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A Family Holiday in Rome

After all, what could be more Christmasy than a crusade to the Pope’s home turf?Your kids will absolutely never be at a loss for something desirable to eat. After they’ve had their fill of pizza, pasta, and gelato, discover arancini (chewy fistfuls of rice, mozzarella, and sometimes minced meat and peas, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried). Get ’em to go at Franchi (200/204 Via Cola di Rienzo), an upscale deli not far from St. Peter’s. Read the article

Destinations: Rome · Trastevere

Hotels (4)

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    Internazionale Domus

    Situated inside the Neoclassical Palazzo Pierret in the Piazza di Spagna, the Internazionale Domus hotel overlooks the Scalinata della Trinità dei

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    Aldrovandi Villa Borghese

    Situated on the outskirts of the Villa Borghese gardens, the Aldrovandi hotel has a quiet location within walking distance of Via Veneto and the Sc

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    Casa di Santa Brigida

    One of many worldwide guest houses maintained by the sisters of the Bridgettine order, Casa di Santa Brigida offers comfortable lodgings for all tr

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    Hotel Santa Maria

    It has perhaps the most enviable physical visage of all Roman hotels—a wood and masonry former cloister—where rooms are arranged around an orange g

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Restaurants (6)

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    Al Pompiere

    Located on the first floor of the 16th-century palace of Beatrice Cenci at the edge of the old Jewish ghetto, this restaurant has a ghostly history

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    Sora Margherita

    Just finding the entrance to Sora Margherita is part of the experience at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria in the old Jewish ghetto. Hidden behind a

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    Calignano Maria Cristina

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    Pizzeria da Baffetto

    Soccer players, Hollywood stars, famous artists, and locals from the neighborhood all line up outside Pizzeria da Baffetto to wait patiently for a

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    Antico Forno Marco Roscioli

    Induge in the chewy pizza bianca at Antico Forno Roscioli, by the Campo de Fiori? “Una droga” is how one customer praises this pizza. Using a natur

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    Il Gelato di San Crispino

    Il Gelato di San Crispino has two locations: the original, 15-year-old shop at the Basilica of San Giovanni and a branch near the Trevi Fountain. T

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Activities (10)

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    Great Synagogue

    The unification of Italy and fall of the Vatican political state reinstated the civil rights of the Jewish people of Rome, and they celebrated with

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    Cripta dei Cappuccini

    This church and convent in the Centro Storico neighborhood of Rome is not for the faint of heart. Although the 17th-century church contains a reput

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    Pantheon

    Dedicated to all the gods by Marcus Agrippa in 27 B.C., the iconic Pantheon in Rome's Centro Storico has twice burned and been rebuilt before assum

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    Colosseum

    Though there may no longer be gladiators and staged naval battles at Rome’s iconic Colosseum, it’s still a great hive of activity in central Rome.

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    St. Peter's Basilica

    The power of St. Peter’s Basilica has influenced world history for the past 700 years and is plainly visible in the lavishly decorated interior, wh

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    Pasticceria il Boccione

    For 200 years, Pasticceria il Boccione has been baking kosher treats for Rome’s Jewish community. Its repertoire (and customer service) is limited

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    Giolitti

    Rome’s oldest ice cream parlor, Giolitti has a history dating back to 1890, when dairy farmers Giuseppe and Bernadina Giolitti opened a small cream

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    Vatican Gardens

    Pope Innocent VIII began construction of the first modern garden at the Vatican in the 15th century. Two-hour tours are available on Tuesdays, Thur

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    Borghese Museum & Gallery

    The outstanding private collection of the noble Borghese family went public when they lost their fortune in the late 1800’s; today it’s the world’s

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    Vatican Museums

    A complex of museums and galleries founded by popes Clement XIV and Pius VI, the Vatican Museums contain a wealth of historical items and artistic

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Similar Trips (5)

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  • Exploring Rome's Historic Neighborhoods of Ponte, Parione, & Regola

    Rome

    They boast no Pantheon, no St. Peter’s, but thanks to several centuries’ accretion of buildings both noble and humble, their mazelike streets are rife with happy accidents of space and beauty: All

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  • Mini Summer Trip Guide to Affordable Rome

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    So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places. In Rome, the secret is simple: knowing wh

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  • Mini Trip: Rome's Film Fest

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    The annual Rome Film Fest offers screenings at the Parco della Musica, the Piazza del Popolo and the legendary Via Veneto—and the chance to see noteworthy titles overlooked by Cannes and Venice.

  • Epicurean Roman Neighborhoods

    Rome

    Esquilino and Testaccio may not be the prettiest neighborhoods in Rome, but here—where artists and butchers mingle with immigrants and intellectuals—everyone eats very, very well.

  • Romantic Rome

    Rome, Centro Storico

    La dolce vita gets updated as a clutch of hip bars and boutiques put their stamp on the baroque Eternal City.

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