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Rome is considered the capital of Italian nightlife. It is the perfect place to enjoy oneself, on a par with Madrid and Paris. The areas where there are the most places to enjoy oneself or go out with friends are: Trastevere, where you find restaurants and pubs; Testaccio (Via Galvani, Via di Monte Testaccio), where are the discos; Ostiense (Via Libetta, Capo de'Fiori); San Lorenzo, with its pubs, restaurants and meeting places near the university of Sapienza; and the banks of the Tiber (in summer).

Sofa is an elegant wine and cocktail bar and one of the most popular places at night. It has a unique atmosphere and offers delicious aperitifs and evening menus. We recommend that you accompany your dinner with some of the wines from the selected wine list. The dishes are innovative recipes and the fruit of the chef’s imagination: carpaccio of meat and fish, goat’s cheese with pepper and fresh seasonal produce. This restaurant is unique for the art exhibitions and performances that it hosts. Music chill out.

Maud is a bar and restaurant with an exceptional interior design: white leather sofas, a minimalist and intriguing atmosphere. Located near the Colosseum, it is the perfect place to have an aperitif with friends, but you can also savour the food served in the restaurant, with Italian and Oriental dishes.  Among the dishes on offer, sample the tagliatelle al chianti with sausage and fennel, sea bass carpaccio, tuna carpaccio with capers, the Roman pasta dish cacio e pepe with crusty bread, fillet of sea bass, salmon, etc. Music chill out and lounge. Wide selection of waters and wines from around the world.
Address: 6 Via Capo d'Africa, 6
Tel: 0039 06 77590809 

Artú Café
The Artù Café is housed in the former vicarage of the parish church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, near Piazza Sant'Egidio, in a very lively area at night. Here you can have a beer, or a cocktail or choose from a wide selection of wines. You can also enjoy sandwiches, pasta and risotto dishes, salads and other dishes. Note the original stove from the seventeenth century inside which is still in working order, and lit in winter.

Wine Time
Eight years on, this place continues to do its best to provide a superb service to lovers of good food and good wine. Here you will find quality, a professional and welcoming staff, and impressive attention to detail in an informal atmosphere. With outdoor seating in summer, you can enjoy the splendid view over Castel Sant'Angelooo. Free wi-fi is available.

Discoteca Gilda
Open in 1987, this disco is very close to Piazza di Spagna. Its atmosphere is very refined and elegant. It is one of the liveliest places in Rome at night, where you see actors, writers and others celebrities. Clients range in age from 20 to 50. It is a place for everyone, where you can dance and spend time with your friends.
Address: Via Mario dè Fiori, 97 - Rome

This disco was opened recently; the owner is the Italian soccer player Fabio Liverani.  Having fun is what the place is about. The premises are huge, 400 square meters, divided into three rooms painted in different colours. Smart dress required.
Address: Via Portuense, 74, Rome


Rome is the city of visual arts par excellence and there are a large number of theatres, as well as schools for actors and actresses.  Here are the most important ones:

Teatro Sistina
One of the best theatres in Rome, where you can see the shows of the moment. For more information about performances and ticket sales:
Address: 129, v. Sistina Sistina
Tel: 0039 06 4200711

Teatro Brancaccio
Open in 1916, under the name of Teatro Morgana, all the top Italian and international artists have been seen here: Toto, Luis Armstrong, Paul Anka, the Beatles. It is an important meeting place for Rome’s high society. It can seat 1400. The theatre is run by the famous Italian TV personality Maurizio Costanzo.
Address: Via Merulana, 244 - 00185 Rome
Tel: 0039 06 98264500

Other theatres:
Teatro Parioli
Address: Via Giosue 'Borsi, 20 - Rome.
Teatro Eliseo
Address: via Nazionale, 183

Teatro dei Satiri
Address: Piazza dei Satiri

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