How to See Rome like a Local

How to See Rome Like a Local. When in Rome… live la dolce vita with these
insider tips. You will need and adventurous spirit. Step 1. Rent a motor scooter, or motorino. Yes, traffic can be hairy and Romans are crazy
drivers. But there’s no better way to zip around town. Bonus: you’ll feel like Gregory Peck and Audrey
Hepburn. For a great, romantic view of Rome, head up
the winding road from Trastevere to the Janiculum Hill. Step 2. Lunch on Rome’s ubiquitous street food, pizza
al taglio, or pizza by the slice. Sold by weight, it comes with a variety of
toppings. Speak with your hands, just like the locals,
to communicate how big a piece you want. Step 3. Explore the streets around Campo de’ Fiori,
a piazza popular for its morning produce and flower market. The area is filled with edgy clothing shops,
intimate wine bars, and art galleries. For bargain finds, follow the Romans to the
Borghetto Flaminio or Via Sannio flea markets. Savor sit-down cafes in the afternoon. In the morning, have your cappuccino or caffellatte
standing up at the bar. Step 4. Spend an afternoon at Villa Pamphili, Rome’s
biggest park. You’ll find residents jogging, dog-walking,
kite-flying, and picnicking among towering trees, ponds, fountains, and gardens. Step 5. Hit the streets for a late afternoon passeggiata,
or leisurely stroll. Tons of locals indulge in this ritual, especially
on the weekends — window-shopping, catching up with friends, and flirting, often with
a gelato in hand. Step 6. If you’re visiting in warm weather, take a
day trip to Lake Bracciano. About 25 miles northwest of Rome, it offers
sandy beaches, seafood restaurants, windsurfing, and sailing. Back in the Eternal City, check local listings
for open-air cinema and music festivals throughout the summer. Did you know From 1968 to 2002, a man nicknamed
D’Artagnan lived off coins he collected from the famed Trevi Fountain, sometimes netting
as much as $1,300 a day.

5 thoughts on “How to See Rome like a Local”

  1. Go around dressed as a Centurion- you'll be just like a local, and if your sword's sharp, no-one will give you shit. Ride around on a horse for efficiency.

    MO' TE SEI PAZZA…learn itailian or at least perfect the pronunciation…

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