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café • music venues • nightclubs • cocktail bars • museums • performing arts • parks
What are the Rome spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
You really need to go to Pincio, the southern western part of Villa Borghese. The view is outstanding, don't miss the sunset!
Do’s and don’ts in Rome: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):
no public services, yes metro, no Uber, yes white cabs, no already set menus, yes hidden restaurants, yes tips, no ticket proposals in the street
What do you do and why do you do it?
I love to live the live music scene in Rome. Is so alive and if you know where to go you can enjoy amazing live shows and cool after parties. Artists from all over the country - and the world - come down in the Eternal City every week so is super easy to enjoy music.
How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?
Which Rome shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?
Your all-time favorite musicians:
Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, Pino Daniele, Lucio Battisti, Lucio Dalla, Phoenix, Daft Punk, P.O.D, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Linkin Park, System of a Down.
Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?
Day Corso Trieste, night Monti.
What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
What’s the one place in Rome you think is underrated?
Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?
Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Rome?
La Sorchetta (via Cernaia, 47)
It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?
Go to a nice restaurant and bar, with nice dj set or live music and enjoy the whole night.
Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?
A nice walk all day long through Rome, an aperitif in a wine bar in rione Monti (neighborhood right in front of Colosseum); dinner in a traditional restaurant in downtown and a "bar tour" in Trastevere or Testaccio.
Your go-to brunch spots:
Bakery House in piazza Istria.
Your perfect night out in Rome includes:
Have a burger, live music show in a club, a bunch of drinks, enjoy the dance floor after show and grab some cornetti or pizza in the "right places" at 3am.
Which local creators do you admire?
MONK Club, Le Mura music club, Pierrot Le Fou club, Coffee Pot club, Bomba Dischi label, DNA booking agency, Pepperpot Studio, FacceCaso.
Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:
The keyhole on top of Aventino hill.
Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:
Agostino pizza in corso Trieste.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Rome. How do you spend it?
I'll take a long walk through the all city, I'll have a quick lunch, I'll visit historical roman places, I'll have a long and full of wine traditional dinner. Very long, very traditional, with a lot - a lot - of wine. I'll take another walk till the morning after to enjoy Rome alone in the night. Is magic.
You’re meeting the mayor of Rome - what constructive criticism would you give them?