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Top Choice Historic Site in Southern Rome

Via Appia Antica

Named after consul Appius Claudius Caecus, who laid the first 90km section in 312 BC, ancient Rome’s regina viarum (queen of roads) was extended in 190 BC to reach Brindisi. Via Appia Antica has long been one of Rom…
Top Choice Italian in Southern Rome

Eataly

Be prepared for some serious taste-bud titillation in this state-of-the-art food emporium of gargantuan proportions. Four shop floors showcase every conceivable Italian food product (dried and fresh), while multiple…
Top Choice Basilica in Southern Rome

Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura

The largest church in Rome after St Peter’s (and the world’s third-largest), this magnificent basilica stands on the site where St Paul was buried after being decapitated in AD 67. Built by Constantine in the 4th ce…
Top Choice Catacomb in Southern Rome

Catacombe di San Sebastiano

Extending beneath the Basilica di San Sebastiano, these underground burial chambers were the first to be called catacombs – the name was derived from the Greek kata (near) and kymbas (cavity), because they were loca…
Top Choice Club in Southern Rome

Goa

At home in a former motorbike repair shop down a dead-end alley in industrial-style Ostiense, Goa is Rome's serious super-club with exotic India-inspired decor and international DJs mixing house and techno. Expect a…
Top Choice Italian in Southern Rome

Doppiozeroo

This easygoing bar was once a bakery, hence the name (‘double zero’ is a type of flour). But today the sleek, modern interior attracts hungry, trendy Romans who pile in here for its cheap, canteen-style lunches, fam…
Top Choice Club in Southern Rome

Circolo Illuminati

Tech house, hip hop and chill music revs up clubbers at this wildly popular Ostiense club on the international DJ club circuit. The vibe is very much underground, and its courtyard garden with potted plants and oliv…
Top Choice Italian in Southern Rome

L'Archeologia Ristorante

At home in an old horse exchange on the Appian Way, this 19th-century inn exudes vintage charm. Dining is elegant, with white-tablecloth-covered tables beneath age-old beams or in front of the fireplace. In summer, …
Film Location in Southern Rome

Cinecittà

Cinecittà is Italy's foremost film studio, founded in 1937 by Mussolini, and used for many iconic Italian and international films. It's possible to take a tour of the studios, where you get to visit several impressi…
Historic Building in Southern Rome

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

Also known more prosaically as the Square Colosseum, this iconic building in the EUR district is a masterpiece of rationalist architecture with its symmetrical rows of 216 arches and gleaming white travertine marble…