Well things have finally settled down a bit here at IAMGALLA for a few days at least.
As some of you may have seen over on Instagram we were in Rome last month. Warner Brothers was kind enough to bring us out for a special look at their new film The Man From U.N.C.L.E. starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. We can’t say too much about the movie right now other than that it looks awesome!
Neither Adam or I had ever been to Rome before so we were quite keen to visit. During our stay WB had a good amount of activities planned for us but there was still plenty of free time to roam about…I had to. Sorry, not sorry.
We hit the ground running on Friday with a quick refresh at the hotel before heading out to explore the city. The journey began with a stroll down the nearby Spanish Steps which were covered in flowers almost welcoming our arrival.
I was absolutely in love with the light that fell perfectly all over the city. Shady streets went from wide to narrow lit by the glowing building tops catching the sun; each one seemed more beautiful than the previous. It was striking to see fairly new establishments like H&M housed in such venerable architecture, though. “Old” definitely has a new meaning in the context of the world.
We eventually rendezvoused with the Warner Brothers team and other influencers for an exclusive tour of the new Valentino fashion house! Dinner at the famous Nino’s paired with a bit of wine was enough to send us off for some much needed rest.
Saturday was packed full of movie related activities that we’ll be able give you all the juicy details about this fall closer to the movie’s release. We obtained a unique perspective of Rome from atop a double decker bus wrapped in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. poster. Needless to say I was snapping away as the sights from the Colosseum to the Vatican and every building in between went by.
Farewells were exchanged during breakfast on Sunday before venturing out to take in as much more Rome as possible. Exploring by foot allows you to find all the hidden gems like Roman rose gardens or a staircase overlooking most of the city.
Adam and I spent our last evening taking in a bit of the Roman nightlife. From dinner at Romeo to drinks at a local dive bar. No meal would be complete without a stop for gelato; though it was just one of many on our trip including Giolitti’s.
A late night lead into an early morning and off we went to the train station for our next Italian adventure in Venice. Keep an eye out for the Venetian city guide coming soon.
A very big thanks again to the Warner Brothers team for bringing us out for an amazing weekend in Rome. Be sure to check out the trailer for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. here and let us know if you’re as excited as we are!
Circus Roma (brunch), Linari, Sana Cafe, L’arcangelo (refined Roman), Pastificio (pasta), Tonda (pizza), MET (trendy), Pierluigi (lunch), Somo (Japanese), La Pergola (gourmet), Quinzi and Gabrieli (seafood), Imago (Italian), Tree Bar (breakfast), Armando al Pantheon (trattoria), Da Bucatino (trattoria), Rosciols (upscale trattoria), Cesare Al Casaletto, Romeo (modern).
No. Av., Antica Entoncea (wine bar), Bar Del Fico (cocktail), Open Baladin (beer), Argot (speakeasy), Caffe Parione (cocktail/mojitos), Brasserie 4:20 (craft beer), Cavour (wine bar), Black Market, Jerry Thomas Speakeasy (need password), Il Sorpasso (wine/cocktails).
Go see all the ancient Roman sites (Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Circus, etc)
Intercontinental Hotel de la Ville, Visconti Palace Hotel, or of course AirBnB