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Bestiario romano

Una passeggiata per le vie del centro storico alla ricerca di animali simbolici

il buco della serratura del cancello del Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta
Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, 4

The church too belongs to the Ordine Sovrano di Malta and was completely remodeled and decorated by Gian Battista Piranesi in 1765, who turned it into one of the most beautiful neoclassical creatio

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Via Garibaldi

If, per chance, you should one day be enjoying the splendid panorama from the Gianicolo’s belvedere and suddenly hear a loud cannon-shot, do not be alarmed…just check your watches because it will b

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Fontana di Trevi

The Fontana di Trevi, the Trevi fountain, is one of Rome’s most well known sights.

Galleria Spada
Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13

In Piazza Capo di Ferro, near Piazza Farnese and Campo de’ Fiori, Borromini’s Prospective Gallery is waiting to be admired in Palazzo Spada.

Roma meta di artisti stranieri per studiare le memorie della città

I chiostri

Medieval art in Rome seems suffocated by the predominance of ancient works and the sumptuousness of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

There is a Rome below ground whose existence not many know anything about, that of the “bunkers” or rather underground air raid shelters.

Il mantello del Papa
Via Nomentana, 349

An aged-old ceremony is annually celebrated in the Basilica of Sant’Agnese (Via Nomentana 349) on the feast of this saint.

Il miracolo della neve a Santa Maria Maggiore

Every year on 5 August, since 1983, the historical re-enactment of the Madonna della Neve miracle, one of the most representative and evocative re

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Il quartiere Coppedè

In central Rome, just a stone’s throw from the old city centre, we find one of the most characteristic of the city’s quartieri or boroughs.

La cupola di San Pietro

The view onto the dome of St. Peter’s from Via Niccolò Piccolomini is an experience not to be missed.
From here, in fact, the dome may be seen … from quite a unique perspective.

 

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Alla scoperta de La grande bellezza

Per vivere Roma come dentro un film

La grattachecca

In a history book talking about cold drinks – which have been around since ancient times - the Grattachecca is a very Roman treat that would an entire chapter to itself.  Let’s start with its name,

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La Porta magica
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

This curiosity leads us back in time, exactly in 1680, when the Marquis Massimiliano Palombara, refined man of letters, famous in Rome as passionate about occultism and esotericism, made engraved o

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La rupe Tarpea e le oche del Campidoglio

The tales of the Tarpean Rock and Capitoline Geese are both imbued in history and myth.

Spaghetti con le telline

The “Sagra” (Festival) of the Tellina is annually held, usually in September, by the residents of the Borghetto dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s District).

Le fontanelle romane

When the heat of the city becomes oppressive, nothing is more welcome than a sip of cool water.  Rome offers top quality water on the street.

 

Il giovano favoloso

A film by Mario Martone, "Il giovane favoloso", focused on the life of Giacomo Leopardi, is in production at the cinema.

L’arte dei Cosmati, marmorari romani

Several churches in Rome are embellished with decoration known as the “Cosmatesque Style”, after the families of brilliant marble craftsmen who in the 12th and 13th

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Il mercato di San Lorenzo e il campanile dell'Immacolata

If you should at some time find yourself in Piazza dell’Immacolata in the district of San Lorenzo, pay a visit (if you are lucky enough to find it open) to the Church of Santa Maria Immacolata and

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Memorie d’inciampo a Roma, le Stolpersteine

Passeggiando per le vie di Roma ci si può imbattere in un sampietrino davvero particolare: una targa in ottone lucente ricopre il blocchetto del lastricato tipico del centro storico di Roma.  Spicc

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Meta sudans
Piazza del Colosseo

Before Constantine’s Arch, we can see the outline of an ancient fountain, the Meta sudans. The ruins of this this large fountain were removed in 1936.

Monte dei Cocci
Via Nicola Zabaglia, 24

The Monte dei Cocci, or Monte Testaccio, is an authentic “waste tip”, an artificial mound dating from the Roman era rising in the very heart of the city.

 

The idea of ​​the garden city was born in England. Following the increase of the population in urban centers, the quality of life, especially for the working classes, was dramatically decreased.

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A famous book by Silvio Negro bears a title that couldn’t be more accurate: “

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San Giovanni

In days of  old one of the most popular religious and at the same time profane feasts was St. John ‘s, that of the patron saint of the city, which was celebrated on 24th June.

Mitreo di San Clemente

The Zoroastrian cult of Mithras, the god of light, had, in ancient Rome, considerable diffusion among the military; in the imperial period it competed with Christianity, with which it shows some si

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Un set cinematografico

For quite a few years now the district of Garbatella has ben turned into a real movie set. Many famous directors, such as Nanni Moretti and Ferzan Ozpetek, have opted to shoot on location here.

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