Where to Stay
Hotel Sant' Anselmo
This elegant palace atop Aventine Hill–less than 30 minutes on foot from almost everywhere–offers a quiet alternative to the bustle below.
Breakfast and Morning Activity
Sant'Eustachio Il Caffé
From cappuccino to cold Shakerato, the best coffee can be had at this historic coffee bar behind the Pantheon.
Start on Piazza Santa Celilia, wander though narrow cobblestone streets to Piazza Trilussa, rest in the Botanical Gardens or climb Janiculus Hill for a great view
Picnic from GiNa
Call ahead and order picnic lunch (complete with wine glasses) at Villa Borghese.
Bike or trek through the lush gardens at Villa Borghese on Pincian Hill. Take the kids to Bioparco zoo or visit Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museum.
Freni e Frizioni
This funky ristobar inside an old mechanics shop in Trastevere is perfect for a quick bite–don't worry about dressing for dinner.