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This large chain specializes in audiovisuals, videos and cassettes. There are well-stocked sections of rock, folk, pop and classical music, as well all as the latest releases. Be sure to listen to any CDs you may want to buy on the headphones dotted throughout the store. This chain store also houses musical instruments such as guitars, keyboards and amplifiers.
This wine bar is set close to Piazza del Popolo. It has a long tradition of professional yet informal service and a superb choice of wines and champagnes. There are regular tasting sessions organized and courses on wine. Downstairs there is the cellar with such a huge choice of labels that it is easy to get confused. The wines are from all over but are mostly Italian. In the small and elegant inner room you can sit and enjoy hot or cold dishes - the cold meats and cheeses are a perfect accompaniment to the wines.
This friendly wine bar, in the heart of the historic center, offers a daily rotation of excellent quality wines by the glass and a menu of well-chosen Italian wines. There is an excellent choice of hot and cold dishes including lighter snacks such as salads and cheese. This is a truly old-fashioned wine bar which has the feel of a traditional inn. The staff are courteous and experienced.
This is one of the few bookshops in Rome that is designed specifically for children. There are mats made of soft rubber so that the little ones can sit or lie down and become completely absorbed in what they are reading. They are free to play and leaf through books here, where everything is made according to their size.
Ciampini is a very elegant, old-style café with superb service, located in one of the busiest areas of the city. It serves excellent coffee but only has table service. The coffee choices are excellent as well as the selection of sandwiches and pastries.
Museum-Atelier Canova-Tadolini is a museum-restaurant with a rich history. It is a 19th century studio of famous sculptor Antonio Canova, who then passed it to his pupil Adam Tadolini. Today, after four generations of engaging in the art, the studio has metamorphosed itself into a museum and houses this posh cafe as well. Drop in here for gastronomic delights in the midst of beautiful sculptures. And if you are an art lover you will find like-minded people discussing the subtle nuances of art and sculpture, while relishing on the fine Italian cuisine offered here. Alla pepe and the rich pastas are especially recommended. Call ahead for more information.
El Toula is located in Rome's historic center, close to many of the city's main attractions. The restaurant's decor is welcoming with white walls, antique furniture and Venetian lampshades. The kitchen serves up a nice combination of the ubiquitous fine dining staples like caviar, but mostly focuses on its contemporary Italian cuisine, with a couple of culinary Venetian twists. Jacket and tie required during winter months.
If you haven't seen the famous movie, Babette's Feast, now you can live it. Inspired from the film and novel, Babette Bar and Restaurant , located in the heart of Rome, offers a feast you won't soon forget. Chef Silvia Sallorenzo blends passion with her meat and pasta plates, with creative seasonal dishes like rabbit in juniper sauce and risotto croquettes with truffle and foie gras. To complete your Italian feast, order a bottle or two from the impressive wine list.