Rome’s sights, style and food inspire our foreign correspondent. Here, she picks her favourite places, from an authentic gelateria to a locals’ cookery class
Apart from a visit to the museum and gallery in Villa Borghese, tourists don’t tend to flock to any of Rome’s wonderful parks. Of these, Villa Pamphili, the largest public park in Rome, is probably the most beautiful and well-kept, with its wide open vistas and wonderful views of towering pines. Go there for a walk – or a jog – and get a sense of where Romans escape to. Start or end your walk at Vivi Bistrot for a cappuccino or a glass of wine and just soak in Rome’s natural beauty.