Martina Mercedes Corradetti@martinacorradetti
24, Fashion Blogger, Rome - Italy
Rome may not have been built in a day, but one day is more than enough time to fall in love with its beauty and splendour. Immerse yourself in the world's best-know architectural marvels while soaking up the atmosphere at some of its lesser-known retreats. The young and energetic fashionista Martina Mercedes Corradetti will show you how!
Come for the location, stay for the design and stay a little longer for the price. This incredibly well situated hotel is one of the best design hotels you will find in the city center. It is the perfect stay to relax in between exploring this amazing city.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do, right?! Well, many Romans these days start their day with an American breakfast. So if you’re hanging out for proper pancakes, delicious muffins and someone who knows what to do with bacon and eggs, just go to Bakery House on Corso Trieste. Best of all, you can wash it all down with some real American coffee.
- Monday-Thursday 8.00am-11.00pm
- Friday 8.00am-12.00am
- Saturday 9.30am-12.00am
- Sunday 9.30am-11.00pm
Without a doubt one of my favorite concept stores in Rome. Step inside this palace of design, art, fashion and more and you feel like you’ve entered another dimension. For those looking to find themselves or just lose themselves for a while in the city.
- Monday-Friday 11am-7.30pm
Looking for what’s new in Rome? Drop into the Eastpak store at Roma Termini train station. Choose from the latest hip collections from and start filling your new bag with great souvenirs, memories and experiences of Rome!
- Monday-Sunday 8.00am-10.00pm
Food is an important topic when travelling to Italy. If its authentic, local cuisine you’re after, this cute little “ristobistrot” is the place to be. A great selection of local and regional wines go brilliantly with the "amatriciana" – my personal favorite made with bacon. It’s making me hungry just thinking about it!
- Monday-Sunday 10.30am-12.00am
Federico Faragalli is more than a name and more than a hair salon. If you want to be the light of the party, then place your trust in the incredibly talented staff here and let yourself go! They’ll not only do your hair but make-up as well to make sure you turn heads the moment you walk in the room! It is the best place to become a fifties star!
- Tuesday-Saturday 9.00am-7.00pm
As its name suggests, MAXXI is the mother of all venues in Rome. A great place to catch a concert but by far my favorite part of this fabulous complex is the on-premises design museum. If there was ever a place to lose yourself, this is it. You’ll be literally beside yourself with some of the finest examples of contemporary design the planet has ever seen. Enough to make you feel very like a drop in the ocean.
- Tuesday-Friday 11.00am-7.00pm
- Saturday 11.00am-10.00pm
- Sunday 11.00am-7.00pm
No stay in Rome would be complete without trying the famous "grattachecca". There is no better antidote to the Roman heat than this delectable and sweet ice-dessert. Sora Lella is one of the many kiosks that sell this utterly Roman invention and it has been doing so within a stone’s throw of St Peter’s church for 3 generations..
- Monday-Friday 11.00am-8.00pm
- April-October .
Looking for the hottest vintage store in town? You cannot walk past 40 Gradi without stopping in your tracks! You’ll find some truly incredible pieces here and really not that expensive. The best of all, they even serve beer on tap to refresh the most fervent shoppers!
- Monday-Saturday 10.00am-7.30pm
Going somewhere? Taking stuff with you? Most likely you’ll need a bag! And Casagrande is the place to get one. They have everything you need from luggage by Eastpak to all the big Italian brands. So what are you waiting for? Get packing!
- Monday-Saturday 10.00am-8.00pm
- Sunday 11.00am-7.00pm
Piccolo Diavolo, or "Little Devil" is a devilishly good choice for a tantalizing aperitif right in the heart of Rome. An Aperol Spritz perchance? Campari soda? Or Martini Bianco, Rosso or Rosato? Nobody does aperitifs like the Italians and this is the place to try them all!
- Monday-Sunday 7.00am-2.30am
An old Alfa Romeo garage might seem like an odd location for a Michelin-starred restaurant. But Romeo well and truly succeeds in breathing a unique atmosphere into this place. An evocative backdrop to a romantic tête-à-tête or an inspiring start to a night out with friends. Just be sure to book in advance!
- Monday-Sunday 8.30am-12.30am
Ready to dance the night away at Rome’s hottest nightclub? Live DJ sets at La Villa 1908 invariably go off the scale! Get your freak on (and your dancing shoes) and hit the dance floor. Amazing music and an absolutely fab view!
- Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm-2.30am
- Sunday 8.00pm-1.00am
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Photography by Stefania Mapelli