You know what they say when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Escape the busy streets of Rome and live like a local with KRC’s Jewish trips.
In Roman fashion, begin your day with a cappuccino from Ciampini Roma, located on Piazza Ciampini on Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina. Italians enjoy a milky coffee in the morning paired with flaky pastry — a good, subtle kick of caffeine to get you through your day.
Pro-tip: Never order this type of coffee after 11 a.m. It’s a dead giveaway that you’re a tourist.
For the feel of the vintage Italy vibe, make Chiesa della Santissima Trinita’ degli Spagnoli your next stop. This 18th-century, Spanish-influenced church is small but stunning. It has the most intriguing hue of marble because you’d think they were handpainted by the artists who littered the walls of this little church with beautiful paintings.
Your next stop should be the Trevi Fountain. Legend has it that whoever throws a coin into the fountain will go back to Rome. Get your spare change ready, because this might just be your ticket back to this beautiful city. Aside from marveling at the beauty of the fountain, you can go shopping at the many boutiques that surround it. You can’t go home until you buy yourself a pair of Italian leather shoes.
You’ll be tired from exploring the shops around the Trevi fountain, so grab a bite at Pane e Salame. It’s exactly what you think it is, a place to get bread and cured meat. This homey little restaurant is first to come-first serve. Pro-tip: Italians have fairly late meal times, be there a little before 1:00 p.m. to make sure you find a good place to sit.
After lunch, go to Sant’ Eustachio Il Caffè for an espresso. Italian coffee culture dictates that a cup of espresso is a social event, so you’ll never find to-go cups around Rome. Have a seat and chit-chat for a bit while sipping on your afternoon pick-up. Pro-tip: Double shot espressos aren’t popular here. It’s more common to order from the barista multiple times.
Head back to your hotel and suit up for the evening so you can watch a concert at Palazzo Santa Chiara – Opera da Camera di Roma. Attending an opera is something that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime, and what better place to do it than in the birthplace of opera, Italy.
If you want a luxurious way to end the night, go to Le Grand Bar (at St Regis Rome) where you will be served Michelin-starred meals and champagne with a live piano playing in the background.
If you’re looking for Jewish travel options, be sure to check out Kosher River Cruises. For more information, feel free to contact us. We’ll be more than happy to help you.