The incredible architecture & history of Centro Storico, Rome
Rome, The Eternal City, is a wondrous cityscape of ancient architecture and history unlike anywhere else in the world. For lovers of all things Roman history, you can’t beat the epicentre of this once great empire, and the Centro Storico is the place to see some of the city’s main attractions!
From the imposing Pantheon to the ornate design of the Piazza Navona and the absolutely gorgeous Trevi Fountain, the Centro Storico is a place to meander about, taking in some of Rome’s most impressive sites.
But not only this, but it’s also a place to enjoy sumptuous Italian cuisine and designer stores. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at why the Centro Storico should be one of the first things to do on your Roman adventure.
See the city’s most beautiful sites
Rome is a city 3,000 in the making and luckily for us many of the city’s ancient monuments stand well-preserved. The Centro Storico is one of the best places to see some of the city’s most beloved architecture, and make strolling around this urban zone an unforgettable experience in itself!
Take your time to see the beautiful Trevi Fountain, a glorious testament to Italian baroque design (and the site of one of history’s most famous film scenes in La Dolce Vita), before meandering over to the Pantheon, with its giant columns and stately design making it one of Rome’s most formidable attractions. No trip to Rome is complete without ascending the picturesque Spanish Steps – it’s a memorable moment despite the crowds!
Enjoy a pastry at a famous cafe
Rome is revered for its cafes, with its coffee culture providing a glimpse into the city’s social scene. Pompi is one of Rome’s most famous cafes, renowned across the city (and the world) for its delightful pastries and top class coffee. Sit back, enjoy an espresso and a dessert while watching this glorious city and its people go by.
Have a sundowner in a beautiful alfresco bar
The Hotel de Russie Stravinskij Bar is one of the most picturesque places in Rome to enjoy a cocktail and, let’s face it, after a day’s exploring you are probably going to want to have a refreshing drink. Tables can be hard to come across, but if you manage to snag one be sure that it is in the outside seating area – it’s a lavish testament to the city’s grand, alfresco social scene.