A day in Flaminio

ponte della musica
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Just north of the city center, the Flaminio neighborhood is easily accessible by Metro, Tram, or Bus and has something fun for everyone! Take a walk with us through Flaminio and discover a new side of Rome.

cafe 20mqCAFE 20MQ
Via Flaminia, 314

Grab a Cafe Shakerato and a tasty tart or crumble in this trendy spot. Not only can you get your caffeine fix (or a light lunch), but also have a look at their quirky, modern products and gadgets in a unique café/shop style atmosphere.

Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30

Although it would be ideal to visit the Auditorium for one of their many concerts or festivals, the modern architecture alone designed by Renzo Piano is worth a visit. Gaze at the oddly formed structures (commonly compared to the shape of “turtles” or “scarabs”), spend some time in the bookstore, or relax at the bar.

maxxi museumMAXXI
Via Guido Reni, 4a

Just a few minutes walk from the Auditorium, you will find the Maxxi Museum of Modern Art. Designed by Zaha Hadid and opened in 2010, the Maxxi seems to be made of various layers, cubes, and overlapping levels. Inside, there is a spectacular permanent collection always accompanied by featured or temporary shows. On a beautiful day, the concrete courtyard is filled with families and children enjoying the scenery and the beautiful, open space. If you opt out on actually going inside of the museum, check out the cafe or bookstore or one of the many outdoor concerts and events that Maxxi hosts.

neve di latteNEVE DI LATTE
Via Luigi Poletti, 6
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It’s totally normal to have one gelato a day, right?! Just around the corner from Piazza Mancini, Neve di Latte is a MUST TRY for ice cream lovers! They’ve got a spectacular assortment of unique flavors (Cannabis, Cinnamon, Green Apple with Mint) and are so proud of their top quality products that they display all of the ingredients inside. Stop in for a light night treat, as they’re open until 12am!

Stadio Olimpico EsternoSTADIO OLIMPICO
Viale dell Stadio Olimpico

Just across the river from Piazza Mancini, sports lovers can visit the historic Stadio Olimpico venue built for the 1960 Summer Olympics! Located inside the Foro Italico, the Stadium was originally opened in 1932, although it has undergone a lot of renovations throughout the years. Stadio Olimpico is the main and largest sports facility in Rome. It is the home stadium for both the Lazio and Roma teams, and also frequently fills up for large events and concerts.

foro italicoFORO ITALICO
Viale del Foro Italico

The Foro Italico track is a treat for athletes and artists alike! The beautiful complex was designed to imitate the Roman forums of the Imperial Age, although it also bears a great resemblance to the Italian Fascist style promoted by Mussolini. This was, after all, “Mussolini’s Forum” originally – noted by the gigantic “MVSSOLINI DUX” obelisk out front! Regardless, Foro Italico is a work of art, with dozens of enormous statues to see!

ponte della musicaPONTE DELLA MUSICA

Make your way South along the Tevere and you’ll come to Ponte della Musica, a fantastic modern bridge built between 2008 and 2011. Cars are not allowed on the bridge, so it is often scattered with bicyclists, picnickers, yogis, and even, on occasion small events and parties. Below, you can see the locals skateboarding, kayaking, rock climbing (at the Ecole Verticale rock climbing studio) or simply following the trails along the Tevere. If you need a break, step inside Café Olimpico for friendly service in a casual-chic coffee bar.

hosteria_sirenoSIRENO HOSTERIA

Viale del Vignola, 79

This is a truly traditional Italian kitchen- the spunky owner Andreina always urges you to “Mangia! Mangia!”(Eat! Eat!) Well, that’s not difficult because everything is downright delicious! The Penne all’ Arrabiatta has a spicy kick and the Coniglio Cacciatorre is worth trying for those with a more adventurous palette. Feel free to try a few plates as the prices are very reasonable. In true Italian style, the food is simple, but the decor is not: every inch of this Hosteria is covered with pictures, paintings, and personal momentos. Since the elderly woman works alone, she limits her hours from 7:409:45 and is closed on Thursdays.

ristorante casa coppolaCASA COPPOLA
Viale del Vignola, 20

For an elegant seafood dinner, take a seat at Casa Coppola. Located just near the Number 2 Tram, this spot is a splendid surprise! The ambiance and thoughtful food presentation are only two of the elements that make this place so great. Friendly service, fresh seafood, rich recipes, and a quality wine list also make it a great experience!

birretta piazza manciniLA BIRRETTA PIAZZA MANCINI
Piazza Mancini
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This little “birretta” seems to have been built in a pop up newspaper stand. They’ve got everything from caipirinhas to tasty local beers, as well as a short food menu. It’s small and casual, but in the evenings the guests spill out into the neighboring piazza. Come to La Birretta Piazza Mancini for a casual cocktail or beer under the stars.

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