A Rainy Day in Rome: What To Do

It’s your only day off or it’s the only weekend you’ve struggled to organize, but you’ve got a rainy day in Rome. So what is to be done? Do not worry!

The Eternal City, in fact, offers many opportunities for relaxation, recreation or fun even in the rain! These are some of my suggestions.

1) Treat yourself to a relaxing break in one of the many spas in the city.
San Carlo Suite

A moment all for you, to live alone or in the company of your sweetheart. Take advantage of the rain to regain your physical and mental wellbeing and to forget, at least for a while, the everyday world.
Where? In the “Suite with Access to Spa” at San Carlo Suites. Located in Via del Corso, almost in front of the large H&M store, it will seem, at first, to enter one of the many buildings in the center of Rome. Once you get up, the surprise: 19 square meters of luxury and elegance. Design furniture, an electric open fireplace and a wonderful whirlpool Jacuzzi. Guests booking directly from the website have the right to the open bar with drinks and snacks in the San Carlo Lounge Area. What if you suddenly feel like sushi? No problems! Just ask and the staff will provide you with, for a small fee, a delicious giappo style dinner at the poolside.

Address: Via del Corso 112
Website: sancarlosuite.com

Credits: sancarlosuite.com


2) Indoor Shopping
Shopping Centers EUROMA2, Porta di Roma

Rome is the city of shopping. From Via del Corso to the famous Via dei Condotti, from Via Ottaviano to Via Cola di Rienzo … but if it rains? No problem, you do indoor shopping!
Car or public transport does not matter. What matters is that you get to one of the most popular shopping centres in the city right away. Among them I remember EUROMA2, open between 9 and 22, or Porta di Roma where, if you get tired of shopping, you can even find a multiplex cinema!

Addresses: EUROMA 2: Viale dell’Oceano Pacifico 83; Porta di Roma: Via Alberto Lionello 201.
Websites: www.euroma2.it & porta-di-roma.klepierre.it


Cedits: euroma2.it

3) A tour of the market
Mercato Centrale di Roma

In Via Giolitti, a short walk from Termini Station, the Mercato Centrale is one of the capital’s must-see in recent times. A real journey into goodness. Inside there is really everything: bread, cakes, meats, but also pizza, ice cream, fried, cheese, black truffle, wine, beer and even the Sicilian specialties! Neither vegans and vegetarians nor lovers of Japanese cuisine will be disappointed, since some shops offer both sushi and ramen. It is open daily from 8am to midnight. Once in, I didn’t want to go out anymore! Book your table too!

Address: Via Giolitti 36
Website: www.mercatocentrale.it/roma


Credits: tripadvisot.it


4) Underground Rome
The Underground of San Clemente

And if you have already seen the Colosseum and St. Peter’s, well, did you know that there are so many wonders even in the basement of Rome? One of these treasures lies right behind the famous amphitheatre. I’m talking about the subterranean levels of the Church of San Clemente, where three different archaeological levels can be visited and easily recognized. A truly amazing journey through time, passing from the current medieval basilica to the early Christian up to the Mithraeum and the Imperial Mint. The rooms and the decorations are still well preserved, like the spring water present in the subsoil of the church.

Address: Via Labicana 95
Web address: www.basilicasanclemente.com

Credits: basilicasanclemente.com


5) Aperitif Time
Freni e Frizioni

If the rain surprises you in the evening, I would say that the best idea is to have a good aperitif. My favorite place is in the heart of Trastevere and is called Freni e Frizioni. Crystal chandeliers and modern art, here the indoor aperitif is also a bit chic. There is a wide choice of cocktails to accompany the appetizers and delicacies in the buffet (bruschettas, focacce, pasta salads, etc.).

Address: Via del Politeama 4/6.
Website: www.freniefrizioni.com


Credits: tripadvisor.it


Posted by Sara Pandozzi

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