Rome is a place you visit to indulge in its rich culture, architecture and delicacies. When you’re there the next time, you can visit the usual tourist places that are on everyone’s travel itinerary. However, if you are planning on viewing Rome with a different lens, then here are 8 offbeat places for you to try out
1. Romeow Cat Café for Cat Lovers
So you are away from home and missing your cat already? Don’t worry; hit the Romeow Cat Café for an enthralling experience. The ambiance here will make up for all your cat separation woes. The cozy atmosphere and the delicious food are worth trying out. As several reviews have confirmed, this place is simply “purrfect”.
The homemade pasta is a must try out while you are out here. You can also try the Shakerato for a classy taste – These two seem to be a hit at this place. Watch cats do silly stuff while you pamper your taste buds with these delicacies here.
2. Pyramid of Cestius for the history nerds
Pyramid of Cestius may not be the top tourist attraction in Rome, but this place has a lot of history. Who knew Rome had a Pyramid too, right? But indeed this place was built between the 18th and 12th BCE. It is exactly 30 meters high and carries a mysterious aura around it. You can also go inside this Pyramid, but only during certain hours. Compared to the Egyptian ones, this Pyramid is regarded as “too high and too steep”. You might want to explore this one for its uniqueness.
3. House of Owls for the love of everything dark and mysterious
Want to visit some of the dark places in Rome that ooze with witchcraft and the occult. It is said that the symbols of esotericism in this place inspired Giovanni Torlonia Jr. and made him decide to move out here.
This house from the Middle Ages has a very dark and grim aura. People have reported that they experienced something weird after entering this house. This is why most people love to visit this place in the daytime rather than the night to experience something less weird.
4. MAXXI& its Café for some indulgence
This place is the hotspot for tourists especially because of the fact that you can view the Zada Hadid’s architecture while sipping on your beverage from here. For all the architecture and design lovers, this is a nice place to hangout.
Being right opposite MAXXI gives this bar cum restaurant a strategic advantage and it might turn out to be a little expensive, but well worth the time and money. This is also the best place to hang out with your family after a long day of sightseeing. Their brunch is what you might like to try out here.
5. Coppede District– A photographer’s paradise
If you want something different from the usual, the Coppede district (although it cannot be called a district with almost 30 buildings) is a very different attraction. It is quite unlike the rest of Rome. Here you can also capture Rome’s quintessential architecture in your frame without much hassle.
If you want to spend some quality time by yourself away from the crowd in the majestic buildings of Rome, then this is the place you must visit. It usually stays free from the usual throng of tourists you would see at other places. It is a big place, so there’s plenty for you to explore and click some great pictures for your travel diary.
6. Sant’Angelo Castle at night for adventure
This castle looks good during the day; but if you are visiting during the night, you will find out why it was used by the Pope as a secret hiding place during the conflict era.
There is the mystery behind all the castles of Rome but this one is a masterpiece. It indeed is one which you should visit only at night. While during the day the interior is mundane, at night it transforms into this gloomy and dark inside with dingy passageways and hideous rooms. Be warned, you will definitely get some chills here!
7. Secret Keyholes of Knights of Malta
This one is fairly popular and for good reasons. Situated atop the Aventine Hill, this is a place of marvel for sure.There is a secret within the keyhole and it can only be revealed when you look through it.
This is a fantastic destination in Rome that is filled with both mystery and wonder. There’s a secret door here which can only be looked inside through a keyhole. When you do, you are stunned at what you find. No, we’re not going to spoil it for you, try this place of wonder for yourself.Situated atop the Aventine Hill, this is a place of marvel for sure.
8. Via Appia
Via Appia is a landmark – which is actually a famous road in Rome. Beingone of the oldest roads in Rome,this is an “off the path” attraction. The path is beautifully nestled within greenery – perfect for a walk with your friends and loved ones. This place will offer you a piece of mesmerizing nature amidst the otherwise architecture-rich Rome.
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