Treats and Sights
As you’ve seen in our Rome City Guide, ‘Eats and Sips,’ the MM team loves to live out the motto, “Work hard. Play hard.” Where better to play, shop, eat and unwind this summer than in Italy?
Since we’ve already shared our favorite spots to grab drinks, pizza, or enjoy a classic Italian dinner with sunset balcony views, we thought why stop there?
Today, it’s all about coffee, gelato and the sights to see as you enjoy them both!
But first, coffee.
One of the best coffee shops we can recommend is Eustachio, which is walking distance from the Pantheon. Be sure to get some marron glacé. You can buy the pods to go. Insiders scoop: They will fit in your Nespresso and are like rocket fuel. Goodbye energy drinks, hello perfect souvenir!
“While in Italy, every day is a good day for Gelato!” - Marisa Tomei
Next up? Ice-cream! Also known as Gelato.
You’ll never forget the smells and delicious tastes at Giolitti! It’s just a short walk from one of our favorite hotels, Hotel de Russie. Gelato is the perfect way to indulge after a day of exploring. Giolitti is open Monday – Sunday from 7am to 1am.
Another delicious stop on our list is Ciampini piazza in Lucina. The Ciampini family’s business dates back to 1941 in the heart of Rome. Their businesses have always been welcomed in historic parts of Rome and picturesque streets, such as Piazza Navona with the famous “I Tre Scalini,” as well as Via Frattina in the 50s and finishing in the striking Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina!
*Are other members of your group craving more than just gelato? With its full menu, Ciampini piazza serves much more than just gelato. This is a great stop for a wide variety of options.
After being energized by caffeine and Italy’s decadent sweets, we’re ready to do some sightseeing! May we recommend an afternoon at Galleria Borghese and gardens, or perhaps an unforgettable tour of Sistine Chapel and The Vatican? The Trevi Fountain and Pantheon are some of Rome’s most notable tourist attractions.
Insider Scoop: You’ll want to do the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain really early if you’re looking to get a decent photo.
A great option for a less crowded experience is The Keats–Shelley Memorial House. Situated at the foot of the Spanish Steps, just a few steps away from Spagna metro station, the Keats-Shelley House is a museum dedicated to the English Romantic poets, who were spellbound by the Eternal City.
Should you find yourself at one of these spots this summer (lucky!) be sure to tag us on Instagram. Arrivederci!