Cappellari ApartmentStreetLevel, Rome Campo de Fiori - Tips and Area
Intimate 1BR / 1BA short-term apartment near Campo dé Fiori
The apartment is located in Via dei Cappellari (hat-makers) that together with other famous streets like Via dei Giubbonari (jacket-makers) owe their names to artisan workshops that once stood there. Indeed the Regola district is traditionally famous for its craftsmen.
Go to Via del Governo Vecchio: a tiny street that is right accross Corso Vittorio Emanuele is where all the new trendiest designers want to open a shop.
Full of inviting storefronts stand shoulder to shoulder, but unlike much of the city, there’s an absence of big labels of the Via Condotti. Small fancy boutiques that tempt a specific kind of shopper — the young, trendy, affluent kind.
You will find stores like S.B.U, Luna & L’Altra (Piazza Pasquino, 76; tel. +39-06-6880-4995), Josephine de Huertas & Company (Via del Governo Vecchio, 68; tel. +39-06-687-6586), which sells bright, irreverent shirt dresses and candy-hued blouse. They are also the exclusive seller of Paul Smith Women in Italy. Check out Arsenale (Via del Governo Vecchio, 64; tel.+39-06-686-1380) for something elegant. Structured gowns and floor-length skirts made by its owner, Patrizia Pieroni, (recently on sale for 310 euros) look more like sculpture than something you’d wear. Visit then Paola Frani (Via del Governo Vecchio, 33; tel. +39-06-68301537), a designer who made a name for herself with girlie tops and floral dresses.
For notable nonclothing stores check: Alchemilla (Via del Governo Vecchio, 11; tel. +39-06-6871163), which feels like Takashimaya in miniature with its small, chic silk flowers, and Utilefutile (Via del Governo Vecchio, 20/a; tel. +39-06-68809488) a place for huge, funky stone rings (from 35 euros) and useless but clever novelty handbags (from 40 euros).
For craftman jewellery at wholesaler prices we suggest you to make reference to "San Giacomo", Via dè Reti, 23 (San Lorenzo district), telephone +39-06-44360554. Mobile of the owner Claudio Nicotra +39-335-6672274. In this laboratory you can see hand-made production of the finest jewels and high-end bijoux.
Al Bric: Via del Pellegrino, 51 (tel. +39-06-6879533). This bistro offers fantastic cheese and wine cart from both Italy and France. Fresh ingredients are a must at Al Bric and you can taste it in inventive dishes such as artichoke charlotte with warm chèvre cheese or the pappardelle (wide egg noodles) with a pinot noir and duck sauce.
Il Goccetto: Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 14 (tel. +39-06-6864268). Great choice of wines by the glass and bottles stocked on the wood shelves. A wide selection of cheeses from all over Italy, marinated vegetables, and meats. Il Goccetto’s location near Campo de’ Fiori and its cool, quiet interior make it a welcome rest stop after sightseeing or a perfect place to sip an aperitivo (predinner drink)
before a meal at one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants.
La Pollarola: Piazza della Pollarola, 24 (tel. +39-06-68801654). A typical Roman trattoria serving an endless fixed menu.. Among other delicious dishes you can try home-made cannelloni with meat sauce, or pollo in porchetta (chicken with bacon and herbs). The house wines, white or red, are good. You can eat outdoors in nice weather.
Filetti di Baccalà: Largo dei Librari, 88 (tel. +39-06-6864018). A fun place, very famous amongst Romans for its battered, deep-fried fillets of salt cod.
Shaki: Via del Governo Vecchio, 123 (+39-06-68308796) offering a great selection of tea, wine and upscale Italian trattoria fare.
Campo dè Fiori Market: To experience both food and folklore, there is no better marketplace in Rome than Campo dè Fiori. A genuine stage set on an antique market place, facing the 16th-century Palazzo Farnese and bordered by charming faded buidings, cafes and restaurants. Open every day but on Sunday until 1:30 / 2:00 p.m.. A triumph of aromas arising from in season vegetables and fruits: fresh mushrooms, artichokes, different shaped zucchini, the Roman puntarelle, kind of salad with long leaves, and the broccoli Romani, a spring green cross between cauliflower and broccoli. Beutiful garlands of garlic, giant bouquets of parsley and basilic, fragoline di Nemi - sweet wild strawberries from hills of Lazio, Castelli Romani. All around open shop stands offer flowers, meats, breads and pizza bianca.