Settimio al Pellegrino

Settimio al Pellegrino is a very traditional Roman restaurant, the kind you used to find everywhere but now have to go out of your way for and book in advance. The two small rooms have space for a handful of tables and they are known to fill up early, or just turn you way if they don’t like you. Choose from: fettucine with meat sauce, gnocchi with tomato sauce (Thursdays only), trippa alla …

Palazzo Altemps

This Renaissance palace was restored and opened as a museum in 1997. Rarely crowded, it contains an entrancing collection of classical sculptures such as the so-called Ludovisi Ares, a Roman copy of a 4th-century BCE Greek original, and the Ludovisi Gaul, part of the same group as the better-known Dying Gaul in the Capitoline Museums. Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, 46-48 (Navona) website Tuesday – Saturday 9 am – 7 pm. Sundays 9 am – 2 pm. …