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ROME FLAMINIO: SPEND LESS, DO MORE

Welcome to Flaminio

Situated north of the center of Rome, the Flaminio is best known for its mostly middle class inhabitants, the modern art that lines the streets as well as being home to plenty of cafes and local restaurants that are not typically frequented by tourists.

Experience the culture of the area

A great place to begin is at the Maxxi Museum of modern art and architecture to see some of the many contemporary exhibitions on display there. Check the website for details of upcoming events and exhibitions, and to purchase your tickets in advance. It’s a peaceful place to explore, far removed from the crowded tourist hotspots. Afterwards, head to the Auditorium Parco Della Musica to continue your cultural tour of the area. If you are fortunate you will be able to time your visit to include a concert, performance or festival while you are there, but even if not it’s well worth visit just to see the extraordinary architecture of the buildings which are often likened to the shape of turtles.

Another great way to spend a day in the area is to visit Ponte Della Musica, or Music Bridge. It is a car free bridge where on most days of the week you will find cyclists, skateboarders, kayakers and rock climbers. It opened relatively recently in 2011 and is a pleasant venue for an evening stroll and offers a contrast to the general style of architecture to be found in this ancient city.

If you prefer a more guided tour of the area, then why not consider the Rome Architecture and Food Tour of the Flaminio Area. With an experienced tour guide you will be taken from the Maxxi museum around the sites of this neighbourhood which include the Rome Auditorium, the Ponte della Musica, past the Olympic stadium and other contemporary building while enjoying delicious and authentic food tasting along the way.

Dine like a Roman

And one great place to do so is at Cacio e Pepe. It’s popular with local residents and is known for it traditional Roman menu and simple décor. Popular dishes include the homemade pasta carbonara, authentic gnocci and of course the traditional spaghetti Bolognese. Alternatively, if you’re after an old school pizzeria that always draws a crowd, try Hostaria Pizzeria Giacomelli. It specializes in thin crust pizzas that are sure to please. It’s also recommended for its atmosphere and service.

Indulge in a gelato

When in Rome, it is only natural that you will want to delight in a delicious gelato and in this area you are sure find great options to satisfy your urge. Often considered by locals to be the greatest ice cream in Rome, one great choice can be found at Neve di Latte where you will find a wide range of unusual flavours including cinnamon, green apple, mint and even cannabis! They are open until midnight so it’s a great place to stop by after dinner for a late night treat.

Spend Less, Do More

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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