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Vico Rooms & Terrace

Thanks to its location, Vico Rooms & Terrace boasts absolute centrality over monuments and city services; moreover it perfectly nestles within the “magic pedestrian square”.
On the South side, Piazza del Popolo, only 700 ft. away, from which you can walk through Via del Corso, via di Ripetta, via del Babuino, via Margutta and via dei Condotti – the popular street for made in italy, antiques & art shops, coffee bar and restaurants – Piazza di Spagna (Spanish steps) and Piazza Venezia, linked to the Colosseum by Via dei Fori Imperiali.

On the East side, Villa Borghese and the panoramic Pincio terrace, only 600 ft. away, some of the most fascinating urban green areas of the town. On the other side, at approximately 60 ft. flows the Tevere river, with its majestic tree-lined shore, a place for pleasant and endless walks leading to St. Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo and the lively Trastevere neighborhood.
Via Flaminia, only 150 ft. away, the ancient Urbe artery lying on the Roman ruins of 220 BC, connecting today Vico Rooms & Terrace to the National Museum of Etruscan Art and National Gallery of Modern Art, as well as the Auditorium Parco della Musica, the MAXXI Museum, (XXI Century Art Museum) the Olympic Stadium, the Roman zoo, Bioparco and Explora, the children’s museum, Navy Ministry and Ponte Milvio, where after the sunset natives and tourists alike flock to its many pubs and restaurants.


6 Places to visit according to the staff

Isola Tiberina
In the middle of the Tiber River, connected to the mainland by two bridges, between Trastevere on one side and the Jewish ghetto on the other, stands the Tiberina island. Between history and legend, this curious island in the shape of a ship always has a fascination for those who are near it that it can not do nothing but venture out to discover this little gem.

Alleys of trastevere
If you want to enjoy a pleasant walk away from the crowd, perhaps sipping a beer, or enjoying a good ice cream, Trastevere is the ideal neighborhood. With its delightful alleys, full of cafes and typical restaurants, it is the perfect area to immerse yourself in the Roman atmosphere and be enchanted by it. And when you're hungry, do not worry... You're in the right place!

Giardino degli aranci
If you want to spend a day immersed in the green but also in the culture you can walk in the evocative setting of the Aventine district. Here you will find a small paradise in the heart of Rome, located on the Aventine hill just a few steps from the Circus Maximus. From here it is possible to enjoy a marvelous view of Rome that extends from the bend of the Tiber, to the Temples of the Forum Boario up to the Gianicolo and to the imposing dome of San Pietro. Few meters more; ahead, at Piazza Cavalieri di Malta there is the Villa of the Priory of Malta. When the door of the villa is closed, look through the keyhole, and you will not regret it. You can admire a beautiful view of the Dome of St. Peter.

Porta Portese Market
As in the song by Claudio Baglioni, on Sunday morning the market wakes up where you can find hidden treasures. A few minutes from Viale Trastevere, it is the ideal place for those who love to look for business and special objects, or for those who simply want to spend a Sunday morning in a lively and picturesque atmosphere.

Pincio Terrace
If you are in Rome you can not miss one of the most suggestive places in the city. Cross Piazza del Popolo and go up the stairs leading to Villa Borghese. At the top you will find the Terrazza del Pincio, from which you can admire the Roman roofs and the imposing dome of San Pietro. At sunset, be amazed by a magical and romantic atmosphere and the view of Rome illuminated.

Mouth of Truth
For those who are preparing to visit Rome for the first time, some stops are mandatory. One of these is La Bocca della Verità located at the entrance of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, linked to legends and symbols that represent one of the destinations not to be missed when you are in the eternal city.

Routes for a walk

Aperitif in Monti District
6.00pm - 9.00pm. Aperitif in the Monti district, before which you can take a walk. From there you can take a taxi to the Giardino degli Aranci where you can admire the sunset. Immediately after, when the sun goes down, you can already walk up the hill, cross the Circus Maximus, continue towards the Colosseum and finish at the Campidoglio.

Lunch at La Matricianella
13: 00-17: 00 hs. We recommend lunch at La Matricianella in Via Leone 3, if you fancy typical Roman cuisine. After lunch, you can go to Via Condotti and discover the most luxurious shops in Rome. It may be interesting to stop at the Caffè Greco. It is a bit 'tourist, but worth visiting. From there you can then reach Piazza di Spagna and then continue up the stairs to the park of Villa Borghese and enjoy a well-deserved rest.

Walk to Trastevere
If you are visiting the Vatican and you are not excessively tired after visiting St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, we suggest you to walk up to Trastevere. Just follow the course of the river, and in less than no time, you will have arrived. We suggest to have dinner at the enoteca Ferrara or at the Taverna Trilussa.

The Vatican at night
The Vatican, in the evening, is breathtaking, especially Piazza San Pietro. You can reach it after having dinner at the Osteria dell'Angelo, in Via Giovanni Bettolo, 24-32. One of the best places to taste Roman cuisine, no menu, the owner will recommend the house specialties. If you find yourself visiting the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Square during the day, you can not stop at Castel Sant'Angelo, reachable in a few minutes along Via della Conciliazione.

The winning itinerary
If you are in Rome, you can not miss one of the city's most scenic sights. Cross Piazza del Popolo and go up the stairs leading to Villa Borghese. At the top you will find the Terrazza del Pincio, from which you can admire the Roman roofs and the imposing dome of San Pietro. At sunset, be amazed by a magical and romantic atmosphere and the view of Rome illuminated.

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