You can’t tell that you know the city of Rome if you don’t experience it at night: the light of sunset reflects herself in cobblestone (the kind of stone typical of roman architecture) and a lot of open places, like piazze (squares), monuments and restaurants with tables outdoor that make Rome a very charming place to live, very different from the busy city you can see during the day.
We can suggest a sunset tour of Rome throughout the city centre: organized by Maya Tours in Rome, this experience takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday at 7 pm and you can discover the most quiet and romantic side of the city, walking through Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
Alternatively, contact Maya Tours even for Vatican and Colosseum tours, the most sought-after routes by foreign tourists.
After the tour, we suggest the “hot spots” to enjoy Rome to the utmost in the night.
Set in the district of Prati, close to Basilica di San Pietro and Vatican State, in Castel Sant’Angelo is a former imperial tomb and papal fortress that sits along the Tiber and is open through the late evening for visits. You can enjoy the beautiful light reflect’s on the Tiber at sunset, walking through Ponte Sant’Angelo, the bridges full of statues that connects the fortress to the Tiber’s bank (that is called “Lungotevere”).
How to get there: Subway A, stop: Ottaviano.
Trastevere is a former working-class district with a heady nightlife that will take you away from the crowds of the centre to the hidden corners of Rome. You can cross the Tiber river from the Centre by Ponte Sisto to join this beautiful place, one of the most ancient neighbourhood in Rome, famous for his piazzas, his alleys and of course for his nightlife. We recommend to start your visit from Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere and join the locals, tourists and buskers, taking a seat on the steps of the fountain – a great spot for people-watching.
How to get there: Tram 8 from Piazza Venezia, bus H from Termini Station.
Near Trastevere, Above the Orto Botanico there is the Gianicolo, the second tallest hill of Rome (but not included among the Seven Hills). It’s worth the 20-minute climb for some of the best views in the city, and is a lesser-known spot by foreigner tourists. To reach the top, head back through Porta Settimiana, take Via Garibaldi, then Passeggiata del Gianicolo; you’ll see the Garibaldi statue at the top.
Campo de’ Fiori
Noisy, colourful Campo de’ Fiori is a major focus of Roman life: by day it hosts one of Rome’s best-known markets, while at night it os the best place to find open-air pub full of drinkers spill out from its many bars and eateries. For centuries the square was the site of public executions, and it was here that philosopher Giordano Bruno was burned for heresy in 1600. The spot is marked by a sinister statue of the monk, which was created by Ettore Ferrari in 1889. The piazza’s poetic name (Field of Flowers) is a reference to the open meadow that stood here before the square was laid out in the mid-15th century.
How to get there: bus 51, 87 from Piazza Venezia; tram 8 from Piazza Venezia.
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