5 Unusual Places in Rome
Parco degli Acquedotti
Parco degli Acquedotti is situated near the Lucio Sestio metro station. It’s a gigantic park in which Romans pass their evenings, reading books or cycling. This park is full of nature and green, and at the center of the park there are roman aqueducts.
Aperitivo in Trastevere
As is the culture in many Southern countries, Italians traditionally have an aperitif before eating. Between 6 and 7 pm they flock to the bars to have an alcoholic beverage and some light food with it. The drink is so much better with some olives, pizza bread and nuts and they keep the first hunger at bay. Trastevere is known to have one of best aperitivos in the Capital.
Pizza in Testaccio
Testaccio is a folksy neighborhood on the opposite side of the Tiber where you can really feel the charme of the old Rome.
There is a daily market on Piazza Testaccio which tourists do not seem to know of yet. Here you can finde fruit, vegetables, fish and meat of best quality and can watch the Italian Mammas do their grocery shopping. Around the market there are various places that sell food, among them there are marvellous places that sell the true Roman pizza.
Walk along Appia Antica
Appia Antica is an 18-km part of the original Roman road. Around every corner you will see catacombs, fallen columns, pini trees and cypreeses. The park is idyllic, ideal for a Sunday strol
Look through the keyhole near Giardino degli Aranci
Surpassing the Giardino degli Aranci and going straight we will end up on a small piazza with a big gate, towards which there is always a line of people who want to take a peek through the keyhole. This small keyhole holds a small surprise, you can see the Dome of St Peter’s through it.