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Una passeggiata per le vie del centro storico alla ricerca di animali simbolici
The Fontana di Trevi, the Trevi fountain, is one of Rome’s most well known sights.
Roma meta di artisti stranieri per studiare le memorie della città
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.
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[...]
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.
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.
Per vivere Roma come dentro un film
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,[...]
The tales of the Tarpean Rock and Capitoline Geese are both imbued in history and myth.
The “Sagra” (Festival) of the Tellina is annually held, usually in September, by the residents of the Borghetto dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s District).
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.
A film by Mario Martone, "Il giovane favoloso", focused on the life of Giacomo Leopardi, is in production at the cinema.
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
A famous book by Silvio Negro bears a title that couldn’t be more accurate: “
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.
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[...]
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.