Markus Dobritzhofer

Chef Concierge, Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

  • Rome, Italy, EUR

Originally from Austria, Markus Dobritzhofer has lived in Rome since 1993 and has worked at the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, since 1998. He became a concierge after moving to Rome and discovering an affinity for studying and exploring the city to guide visiting friends and family. Markus is currently chef concierge at the Rome Cavalieri and is a member of Les Clefs d’Or Italy.

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    What are the best plazas or piazzas to see in Rome?

    A 'Piazza' in Rome means a square where you usually find fountains, statues or obeliscs, can sit down in a cafè or restaurant - or (and that's the most exciting aspect for me in the eternal city) - find yourself in front of a monument of 2000 years ago; you feel like being in a huge open-air museum, and the following are just a few of the most famous ones:
    Piazza Trinità dei Monti: just on top of  the Spanish Steps you have a wonderful view over the roofs of the citycenter and the shopping area.
    Piazza della Rotonda: here you are in the heart of the citycenter and just in front of one of the most important monuments of the ancient rome period - the Pantheon.
    Piazza Navona: in the center of this famous square you find the 4 River fountain of Bernini, a lot of artists and painters and many cafès and restaurants that are worth a stop to admire the atmosphere.
    Piazza Campo de'Fiori: during the morning the typical italian outdoor market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and flowers, while in the evening it becomes a very lively place where people meet for a drink.
    Piazza San Pietro: most probably you will visit the square and the Basilica of St. Peter's during the day - but if you can pass by during the night when everything is lit up and this famous square becomes quite.
    Piazza Venezia: this is the the square with the heaviest  traffic in the citycenter, along the way to the Coliseum.
    Piazza Mattei: in the jewish quartier this tiny square with its Turtle's fountain is a very romantic place.
    Piazza S. Bartolomei: on the Tiber Island before you reach Trastevere, a small square that becomes very charming in the evening.
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    What are the best plazas or piazzas to see in Rome?

    A 'Piazza' in Rome means a square where you usually find  fountains, statues or obeliscs, can sit down in a cafè or restaurant - or (and that's the most exciting aspect for me in the eternal city) - find yourself in front of a monument of 2000 years ago; you feel like being in a hughe open-air Museum and the following are just a few of the most famous ones:
    Piazza Trinità dei Monti: just on top of  the Spanish Steps you have a wonderful view over the roofs of the citycenter and the shopping area
    Piazza della Rotonda: here you are in the heart of the citycenter and just in front of one of the most important monuments of the ancient rome period- the Pantheon.
    Piazza Navona: in the center of this famous square you find the 4 River fountain of Bernini, a lot of artists and painters and many cafès and restaurants that are worth a stop to admire the atmosphere.
    Piazza Campo de'Fiori: during the morning the typical italian outdoormarket offers fresh fruits,vegetables,spices and flowers, while in the evening it becomes a very lively place where people meet for a drink.
    Piazza San Pietro: most probably you will visit the square and the Basilica of St. Peter's during the day - but if you can pass by during the night when everything is lit up and this famous square becomes quite.
    Piazza Venezia: this is the the square with the heaviest  traffic in the citycenter, along the way to the Coliseum.
    Piazza Mattei: in the jewish quartier this tiny square with its Turtle's fountain is a very romantic place.
    Piazza S. Bartolomei: on the Tiber Island before you reach Trastevere, a small square that becomes very charmy in the evening.
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    What is the best time to visit Rome?

    Rome may be always worth a visit as its many monuments, sites and museums are waiting for you during the entire year!!
    In January,February we are on low season and if you are lucky you can find already pleasant temperatures during the day; for sure you will find less tourists than during the rest of the year.
    High season starts around Easter with the important celebrations at the Vatican, April and May are very popular months for a vacation in Rome (very pleasant temperatures); from June to September you can usually count on stable and sunny weather with high temperatures (up to 100°F); during the 'Roman Summer' (Estate Romana) - especially from the end of June until mid of August - you can find a lot of outdoorevents (concerts, operas, festivals).
    October until mid of November usually still presents nice and pleasant weather, while in December it's easy to find rainy weather; around New Year's Eve the Eternal City is very lively!!
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