I mentioned some time ago that I was taking a course through an online education site, SkillShare, about map making and its uses in social media. One of the little projects I worked on to practice – so it is by no means perfect or very well-designed – was a simple map of some of my favorite places in central Rome, which I’d like to share on my blog today! Hopefully my skills will improve in the future, but in the meantime, why not?
A few of my favorite spots:
Giolitti – one of Rome’s most classic gelaterie
G.R.O.M – a modern chain of locally-sourced, bio (organic) gelaterie
Il Papiro – gorgeous stationery including marbled paper demonstrations
Sant’ Eustachio – perhaps Rome’s most famous caffè
Santa Maria Novella – antique “Farmacia” selling perfumes, soaps, etc.
Chiesa San Luigi dei Francesi – a beautiful church featuring some of Caravaggio’s most famous paintings
Centre Culturel Saint Louis – a French cultural center housing readings, talks, and film screenings
Hotel Raphael – an elegant hotel with bar & restaurant
Chiostro del Bramante – a tiny church with contemporary art exhibits and a courtyard caffè
Caffè della Pace – one of Rome’s most romantic corners for a cappuccino or drink
Bar del Fico – a hip bar/restaurant always teeming with the young and “figo” (cool)
Altroquando – one of my favorite alternative bookstores, on one of my favorite streets
I realized as I put this together how many other places I could have included! But I had to stop myself somewhere… alla prossima.