Non basta una vita
Seven hills and a thousand discoveries to make
Roma, non basta una vita! so the popular saying goes. It means, in Rome, one lifetime is not enough – there’s simply too much to see, eat and experience. Here you’ll find the great icons of the Western world: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon and St Peter’s Cathedral. Layered atop are neighbourly medieval piazzas, Renaissance palaces and baroque churches and fountains, each corner revealing priceless Bernini sculptures and haunting ruins.
Roman cuisine is rustic and earthy, and the city teems with small, family-run trattorias, wine bars and pizza take-outs. But while old-school flavours still dominate, new-school chefs are sexing them up with increasingly creative twists. Between 6pm and 9pm most of them offer aperitivo (drinks accompanied by a free buffet food bar).