Chef Kotaro Noda infuses regional dishes with Japanese spices, aromas and sensibility. The trattoria-style restaurant is one of the country’s most affordable Michelin-star eateries.
Bistrot 64, Via Guglielmo Calderini 64, Rome
Architect Zaha Hadid’s award-winning Maxxi museum houses a collection of Italy’s art and architecture from the 21st century.
Maxxi, Via Guido Reni 4A, Rome
Ponte della Musica
One of the newest bridges in Rome, the “music bridge,” from 2011, is a beautiful double-arched footbridge perfect for a romantic walk or photo ops. Under the south side is an informal skate park.
Ponte della Musica, Ponte della Musica Armando Trovajoli, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Foro Italico/Stadio dei Marmi
A leftover from the 1920s, the Stadio dei Marmi is one of the prettiest tracks ever built, with low, marble stadium seats lined with statues of athletes posed in classical attire, surrounding a grass field and turf track. The entire Foro Italico complex is one of the best examples of Fascist-era architecture. A huge part of this complex is the 1960s Stadio Olimpico, host of the 1960 Olympics and stadium for Rome football teams AS Roma and SS Lazio.
Foro Italico/Stadio dei Marmi, Viale del Foro Italico, Rome
Taking up the ground floor of a 1920s palazzo, Metropolita is a chic salon and cocktail lounge whose interiors play on the building’s Art Deco heritage, with retro sci-fi cinema touches.
Metropolita, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano 2, Rome
A diligently sourced collection of 20th-century furniture and design from epic names, including Gio Ponti, Enzo Mari and Gaetano Sciolari.
Spot Gallery, Via Giovanni Paolo Pannini 9/9A, Rome
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Take me to your leader, or your conductor. Three monumental alien-pod-shaped domes, covered in zinc oxide — actually concert halls — hover over an outdoor theater at this Renzo Piano-designed auditorium complex. Aside from looking out of this world, the concert halls hold live music performances of all genres.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin 30, Rome