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ROME GIANICOLENSE: SPEND LESS, DO MORE

Welcome to Gianicolense

The historical neighbourhood of Gianicolense is known for its fine examples of civil architecture including Santucci Villa Maraini, a great example of 19th century Art Nouveau architecture and Cirino villa, built in the 20th century Baroque style. This part of the city also features expansive natural parks and archaeological sites such as gravesites of Heron and Epinico. With over 20 places of worship in both Jewish and Christian denominations a tour of some of the religious architecture is also well worth considering.

For a relaxing afternoon visit the beautifully landscaped park at Villa Doria Pamphili. As one of the largest parks in Rome, here you will find a range of things to see such as sculptures, fountains, ponds and playgrounds, this area provides a great way to spend time for both couples and families. This area is also home to the magnificent 17th century villa of the same name which was once a private estate but is now used mainly for government functions.

If you feel like testing your proficiency in speaking Italian…

Then why not try a night at the theatre? Notable theatres in this area include Teatro Verde and Teatro Vascello but be sure to check the company websites in advance as the productions are generally performed strictly in the Italian language and they run for limited seasons. But if your knowledge of Italian is (like most tourists) more limited, perhaps a better choice for a cultural tourist experience can be found on The Rogue Historians website. With a range of private and group tours running at various times throughout the day, check the website to book the type of tour that appeals to your interest. With knowledgeable guides this tour is consistently high recommended as a great way to experience the main sights and highlights within a limited time frame. Another great alternative is The Great Italy Tour which focuses on the city’s cultural highlights. From tours targeted specifically at lovers of the musical maestro Bocelli to tours concentrating on ancient Rome, you are sure to find something to explore. Tours commence just outside this neighbourhood at Via Laura Mantegazza.

Dining out in Gianicolense?

One of the best eateries in this area is the local favourite Antica Schiacciata Romana. Meaning ‘squashed’ schiacciata a healthy flatbread homemade alternative to pizza and as the name of the restaurant suggests is the menu’s speciality. Other great options are Ristorante Pontebianco which offers traditional Italian cuisine at an affordable price or the charming, family owned Hostaria Da Settimio.

If you want to delve into an even more extensive culinary experience, consider embarking on a guided food tour of the area. It’s perfect for serious lovers of authentic Italian food where you will be able to sample appetizers, main courses and dessert dishes from local markets and restaurants. The tour starts close to Gianicolense but extends further to at least six nearby locations for an impressive 3.5 hour culinary indulgence.

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Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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