua Madre (Hammam/turkish style spa) via di S.at one time coveted by Napoleon. Campers and others) Piazza Madonna dei Monti. Considered one of the best collections of classical art in the world . National Museum of Rome. 9:00am-19:45/7:45pm Tickets: !7 and valid for 3 days for all 4 branches (Palazzo Altemps. 3 (Trastevere) www. Reservations required and there are reserved entrance times. 125 www.

Mythricism was an ancient and mysterious cult religion followed by Roman soldiers and gladiators.Testaccio . and more. this would be the place to do it. Tiziano (Titian). Recently remodeled. but an amazing juxtaposition of the classical and industrial . predict Easter and check the accuracy of the new Gregorian calendar.Largo Santa Susanna/Via XX Settembre.Piazza della Minerva (Pantheon) In front of this church is Linda’s favorite statue in Rome . Bernini.dopart. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-19:00/7:00pm. San Pietro / St. Peter while he was imprisoned by the Romans.it/roma/en Ticket office closes at 17:00/5:00pm Tickets: !10. Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore – Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore (Termini) Baroque style glory. Peters – Piazza San Pietro (Vatican) Winter hours (1 Oct . Not for the (literally) faint-hearted or claustrophobic. Santa Maria in Cosmedin . A unique museum space. it was built on top of a 6th century church which in turn had been built over a 2nd century Mythric temple. this is a definite must-see.Piazza Santa Maria (Trastevere) Gold. there is also a café with wonderful views. Beehive Tip: There’s a combination MACRO + MACRO Testaccio ticket valid for 7days that is !11 to visit both museums. check out the beautiful. The Bocca della Verita (Mouth of Truth) is in the entrance way. “if it’s subterranean. 9am-6pm.50 Rome’s contemporary art museum .50 Definitely off the beaten path. San Giovanni in Laterano . ancient coins as well as frescos from the walls of Empress Livia’s summer villa incredibly preserved.museicapitolini.Rome’s first electric and now defunct power plant is the background to classical statuary. CHURCHES Rome has around 400 churches in the city center alone. Saturday until 2pm except last Sunday of the month when closing time is 12:30pm. but poorly marked and no descriptions. 10:00am-18:00/6:00pm www. .Piazza San Clemente (Colosseum) Admission fee to the excavations: !5 Unique in that you can see three layers of history under one roof. As Steve puts it. Here you will also find four boards said to have been part of the manger of the nativity. 17 (Repubblica) Baroque splendor and Bernini’s “The Ecstasy of St. If you like mosaics. Santa Susanna.org Tickets: !8. Santa Maria del Popolo . Open Monday-Sunday. humble. http://en. 15 (Repubblica) This church is as gorgeous as many of Rome’s churches. MACRO .a whimsical elephant with an obelisk on its back designed by Bernini (the obelisk is Egyptian dating from the 6th century BC). but lovely little church with beautiful mosaics in the floor.Piazza Orazio Giustiniani. Visit in the late afternoon when the afternoon light comes through a hidden window gilding the entire chapel. About a 20-25 minute walk from The Beehive.” San Pietro in Vincoli . 16:00/4:00pm-22:00/10:00pm.vatican. Velasquez. Open Tuesday-Sunday. 9:00am-19:00/7:00pm.not to be confused with the Modern Art Museum near Villa Borghese. The family still lives in the palazzo. Peter’s without the dome. Santa Maria della Vittoria .Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli (Colosseum) In the back of this church you’ll find the formidable statue of Moses carved by Michelangelo as well as what are said to have been the chains (vincoli) that bound St. Capitoline Museums – Piazza del Campidoglio (near Piazza Venezia) Closed Monday. Theresa” statue make this the reason not to miss this church during your time in Rome.50 Oldest public collection in the world – a must see for all t he amazing ancient statuary.Balbi near the Jewish Ghetto) One of the four branches of the National Museum of Rome conveniently located right near Termini train station houses an amazing collection from 2nd BCE to 5th CE.Piazza Bocca della Verita (Circus Maximus) A dusty.30 September) 8:00am-18:00/6:00pm THE Roman Catholic church. httTickets: !4. Ticket: !5 Another branch of the MACRO located in what were once Rome’s slaughterhouses in the 19th century. Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museum – Piazzale di Villa Giulia.31 March) 8:00am-17:00/5:00pm Summer hours (1 April .Piazza del Popolo (Flaminio) In this dark little church you’ll find skull & crossbones motifs everywhere and two fantastic Caravaggio paintings tucked away in the back in the corner.Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano (San Giovanni) Rome’s official cathedral (St. 305 Closed Thursday. Ticket !15 (going up to !16 in 2013) Home of the Sistine Chapel and many other important works of art. dark. Tickets to climb up into the dome: !7 SITES WORTH SEEING Beehive tip: Please check at ticket counters to see if there are reduced ticket prices for students with id or European Union citizens with id. Santa Maria sopra Minerva . For an extra bit of euro. Montemartini Museum/Museo Centrale Montemartini – Via Ostiense.va/musei/tickets/do The Vatican Museums have free entrance the last Sunday of every month. A medieval church built in the 12th century. Beehive tip: use the elevator – even with the help of the elevator it’s quite a climb (an additional 320 steps). Basilica San Clemente . Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli . Peter’s many of these churches have closing times around lunch and reopen mid afternoon and on Sundays are only open in the afternoons. 106 (Ostiense/Garbatella) Closed Monday. Open Tuesday-Sunday.50 An amazing private art collection in one of the more beautiful villas in Rome. Open Tuesday-Sunday. Galleria Doria Pamphilj – via del Corso. Inside you’ll find rare (for Rome) Gothic style building. For a small entrance fee. Open Tuesday-Sunday. Peters and the museums to get the most out of your time there. Exhibits as well as different artistic and cultural events and workshops take place here. MACRO (Contemporary Art Museum of Rome) – Via Reggio Emilia. 4 Closed Monday. twisted. independent contemporary art galleries. you can see both the remains of the temple and the 6th century church. This church also houses the skull of Saint Valentine. Vatican Museums – viale Vaticano (Vatican) Closed Sunday. Paintings and sculpture by Caravaggio. Tickets can be purchased in advance at: http://biglietteriamusei. Scupture. We highly encourage a walking tour of St. gold and more gold! Magnificent Byzantine style decorated church located in an eclectic area of Rome. mosaic columns in the cloisters. 8:30am-19:30/7:30pm. 54 (Piazza Fiume) Closed Monday. but the reason it's mentioned is because it’s also the seat of the American Catholic church in Rome so if you want to attend a mass in English. 9 (Villa Borghese Park) Closed Monday. Peters is the Vatican’s). A definite must-see. Ticket: !8 Splendid collection of artifacts from one of the most important pre-Roman civilizations – the Etruscans. Recent renovations included a huge expansion. Also nearby is one of our favorite gelaterias in the city (see “Gelato”). As huge and imposing as St. Open Monday-Friday.Piazza della Republicca (Termini) Church that was incorporated into the ancient Baths of Diocletian by Michelangelo it also has a meridian line (see the astrological figures in the floor) commissioned by Pope Clement XI in 1702 that was used to check the time. Saturday 11:00-22:00/10:00pm Ticket: !8. restored in early 2012. Santa Maria in Trastevere .Via XX Settembre. The climb to the cupola (dome) is a truly surreal and interesting experience. it’s cool. Please note that with the exception of St. If you go further up the street and around the neighborhood you’ll find other smaller. 9:00am-20:00/8:00pm.

Reservations required for dinner. if you just want a quick orientation of the city this hop on/hop off bus is a good option that takes you to all the sites. However. Trambus 110 Open is a double decker bus with an open top and you can pick it up at Termini train station.000 monks artistically displayed in various scenes. Lots of green. A few of Rome’s public parks: Villa Celimontana & Villa Borghese & Villa Torlonia If you want to escape Rome’s scooters and chaos and check into some greenery and solitude. Not on The Beehive map as it is a bit south near the Circus Maximus. THE Roman monument. Palatine Hill Open 7 days/week (closed 1 May. Magnificent even with all the stains of pollution. try one of these convenient and beautiful public city parks. Mondays 9:00-14:00/2:00pm Ticket: !6 The Appian Way ticket is valid for 7days at 3 sites (Baths of Caracalla. . A walking tour (or an excellent guidebook) of the Forum truly gives you the insight into the past and to piece together what each of these ancient ruins were. As of this edit. the Tods shoe company has contributed to a multi-million euro restoration which is projected to be completed in 2014.30 Sept) 8:30-18:30 (1 Oct .Beehive tip: Consider purchasing the Roma Pass. In the summer. visit the top of the Gianicolo (Janiculum) hill in Trastevere. but does not provide a tour as such. use of public transit (bus & metro) for 3 days after first validation. A crypt with the bones of over 4. bike (available for rent on the Via Appia) or take the Archeobus to explore here. You can walk. www.Villa Torlonia (via Nomentana. The Villa Torlonia has a restaurant called La Limonaia which is a great place in the summer to eat outdoors.at Santa Maria della Concezione. this is the place. Sunday. 9:00am-19:00/7:00pm The most impressive site here is Trajan’s Column which spirals up to 98 ft.it (there is an English language option) Circus Maximus Depending on the time of year. Appia Antica . 70) Open Tuesday-Saturday. Avoid the entrance fee and just admire their grandeur from the outside. Ticket: !7. It’s open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-24:00/midnight. Tickets can also be bought at the ticket offices of the Palatine Hill located in Via San Gregorio. (30 m) and has detailed scenes of Emperor Trajan’s victories. 25 December. law courts and temples galore. 9:30-19:30/7:30pm. Contains the ruins of the Palace of Septimius Severus as well as the recently restored home of the Vestal Virgins. Families of 4 people pay !50. The fountain is in Rome’s historical Jewish quarter which also has Rome’s only synagogue.Trastevere If you are looking for a spectacular and panoramic view of Rome and a great photo op.it There is an English language option. Villa of the Quintilii. 25 December. cool breezes and a fish pond this hill is a nice change of pace from the often too dusty. Considered one of the most beautiful 18th century buildings in Rome. The pass can also purchased at tourist information points throughout the city. All three have children’s areas and plenty of green. Historical note:! the fountain was built in 1581. From the southern end you can see the Moletta Tower and other newly excavated fragments. See if you notice the one small section that was cleaned in time for the Giubileo 2000 and you’ll get a glimpse of its former splendor. Archeobus Open tour of Rome tickets are !12 with a family rate of !40 and children under 10 are free. The Villa Borghese is north of the Spanish Steps. 1 January) Hours: 8:30-16:30/4:30pm (last Sunday of October to 15 Feb) 8:30-17:00/5:00pm (16 Feb to 15 March) 8:30-19:15/7:15pm (Last Sunday of March to 31 August) 8:30-19:00/7:00pm (1 Sept . Most Italians dislike this monument because the builders laid waste a part of the Roman Forum to build it and the Brescian marble is a type that brightens in the sun rather than mellows and yellows like the Travertine marble used throughout Rome. www. classical music and opera productions are staged here. 1 January) Ticket: (see above for Colosseum) Rome’s former public area . 30 and Piazza Santa Maria Nova.ancient Roman road The Appia Antica is one of the ancient consular roads of Rome and is a gorgeous green area just on the outskirts of Rome’s center. 94 Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday. this building became home to Benito Mussolini and his family in 1925 where he paid a token rent of 1!Lire a year. Great views of it can also be seen from the Circus Maximus. 9:00-18:30/6:30pm. Keeping our fingers crossed. have a picnic or simply soak up some sun in peace. The Colosseum Open 7 days/week (closed 1 May. The column has been here since AD 113 / 113 CE. Roman Forum Open 7 days/week (closed 1 May.4404021. If you’re looking for bones. Fontana delle Tartarughe . but the turtles were put in 77 years afterwards. The tomb of the unknown soldier and the eternal flame of Rome hold important spots here also and are guarded year round. Spectacular views of the buildings on the Palatine Hill can be seen from here. View from the Gianicolo Hill . SOMETHING DIFFERENT Tomb of the Capucin Monks . Beehive tip: 110 Open Bus. Walking is truly the best way to see the city and we work with a couple of walking tour companies that can truly enhance your experience with their knowledge and expertise.romapass.food courts and brothels eventually made way for business centers.Piazza Mattei The lovely and subtle turtle fountain has been recently restored and is a pleasure to behold. elevator to the top is !7. The Villa Celimontana is located on the south side of the Colosseum. The bus can be picked up at Termini train station. Please check the website for more detailed information and to purchase. 9:00-19:00/7:00pm. Made from travertine marble. The incorporation is seamless and so clever. Baths of Caracalla Open daily. 10:00-19:00/7:00pm and Monday 17:00/23:00/11:00pm. This integrated pass for !30 is valid for 3 days and includes: entry to two museums or archaeological sites.last Sunday of Oct) Ticket: !12 Tickets can be bought on-line at www.operaroma. special line at the Colosseum and map.Piazza Venezia Open 7days/week. 53 (200m from the Colosseum). Some favorite features are the stained glass throughout including those of two owls from which the house got it’s name. reduces prices after your initial 2 visits. Please note that Italian Jews known as Italkim are Europe’s oldest non-dyasporic Jewish community and many of the families living in this neighborhood have been living there for generations. Ticket allows entrance into the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum as well. 1 January) Ticket: see the Colosseum) Area that was once the residence of emperors and aristocrats. last admission 45 minutes before closing time. Admission fee is a small donation. Imperial Forum Also includes Trajan’s Market located at via IV Novembre. the same stone as the Trevi Fountain. now just a dusty or green open field so you really must use your imagination to visualize the splendor that it was. too crowded and hot Roman Forum. Casino Nobile . Walk up Via Claudia and then just past the church Santa Maria in Domnica is the entrance to the park on the right.ticketclic. Entrance free. There is now an elevator to the top for a great view of Rome’s historic center.it. Short metro ride away from The Beehive on the red line (Line A) just off the Barberini metro stop. 06. free for children under 10. The Casina delle Civette was built in the 19th century and was painstakingly restored to it’s original splendor in the 1990’s. 25 December. Best time to visit is right before sunset when the setting sun bathes the city in a hazy golden glow. Built in the late 1800’s and completed in 1911 in time for Italy’s 50th anniversary of unification. Via Veneto 27 (Piazza Barberini) Closed Thursday and few hours in the early afternoon. Mausoleum of Caecilia Metella) Largest and best preserved ruins of one of the three large public bathhouses of ancient Rome. (House of Owls). Tickets are !20. Monument to Vittorio Emmanuele (the Vittoriano) .50 (combined for Casino Nobile and Casina delle Civette) Recently restored. reduced with the Roma Pass. use of special travel health center. but recent archaeological restorations are nearing stage one of completion.

A crypt with the bones of over 4.000 monks artistically displayed in various scenes. Yet if you have the time or inclination we strongly encourage you to go beyond the well-blazed tourist trails and discover a Rome beyond the tourist hordes. The museum is in the basement. There is too much to say about this Renaissance city than can be covered here. once the location of the city slaughterhouses.com I’m a bit tired of sight-seeing and just want to relax. Hassler Hotel at the top of the Spanish Steps or Radisson SAS Hotel near Piazza Vittorio (and the Clover & Acacia guestrooms). Try to rent on a Sunday when the traffic is lighter and you might actually be able to enjoy yourself rather than feeling like you’ve just made a death wish. Take the Blue Line (Line B) metro to Piramide and then take the local Lido di Ostia train. a folklore museum. check out “The Roman’s Rome” section below or check out “Day Trips from Rome”. take a train from Termini train station to a beach town called Sperlonga (you’ll have to take a train in the direction of Naples.” We have a our own list of personal recommendations of things to do and places to eat that we are happy to forward to you. 82 (Prati) Every Sunday. 6 (Testaccio) Open Monday-Saturday. Orvieto is famous for its Duomo (cathedral) and also for its excellent white wine. 9:30-17:30/5:30pm. If you don’t get a chance to go to Pompeii near Naples (which is also an excellent day trip . There are many other unusual museums throughout the city: from a wax museum to a museum on nativity scenes. Via Veneto 27 (Piazza Barberini) Closed Thursday. Most of these places offer other services such as toilets. strolling the streets and an excellent meal at any of their very fine restaurants As Linda puts it. the Italian coastline is heavily commercialized and full of private beach clubs (stabilimento) so you’ll have to pay an entrance fee and a bit more if you want a lounge chair and/or an umbrella. ask at reception.com Beehive guests receive a discount. For more simple.50 or !15. Enjoy the views. 117 (near Trevi Fountain) Open daily. which is about a 30 minute train ride away. In the same area is the Pyramid of Cestius an anomoly of structure located at the intersection of two very busy Roman streets. THE ROMAN’S ROME .Via degli Scipioni. A funicular directly across from the Orvieto train station brings you up into the town. .preserved ruins at O stia Antica. Trains leave from Termini several times an hour and tickets are !4.Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta (Aventino) You can’t go inside the Piranesi-designed Villa del Priorato di Malta or its secret garden. Spend some time commiserating with feline friends and pay your respects to the poet.scooteroma. Can you suggest something else to do? How about doing as the Romans do and indulging in some of the Italian “il dolce far niente” – the sweetness of doing nothing. The funicular does stop running at 20:30/8:30pm. rent a scooter and experience Rome as the locals.Keyhole (Knights of Malta) . get off at Fondi-Sperlonga after a little over an hour and then take a blue Cotral bus to Sperlonga). If you’re feeling particularly daring.both about 1.NEIGHBORHOODS The sad fact is that many of you are here on limited time and/or here for the first time so it’s essential to see all the sites. but there are some stretches that are free & open to the general public. If you want to get a little further away. 9:00am-17:00/5:00pm (last entrance at 16:00/4:00pm) Entrance by donation. If you don’t mind taking a toxic dip. ask at reception and we’ll tell you how to get there.5 hours by public transport. suggested donation is !2 . On the more traditional side there is a naval museum. Hotel Eden near Via Veneto. “If it’s a medieval hill town. but if you are a horror fan and in the area. you’ll have to take the blue Cotral pullman buses. The towns of Florence and Orvieto also make excellent day trips from Rome. Linda & Steve recently moved to Orvieto. come on a Sunday to the small screening room of this theatre. DAY TRIPS What are some good day trips from Rome? In the summer we recommend taking a day to get out of the heat of Rome and going to the beach. We’ve listed below several neighborhoods that we think are worth exploring and easy to get to by public transit. go to any one of the roof-top terrace bars located at the higher end hotels and drink in the golden light and see the birds-eye view of Rome.60 one way (prices subject to change). Ticket: !10 included in the ticket price is audioguide All you ever wanted to know about pasta and then some. From the pre-Roman era to present time. Dario Argento Horror Museum/Profondo Rosso . galleries and monuments that you have heard and read so much about. might be worth the pilgramage. Down below the town is some of the cleanest sand and water near Rome. but because of how polluted these particular waters are we cannot in good conscious recommend them. but just think of all the money you’re saving by staying at The Beehive! Some good choices are: Hotel St. There is a scooter rental point on the corner of Via Varese and Via Milazzo near The Beehive. You pay a bit more for the drink. 260 (Prati/Vatican area) Closed Sunday and during lunch hours. If you’re looking for bones. but you must leave early in the morning and it’s a full day) you can also check out the very well. Testaccio – the former blue-collar neighborhood of Rome. Peter’s. It’s also one of several cat sanctuaries in town. but there are also many long stretches of free sand.Via dei Gracchi. etc. suggested donation is !3 A glorious oasis of calm off a very busy area in Rome. clean beaches. this cemetary located near the Ostiense train station offers a respite of tranquility especially in the heat of summer with lots of shady green spots and cool marble benches. restaurants and snack bars. The one metro ticket pays for both trains.Via Caio Cestio. The closest beaches are in Ostia. Short metro ride away from The Beehive on the red line (Line A) just off the Barberini metro stop. Keats who is buried here. FIlm "La Dolce Vita" .5 hours south of Rome by car and 2-2. It’s teeny tiny and not worth a special trip. just send an e-mail directly to Linda at linda@the-beehive. it’s cool. In about an hour by train you can escape the city and traffic. some people do decide to make it a day trip. this is the place. Context Travel (see “Tours” section in FAQ) offers an excellent tour of this archaeological site.no photography allowed. 15:00/3:00pm-18:00/6:00pm Entrance by donation. visit the museum & shop of Italian horror film director Dario Argento. Ticket: !6 If you want to see the iconic Fellini film in the city it was made. the closest destinations would be Sabaudia and San Felice Circeo . but you can peek through its famous key hole for a surprising perspective on the dome of St.50 depending on the train). This town was built on a cliff top with whitewashed buildings and narrow winding streets. **For more suggestions. the pyramid was built circa 12 BC. National Pasta Museum (Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari) – Piazza Scanderbeg. Many of the beaches are private so you may have to pay to use an umbrella & chair. Private beach clubs exist here too. Protestant Cemetery . a museum on Roman civilization.Cinema Azzurro . Hotel Raphael near Piazza Navona. For a bit of horror camp in Rome. Unfortunately. they are VERY strict about this. shop entrance is free. which will get you to Orvieto in 1 hour (tickets are !7. Crypt of the Capucin Monks . Or you can get the most out of your experience by doing a scooter (or bicycle) tour with Scooteroma Tours at www. 17:00/5:00pm. However. which can be picked up from the Laurentina metro stop off the Line B (blue line) metro. because of the great influx of tourists and difficult to find accommodations especially in the summer months. George on Via Giulia. !3 for museum entrance. No trains. Florence is only about 1. Slow down.5 hours away on the Eurostar train. Taking the train is easy enough from Termini station. For more information on these museums and more. Hang out at a café and people-watch and catch up on conversation. In Italian witih English subtitles.at Santa Maria della Concezione. Santa Marinella is an easy beach day. which can take you up into the main square. Hotel Minerva near the Pantheon. a medieval town located on a high hill overlooking the Umbrian countryside. Open 9:00-noon. In the evening (especially in the summer). Outside of the funicular station there is a bus. Head into the lesser known neighborhoods and beyond into the actual Roman countryside.

playgrounds. wild-ish Villa Ada and the polished Villa Borghese.5746800 Nè Arte Nè Parte. Easter and Christmas for some gorgeously packaged confections. This neighborhood has something to offer for everyone. via Luca della Robbia.viator. open for dinner only. bakeries and a large. 119. This is one of the greener neighborhoods of Rome starting with the Villa Torlonia. covered market. 29 (Closed Sunday dinner). 47 (Closed Sunday) for the best selection in the city of cheeses.8554002 Tribeca .We’re very biased about this neighborhood as we lived here for 6 years. 06. 3A.you can order enough here to make a meal if you don't want a big sit down dinner. home of La Sapienza University. via di Monte Testaccio. and on Reggio Emilia. 06. 06. Restaurants to try in the area: Tram Tram.8558977 La Maremma . Another unusual attraction is the historic Protestant Cemetery – behind Rome’s very own pyramid . via Luca della Robbia. A must visit for you chocolate lovers .Rome is NOT a parent friendly city. elevators in the metro stations are non-existent and you won't find changing tables in the bathrooms. For example. Visit the excellent Volpetti food shop on Via Marmorata.43 La Bottega del Caffe at Piazza Madonna dei Monti.via Alessandria. Architecture? You can walk to Piazza Mincio and see some of the coolest buildings in Rome designed by Gino Coppedé and beautiful and timeless mosaics at the church of Sant’ Agata fuori le mura (Saint Agnes outside the walls).86. The Villa Borghese park has pony rides. fresh produce.6785496 Mother India . Now becoming an area of funky boutiques. Restaurants to try in the area: Taverna Romana on via Madonna dei Monti. Laid back and liberal student atmosphere during the day with (in our opinion) loads of restaurants and a lively nightlife. 06. 44.an unlikely way to spend the afternoon. and a children’s movie theater as well as the Casina di Raffaello. At the front is their retails shop and in back is their restaurant and bar where you can either have lunch & dinner or just sit back with a hot chocolate in the afternoon. an educational children’s center with wooden play structures outside. ROME WITH KIDS Is Rome a child friendly city? What can we do to keep our children entertained? Most Italians will dote on your children especially infants or toddlers.5 hours north of the city are several areas close to Rome that have their own interesting histories and hidden treasures in beautiful natural settings – gently green rolling hills. The caponata is sweet. Each of the parks has a children’s play area including the Colle Oppio. Credit cards accepted.Rome’s oldest chocolate confectioners.com/tours/Rome/Roman-Gladiator-School-Learn-How-to-Become-a-Gladiator/d511-2466GLAD Rome also has quite a few public parks (see “Public Parks” under “Sites Worth Seeing”). A car is required to reach these places. via dei Reti. medieval castles.679. The Villa Torlonia is a great place for a stroll. 06. Lots of cobblestone and narrow streets – watch out for the scooters! Many unusual boutiques with one of a kind handmade clothing & jewelry. An unusual site in this neighborhood is Monte Testaccio – a “mountain” that was built from the remains of the clay pots. a little organic food shop that also sells body care products. via Nicola Zabaglia. 29.5750279) Osteria degli Amici. visit with the local cats from the cat sanctuary and pay your respects to Keats. but always filled with great local restaurants. 313 (wine bar) Open daily. make sure to hit the Explora Children’s Museum (not in league with other children’s museums we’ve seen. 15.located south of the Circus Maximus near the Tiber River. 06. bicycle rentals (incl. you could walk from The Beehive in about 20 minutes (we used to walk daily to and from).via dei Serpent. At the partially renovated former city slaughterhoues. You can sit on a cool marble bench. which used to deliver goods to the ancient Roman ports. closed Sunday) . Other public parks within walking distance is the dog lovers Villa Paganini. salami and other portable goodies . (closed Sunday. 148 (Indian food) Open for lunch & dinner daily. lakes.SAID (Antica Fabrica del Cioccolato. Closed 3 weeks in August. You will not find many of the play areas in parks in good condition. Try not to pack in too much in a day and for every adult activity. which is now covered in foliage and you can view the ruins from inside some of these locales. For those of you who want a taste of Roman life. 212 AND BEYOND… Just 30 minutes to 1. Credit cards accepted. a tea shop with an interesting array of loose leaf teas and some interesting café/art galleries. Be sure to visit during chocolate themed holidays such as around Valentine’s. or you can catch a bus at Termini station. Is it easily accessible? To reach this neighborhood. On Via Alessandria there’s an artisan pasta maker. the #38 from Platform O and get there in about 10 minutes.for children 8+. Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice.490416) Punto Macrobiotico Monti – one of Rome’s oldest neighborhoods squeezed into a tight area just north of the Roman Forum and west off of the main drag Via Cavour. . a gorgeous park with a restaurant/pizzeria. In the park is the recently restored and gorgeous 18th century Casino Nobile (Mussolini’s home in Rome when he was in power) while on the other side of the spectrum is Technotown which offers workshops in new media for 8-17 year olds.5746270) San Lorenzo – the main university area of Rome. history and basic gladiator techniques taught including a re-enactment.5757902) Felice. 06. grocery store and restaurant. The restored and adorable Casina delle Civette in the Villa Torlonia houses a stain glass museum. a large public park near the Colosseum. Restaurants to try in the area: Flavio al Velavevodetto. Art? The newly expanded MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art) located on Via Reggio Emilio hosts various revolving exhibits while nearby have sprouted up countless small contemporary local art galleries. That said . health food stores. but entertaining for the younger children nonetheless). make sure there is an equal children’s activity.viale Regina Margherita. 5 (good place for a pre-dinner drink or light lunch) Al Vino al Vino . but which on a recent visit was in a very sad state of disrepair. an excellent artisan chocolate shop. 25 (Closed Tuesday. "family" bikes that can seat up to 4 and have power assist for going up hills) a small rowing lake. 44 (closed Mondays.44250923 Gelateria dei Gracchi . via Mastro Giorgio. restaurants and pizzerias. check out the new branch of the MACRO art museum as well as the newly opened complex Citta dell Altra Economia dedicated solely to fair trade products including a retail shop. 06. Several restaurants and nightclubs are built into the hill. but in the summer months it offers an incredible respite because of the huge shade trees. (Closed Tuesday) 06.4745325) La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali. 79 (Closed Sunday. the uncultivated. savory & delicious. Ask Linda for more information. Restaurants to try in the area: Da Emilio .via Messina. via Madonna dei Monti. you’ll feel at home. You can watch elderly Italian men playing bocce ball outside the local community center. 9. after you take in the Galleria Borghese. it is difficult to navigate the city in a stroller/push chair (if babies. (Closed Monday. 97 (open daily). consider a wrap or other attachment style carrier). located north-east of Termini train station. 06. The Franciacorta Rose´ is a favorite if you like pink & bubbly. (Closed Sunday.via dei Serpenti. 189. It’s definitely the kind of neighborhood that after a few days. 06. There’s a great wine shop/ enoteca. at Piazza Regina Margherita and in the same piazza. Cavour 313 – Via Cavour. a jog or a picnic.5744194 (you can see cutaways of Monte Testaccio described above inside the restaurant) Tutti Frutti.5781466 Pizzeria Remo (BEST Roman pizza). An interesting one of a kind diversion would be Rome's Gladiator School . ancient ruins and necropolises. 06.they will allow you to sample almost any item. 06 4740777 Trieste/Salario. Can be booked directly through Viatour at http:// www. (wine bar) some great wine and nibbles options . They have a website and deliver worldwide so they can let you know how to take home those yummy edibles and pack them accordingly. a butcher. 06.via Alessandria. Children are welcome anywhere including all restaurants. head to the covered fruit and vegetable market at Piazza Alessandria for inexpensive. La Limonaia for relaxed dining al fresco. bar.

the public transit site is extremely useful. Their offices are at via dei Fienili. to use the international phone card at a public pay phone you would still require a Telecom phone card to activate the phone. but you might consider Angels Babysitting Services which have been in Rome for many years.fsitaliane. the closest metro stop is Line A/Red at Piazza Vittorio.5 (switching trains in Naples) Italy’s national rail service is called Ferrovie dello Stato – FS for short. Italian children’s clothing are either extremely pricey (see the lush Pinco Pallino on via del Babuino.also near Termini train station. When dialing a toll free number. Parking near The Beehive. Australia or Asia: !2 letter or postcard under 20g within Europe: !0. 3386679718 Email: staffinitaly@yahoo.italotreno. Rather than worry about a possible !50 fine. TRANSPORTATION Where can I catch the bus? !How much are the tickets? How do I get from Point A to Point B? Best bet is to go to Termini train station a major stopping off point for many city bus lines. Rates for a small car start at !20 per day.5 hours 3 hours (switching trains in Florence) 3 hours (switching trains in Chiusi) 1 hour 10 minutes 2.it for additional information on parking garages throughout the city. How long does it take to get to Venice. 3 day for !16.it and at Percorso input in the “Da” (From) section. . Red post boxes are located outside of most tobacconist shops.Terminal Park . Brown street spigots located throughout the city are great sources for filling up water bottles. Please make sure not to leave valuables or bags in the car as cars with foreign plates are especially targeted. which is an international phone card. AltaVelocita (AV) or Frecciarossa (ES/AV) is by reservation only. has used them for years and personally recommends them. you may or may not need a phone card to activate the phone. the best toy shop in Rome is Citta del Sole which has several locations including one near the Pantheon. if we have a simple letter to mail.ciaobambino. However. Where is the nearest place to park? I’m afraid we do not have parking available at The Beehive. This is from the hub at Termini train station. etc.? How much does it cost? We recommend taking the fast trains when at all possible. The name of the Italian postal service is Poste Italiane and is recognized by a yellow sign with the initials PT in blue. but an indoor garage. but you won’t get sick from it. etc.00 If you’re trying to get back to The Beehive by bus after 10:30pm/22:30 at night. It then tells you what buses or metros and the names of the stops to get to where you are going. which is close to The Beehive.50 and is valid for 100 minutes and can be bought at tobacconists (tabaccheria) or newsstands (edicola). However. 115 near the Spanish Steps or Bonpoint at Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina. Cost of tickets varies and changes so your best bet is to check at Termini train station for the most current ticket prices or check out the FS website at http://www. Metro lines start running at 5:30am and stop at 11:30pm (23:30). Taking a slower train (IC or Regional train) can sometimes double or even triple your travel time. provides English speaking babysitters as well as nannies. but cost considerably less. Clover & Acacia . Bologna. Cinquecento.Via Marsala 30 . it’s just best to buy the ticket. 25 near via del Corso). Keep a few on you at a time or purchase a daily pass for !6.uk Angels. Go to http:// www. Costs are the same as the post office. so please do not send anything particularly valuable through the post. ! Don’t forget to validate the ticket once you board the bus. we prefer going to the tobacconist since there is no waiting like there is at the post office. and ticket inspections are random.atac.6782877. Line A/Red is currently undergoing construction work and now closes at 9:00pm/ 21:00 until further notice. One of the few city websites that actually works . locate bus signs with an owl on the top. but if you find it is !1. Italian mail service is terrible.Do you have any recommendations for children’s clothing or toy shops? In my opinion. Do you offer babysitting services? We don't offer a babysitting service. Taking the red Line A from Termini train station is currently a huge mess and trains run late. Generally. Under “A” put in the address of your destination leaving out Piazza or Via. Take any bus with a final destination of Termini and from there it’s a 5 minute walk to The Beehive. Lots of minerals including high calcium content. leather bracelets. If you want a reasonably priced Italian brand. This card is different then the ones we have for sale at The Beehive.it/ There is a new train service called Italotreno (accent on the “I”).com) travels often to Italy. Milano and Naples. For children’s clothing. their running times are infrequent so depending where you’re at it may be easier to take a taxi or walk. These are the night buses.it How do I get to the airport? . The cost for a bus ticket is !1. you'll need to buy a Telecom Italia phone card (scheda/carta telefonica).50 or 7 day pass for !24. If possible.large open car park off of Viale Enrico di Nicola just in front of Termini train station. To make the reservation you need to go into Termini station to the Eurostar office at the end of the long line of ticket counters and pay the supplement or book on-line. Our friend Amie of Ciao Bambino (www.Termini train station . 98 and their phone is 06. our personal opinion is to avoid Line A metro from Termini until the construction work is done and to take a bus instead. For the Acacia apartment it’s the same information as The Beehive. This natural spring water comes straight from the hills surrounding Rome.5 hours 1. Fast trains.parcheggi. !For Clover and Millefiori. and offers limited high speed service between Rome Tiburtina and Ostiense train stations. just the main name. Eurostar trains are best booked in advance. Is the water safe to drink? Yes. I prefer the French brands such as Petit Bateau and Due Pareil au Meme as well as Spanish department store Zara. Costs are as follows: letter or postcard under 20g to US. Where is the nearest Metro stop from The Beehive? From the offsite guestrooms. the Eurostar (ES). If you are traveling the same day. THE BASICS How do I use the public pay phone? If you can actually find a public phone. an English owned agency. you can just go directly to the ticket counters. Street parking is very limited. Clover or Acacia? Both metro lines (Line A/Red & Line B/Blue) stop at Termini train station. Times below reflect Eurostar times.co.20 an hour from. Bus service is based on the honor system. There are quite a few Italian artisanal objects that make great gifts for children depending on the age that are not necessarily toys such as paper products.70 A tobacconist shop can be identified by the large “T” sign hanging above their doors.roma. break off the perforated corner and insert into phone.85 letter or postcard under 20g within Italy: !0. Florence. How and where do I mail a postcard? Visit a tobacconist shop (tabaccheria/tabacchi) and buy stamps (francobolli) or stop by the post office at Termini or other post office stations throughout the city. The slot on the right is for destinations other than Rome. You can also check out the website www. International phone cards give you more minutes if use the Telecom Italia phone card and dial the local access number. There is a post box (not a tobacconist) on Via Dei Mille just around the corner to the right of The Beehive. www. you might consider Benetton or Sisley located conveniently together at Termini train station. I’m traveling by car. Venice: Milan: Florence: Pisa: Siena: Naples: Pompeii: 3 hours 50 minutes 3.

It takes about 30 minutes to get to the airport by train. You might try checking at a pharmacy/chemist (farmacia) first – look for the blinking green or red neon crosses. Please note that The Beehive does not take responsibility for any adverse reactions you might have to medications. You can book directly on-line at http://www. They will make a “friendship” bracelet or offer some sort of cheap trinket and then you will be expected to pay for it. Most of these people do not speak neither English nor Italian fluently although they may know a few words to try to get you interested. If you think this might be a concern. I took a taxi and I think I was overcharged! Only ever take official city taxis that are white (although there are yellow ones) that have the official red seal on the side that says “SPQR Comune di Roma”. Armani. but please check this as it does change. etc. stomach upset. we have had this happen one too many times and feel compelled to warn our guests. The service costs about !150. but stay aware! Unfortunately. He says he is looking for a particular pub and cannot find the street on the map he is carrying and could you help him. Beware of girls in g-strings “baring” gifts. Unfortunately. there won’t be much they can do. When you get the bill. He will say he works for Valentino. They will and can get nasty if you refuse to pay. 7am-10pm and at !5. Warning: Make sure the meter is set to “Tariffa 1” and not “Tariffa 2” . you will need to take a shuttle (Shuttle Express) once you arrive to the airport from the train to Terminal 5. Please don’t assume that if you are on the crosswalk cars will stop for you. NB: If you call a taxi rather than picking it up from a taxi stand. Eurrail passes are valid on these trains. What should I do? File a police report ( denuncia) at the nearest police station (questura). but the guy is persistent. please let our reception know as we have been told that the police are beginning a program through the hotel association and we need to start providing them with information whenver this happens to one of our guests. long-skirted women often pregnant or carrying a baby and surrounded by young children who usually do most of the dirty work.many taxi drivers are notorious for putting it on “2” or switching it to “2” sometime during the ride. Please note that street sellers in Rome are becoming increasingly assertive and aggressive.00. Don’t forget to validate your ticket before boarding in the green and white time boxes located on the platforms. The trains for the airport depart from platform 25/26. !50 for 4-5 people. If it’s something more serious. please note that for departures to the US or Israel. smelly. Taxis start the meter at !2. PVC jacket not worth 2. We strongly encourage our guests to leave us their passports. Mon-Sat.80. sore throat. this can be an economical and much more comfortable way of getting to the airport rather than dealing with the train. Good rule of thumb regarding con artists: if it sounds too good to be true.long-haired. Another options is a shuttle service. Listed below are some emergency credit card block numbers: Visa: 800 821001 Mastercard: 800 870866 American Express: 067290034 Diners: 800 864064 In addition. but not the only thieves. Be vigilant and be fast! Scams to Avoid! Scam #1: Someone approaches and motions to you to extend your finger or who says they have a “gift” (regalo) for you. airline/train tickets and other small valuables for safekeeping. at bus & metro stops and on public transportation when you are in a crowd and easily distracted. Pickpockets simply want to get your money/belongings with the least amount of resistance. we have limited first aid supplies at The Beehive for headache. by taxi is usually the best bet if you are leaving very early in the morning.there is a supplement of !1 each for the 5th person and up . than the waiter brings a bottle of champagne and asks if you would like to buy the girls drinks. There is no need to walk around the city with your passport. go to the emergency room (pronto soccorso) at Ospedale Policlinico located a short taxi ride from The Beehive. In addition.64014750 and they will send a specialist to your hotel room. but unfortunately. There are also older groups of teenage girls. " nce you have found the street for him he asks if he can buy you a beer at that bar. They are the most visible. Don’t attempt to get into a discourse with them about why you do not want their products. Sundays and holidays from 7am-10pm the meter starts at !4. Crimes that are directed towards tourists are “petty” theft (pickpockets) or “working a con” type of crimes and we have never heard them turn violent.Taking the train is the cheapest way if you are traveling alone or with little luggage. but you’ll need this document in order to obtain an emergency passport (if your passport was stolen)and/or to show to your credit card company if there are any unauthorized charges in the interim. Shake your head “no” and keep walking. Please note these additional costs and discounts: first bag is free . Scam #3: Guys beware! A man walks up to you “looking lost” who says he is an Italian-American from New York. Most Italians visit the farmacia first before heading to the doctor because they can offer limited medical advice. Where should I go? Pending availability. Keep your bag in sight and on your body at all times. Rome has a low crime rate. Keep an eye out for gypsies . " pparently when you arrive there is a big bouncer guy at the door and upon entering you notice it’s a pub/strip club type place. Be aware when crossing the street! The statistic is that an average of 7 pedestrians a day are hit while crossing streets in Rome. Split between you and others in your party. The “leather” or “suede” jacket turns out to be an extremely cheap. It’s an elaborate scheme. you’ve been charged an exorbitant amount of money. I’m sure there are plenty of honest taxi drivers. Be especially careful near major tourist attractions (including churches).80 from 10pm to 7am.com/" THE DARK SIDE OF ROME Should I worry about crime? For being a major metropolitan city. it probably is. Advance booking is strongly encouraged as sometimes they are unable to accommodate last minute bookings. Best not to extend your finger or shake hands with anyone. it’s free no matter what your nationality. These trains start at 5:52am and leave every thirty minutes :22 and :52 minutes after the hour. !60 for 6 people (an additional !5 between 9:30pm/21:30 and 6:30am). For visitors needing medical service. The problem is exacerbated by crosswalks and corners being used as parking spaces making it difficult for cars to see you. Just walk away. Although you’ll have to wait depending on the severity of your illness. We use a taxi service that charges Beehive guests flat rate of !45 for 1-3 people. Scam #2: You’re walking down the street and a man in a car with a map on the front seat pulls up next to you and says he is lost. He will ask if you can help him with gas money and will trade you one of the sample leather or suede jackets he has in his backseat for the small price of 20 or 50. I don’t feel well.10% discount for a woman traveling alone between 9pm and 1am . Buy your ticket at Termini train station at the newspaper stands for !14. WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE My bag/wallet was stolen. cuts.there is a supplement of !2 for journeys starting at Termini station . They do check tickets and you will be fined if it hasn’t been validated. the meter starts from when the call was made and not from when it actually arrived and picked you up. Gucci or any known designer. " irls are issued to your table to sit with you. many guests who have been robbed. The walk to the platform is a good 10 minute walk away from the main gallery so plan accordingly. call SOS Salute at 06. Otherwise.rome-airport-shuttle.10% discount if you are going to a Roman hospital . There are several located near The Beehive and some do have staff who speak medical English.each extra bag larger than 35x25x50 cm is !1 extra . it would probably be in your best interest to visit a doctor or pharmacist instead. we have had many.

For a bus tour. Beehive guests receive a discount when using promo code “Beehive” when reserving. but a nice place to cool off in the summer that is centrally located in a beautiful setting. ask at reception for festivals taking place throughout Rome.about 1 hr. In the summer. As of summer 2011 it was still running. You don’t have to be an artist to take this tour . Beehive guests receive a 12% discount on their Rome Food Tour http:// www. Option 2: take the metro B to Piramide.com We are happy to accommodate your request if we can.kellymedford. then from in front of the station take bus 118 and get off at the stop “Catacombe S.vinoroma really know their stuff being sommeliers and food experts. She is a talented artist. Using promo code “Beehive” entails Beehive guests to a 15% discount off their small group tours. Giovanni in Laterano.!2 Where are the nightclubs. Beehive guests receive a 10% discount when using promo code “Beehive” when reserving at www. dancing. your money could be better used doing other things.vinoroma. a run. Can I cook at The Beehive? We do not have kettles or mini-fridges in the rooms and cannot allow food storage or cooking in our cafe by guests. You can hop off and hop on at certain destinations. open. If you must go.com Beehive tip: In high season (March-October). no bones and obligatory tours that can be annoying. . but keep an eye out in any taxi you get into. there is a swimming pool located across the street from the Palatine Hill entrance near the Colosseum. There is now a similar bus that goes to all of the major churches and basilicas and another that goes down the ancient Roman road. a Philadelphia native and now Rome transplant. very sweet with a wonderfully low key and engaging personality.!3 Option 2: Cotral bus (these are large blue buses) from Ponte Mammolo (metro line B) . It’s not a detailed tour as they won’t give you any interesting information. kettle and can prepare cold food items. and that is definitely more of a meat market vibe. For longer storage. Visit their website directly at www. However. Send an e-mail and mention that you are a Beehive guest to receive the discount. but please see the “Holistic Rome” section in this guide for studios that offer drop-in courses. the hot spot for nightclubs is an area of Rome known as Testaccio. These festivals cost very little to enter and depending on the festival have booths with food. Trastevere more toward visitors). For a bit of a different tour. try the ATAC city Open bus 110. We no longer offer yoga at The Beehive.com Eating Italy is a tour company run by Kenny Dunn. in summer only.In every taxi there should be a price list in several languages. there are tons of outdoor summer festivals for the Estate Romana (Roman Summer) which takes place every year and includes an excellent jazz festival at Villa Celimontana. Context Rome also has family tours which are specially formulated tours with docents who have experience engaging and keeping tours interesting and informative for children. Going for a run in Rome is not that pleasant with the uneven sidewalks. Campo dei Fiori has many pubs and bars that cater exclusively to tourists.that’s the point! You can find more information about her and her tours at www. check out the Catacombs of San Callisto (closed on Wednesdays). www. There are several large hotels outside of the center that make their pools available.cookingclassesinrome. drinks. Nightclubs are very expensive in Rome as there are admission or “membership” fees to get in plus high drink prices will set you back quite a bit of euro.inromenow. This city owned bus is a huge. Please note that taxi drivers at the train station are notorious for overcharging. take the 714 to Piazza S. Through Eternity is another reputable company that offers a variety of more general tours and they have slightly larger groups. In the summer starting around mid-June and ending mid-September. However. Beehive guests receive a 15% discount when using the promo code “Honey”. TOURS. The lights at night truly enhance the beauty and romance of this city. www.com/?p=211. Reservations can be made on-line at www. then switch to bus 218 and get off at the stop “Fosse Aredeatine”. consider the Scooter Maven’s Scooteroma tours. the Appia Antica called Archeobus.D. double-decker. a park close to the Colosseum area. but cost quite a bit of money to use and if you can do without during your time in Rome. there is a small sitting/dining area where guests have access to a mini-fridge. Callisto” If you are short on time. we would not necessarily make a trip to the catacombs a priority as many people are disappointed by them: far away.com Beehive guests receive a 20% discount for her tour using promo code “Beehive”. 15 mins. How do I get to the catacombs? To the Tivoli Gardens? For the catacombs: Option 1: from Termini. There’s an entrance fee and fees for a lounge chair and umbrella. But if you have to boogie the night away or your vacation is a bust. our friends at VinoRoma www. The only fairly close places to go for a run near The Beehive is the Villa Torlonia and the Villa Borghese parks which are not incredibly convenient if you just want to step out the door. but there is no hot cooking facilities. video games. & Masters degrees in art history. but not sure if it will be available in future. it is recommended to book walking tours and museum reservations well in advance. Tickets can be purchased in front of the train station on platform E in the main bus terminal. In our Sweets rooms. The neighborhoods of San Lorenzo and Trastevere also offer a lively nightlife (San Lorenzo is geared more toward locals.between 40-70 mins depending on traffic . consider a Sketching Rome Tour with local artist Kelly Medford. bars? What is there to do at night? By major metropolitan standards. Rome can seem a bit on the provincial side. LEISURE TIME I would like to go for a swim.contexttravel. the entrance is directly across from bus stop. Some of Kelly’s work can be found on the walls of our Sweets common areas.com to schedule a tour. If you require a self-catering . take a yoga class .througheternity. archaeology and architecture. How can I find out about events in Rome? A very comprehensive English language website run by expats is located at www. The tour takes place in the Testaccio neighborhood visiting various food shops and markets and tastings are included 9 in total. Private cooking classes tend to be on the expensive side. cobblestone streets and tendency of drivers of scooters and cars to not really be on the look out for runners (or pedestrians for that matter).where can I go? Swimming pools are hard to come by that are conveniently located to the center of Rome. please make an inquiry to Linda at linda@the-beehive. but if you’re tired and not up yet to walking around for 2-3 hours on a walking tour this might be the way to go (although walking is THE best way to really see the city). Either grab a gelato and take a leisurely walk or sit in a piazza with a glass of wine or prosecco (Venetian champagne) and peoplewatch. To get to Tivoli: Option 1: train from Termini station .com BEEHIVE FAQ Can I store my bags at The Beehive? You are welcome to leave your bags for the day on the day of check-out. SIGHTSEEING AND NIGHT LIFE What are some good tours of the city? We highly recommend our friends at Context Travel who offer many excellent and diverse walking tours and are staffed with guides who have earned Ph. red.eatingitalyfoodtours.com If you want to experience Rome by scooter (or bicycle). we have had former guests recommend Cooking Lessons in Rome with chef Andrea Consoli for reasonably priced lessons.scooteroma.com If you are more wine inclined. airconditioned bus that passes by about 80 of the more famous spots in the city. but ask that you pick them up by 10:00pm/22:00. For a truly Italian night out the great thing to do is to take a “passeggiata” meaning “a stroll”. etc.

clean and sunny. but bicycles cannot be stored inside. we thought of many very. Gianluca.com/2012/11/01/1492/ As for the name.itats. but also cozy and comfortable. our Clover & Acacia colleague Paolo Cassasa and our Beehive staff: Francesca.we have in the last year done various interviews and you can read or hear more about our story at http://www. but certainly not least . massage therapist extraordinaire. I'm traveling with a bicycle.org/abeehive-in-rome/ or http://www.realityabroad. We wanted a name that would evoke the impression of a place that was stylish and cute. Michela. the Zeitgusto husband and wife team of Aimee & Francesco Accolla and Jenifer Vinson. very awful and laughable names before coming up with “The Beehive” (you’ll have to pay us a lot of euro or pour us a lot of wine before we tell you what those other names were!) Linda thought of it while lying in bed one night dreaming about this big adventure we were about to embark on. A very special thanks to Gillian McGuire and Tiffany Parks for special contributions to this guide. Leah.we would like to thank YOU. but for a more detailed account . can I store it at The Beehive? Guests are welcome to leave their bicycles in our garden. we ask that you consider reserving at our offsite guestrooms. Revised November 2012 . We hope you agree that it works! THANKS!! We would like to thank our manager Yuli. And last. our treasured Beehive guest. How did you two end up moving to Rome and opening The Beehive? How did you come up with the name “The Beehive”? We’re more than happy to give you the abbreviated version. for giving us the motivation to keep doing what we are doing. Clover or Acacia which have a fully stocked kitchen for guests' use. Luciano.kitchen.

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