Rome Travel Guide

When in Rome, eat, sleep and do as the Romans do. Here are some of Travel Channel’s picks for Rome.


Activities
Il Norcino Bernabei
The area’s finest meat shop, Il Norcino Bernabei in Marino, has been producing “proof of divinity” meat products for more than a century. Order the capicola, porchetta and pork head cheese.
  • Corso Vittoria Colonna 13
  • RM Marino, 00047 Italy

Il Norcino Bernabei

The area’s finest meat shop, Il Norcino Bernabei in Marino, has been producing “proof of divinity” meat products for more than a century. Order the capicola, porchetta and pork head cheese.
Corso Vittoria Colonna 13 RM Marino, Italy
Phone: +39 06-938-7897

Hotels
The Westin Excelsior Rome
Enjoy Roman elegance at the Westin Excelsior. Lavish trimmings make a stay at this hotel worth its nightly price tag. Top-floor suites offer breathtaking views of Rome.
westin excelsior, rome, italy, corner, street, blue sky,
Photo by Starwood Hotel and Resorts
  • Via Vittorio Veneto 125taly
  • Rome, 00187 Italy

The Westin Excelsior Rome

Enjoy Roman elegance at the Westin Excelsior. Lavish trimmings make a stay at this hotel worth its nightly price tag. Top-floor suites offer breathtaking views of Rome.
Via Vittorio Veneto 125taly Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06-47081

Restaurants & Bars
Flavio al Velavevodetto
At the Flavio al Velavevodetto restaurant, chef Flavio De Maio creates amazing dishes, including pajata, which is made from the intestines of a young lamb that has never eaten grass, only its mother’s milk. Or try his coratella, ragu of lamb lung, kidney and liver, sauteed in olive oil and white wine, and topped with chili and onions.
exterior, restaurante, rome, italy
Photo by Flavio al Velavevodetto
  • 97 Via di Monte Testaccio
  • Rome, 00153 Italy

Flavio al Velavevodetto

At the Flavio al Velavevodetto restaurant, chef Flavio De Maio creates amazing dishes, including pajata, which is made from the intestines of a young lamb that has never eaten grass, only its mother’s milk. Or try his coratella, ragu of lamb lung, kidney and liver, sauteed in olive oil and white wine, and topped with chili and onions.
97 Via di Monte Testaccio Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06-574-4194
Pizzeria Ostiense
Pizzeria Ostiense is located in an industrial neighborhood that has recently become a hub for new restaurants. Try its paper-thin pizza, along with a few other local classics, such as zucchini blossoms stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies, battered and fried.
Photo by Pizzeria Ostiense
  • Via Ostiense 56
  • Rome, 00154 Italy

Pizzeria Ostiense

Pizzeria Ostiense is located in an industrial neighborhood that has recently become a hub for new restaurants. Try its paper-thin pizza, along with a few other local classics, such as zucchini blossoms stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies, battered and fried.
Via Ostiense 56 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06-5730-5081
Mordi e Vai at Testaccio Market
The Testaccio Market also serves as a butchers market. Purchase fresh meat and organs for the day’s lunch or dinner. Countless vendors are on hand as well, including the restaurant Mordi e Vai, which provides Roman-style cuisine such as tripe sandwiches. Other offerings include a veal kidney and onion sandwich.
  • Via Beniamino Franklin 12
  • Box 15
  • Rome, 00153 Italy

Mordi e Vai at Testaccio Market

The Testaccio Market also serves as a butchers market. Purchase fresh meat and organs for the day’s lunch or dinner. Countless vendors are on hand as well, including the restaurant Mordi e Vai, which provides Roman-style cuisine such as tripe sandwiches. Other offerings include a veal kidney and onion sandwich.
Via Beniamino Franklin 12 Rome, Italy
Il Sorriso
At Il Sorriso restaurant in the suburb of Prima Porta, sample the origins of a symbolic Roman dish — rigatoni carbonara — topped with Rome’s crowning jewel: pecorino Romano cheese.
  • Via Giangiacomo Caraglio 51
  • Rome, 00188 Italy

Il Sorriso

At Il Sorriso restaurant in the suburb of Prima Porta, sample the origins of a symbolic Roman dish — rigatoni carbonara — topped with Rome’s crowning jewel: pecorino Romano cheese.
Via Giangiacomo Caraglio 51 Rome, Italy
Dess'Art at Testaccio Market
The large Testaccio Market, which also serves as a butchery, houses many vendors, including Dess’Art bakery. Sample its arancina con pistachio e ragusano, a rice ball stuffed with pistachio and ragusano cheese!
  • Via Lorenzo Ghiberti 19
  • Box 66
  • Rome, 00153 Italy

Dess'Art at Testaccio Market

The large Testaccio Market, which also serves as a butchery, houses many vendors, including Dess’Art bakery. Sample its arancina con pistachio e ragusano, a rice ball stuffed with pistachio and ragusano cheese!
Via Lorenzo Ghiberti 19 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 393-240-7323

Transportation
Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
Located right off the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Leonardo da Vinci Airport is roughly 30-40 minutes from the city center of Rome.
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Photo by Blom UK / Getty Images
  • Via dell'Aeroporto di Fiumicino 320
  • Rome, 00054 Italy

Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

Located right off the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Leonardo da Vinci Airport is roughly 30-40 minutes from the city center of Rome.
Via dell'Aeroporto di Fiumicino 320 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06-65951
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