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Famous cities through the eyes of locals: Rome

Famous cities through the eyes of locals: Rome

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You can read all the travel guides and watch all the vlogs about a destination, but there’s still nothing like experiencing it through the eyes of those who spend all their days there, who know the best and worst things about the place – the locals. That’s why we’ve asked locals from several of the world’s best-loved cities to tell us about their hometown’s most interesting hidden gems. Here’s what Luigi told us about his city: Rome.

Only in Rome, you can… walk through history.

When I want to take a walk in nature, I go… 20 minutes by car from Rome, to Albano Lake. It is a really nice place – green all around.

Few people know that…  if you are ‘thirsty’ (for a drink with a kick) but you don’t want to spend a lot, you should go to a bangla (mini-market).

Make sure you try… Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe, the most typical types of pasta in Rome.

…and the best place to try it is… around Trastevere quarter.

The best place for coffee and cake is… Giolitti. It’s very good, but it’s not the only cafe worth checking out.

The famous Giolitti – Andy Montgomery / Flickr

Whenever I want to enjoy some tranquility… I like to sit near the Pantheon at night.

The best view of Rome is from… Pincio or Giardino degli Aranci. Near Giardino degli Aranci there is a place where you can see San Pietro Church through the keyhole.

Panoramic view from Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden) / Wikipedia

When I was a kid my favorite place to go was… the sea. When I was a child I always went there with my parents.

Pin it so you can fulfill the saying ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do”:

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