NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento

It’s still too early to relate feedback from clients but this new addition to Rome’s hotel offerings looks great from the outside and, along with the new Mercato Centrale, is spurring a revitalization of the normally run down Termini neighborhood. This is the real reason for this post: a thank you to a private business for its civic role. Finally the remaining ruins of the 5th c. BCE Servian Walls …

Santa Maria Antiqua

Built in the 5th century, Santa Maria Antiqua was one of the earliest churches dedicated to the virgin Mary and one of the few located in the ancient city center, in the Forum Romanum (where it reused structures from the imperial palaces. The recently-restored church contains the earliest Roman depiction of Santa Maria Regina, the Virgin Mary as a Queen, from the 6th century.   http://www.coopculture.it/ticket.cfm?office=Foro%20Romano%20e%20Palatino&id=4 Palatino, 00186 Roma +39 06 …

Trattoria Da Cesare al Casaletto

One of the best Roman “trattorias” with authentic dishes of the eternal-city tradition. The menu is limited to seasonal food and to the daily ideas of the chef. It is in an out-of-the-way neighborhood but can be reached easily with the 8 tram. www.trattoriadacesare.it Via del Casaletto, 45, 00151 Roma +39 06 536015 Cost: Medium