You are walking in the historic center of Rome?
Before making a stop (recommended) to Ciampini Bar in Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina for an ice cream cone, you should definitely pay a visit to DODI Boutique in Vicolo Torretta.
Follow the palm trees … in front of the small boutique!
Then, madame Dodi welcomes you to “make you plunge” in this little wishing well.
Not only clothes, but also bags (divine!) and accessories from select fashion.
Then continue in the Vicolo della Torretta up to the number 60, where you will find a lovely local restaurant “Vini e Buffet”, simple and unpretentious, with great value for money. Suggestions for the afternoon?
A walking aimlessly in the nearby Via di Campo Marzio, to the ancient Church of S. Maria in Campomarzio. (VIII century).
This church, although the Roman obedience, is a temple Catholic Eastern Rite of Antioch, and the religious function there is still celebrated in Aramaic airo-palistenese, the language that was spoken the time of Jesus Christ.
FASHION: DODI Boutique, Vicolo della Torretta 18, Roma
FOOD: “Vini e Buffet” Restaurant, Vicolo della Torretta 60
ART: Chiesa di S. Maria in Campomarzio, 45/a
You’ve seen quite a few ancient ruins?
But maybe, you’ll also run into cute characters and over the top, like the artist who often “exhibits” in front of the Ara Pacis Museum!
He has a solo show, you may visiting and strolling along the wire that leads from one work to another…
Eclectic character, a true artist!
Now, with classical music appointment.
So, go straight to Piazza Navona to hear the piano concert, with music by Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.
St. Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona, Rome
Concerts in the Borromini Sacristy
Tickets: € 10, entering the Church
While strolling trought the center of Rome you may reach unusual buildings such as Palazzo Antici Mattei, built between 1598 and 1618, one of the most prestigious examples of seventeenth century in Rome, and seat of the Center for American Studies.
Its rooms were frescoed by painters from the early years of the seventeenth century, including Domenichino, Pietro da Cortona, Pomarancio and Albani.
The Center often hosts writers, artists, experts in political affairs and American intellectuals for public meetings.
Furthermore, there is a wonderful Library that houses collection of more than 50,000 books available for reading!
CENTRO STUDI AMERICANI
Via Michelangelo Caetani,32
Opening on Monday, Thursday from 9.00 to 6.00pm
and Friday from 9.00 to 2.00pm