Ga direct naar inhoud

Dingen om te doen in Monti, Rome

Beste aanbevelingen van locals

Ontdek bezienswaardigheden en verborgen pareltjes aan de hand van locals die de stad als hun broekzak kennen.
Historic Site
“Amphitheatrum Flavium is the most famous and impressive monument of ancient Rome, as well as the largest amphitheater in the world. ”
  • Door 544 locals aangeraden
Historic Site
“The Roman Forum was the pulsing heart of Rome, the city’s main piazza where citizens of every social level met to exchange opinions, do business, buy in the markets and renew their strength over a tasty dish and a cup of good wine. An enormous crowd gathered there every day. Walking through the Forum one might meet rich merchants in precious clothes and sandals; or barefoot serving girls carrying baskets full of produce; reclining Roman nobles on a litter carried by slaves or sellers yelling full voiced to attract the customers. There was an overwhelming mix of colors, smells and merchandise for sale, of thousands of different faces from all parts of the world as it was known then. Rome was a cosmopolitan city, filled with people from Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Along its streets one could go from one extreme to another; from the smiles of the Roman women to the prostitutes on the street corners, from the perfume of temple incense to the pungent smells of cooking food, from the gold of the monuments to the vagabonds lining the road. The Roman Forum is situated in the area between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Three thousand years ago, this valley between Campidoglio and the Quirinal, which was to become the future social and political centre of one of the greatest empires of ancient times, was submerged in marshland. By an incredible invention of engineering, which was commissioned by the last two Etruscan kings, the so-called Cloaca Maxima, a canal that is still in function to this very day, allowed for the drainage of the land. The area soon began to develop and already at the end of the 7th century BC, it was home to many markets and a hive of social activity. Foro was the name that the Romans gave to the central square of the urban settlement and we must try to imagine this busy, crowded place as the pulsing centre of a modern city. Here the masses would flock to see the meetings of the orators, attend criminal trials and discuss internal politics or the latest military campaigns, or quite simply to comment on the games or running races (an activity that the Romans particularly enjoyed). In the area around the Forum, the city was also home to markets, shops and taverns. You could also find the typical Termopolia, which were the ancient equivalent of today's fast food restaurants. In short, the Forum was the heart and soul of city life. It was in Caesar's time, when Rome has become the capital of a vast empire, that the Forum became a place for celebrations and in the Imperial era it was the symbol of the Empire. The most incredible panoramic view of the entire Forum complex can be seen from the magnificent terraces of Campidoglio. Here you can observe the imposing ruins of Basilica Emilia, the only remaining Republican basilica, or the Curia, which was once the seat of the Senate. Nearby you will also note three trees, a vine, fig and olive tree, cited by Pliny the Elder, which were replanted in recent times. Starting from the Arch of Septimius Severus, the pathway winds through the most unique place in the world and passes beside the imposing Basilica di Massenzio, one of the most magnificent buildings of Imperial Rome, and ends near the Arch of Titus, where you will get a glimpse of the unmistakable Colosseum. During the Middle Ages, the Forum fell into a state of ruin and was abandoned. Its monuments were often used to build medieval fortifications and at times were even completely dismantled and their materials used elsewhere. In those times, the area was used for cultivation and grazing and it took on the name of 'Campo Vaccino', or 'cattle field'. It was only in the eighteenth century that the Forum was rediscovered and finally the definitive process of the recovery of the ancient ruins began, bringing this long-forgotten and barbarically plundered historic patrimony back to life. ”
  • Door 108 locals aangeraden
Church
“Una tra le più belle chiese di Roma. One of the most beautiful churches in Rome.”
  • Door 132 locals aangeraden
Plaza
“as soon as you put your head out of this metro stop you will find the Colosseum in front of his majesty.”
  • Door 73 locals aangeraden
Bakkerij
$$$
“The most known Roman bakery! Always crowded as it is very famous for it's fresh italian "dolce" (sweet bakery) and "pane" (bread) ! ”
  • Door 132 locals aangeraden
Buurt
“Tiny streets with beautiful historic buildings 10 min by feet from Termini Central station. Very vibrant in the evenings! Bars are full of italian young people, loud music till late night... It's Italian ''Boheme'' area! A lot of artists' shops, small Italian Design Atelier, Vintage jewelry and shops!”
  • Door 137 locals aangeraden
Park
“Maybe the most fantastic view on Coliseum can be seen from this park! It nice for jogging in the morning! And perfect for enjoying the view of Coliseum - the masterpiece of ancient architecture! Not very famous among tourists, that's why not so crowded. ”
  • Door 74 locals aangeraden
Historic Site
“Circus Maximus What visitors see today is a large oblong field that modern-day Romans go for walks in. But Circus Maximus today is not so very different to what the ancient Romans saw when they first started to use this small valley between two of Rome’s hills, the Palatine and the Aventine, for sports. People sat on the ground on the slopes to watch sporting events. The shape and structure of the Circus Maximus changed as fast as Rome grew and with the importance of chariot racing, one of the great Roman passions. But what was Circus Maximus like then? Well, actually we don’t know. The first building, built in the VII century B.C. by Tarquinius Priscus was made of wood, but in its moment of splendour, Circus Maximus would have completely been covered in marble and travertine stone; in the centre of the track were two large Egyptian obelisks, one of which, from the time of Ramses II, can now be found in Piazza del Popolo, the other from the reign of Thutmosis III from Thebes, in Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano. Circus Maximus is the biggest sports stadium ever built. Just think it could hold almost three hundred and eighty thousand visitors with free access to races. Almost four times bigger than the biggest stadium today, an incredible number. Its structures couldn’t have been much different from our horse racing tracks. Imagine watching a chariot race surrounded by the cheering and clapping of thousands of people, betting huge fortunes on the races, eating, arguing and cheering their champions on just like modern fans. Excitement, risk and tension were vital ingredients of the race. Four teams (the factions) took part in each race, each with an identifying colour; they were so popular and important that they ended up becoming actual political parties. Classical races were those with the drivers, called “charioteers”, were hired and sold to other teams for sums much like those spent today to buy sports champions. Prizes were magnificent. Diocles, the greatest Roman charioteer, stopped racing when his riches amounted to the equivalent of 7 million euros today. The most important races took place during the Roman Games, from 4 to 18 September. The excited crowd was stimulated by organizers using different tactics, of which the most original was small parcels full of sweets, money or presents showered down on the crowd. The historian Suetonius even mentions presents like: houses, farms, ships, not so different to what we see in so many of our television programmes today. Races went from morning till night, up to a hundred a day. Each lasted seven laps indicated by a mechanical counter placed in the centre of the track which, as each chariot drove by, raised large wooden eggs or bronze dolphins (a symbol of the horse protecting Gods). But Circus Maximus was not just for races: Caesar simulated a battle with about one thousand foot-soldiers, six hundred cavalry and forty elephants. To add variety to events, during the intervals between races they put on acrobatics or fights between exotic animals. The races were really dangerous, often bloody, anything was allowed. Crashes between chariots were normal. Chronicles of the day tell of violent, often fatal crashes, and give the names of the young charioteers who died in the ruins of their chariots. But it was not just the race that was dangerous. Over-excited Emperors like Vitellius or Caracalla could have a team killed just because it threatened the victory of their favourites or because it had disappointed them. Watching a race at Circus Maximus was not just dangerous for athletes, but for spectators too. Lots of stories tell of fatal accidents involving the audience. During one race a herd of elephants knocked down an iron fence and injured many people. It was a regular occurrence for a chariot to lose control and crash into the public, with dramatic results. Going to the circus was also an important social event. The poet Ovid in his famous manual on the art of love said that the circus was the best place for lovers to meet. He said that race fever combined with the elegant flirtatiousness of women’s clothing helped erotic meetings. And as often happened next to arenas and stadiums, Circus Maximus had its fair share of places where the Romans enjoyed pleasures of varying kinds, such as taverns or brothels. Over the centuries, Circus Maximus was damaged by fire several times. It is well known that the famous fire of Rome (the one that legend says was started by Nero) began on one of the short sides of the Circus (the one where we can now still see the brick remains), but after each fire Circus Maximus was repaired, rebuilt and even enlarged straight away. The last games were organised around 549 A.D. In the Middle Ages it became a fortified area as the small Frangipane tower shows. Then, due to the urban decentralization suffered by the area, Circus Maximus fell into disuse and slowly began to fall apart due to the stealing of marble and stone and the progressive sinking into the ground that still covers a large part of the building today. Circus Maximus has again become popular with young people, thanks to events such as concerts and shows, sometimes with internationally famous artists. So, two thousand seven hundred years later, tradition lives on.”
  • Door 97 locals aangeraden
Church
“The church of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains) is named for the chains that held St. Peter when he was imprisoned in Rome and in Jerusalem. Best known for the statue of Michelangelo's Mosé”
  • Door 107 locals aangeraden
Landmark
$$$
“Assolutamente una visita da non perdere, possibilità anche di visite notturne. A soli 15 min a piedi. Absolutely a visit not to be missed, possibility also of night visits. Only 15 minutes on foot.”
  • Door 92 locals aangeraden
Tourist Information Center
“The Imperial Fora (Fori Imperiali in Italian) are a series of monumental fora (public squares), constructed in Rome over a period of one and a half centuries, between 46 BC and 113 AD. The forums were the center of the Roman Republic and of the Roman Empire.”
  • Door 47 locals aangeraden
Park
“Sixteenth-century villa that remembers the landscape of the largest park of Villa Pamphilj. Wonderful to rest while staying near the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. With a little luck you might even know the very nice turtles that live there!”
  • Door 85 locals aangeraden
Historic Site
“last deliberately, our beloved colosseum is certainly a worthy workhorse, it is the symbol of Roman history and the world, but we personally always tend to make known also the other attractions shaded by our beloved giant, sorry Coloss. ”
  • Door 66 locals aangeraden
Historic Site
“The Colosseum is more impressive than any football stadium you've ever seen, AND it's 2000 years old. ”
  • Door 41 locals aangeraden
Church
“A great little cathedral to visit.The only place in Rome to hear the underground river that flows beneath the city.”
  • Door 101 locals aangeraden
Italiaans restaurant
$$
“A popular and very busy restaurant, reservations is recommended. Excellent food. ”
  • Door 80 locals aangeraden

Toprestaurants

Italiaans restaurant
“A popular and very busy restaurant, reservations is recommended. Excellent food. ”
  • Door 80 locals aangeraden
Market
“It is a special italian gastronomic adventure! All the traditional specialties under the roof of Termini Central Station! Everything is fresh, all the stores lets you to try all the dishes for free! Perfect for lunch, aperitif and dinner! And also for take-away!”
  • Door 76 locals aangeraden
Wine Bar
“Historic wine bar, great place for nibbles and wine. If you can't a table , just hang out outside.”
  • Door 58 locals aangeraden
Italiaans restaurant
“Traditional value-for-money Trattoria. Excellent handmade pasta, meat and fish. 35/40 Euros for a full menu (two courses, drink and dessert) Prices: 25,00/50,00€ ”
  • Door 64 locals aangeraden
Italiaans restaurant
“As the name infers, this place really does have one of the best Carbonara's in the city! Very good regional wine list too.”
  • Door 28 locals aangeraden
Trattoria/Osteria
“A slice of the old Rome of decades ago, as it used to be before tourism - moderate prices, family-friendly, good Roman cooking and great pizzas, popular with both locals and tourists,(try the "Coda alla Vaccinara" or Roman-style Oxtail!) the Host Luciano and the staff are very Roman and theatrical, making for a party-like atmosphere and with no kitchen closing between lunch and dinner, you can eat at any time - closed Wednesdays. Covered tent lets you eat outdoors in all seasons and weather or indoors according to preference. ”
  • Door 36 locals aangeraden
Restaurant
“After visiting Colosseum you need a rest! Best food in a quite side street facing the Divo Claudio Temple ruins!”
  • Door 31 locals aangeraden
Cocktailbar
“I’m a Monti boy, a monticiano. I’ve been working in the neighborhood for many years. Now I live there too. My landmark are these: Urbana pasta, small, cheap street fooder of my friend Arturo. You eat well and pay even better. Urbana 47 is another must. From breakfast to after dinner. Trieste Pizza is the favorite place of my son Claudio, six years old. Barzilai is a tiny bistrot where you can eat and drink well. La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali: excellent. Cuoco e camicia is another place where you can eat very well. The others can be found below.”
  • Door 35 locals aangeraden

Leer Monti, Rome kennen

Ontdek meer met Airbnb