Autumn weekend in Rome, an itinerary

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5 stages not to be missed for your autumn weekend in the Eternal City: in the post, an itinerary with both culinary and cultural tips.

When autumn peeps out, the days begin to get shorter, the air becomes fresher, many resume the daily routine, divided between work, school and various commitments. But with the arrival of the weekend, the desire to carve out a few hours of relaxation also comes, perhaps strolling through the windows, going out with friends, or for others, lounging on the sofa, cup of tea in hand and remote control. If, on the other hand, you are part of that niche where the suitcase in the attic has not yet taken dust while waiting for the next holiday, we suggest you with the post, a itinerary for an autumn weekend in Rome.

1. Trastevere, first stop

If you arrive on a Friday, the knowledge of the Eternal City will start from the kitchen.
First culinary stop in Trastevere. There are two suggestions that we give you, or traditional cuisine from Del Moro is Dar Poeta pizza.

Finding yourself already in a theater area of ​​the nightlife, after having tasted Jewish artichokes or scallops, walks to discover the neighborhood, discover the street artists who perform in Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere or Trilussa square. Or go into the streets, moving away from the busiest streets, where the locals are, rediscover the Trastevere of the residents.

2. Center and Villa Borghese

For Saturday, start with breakfast overlooking ancient Rome, or from the terraces of the Campidoglio, or in Piazza Venezia with a view of the Vittoriano. Then take a walk in Villa Borghese, heading towards the entrance of the Bio Park. If on your trip you will be accompanied by your faithful four-legged friend, let him play in the area reserved for them. And as the plane trees shed their leaves, and these go on to create a brown carpet, relax from the stress of the past week.

3. Appia Antica by bicycle

In the afternoon, shopping awaits you, or in the more traditional Via del Corso, among the afternoon “struscio”, so defined for the crowds; or to the outlets, using the shuttles that depart from the streets adjacent to Termini Station. If, on the other hand, shopping is not part of your trip, discover theAppia Antica by bicycle, admiring the remains of ancient Rome, surrounded only by silence and expanses of fields, which will remind you of the scene of Il Gladiatore, when Massimo Decimo Meridio reunites with his wife and son before reaching the Elysian Fields with them.

4. Sunday at the Castelli Romani

For Sunday, direction the Fraschette. The ancient Roman taverns in the area of Castelli Romani, between Frascati, Castel Gandolfo, Ariccia, enjoying cheeses, wild boar sausages, pork couples, accompanied by excellent wine, and obviously the traditional porchetta cannot be missed.

5. Museums and exhibitions

If in a parenthesis of food, relaxation and entertainment, you also want to include a cultural break, Rome is always full of museums and exhibitions in progress.
For the exhibition Travels in Ancient Rome, the Forum of Caesar and Augustus come back to life thanks to a series of projections of lights and videos that tell the story, as if they were resurrected from ancient Rome to talk about them, thanks also to the voice of Piero Angela.

Obviously, what has just been proposed is only a weekend sketch, the order can be changed to your liking.

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