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Top Choice Fountain in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Trevi Fountain

The Fontana di Trevi, scene of movie star Anita Ekberg's dip in La Dolce Vita, is a flamboyant baroque ensemble of mythical figures and wild horses taking up the entire side of the 17th-century Palazzo Poli. After a…
Top Choice Italian in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Colline Emiliane

Sensational regional cuisine from Emilia-Romagna aside, what makes this small white-tablecloth address so outstanding is its family vibe and overwhelmingly warm service. It's been a stronghold of the Latini family s…
Top Choice Piazza in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Piazza di Spagna & the Spanish Steps

A magnet for visitors since the 18th century, the Spanish Steps (Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) provide a perfect people-watching perch. The 135 gleaming steps rise from Piazza di Spagna to the landmark Chiesa d…
Top Choice Gallery in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Galleria Colonna

The only part of Palazzo Colonna open to the public, this opulent 17th-century gallery houses the Colonna family’s private art collection. It’s not the capital’s largest collection but with works by Salvatore Rosa, …
Top Choice Gallery in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Palazzo Barberini

Commissioned to celebrate the Barberini family’s rise to papal power, Palazzo Barberini is a sumptuous baroque palace that impresses even before you see the breathtaking art. Many high-profile architects worked on i…
Top Choice Palace in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Villa Medici

This sumptuous Renaissance palace was built for Cardinal Ricci da Montepulciano in 1540, but Ferdinando de' Medici bought it in 1576. It remained in Medici hands until 1801, when Napoleon acquired it for the French …
Top Choice Basilica in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo

A magnificent repository of art, this is one of Rome’s earliest and richest Renaissance churches. Of the numerous works of art on display, it is the two Caravaggio masterpieces that draw the most onlookers – the Con…
Top Choice Palace in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Palazzo del Quirinale

Overlooking Piazza del Quirinale, this immense palace is the official residence of Italy’s head of state, the President of the Republic. For almost three centuries it was the pope’s summer residence, but in 1870 Pop…
Top Choice Piazza in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Piazza del Popolo

This dazzling piazza was laid out in 1538 to provide a grandiose entrance to what was then Rome's main northern gateway. It has since been remodelled several times, most recently by Giuseppe Valadier in 1823. Guardi…
Top Choice Cafe in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Antico Caffè Greco

Rome's oldest cafe, open since 1760, is still working the look with the utmost elegance: waiters in black tails and bow tie or frilly white pinnies, scarlet flock walls and age-spotted gilt mirrors. Prices reflect t…