Rome on Foot: Eat, Walk and Discover!

Rome on Foot: Eat, Walk and Discover!

Rome is a city that never ceases to amaze and delight its visitors. Whether you are a history buff, a culture lover, or a food enthusiast, there is something for everyone in the Eternal City. But how can you make the most of your time and experience the authentic Rome? The answer is simple: walk. Walking is the best way to explore Rome’s hidden gems, taste its delicious cuisine, and discover its rich heritage.

In this blog post, I will share with you some recommendations on where to eat, walk, and discover Rome like a local. You will learn about the best restaurants, the most interesting attractions, and the intriguing shops – all discoverable on foot.  So grab your comfortable shoes and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!


Piano Strada

Via delle Zoccole$e 22, Roma T: +39 06 895 722 96
Price: €€€

Piano Strada is a restaurant in Rome, Italy, that offers a modern and creative take on Italian cuisine. Four women who are passionate about good food and use seasonal produce are the owners.  The restaurant has a cozy and stylish interior, as well as a plant-filled outdoor patio. Piano Strada is known for its exceptional bread, pasta, and sandwiches, as well as its natural wine selection. Cocktails are great! It is located near Ponte Sisto, close to Campo de’ Fiori, and is open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended!

Osteria delle Cappelle

Piazza delle Cappelle 54, Roma T: +39 06 455 028 26
Price: €€

Osteria delle Cappelli is a restaurant in Rome, Italy, that specializes in Roman cuisine and seafood. It is located in Piazza delle Coppelle, a lively and charming square near the Pantheon. The restaurant has a cozy and traditional interior, as well as a spacious outdoor seating area. Osteria delle Cappelli is famous for its homemade pasta, such as cacio e pepe and carbonara, as well as its grilled meat and fish dishes.  The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday, and for brunch on Sunday. Reservations advised!

Da Enzo

Via dei Vascellari 29, Roma T: +39 06 581 22 60
Price: €€

Food porn! Enzo is the best kitchen in town(from a Roman resident). Despite its popularity among Romans and lately among the international visitors, he is still serving in a tiny, little  typical Roman restaurant immersed in the historical and magical working-class district of Trastevere. Everything is delicious and Enzo is open for lunch and dinner. No reservations accepted for lunch; You may have to wait 30 minutes for a table. Dinner reservations accepted. Note to self: Book at least 10 days in advance.





Domus Aurea was a vast and lavish palace complex built by Emperor Nero after a great fire destroyed much of Rome in 64 AD. It was designed to showcase Nero’s wealth and power, with gold, jewels, ivory, and exquisite paintings decorating its walls and ceilings. His successors, who tried to erase his memory by stripping the palace of its treasures and burying it under other buildings considered Domus Aurea a symbol of Nero’s tyranny and extravagance. The palace remained hidden for centuries until they accidentally rediscovered it during the Renaissance.

To me this is a must-see attraction in Rome — even if you are not into history or guided tours. Located close to the Colosseum, within less than 5 minutes walking distance, you will find the main entrance under the Parco del Colle Oppio. Only guided tours are available a few days a week.

Musei Capitolini

Just 15 minutes walking distance from the Colosseum area,  you will arrive at the most fabulous square in the world. Piazza Campidoglio. The square was designed by Michaelangelo and surrounded by beautiful buildings and statues, all of which are now the Capitolini Museum of Rome. A single day is hardly enough to see all this museum has to offer to the world!


Monti area is best for vintage shopping. Within 7 minutes walking distance from Colosseum area, there is a shop without a name. It’s on via del Boschetto  101 (across from a restaurant). This vintage shop has the best vintage collectors’ items. They specialize in period restoration so all objects are in fabulous shape. Slightly more expensive but real collectors’ items. Bargaining expected.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and learned something new about Rome. If you are planning to visit Rome soon, or if you have already been there, I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts, experiences, and suggestions on eating, walking, and discovering Rome. You can also subscribe to my newsletter and follow me on social media for more updates and tips on traveling around the world. Thank you for reading and happy travels!

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