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Destinations

The Federico Fellini guide to Rome

See the city through Il Maestro's eyes.

by Briana Seftel

Fellini did for Rome what Woody Allen did for New York. While much of the city he knew has modernized, several relics of his iconic films remain. Enjoy a plate of cacio e pepe at Al Moro, then wander through the Piazza del Popolo. It’s what Fellini would have wanted.

Piazza del Popolo 79

Piazza del Popolo

With its obelisk and twin churches, this immense square is a famed Rome landmark.

- Fodor's

Grand Hotel Plaza 82

Via del Corso 126

This property offers all the frescoes, chandeliers and baronial hallways of the Excelsior, but with enough dings and dents to depress the rates.

- Star Service

Ristorante Museo Canova Tadolini 78

Via del Babuino 150A/B

Sculptor Antonio Canova signed a contract in 1818 to ensure that this property, in the heart of the old artists' quarter, would remain an atelier for sculpture.

- Time Out

La Campana 82

Vicolo della Campana 18/20

“One of Rome’s oldest restaurants”, this “classic trattoria” near Piazza Navona is often “filled with Italians” who come for “simple but tasty” Roman fare.

- Zagat

Al Moro 77

Vicolo delle Bollette 13

You're served some of the most authentic specialties in Rome, including crispy baby goat roasted dark golden and flavored with fresh rosemary.

- Frommer's

Campo de' Fiori 77

Piazza di Campo de' Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe. 

- Atlas Obscura

Terme di Caracalla 85

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla

The Terme di Caracalla are some of Rome's most massive—yet least-visited—ruins.

- Fodor's

Colosseum 92

Piazza del Colosseo

Vespasian began building the Colosseum - which has hosted gory battles between combinations of gladiators, slaves, prisoners and wild animals of all descriptions.

- Time Out

Trevi Fountain 90

Piazza di Trevi

This fountain almost fills an entire piazza, and is Rome's most famous fountain, its iconic status sealed when Anita Ekberg splashed here in La Dolce Vita.

- Lonely Planet

Hotel Hassler 93

Piazza della Trinita' Dei Monti 6

With its superb location at the top of the Spanish Steps, this hotel combines elegance, luxury and tradition.

- Michelin Guide

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