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    A little taste of the atmosphere in...
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    Piazza di San Maria in Trastevere: Lively piazza perfect for Happy Hour

    by Jefie Updated Jan 11, 2015

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    As I've mentioned in my Restaurants tip, I generally tended to avoid Rome's popular piazzas because prices were way too expensive, but Piazza di San Maria in Trastevere was one of the few exceptions. This piazza is located at the heart of one of Rome's most charming neighborhoods. With its winding cobbled streets and slightly artsy feel, Trastevere is often described as the city's most authentic (i.e. less touristy) neighborhood. But less touristy doesn't mean that visitors haven't found a way to cross the Tiber to soak up its distinct atmosphere! However, it is one of the few places in Rome where you actually have a pretty good chance of sitting next to a group of local people enjoying a night out in town. I thoroughly enjoyed stopping at Piazza di San Maria in Trastevere before dinner to rest up my feet while taking part in this lovely Italian tradition that one could call Spritz time! Around happy hour, drinks are served with free light snacks (nuts, olives, mini pizzas, sandwich bites...). There was no lack of entertainment on this lively piazza where people gathered around the central fountain to watch the various street performers, some of whom were actually quite talented. We also enjoyed walking on the nearby via della Lungaretta, which is also filled with bars, restaurants and numerous arts & crafts stalls. A really fun place to be in the evening!

    Dress Code: Casual

    Sylvain with his first spritz! Happy hour on Piazza di San Maria in Trastevere A group of talented buskers on the piazza A little taste of the atmosphere in Trastevere Arts and crafts for sale on Via della lungaretta

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    Rome by night: Not quite as spectacular as I imagined...

    by Jefie Updated Nov 20, 2014

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    I was thrilled when Sylvain suggested coming back from dinner to our hotel on foot one evening so we could see the city at night. We more or less had to walk through the entire city center (from Campo de Fiori to Esquiline), and I just couldn't wait to see Rome's monuments all lit up. I guess I was expecting something similar to what I'd seen in Paris (minus the sparkling Eiffel Tower!), and I also had in mind our romantic walk along the Adige in Verona. Needless to say, I was rather disappointed. Most of the monuments are not all that well lit up, and when they are, they are drenched in harsh spotlights that take all of the romanticism away. The history student who guided us through the Roman Forum explained how the city was struggling with lack of funding when it came to archeological digs, so perhaps lighting up the ruins they've managed to uncover is not a priority but still, they could probably benefit from some expert advice on how to use lighting to make their historical treasures stand out at night. Later during the trip, I really got the irony when I spotted some postcards that were completely black with the mention "Rome by Night"!

    Roman Forum at night Temple of Hercules in the Forum Boarium Colosseum all lit up (sort of, anyways!) Eternal flame burning at the Arch of Constantine in the evening
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    La Traviata: See an Opera in a Church

    by GracesTrips Updated Nov 2, 2014

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    Most evenings during our trip were spent leisurely enjoying dinner. But, I did want to see at least one Opera. Operas are performed in Opera houses but they can also be performed in many of the churches throughout Rome. Our hotel concierge found La Traviata at a church near the Barberini metro station exit. It would have taken us about 20-25 minutes to get there from our hotel. As we started on our way, we turned the corner about 50 feet from our hotel and noticed a line of people at the church on the corner. Viola! La Traviata was being performed right there! So, we lined up, bought our tickets and within 30 minutes we were inside with great seats to see a wonderful performance. The acoustics in the church were great!

    I'm not exactly sure but I get the idea that Operas are performed seasonly. So, during various times of the year, you would be able to see a particular Opera at many locations. Something to keep in mind if you think this is something you would like to do. It is not necessary to buy tickets in advance. I would go early to line up and then buy the tickets this way you are not commiting yourself to have to go on a particular day in the event you might be too tired.

    The link below is one of the information sites on operas and concerts in Rome. This site does not list all venues but will give you an idea what is available to see around town.

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    Teatro Adriano cinema: teatro adriano cinema

    by gwened Written Aug 25, 2013

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    how about a movie at night in Rome and in Italian lol! love it. Red 2 could not have been better in English. admission 5€

    great for the entire family and the teatro adriano at piazza cavour is wonderful; here since 1898.

    many of the concerts and theater were done here from the early on and later the cinema came about.All keeping the old architectural layout of the early theater, gorgeous.

    http://www.primissima.it/alcinema/scheda_cinema/adriano_multisala_roma/

    Dress Code: nice casual dress was ok.

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    Scholar's Lounge: Great Craic Indeed!

    by foreverstoked Updated Mar 1, 2013

    The Scholar's Lounge is an Irish pub located in the heart of the city, it's a great place to have a pint with friends and meet people, both locals and travelers. This pub is mainly filled with people in their 20's. The food was tasty and live music is often played here. Although it's not a Roman/Italian bar I had a very good time here!

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Clubs & Dancing: AKAB

    by mickmil Written Jan 22, 2013

    Great club to go for raving. It took us a little while to get in, since there were lot of people lining up, but after getting inside, it was all good, loads of people, several different rooms with DJs and bars.

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    Parco della Musica: Great Architecture makes for Great Music

    by von.otter Updated Dec 20, 2011

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    “Wood is fundamental. Wood is music itself. Just remember Steinway, and Stradivari.”
    — Renzo Piano (1937- ), remarking about his choice of material (cherry wood) for the auditoriums’ interiors.

    Designed by Renzo Piano in 2002, Parco della Musica is a large public music complex north of the city center; this site was part of Rome’s 1960 Summer Olympics.

    It is composed of three large concert halls (the largest concert facility in Europe!). Resembling giant beetles the buildings are separate, sound-proofed auditoriums, with a Roman-inspired amphitheater providing an outdoor venue between them. An area of Roman ruins, discovered while construction was underway, gives some historic context to the complex. Bookshops, restaurants, bars are also on-site.

    We attended a wonderful classical piano recital by Russian-born Evgeny Kissin; we bought our tickets the day of the recital and had great seats in the Santa Cecilia Auditorium, the largest of the three spaces. The Parco is the base for the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Fondazione Cinema per Roma, and Fondazione Musica per Roma. The range of musical offerings is wide and ticket prices within reach; look at the website for what is current.

    The complex is open daily between 10am and 6pm for a free a look around, or guided tours (9€) are available on an irregular basis.

    Dress Code: Dressy / Casual

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    Auditorium Conciliazione: Carabinieri Orchestra Cncert

    by iblatt Updated Oct 9, 2011

    The special social event of my Rome conference took place in the Auditorium Conciliazione. This is a beautiful modern hall located near the Vatican. The plush red seats can accomodate an audience of 1763 people. The auditorium houses different kinds of shows: Classical music, contemporary music, theater, dance...

    We went there for a special concert of the Carabinieri Orchestra, a musical extravaganza with pieces from famous operas, Neapolitan songs and American musicals. Watching the carabinieri enter the stage with their impressive uniforms and hats and glistening brass instruments was an experience. After the concert there was a reception in the spacious auditorium foyer.

    Carabinieri Orchestra in Auditorium Conciliazione Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome In the foyer of Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome
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    Qube Disco: Groovin' diversity on Fridays with Muccassasina

    by Jeannkelly Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    When it's Friday, it's Muccassasina night at Qube Disco. Definitely a place for those who love diversity. Primary a gay spot but there are a lot of heterosexuals coming to this place. You can choose 3 varieties of music to groove with. First floor has disco music and ideal for fag-hags, generation of the 80s and disco-music lovers alike. The second floor buzz with hiphop, R&B and generally black music while the 3rd floor buzz with ultra-house music.

    There are also drag performances every now and then.

    Entrance cost €15 for non-members inclusive of 1 drink.

    Dress Code: Come as you want but if you feel like dragging, sure you can come with whatever costume you like! Ideal for transvetites and fag-hags.

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  • double face: Trastè, tea & cocktail

    by Ciulio Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Great place in the heart of trastevere!!
    Up to the 08pm the atmosphere is soft and relaxing with nice music. Great the low couches and the soft lights. Excellent as it tea room or for eat a creps. The evening, up to late night, the music increases the volume and becomes chillout, the cocktails are excellent and the atmosphere becomes crazy. Not to lose!!!

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    The Dreamers Pub Crawl: Pub Crawl in Rome

    by amrits Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I was in Italy last Week and i joined the Dreamers Pub-Crawl in Rome. Awesome tour, free beer and shot, memorable party experience!!! They will take you to the locations that are really the most popular, even among Romans.Thanx to Charlie...see you next time!

    The Dreamers Pub Crawl
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    All Over the City: The "White Night" In Rome

    by nightpassage Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Next Saturday September 18th there will be the second "White Night" (Notte Bianca) In Rome music, cinema, shows, sports, solidarity, shopping... the city will remain open all night long. For detailed programs check the official web site:
    http://www.lanottebianca.it

    Rome: La Nuit Blanche
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    Roma incontra il mondo: Music from all over the World !

    by janchan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The festival ROMA INCONTRA IL MONDO takes place on the sides of the lake inside Villa Ada.
    The program of the festival includes a concert every night... with very good ethnic music.

    It opens at 8pm, and shows start at 10pm.
    It is also possible to have dinner there. After show, disco bar till late night.

    From June 23 until August 9 ... :)

    Dress Code: whatever you like...

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    Last call!: Evening by Sta Maria Maggiore

    by alza Written Sep 17, 2010

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    A small café/bar I went to after late dinners and really enjoyed is right behind the church Sta Maria Maggiore, on or by Piazza dell' Esquilino.
    It appears to be owned and managed by a young couple, whose mischievious young daughter dances and sings by the tables outside until Babbo catches her and brings her in.

    I loved sitting in the cool air, in the huge night shadow of the church, which looks totally different from that angle and at that hour. On my first stop there, I wasn't feeling ill... but perhaps a bit badly after a very long day in the sun, walking all over Rome and this huge bucatini all' amatriciana I'd just had at the corner...
    I told the woman at the bar that I couldn't decide, she said "A Fernet-Branca will set you straight!"

    This turned out to be a very good suggestion. Fernet-Branca is supposed to be good to take if something ails you. It's a mix of many aromatic plants such as myrrh, saffron from Iran, aloe from South Africa, gentian from France, Curcuma zedoaria.... oh that last leaves a strong after-taste!
    In fact it tastes pretty bad. I enjoyed it, very slowly sipped, because I'm convinced that such medicinal-tasting stuff must cure all ailments. I've always been a fan of Italian herbal liqueurs.

    And it doesn't cost much since you really have enough of one shot! Make it last, watching the world go by. Each time I went to that café, I saw a priest in cassock leave the church from the back, lock the door and rush across the street with his attaché-case. A strange image for me, since we never see priests in traditional dress anymore in Montreal. It really fired up my imagination... where is he running to? a business meeting? going home for supper? He may even have wanted a quick Fernet-Branca himself!
    But one needs to eat first, Fernet-Branca is "particolarmente indicato per il dopo-pasto"... a digestive what!

    From caf�� terrace per il dopo-pasto

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    Part 2: Evening by Sta Maria Maggiore

    by alza Updated Sep 17, 2010

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    Most important, Piazza Sta Maria Maggiore was the obligatory passage for my daily explorations going west, towards the centro historico, the Tiber and across to the Vatican and Trastevere.

    I only went the OTHER way from the hostel when I wanted to reach TERMINI, as the block on that side is not interesting.

    One place going that way is worth a look, and that's the park, garden and beautiful monument of the Acquario Romano at Piazza Fanti, at the corner from the hostel. The inside is used for conventions, concerts etc. The park closes round 7.30 p.m. in Summer, but I managed to be allowed in later as last conference organiser was picking things up and talking to the custodian.
    The Acquario Romano was inaugurated in 1887 and intended to be a meeting place for the up and coming middle-class of the new Esquilino district.
    The garden is dedicated to Nicola Calipari, who was killed in Irak in 2005, in an unfortunate foul-up by allied forces.

    Giardino Calipari After the architecture seminar Acquario Romano Entrance to the park

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