Christine Kekka

A Night Out In Rome: My Own Midsummer Night’s Dream

Rome is generally known for its ancient monuments such as the Colosseum, Castel Sant Angelo and the Imperial Fora, and is less famous for its nightlife. Nevertheless, the Roman nightlife is characterised by events, concerts and exhibitions that may convert a normal night into one of the best nights of your life.

  1. Aperitif in the city centre

Our night starts at 6 o’clock on the Lungotevere where there is the Tevere Expo. There, you can find hundreds of stands selling local food and drinks, as well as live music and a DJ set. Alternatively, you can drink a glass of Italian wine on a boat on the Tiber River from which you can admire Castel Sant Angelo illuminated by the colours of the sunset.

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Browse around the Tevere Expo as darkness falls for a veritable feast for the senses.
(Photographer: Giulia Maggiori)

2. Dinner in Trastevere

The next stop on our night tour is just 50 metres away from the Tevere Expo, in the peculiar Trastevere neighbourhood. There, you can find authentic Roman restaurants in which you can savour the typical carbonara, amatriciana and cacio e pepe pastas, and the local fried dishes like the supplì (fried balls of rice with tomato sauce) and fried vegetables.

  1. Dance in Villa Borghese

After having tasted a typical Roman dinner, our tour continues into the green landscape of Villa Borghese. Immersed within it are the Art Cafè and the Vibe, the two most famous and exclusive clubs in Rome. Put on your fanciest dress and your favourite dance shoes because there you can dance all night long.

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After dancing all night, reward yourself with a tasty sweet treat at the Cornettone.
(Photographer: Giulia Maggiori)

4. A croissant at the Cornettone

Our night ends in Via Oderisi Da Gubbio at the Cornettone. There, you can taste one of its delicious croissants offered in a variety of different flavours. Which one would you prefer, Nutella and cream or pistachio nut and chocolate? I personally love the Kinder chocolates and cream croissant — it is simply delicious.

By following these four basic steps, you will make the most of the key nightlife spots while still experiencing Rome like a local and your holiday will be unforgettable — but don’t take my word for it, go and experience it yourself!

Featured image © Christine Kekka