If all roads lead to Rome…
Get those bags packed and get ready to visit one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Andrea Corelli, Torres Brandy Ambassador in Italy will be revealing the secrets of those places, restaurants and cocktail bars that you won’t find on the well-beaten tourist path around the Eternal City.
BEN VENUTO A ROMA
In this City Selection by Torres Brandy, Andrea Corelli will reveal those places that are simply not to be missed on your visit to the city. If you ask, “what is there to see in Rome?” the answer’s easy: the whole place is a museum. Streets, squares, and hidden corners all tell the story of the world through different periods in history, monuments and the traces of the past that make this a truly unique city.
But if you’re one of those people who think that the essence of a city can also be discovered through its gastronomy and cocktails, read on. Andrea’s recommendations won’t disappoint.
Passeggiata del Gianicolo
Escape from the most crowded parts of Rome and enjoy a leisurely stroll to Monte Gianicolo, where you’ll have the entire city at your feet. You can reach Passeggiata del Gianicolo from the lively, bohemian Trastevere district. Walking to the viewpoint will leave you breathless, but it won’t be down to exhaustion but to the marvelous views of the historic city center. What’s more, during your walk you’ll see all sorts of interesting places along the way – like the Fontana dell’ Acqua Paola, a monumental 17th century construction built to celebrate the reopening of an old Roman aqueduct, and the equestrian statue in honor of Garibaldi, who defended the city against the French in 1849. Passeggiata del Gianicolo is well worth a visit.
Polvere di tempo
Without leaving the Trastevere district, head over to Polvere di Tempo, a shop that will take you on a journey back in time with its handmade items. Hourglasses, hip flasks, globes, books – it’s a highly unusual and magical place where Adrian, the owner, will help you choose a memorable gift that will stop time in its tracks.
Rome is a museum. Streets, squares, and hidden corners all tell the story of the world through different periods in history, monuments and the traces of the past that make this a truly unique city.
MORE THAN JUST
PASTA AND PIZZA
We’re leaving the hectic center of Rome behind to visit an old 17th century farmhouse near the Campagna, the Roman countryside. It’s a restaurant located in the Valle dei Casali Nature Reserve a few kilometers from the city. A clear statement of intent on the part of chef Marco Moroni, whose innovative and creative gastronomic proposal skillfully combines modernity and tradition. Dishes are created with certified organic produce, and deep local roots. The chef’s passion and dedication shine through in all his dishes.
Immerse yourself in this culinary experience by savoring salmon marinated in beetroot juice with sweet paprika, smoked buffalo milk ice-cream, and salted popcorn. Absolutely delicious!
We’re now changing continents, but without leaving Rome. Because Rome is about much more than just pasta and pizza. Baby Bao is a laid-back restaurant where you can enjoy typical Chinese dishes such as dim sum and bao buns, although you can also tuck into Asian-style ribs and other delicacies as well. An unpretentious place with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, where quality ingredients ensure that every bite and the experience itself is unique and delicious. Don’t miss the fried chicken bao with pickled shiitake umami mayonnaise, and why not try rounding things off with the ‘Ice cream bath’ dessert: fried bread filled with cashew ice cream, and praline with salted caramel syrup.
APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEPTIVE.
LET’S LEAVE CLASSICISM BEHIND.
This is Patrick Pistolesi’s signature cocktail bar. He’s the one behind this bar that’s on the prestigious World’s 50 Best Bars list. Step into this cocktail bar and you’ll find design that’s a mix of Blade Runner style neo-punk and a Japanese aesthetic. Pure personality, modernity, and refinement. A space with secret rooms where you can sip your cocktails and pair them with Asian dishes such as sushi and dumplings. Venture into the land of King Kong with UNFORBIDDEN, a cocktail created with Torres 15. Simply awesome!
A whole new concept, this one is a combination of a cocktail bar and an art gallery, located in the old Palazzo Boncompagni in the Parione district. Take a trip back to the 1920s when you walk into this stylish, elegant bar where you can enjoy an extensive list of cocktails. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can choose between selecting a cocktail (be sure to try the Manhattan 3.0) or getting a tattoo. Yes, that’s right – a tattoo. A space with bags of attitude.