BEST-KEPT SECRETS (AT LEAST UNTIL NOW)
Tired of the tourist traps? Step off the beaten track at a number of these lesser-known secret spots. Whether you want a culturally immersive experience or a quiet speak easy to slip into at the end of the day: you’ll find something you probably have never heard of on this Guide of hidden gems!
CASINA DELLE CIVETTE
historical - culture - experience - €
Behind a massive artificial hill - which was historically used as an escape passage - a royal palace awaits. Restored in the past 20 years, it’s one of the most secret and interesting sites in the city.
FONDAZIONE PASTIFICIO CERERE
modern art - exhibition - gallery - €
This foundation hosts an impressive series of rotating modern art exhibitions. You could easily spend your entire visit wandering around the galleries, but book ahead online to pick your favorite day.
IL BARETTO VIA GARIBALDI 27
speak easy - cocktails - bar - €€
A truly secret spot that hides in plain sight! There’s no sign outside so look for the green door, and you’ll surely find walls covered in pop art, fantastic drinks, lively club music, and a killer aperitivo.
INAF ROME ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY
unusual - experience - view - €
Throughout the year, programs and events teach curious participants all about our atmosphere, planetary movements, and more. If you haven’t looked through a telescope recently, it’s definitely a unique experience!