Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Robert’s hits the theaters today. Based off of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir, Roberts (as Gilbert), who after a painful divorce and seeking life change, sets out on a trip around the world in search of self discovery. She travels to three countries, Italy, India, and Indonesia, spending the year learning how to eat, pray, and love from these three cultures that know each aspect very well. For all who have been inspired by this brilliant story of travel, here is a deeper look into some of the famous attractions in Rome Gilbert visited and where filming for the movie took place!
Via Condotti The busiest fashion street of Rome. Via Condotti has endless cafes and shops with the most fabulous of Italian-designer wares. Truly a shopper’s paradise where one cannot possibly visit and leave empty-handed.
Villa Borghese An elegant villa built based on the sketches of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew to Pope Paul V. At the edge of Rome, this once well-known party villa is now the home of several museums exhibiting collections of artwork. These gallerias house magnificent Italian artists’ work that will leave you profoundly inspired.
Il Gelato Di San Crispino The most famous gelateria in Italy, at two locations, the 15-year-old shop at the Basilica of San Giovanni and the other near the Trevi fountain. As mentioned in her memoir, Gilbert frequented this gelateria at least 3 times a day! If you are looking for gelato that does more than just melt in your mouth, you must not forget to stop by Il Gelato Di San Crispino.
Nourish and relax at Villa HII PAR!
If you are ready to discover true nourishment by eating at the cafes and gelaterias in Rome, here are some beautiful villas to take you one step closer to embarking on a self discovering trip to Italy. Villa Giulia, Monti Parioli Penthouse, and Villa Casa di Poggio.
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