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Unusual Things To Do In Rome

Considered one of the wonders of the world in terms of history, culture and art, Rome is waiting to be discovered. The eternal city offers many squares, churches, monuments and museums to see all year round. A 360-degree tour will help you get to know even the places 'hidden' from the great tourist crowds.

A reality you have to live in all its facets through routes not always signposted in guidebooks. The advice of a friend or a thorough investigation on the web will allow you to avoid missing out on unusual things to do in Rome. A little resourcefulness and you will go 'beyond' the Colosseum, St. Peter's Square, the Spanish Steps or the Pantheon, for an unprecedented tour to discover destinations you never knew existed.

If you like to know a lot of movida Roman, a nice evening walk in via del Pigneto will help you. A place with restaurants, breweries and pizzerias. A great place to chat and have a drink in good company. If you are a nature lover, you can visit the garden in Piazza del Pigneto in the neighbourhood of the same name.

Another out-of-the-box itinerary is that of the Valentini Palace DomusVia IV Novembre 119/A. A journey through time. The house of a wealthy family in old Rome made 'interactive' thanks to a fascinating multimedia route. Light projections take you back to the past among frescoes and mosaics. In the basement you can enjoy the remains of a monumental building, colossal column shafts, basement rooms and much more.

If you love churches, however, in the Celio district a pleasant discovery could be the Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati. A Romanesque church that you can visit by entering a fortified building. You will find a beautiful structure with three naves, a cloister and a chapel. In addition to the Basilica, there are several interesting spaces in the building complex, such as the crypt, courtyards and an old cardinal's palace.

Unusual things to do in Rome are many. Villa Hélène, at Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini, 20 (Flaminio district), is also an attractive destination. A mansion by Norwegian sculptor Hendrik Christian Andersen dating back to the distant 1920s. Here, if you love art, you will be delighted to be enchanted by the numerous sculptures, paintings and other works present.

And, if you happen to visit Rome on a cold winter's day, pop into SAID, on Via Tiburtina, for a nice hot chocolate.

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