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United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
6 期号



There’s no doubt Rome is one of the world’s ultimate must-visit destinations, and Italia! magazine’s new Rome & South Italy Guide comes to you crammed with travel advice and inspiration for visiting both Italy’s capital and the region beyond. Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or a first-timer, and however long you are planning to stay, we want to help you get the most from your trip. In the first section of this guide, you’ll discover the very best of the city in features focusing on Rome and its many highlights, from food and places to stay, to history, culture, activities and attractions. We’ve also included day trips and getaways in the wider Lazio region; glorious rural retreats offthe beaten track, spectacular hill-towns, idyllic lakes and more. In the second section, we…

48 hours in…   rome

The cobbles of Ponte Sant’Angelo are weathered and well-worn by the steady footfall of millions of pilgrims over the centuries. Lined by a double row of angels and in the shadow of the imposing Castel Sant’Angelo, the bridge across the river Tiber was, and still is, the historic link between St Peter’s Basilica and the heart of Rome. Like so many in the past, it was a route I gladly followed from my hotel close to the Vatican City as I was drawn into the labyrinth of shaded streets toward Piazza Navona, perhaps the most famous square in the city for sipping coffee, dining al fresco, and people-watching. It has a natural buzz. The area is alive with artists, street entertainers, musicians and vendors who mingle with visitors from across the globe…

arch of constantine

The impressive Arco di Costantino is one of the key architectural sights of ancient Rome. Located between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill, it was built to celebrate the victory of Emperor Constantine at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 AD. This was ultimately a significant watershed moment in Roman history, as Constantine became the first ruler to believe in a Christian god and therefore halted the persecution of Christians across the Empire. The important structure, which stands at a height of 21m and has three arches in total, has been well preserved and still attracts much attention from tourists today. The more intricate sculptures – located higher up the archway – are thought to be taken from the older Forum of Trajan, and depict the Dacian soldiers who…

an artichoke feast

Zeus turned Cynara into an artichoke. The name for the artichoke - cynara cardunculus - comes from this wretched girl The clock has just struck 12 on a beautiful late spring day. I am walking through the narrow cobbled streets of Il Ghetto, the historic Hebrew neighbourhood in Rome. When I arrive at Piperno, one of the capital’s longest-running restaurants, the doors are still closed. A well-dressed gentleman is already waiting there. “It will open in a few minutes,” he tells me in a reassuring tone, smiling politely. “I’ve been a regular here for about four decades. There are not many places like this one – have you tried their artichokes?” This is the reason for my visit here. Piperno is rightly considered the ‘grandfather’ of all artichoke restaurants in Rome. The owner,…

gourmet guide   rome

Since its founding, pleasures of the palate have been important to the people of Rome. Just think of the luxurious banquets laid on by the Ancient Romans, taken to such extremes that the heady orgies, with their elaborate and long-winded meals, are held to be at least partly responsible for the final downfall of the Empire. Roman cuisine today is not a sophisticated affair – it’s based on simple, basic ingredients that make up for their humble origins by being tasty and satisfying. As in most parts of Italy, food plays an enormous role in everyday life in Rome – planned or spur-of-the-moment purchases and recipe swapping fitting into the ordinary run of things between appointments for work or family. But the most important thing about eating in Rome is that…

places to eat   in rome

Da Pancrazio Piazza del Biscione 92/94 ☎+39 066 861 246, Closed Wednesdays You’ll feel you’re at the very heart of ancient Rome if you choose to eat at a table downstairs here. Da Pancrazio is actually built on the ruins of Pompey’s Theatre and in the lower level of the restaurant diners sit among the remaining parts of the ancient walls and columns. There’s also a fascinating model reconstruction of what the theatre was like in its heyday. The atmosphere is relaxed, service is excellent and, most importantly, the food is of good quality. Choose from a menu that includes most traditional Roman specialities, such as saltimbocca con piselli and bucatini all’amatriciana, as well as more unusual dishes, like prosciutto di cervo – venison ham – among the starters. Price range € €…