Aperitivo as a local in the heart of “Prati”

Rome is not only an amazing open-area historical museum but also a variety of restaurant , bottega´s and trattoria with typical tasty dishes.
Let´s immagine that after a long walk throw the center after seeing so many masterpieces you just want to sit and have a good glass of wine or some drink and relax.
For this moments italians invented “Aperitivo” that literally means “an alcoholic beverage con-sumed prior to a meal with the intention of stimulating the appetite”

Usually it’s served between 5/6 PM to 7/8 PM just in time to have a good time with some friend before dinner.
We found some really cool places close to Colors Hotel for your Apertivo time.


Via Dei Gracchi 179 | Via Attilio Regolo 12, Rome  – Open every day until 8 PM

Il Gianfornaio

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Via Terenzio, 12/14/16 , Rome – Open every dal until 2 AM

Ted Lobster and Burgers

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Piazza Cola di Rienzo, 33-35, Rome – Open every dal until 2 AM

Il Piccolo Diavolo


Via Crescenzio, 82, Rome – Opern every day form 7PM to 2AM


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Via Alessandro Farnese, 2/H, Rome – Open from Mond. to Satur. until 2 PM




Via Gregorio VII, 239, Rome –  Open every day until 9 PM




Via Leone IV, 83/87, Rome – Open every day – 24 H/24H


photo credit :nottiromane.net


Where to take a “cool” appetizer in the center of Rome

During your vacation in Rome at Colors Hotel, you can’t miss a “cool” appetizer taken at the dusk, watching the animated squares and the downtown streets giving the start to the evening with a drink.

So point out some of the best places to enjoy Roman cocktails and wines, in the most characteristic and striking locations of the city, situated a short distance from Colors Hotel.


St. Peter: “La Zanzara”

Newly opened and very trendy for the residents of the Prati district, “La Zanzara” really offers cocktails with alcohol only of the highest quality. Here you can sit outside and drink is organized with small samples called “chupitos”, very tasty, served by fast waiter every 20 minutes. Orders are rather task of the waiters all dressed in hipster style.

Ponte Milvio: Panifico Nazzareno

The most famous bridge among teenagers, is located on its forecourt of the most famous restaurants of the city, excellent both as an aperitif and dinner. One of these is the “Panifico Nazzareno”, offering countless local delicacies in one room for restaurant, cafe, bakery, and American bar. Cocktails and great food in one of the Roman nightlife venues. Try it for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is located at Piazzale Ponte Milvio, 35.

Trastevere: “Freni e Frizioni”

If you feel like spending an evening in the historic district of Trastevere, there is nothing better than “Freni e Frizioni” to begin. Informal guests, meeting place of the Romans, the restaurant offers an extensive appetizer buffet, excellent substitute for dinner at reasonable prices. The local Via Del Politeama 4 promises fun evenings between plates and cocktails, including the interior of the bar and its forecourt.

Piazza Navona: Bar del Fico

Two stpes away from from Piazza Navona and Piazza del Fico, 26-28, you can find one of the most fashionable of the capital premises. Mixed Roman customers to tourists, cocktails and meeting place par excellence in one of the most beautiful views of the old town. Try it at least once just for the location.

Rione Monti: The three steps

Ai Tre Scalini, liquor store since 1895, not far from the Colosseum, Via Panisperna 251, is the ideal place to breath the air typical of the neighborhood. The restaurant offers an extensive wine list, as well as beers and spirits, accompanied by always original dishes and tasty. Do not be put out of the line because it’s worth it. local strong point: the staff, always friendly and efficient. Try and try again.


The sea of ​​Rome. Where to go to the beach near the capital

Summer has begun since one month, the weather is true hot too, so for those are on holiday in Rome and want to get away a bit by the beauty (and also by the heat) of the Capital …. even Rome has its own sea not so far.

We point four places easy reachable from Rome with public transportation. Starting from the best beach and sea ( but also the farther ), Sperlonga, until the other places like Santa Marinella, Ostia and Fregene. If possible, it’s advisable to avoid the crowd on Saturday and Sunday during the months of July and August.



Beautiful sea. Beautiful beaches. Beautiful town. Our favorite place among those described below. Sperlonga, located at south of capital is a bit farther from Rome than the other places, but do a few more kilometers worth.
Sperlonga is often inserted in the Blue Flags that certify the quality of the sea and beaches: which is a guarantee. Most of the beaches of Sperlonga are private so you have to pay to enter.

Sperlonga is a delightful town, with narrow streets that climb the hill from the sea. At the center there is all the liveliness of a seaside popular village. Not surprisingly, Sperlonga was often visited by the Emperor Tiberius, who had a villa here, the remains of which are still open to visitors.

To reach the sea of ​​Sperlonga from Rome you have to take a train from Termini Station and get off at the station Fondi-Sperlonga (it takes just over an hour). So take one of the buses which pass by the station to the sea.

Santa Marinella


Santa Marinella is located at north of Rome. About an hour of regional train from Termini station. Once you get off at the station of Santa Marinella, it takes five minutes to walk to the beach and the sea is nearby.

At Santa Marinella there are beautiful sandy beaches. Being a seaside town very close to Rome, the weekend the beaches of Santa Marinella are very crowded. The pleasant town of Santa Marinella is full of bars, shops and excellent seafood restaurants.

Little more about Santa Marinella (less than a dozen kilometers) you can get to another beatiful place in the “sea of ​​Rome”: Santa Severa, town famous also for its castel located right on the seaside.

santa severa 2



Fregene is considered the “pearl of the Roman coast” and offers much being so close to Rome. It has in fact equipped beaches of all types and for all tastes, for young people, with open spaces and theme days, and especially areas for water sports.
This town has a wide an array of bars and restaurants, more or less famous, which invite you to taste specialties strictly fish. Salads, garlic bread but also pasta dishes, stews or for those who want to eat light.
Fregene has the look of an elegant lady, ready to meet the needs of anyone who wants to experience the sea: cocktails at sunset on the beach, beach volleyball and tennis or just walking.

The most direct way to Fregene from Rome is by bus. Get on one of the blue regional buses at the terminal next to the Cornelia metro station, west of Vatican City. Travel time is about 35 minutes. The bus stops in the center of town along the Viale Castellammare, Fregene’s main thoroughfare, which bristles with cafes and beach-wear boutiques.

Trains leave from the Termini, the main station in central Rome. Take a train to the Maccarese station then a bus to nearby Fregene. Be sure to check the train and bus schedules upon your arrival for departure times back to Rome.

Ostia Lido


From a geographical point of view Ostia is the nearest sea to Rome. Indeed, the sea of ​​Rome, Ostia is because part of the city of Rome.

At Ostia there are both free beaches but also paying beaches, complete with bar and swimming pools that serve as alternative to the sea. The sand is dark and the sea is suitable for bathing even for the little ones also if it isn’t at the level of Sperlonga.

The sea of ​​Ostia is easily accessible from Rome by public transport. Just take the Rome Metro Line B, until the Piramide stop; then take the train to Ostia-Lido. Get off at Ostia Star. And if you have the time we recommend you take a visit to Ostia Antica.


Hard Rock Cafe Rome

The Hard Rock Cafe in Rome is located in the city center in Via Veneto within 10 minutes walk from the Metro station of Piazza Barberini. Like all Hard Rock Cafe chain restaurants, inside are exposed discs, clothes, guitars and other memorabilia,
The place is a veritable museum of rock where are exposed clothes of famous artsts like Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen’s guitars, Noel Gallagher, Bono’s glasses, and much more.
The Hard Rock Cafe Rome has a nice feature, a painted ceiling in the main bar/restaurant area. The music is prominent but not quite too loud to carry on a conversation
The food was very good and the prices, while not cheap, are not as expensive
There’s a dining area in the front where the bar is and there’s a dining room in the back area as well. and of course the shop where it’s possible to buy Hard Rock souvenirs.

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Cinecittà World: the new game park in Rome inspired by the historic Cinecittà Studios


Cinecittà World is a new and exciting experience, inspired by the historic Cinecittà Studios, a unique theme park.

Cinecittà World is located in Rome, close to Castel Romano, where lie the Film Studies of Dino de Laurentiis, a few kilometers from the historic center and equidistant from both the city airports – Leonardo da Vinci and Ciampino. Cinecittà World offers 20 attractions suitable for the whole family: exciting, innovative, full of adrenaline and special effects.

Cinecittà World is much more than theme park. It is the road to get to the heart of cinematographic illusion. Through animated shows and exciting attractions, visitors will be transported into an imaginary world; along one of the eight movie sets designed by set designer – three times Academy Award-winning – Dante Ferretti, will feel a real movie star. To complete this experience Cinecittà World has four excellent restaurants and many other dining options, each with its own unique theme and decor and a dedicated, where they will be served typical dishes of Roman culture and Italian

Visitors can also relax in one of the green areas of the park (by beautiful old trees Romans to the most original projects of modern ecosystems) while the rest of family and friends will enjoy the many attractions of the park.
Over the past few years in preparation for this exciting and fantastic experience of Cinecitta World, a lot of attention has been kept not only to the quality of the sets and attractions, restaurants and entertainment, but also to the smallest details to ensure a unique experience, that will stimulate all the senses – a park where you can feel like a star!

More informations about the park are available on Cinecittà World official web site

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Shopping in Rome – Castel Romano Outlet


The Village Outlet of Castel Romano is one of the most visited shopping centers in Rome and is considered the Roman Temple of Shopping.
Halfway between the centers of Castel Porziano and Pomezia, Castel Romano is located in the heart of the Agro Pontino, 25 km from Rome city center and not far from the Tyrrhenian coast.

Among the most famous Outlet Village and province of Rome, the Castel Romano Designer Outlet is part of the British circuit of McArthurGlen Outlet Center and is one of the most popular Outlet Village of Lazio.

More than 110 multi-brand outlets make the Outlet Castel Romano Village the ideal place to make a quality shopping with a large selection of items with the best brand.
Customers of the Outlet Castel Romano promotions can find in its shops a lot of promotions during the whole year, with the opportunity to enjoy discounts from 30% to 70%.

Shopping in Castel Romano Outlet Village is an enjoyable and relaxing, away from the stress of the city, and takes place between streets, palaces and buildings inspired by the monumental civil and religious architecture of ancient Rome.
For this reason, the outlet center has been dubbed by many the Roman Temple of Shopping.

When :
Opening Hours – Open 7 days a week
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm

Via Pontina SS 148, exit Castel Roman ( Rome )
Shuttle bus service available form Rome

Castel Romano Designer Outlet
Via Ponte di Piscina Cupa, 64
00128 Castel Romano – Rome – Italy

How to get there:

From Rome: Eur – Via Cristoforo Colombo – State Road 148 Pontina – Castel Romano outlet.From the GRA: Exit 26 of G.R.A. (Direction Pomezia) – Highway 148 Pontina – Castel Romano outlet.

You can also arrive with shuttle service to / r from the center of RomeFiumicino Airport, Rome.Take the motorway Rome – Fiumicino A91 (direction Rome) – Exit the ring road (towards Naples) – Exit 26 of the GRA (Direction Pomezia) – Highway 148 Pontina-

Shuttle service to/from the center of Rome. Active every day. Way Departure from Via Marsala (Termini Station) Hours: 10:00 am – 12:30 to 15:00
RETURN Departure from Castel Romano Designer Outlet Via Marsala (Termini Station) Hours: 11:15 to 13:45 – 17:00 to 20:30 WayDeparture from Piazza Risorgimento hours: 09.30 – 12:00 to 14:30

RETURN Departure from Castel Romano Designer Outlet to Piazza Risorgimento hours: 10.45 – 13.30 – 17:00 to 20:30RATES A / RAdults: € 13 Children aged 14 to 18 years: 8 € Free for children up to 14 years The service does not require reservations and tickets can be purchased at retail stores.


The most popular markets of Rome

Porta Portese Market

There are a lot of markets in Rome, beginning from the most important and famous, Porta Portese.
Porta Portese Market is open every Sunday from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM starting from via Portuense to viale Trastevere and piazza Porta Portese.
It’s possible to reach the market from Termini Railway Station, by Bus Line number 75, from Largo Argentina, by tram number 8 and from Vatican / St. Peter area by
Bus Line numer 23 at Ottaviano/St Peter Metro A underground stop.
Here it’s possible to find almost anything: furniture and objects of all times, flea market merchandise, but also lining, new and used clothes, vinyl and CDs, books
and prints, historical newspapers, but also Rome soccer team t-shirts and underwear, pet food and balls of wool or cotton.
Porta Portese market is a “must to do and see” in Rome and has a beautiful and unique atmosphere.
Here it is Porta Portese Market on Google Maps.

Campo de Fiori MarketIn Rome city Center, near Piazza Navona, in Piazza Campo de’ Fiori there is another historical market that takes its name from the one of the square, Campo de’ Fiori
Open from Monday to Saturday, hours 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM, it’s possible to reach the market from Termini Railway Station, by bus Line 64 and from Piazza del
Colosseo, by bus Line 87 or 186 or also in 10/15 minutes walk from Vatican / St. Peter area.
In this market it’s possible to find typical Roman food and vegetables with stalls selling fruits, veggies, fish or cheese or also ‘ready to use’ mixes of herbs or
flavours such as carbonara, amatriciana, “pasta ciociara”, cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) but also beautiful and coulored flowers!
Here it is Campo de’ Fiori Market on Google Maps.

Via Sannio MarketThe smaller “cousin” of Porta Portese Market is Via Sannio Market that is open every day except Sunday ( H 8:00 AM – 1 PM , on Saturday 8 AM- 6 PM )
This is an historical clothing market that is born in the ’70s, in San Giovanni area, just to the side of the Basilica of St. John Lateran. Here you can find articles from
camping, fishing, hunting and military, as well as clothing from past seasons, all at very low prices.
In fact, the wares of the Via Sannio market range from €1 heaps of clothes, to authentic cashmere sweaters, to high-end leather.
The market lies an easy walk from the San Giovanni metro stop (Line A) and the area surrounding San Giovanni in Laterano.
Here it is Via Sannio Market on Google Maps.

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