Have you ever heard the saying, “when in Rome do as the Romans do”?. Well Giada is a true Roman as she was born there – so who better to know what to do in Rome than her? To find out what to do and what to eat in Rome, according to Giada, then read on.
Go To the Colosseum
For Giada, the first thing to do is visit the Colosseum. The best part about Rome is its long history and beautiful culture. The city is thousands of years old and this becomes evident when you look at the Colosseum. It’s not quite considered a ruin, as most of it is left standing but looking at the weathered stadium will allow you to connect with the history that you came to see.
Go To the Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps are also a great place to go to in Rome. These 135 steps lead to Trinita Dei Monti church. This too is a part of history, as the church was built in the 18th century and still stands today. It is the widest staircase in the world and many people take advantage of this by lounging and meeting on the steps. Not only will you be met with the church at the top of the steps but also a view of the Piazza di Spagna and its gorgeous fountain.
Go To The Villa Borghese
Right near the Spanish Steps is the Villa Borghese. It is the largest public park in the city, making it a great place to walk or even have a picnic. It’s a nice way to get some fresh air and, if you ride a bike, even some exercise. The atmosphere is impeccable as it is among the gardens of the previous owners of the park – The Borghese family.
Go To The Trevi Fountain
The final thing to do in Rome according to Giada is to visit the Trevi Fountain. This is one of the most famous Roman landmarks, so much so that it is featured in the rom-com film “When in Rome”. The magic of this fountain is that you need to throw in a coin, make a wish, and the wish will supposedly come true. It is also gorgeous to look at as the fountain itself is huge and grandiose. It took 100 years to complete this masterpiece of a fountain.
What About The Food?
The answer to what to eat in Rome is easy – anything authentic to the city. The food there is tasty wherever you go, but Giada advises to stay away from fast food and go to genuine artisanal restaurants. The best idea as with most restaurants is to ask the waiter which dish is the most popular, but if something catches your eye feel free to order it. Wherever you go try to find a small restaurant near that location. This is the best way to eat where the locals eat because the best restaurants are not the large, touristy ones but rather the local family-owned businesses that can cook a mean pasta or tasty gelato.
Rome has so much to offer that it’s hard to choose what to do. Instead of getting overwhelmed, follow Giada’s guide and visit the best places that Rome has cultivated. Ultimately, it’s about absorbing the culture and the atmosphere. Rome is made for eating and relaxing, so take advantage of this and chill out!