Piazza Gatherings, Rome
Since we have two small children the only thing we did at night was go to piazza navona and see the live entertainment.
There are several street performers and some live music every night. There are several cafes surrounding the piazza where you can order a drink, a meal, or dessert like Tartufo a rich chocolate ice-cream like dessert.
Not properly a 'nightlife' spot, the Piazza di Spagna area is a good place to stroll around when dusk falls - but concepts of day and night can vary a lot throughout the year in Europe, and you want to stay away from this place in summer when it gets dark at 11pm. It's a place to have dinner or a gelato, shop, or just see the sites. The stairways (Scalinata di Spagna) are always filled with young people, and the international tourists are everywhere...
Depending on how much time you spend in Rome, you will either have a compact program to enable you see as much as you can and at the end of the day you will be a dead beat, or just tour a sight at ago which leaves you time to explore Rome for hours on end in the night. Any how you can always sit back and relish the romantic atmosphere on live music.
Ok, I was lucky enough to have a friend studying in Rome sooo..
Campo Dei Fiori: nice place with lots of bars and cafes. We started with 'The Drunken' Ship' (cool place) and then just went bar-crawling. Nice!
Ok, another cool thing: FIESTA, like an artificial city a bit further from the center, in Rome's southern part. Lots of dance floors, latin-american music (my favorite), dancing, cocktails, fruits, food, nice shows (especially the Brasilians) and... well, just go in case you gotta chance!
also... TRINITY COLLEGE - the Irish Pub: Oh, wow! Great DJ, thanks whoever he is.
After spending a whirlwind day trying to catch all the sights and shopping of Rome's popular tourist areas, it was a welcome relief to sit down and soak up the "Locals" scene in the Campo di Fiori area.
We spent the day shoulder-to-shoulder playing "shove the tourist" with everyone in the Piazza di Spagna. When we found the Campo di Fiori section, it had such an interesting character to it. Lovely trattorias surround the piazza and the beautiful Roman fountains add the Italian flair to it. Mix that in with the art graffiti paintings and young crowd mingling........and it's total ambience!
Dress Code: People-Watching attire!
Good for hanging out, drinking, and people watching. There are a lot of bars, restaurants, and icecream places.
A statue of Giordano Bruno, a very severe-looking monk is in the center of the plaza. Its kind of interesting that this statue serves as a reminder that this is where they once burned heretics at the stake here. A little bit of irony considering some of the current happenings...
Dress Code: Best drinking garb. Crawlin' shoes if you're ambitious....
There are 100's of bars ,cafe's and restuarants in Rome.You can go night clubbing or have a seat at a cafe or restuarant.Dinner normally starts around nine.During the summer,dress lightly as it is very hot.The liveliest area are Trastevere,around Piazza Novana and Campo del Fiori.The trendiest night clubs are to be found in Testaccio and Piazza Vittoro.
There are also summer concerts,open air and they are held at Villa Pamphili and at Villa Giula-tel 06 322 65 71.
Dress Code: CASUAL TO SMART........................................There are also cinemas about and my favourite thing was to just sit with a glass of wine and people watch.Rome is spectacular in the evening,fountains aree lit up and Piazza`s are throbbing with people.Shops open from 9-1 and then 4-8pm.You can go on a night tour of the city which must be beautiful.
The Piazza Navona at night is a wonderful place, plenty of street entertainers, and in December it's full of Christmassy market stalls selling all sorts of tat at cheap prices. If you can't afford a proper night out, wandering around here is the best!
The beauty of the fountains, the warm colours of the old buildings, really funny street entertainers, plenty of cafes and bars to sit and drink a glass of wine and watch the world go by (being watched is what the Romans want, after all)
Dress Code: Casual, comfortable, what could be better
The Drunken Ship - Campo De Fiori Bar run by Americans
Not very typically Italian but it was really good fun on a Friday night when the local american community gather and partake of a few beers or so!! We made a few friends that night! They also have a DJ every night.
This is where the young people go to hang out, play music, talk, laugh and drink. Just get yourself a bottle of beer or wine from a local shop, take a seat on the steps and just watch the locals socialize. Good fun.
Campo Di Fiori and the areas surrounding - filled with cool bars and cafes. Try La Cabonara for dinner - it always seemed to be packed! not the restuarant two down though - the waiter there is so crazy and rude the the customers, it is like he is out of a comedy sketch!
The best thing to do in Rome at night is to join the crowds near the Spanish steps, Piazza Navona and the Panatheon. These places are well lit, full of Italians and tourists, and offer a huge selections of restaurants, cafes and bars where you can sit and enjoy the scenery.
In Piazza venecia you will find the night life.
many many resturants,cafes,tourists and bla bla
just get off there and you will understand the rest.
Hmm, we enjoyed going to the Piazza Nuvona.
Restaurants, fountains, shops and little merchants...the locals mixed witht he tourists...it's really nice there....
Dress Code: Casual