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Pagina di snodo Tassonomia
Via Appia Antica

The road, which flanks the sea and was more distant from conflict zones, was faster and safer than via Latina and quickly assumed a military and strategic role.

Area Archeologica del Sepolcro degli Scipioni
Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 9

The archaeological area of the Tomb of the Scipios is located along the urban stretch of the ancient Via Appia, within the Aurelian Walls, before the city gate, Porta S. Sebastiano.

Area archeologica del Vicus Caprarius
Vicolo del Puttarello, 25

Not far from Trevi Fountain, in Vicolo del Puttarello, there is the Vicus Caprarius archaeological site, also called “Città dell’Acqua”

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Area Archeologica Stadio di Domiziano
Via di Tor Sanguigna, 3

The Stadium of Domitian Archaeological Area, now Piazza Navona in Rome, “the earliest example of a masonry athletics stadium built in Rome, a unique element in the hi

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Area sacra di Largo Argentina
Via di San Nicola de Cesarini

Opening out before one of Rome’s most important and oldest theatres, Teatro Argentina, and located in the middle of a rather busy road junction, is an archaeological site which was discovered as re

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Area Sacra di S. Omobono
Vico Jugario, 4

Strolling around the area of ​​the Foro Olitorio (opposite the modern Palazzo dell’Anagrafe), it is possible to see the archaeological area known as the Sacred Area of S.

Auditorium di Mecenate
Largo Leopardi

If you happen to be going down Via Merulana from the Basilica of St.

Aula Gotica del Monastero dei Ss. Quattro Coronati
Via dei Santi Quattro, 20

The SS. Quattro Coronati complex is one of the most rich in history, art and spirituality in Rome.

Clivo di Venere Felice

Those of you who have already visited the Capitoline Museums will certainly have admired the fragment of the colossal statue of Emperor Constantine.

Basilica Neopitagorica di Porta Maggiore
Via Prenestina, 17

The Neo-Pythagorean underground basilica is located near Porta Maggiore.

Bocca della verità
Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18

A circular marble sculpture of a large face with an open mouth, which was in all likelihood used as drain cover, owes its allure to the superstition according to which the “Bocca della Verità” bite

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Borghetto dei Pescatori

Sapori e antiche tradizioni in un luogo dove il tempo sembra essersi fermato

Bunker di Villa Torlonia
Via Nomentana, 70

The bunker and air-raid shelters of Villa Torlonia are also reopening.

Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi
Piazza del Grillo, 1

The House of the Knights of Rhodes was the seat of the Roman Priory of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, later known as being from Rhodes and from Malta.

Casina del Cardinal Bessarione
Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 8

The Casina del Cardinal Bessarione is an unusual example of a Renaissance villa outside the city in an area full of testimonials to the Republican and Imperial eras.

Catacombe di San Callisto
Via Appia Antica, 110/126

Le Catacombe di San Callisto rappresentano il nucleo cimiteriale più antico e meglio conservato della Via Appia; il complesso deve il nome al papa martire S.

Catacombe di San Sebastiano
Via Appia Antica, 136

Usate già come luogo funerario pagano, le Catacombe di San Sebastiano si trasformarono in necropoli cristiana verso la fine del II secolo, dedicate ai SS. Pietro e Paolo.

Cimitero Acattolico
Via Caio Cestio, 6

Known in Rome as the Protestant Cemetery, it is located near the Pyramid of Cestius, the rear of which is visible from here.

 Cimitero Monumentale del Verano
Piazzale del Verano

The monumental cemetery of Verano is Rome’s main cemetery.

Circo Massimo
Viale Aventino

To an untrained eye the Circus of Maxentius just looks like a vast green pasture where locals jog or take their dogs for a walk, but in ancient times this oblong ground was, as its

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Colombario di Pomponio Hylas
Via di Porta Latina

The term columbarium refers to a burial chamber which walls are covered with rows of niches in which cinerary urns, small clay pots containing the ashes of the deceased, were placed.

Colonna Traiana
Via dei Fori Imperiali

Trajan’s Column is the only monument in the Roman Forum that has reached us practically intact.

Piazza del Colosseo

The construction of the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire was started by Vespasian in 72 AD.

Domus Aurea
Via della Domus Aurea, 1

After his first residence on the Palatine Hill was destroyed by the big fire that broke out in the year 64 AD, Nero built the Domus Aurea.

Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
Foro Traiano, 85

Through a virtual reconstruction, light, sound effects and projections, the visitor will see "reborn" walls, rooms, peristyle, thermes, salons, decorations, kitchens, furniture of the patrician "Do

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Domus Transitoria
Via Sacra

The Domus Transitoria, the first royal palace of Nero on the Palatine Hill, due to its value and the wealth of materials used, occupies a place of primary importan

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Fontana dei Fiumi
Piazza Navona

Located in the very middle of Piazza Navona, the Fountain of the Four Rivers is a masterpiece from Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680).

Fontana del Babuino
Via del Babuino

Financed by a wealthy merchant, Alessandro Grandi, the  Babuino Fountain, which is to be found in the street of the same name, was built around 1580.

Fontana del Tritone
Piazza Barberini

Four dolphins raise, with their tails, a conch on which a triton blows a shell-horn. The artist created this work in 1643.

Fontana della Barcaccia
Piazza di Spagna

The theme goes back to the flood of 1598, when boats could reach the place now occupied by this fountain (hence the name). Pope Urban VIII commissioned the work from Bernini in 1627.

Fontana delle Naiadi
Piazza della Repubblica

This is the most beautiful of Rome’s modern fountains. It was constructed in order to provide an attractively monumental view for what was once an extremely elegant street − via Nazionale.

Piazza Mattei

Positioned in the heart of the historic centre, the Fountain of Tortoises is indisputably one of Rome’s finest.

Piazza di Trevi

Work on the celebrated rococo fountain was first begun in 1732 by Nicola Salvi (who beat off competition to be awarded the commission by Pope Clement XII) and was completed by Giuseppe

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Fontanone dell'Acqua Paola (Fontanone del Gianicolo)
Via Garibaldi

Designed and built to mark the terminus of the Trajan Aqueduct, between 1610 and 1614, by architects Giovanni Fontana (1540-1614) and Flaminio Ponzio

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Fori Imperiali
Via dei Fori Imperiali

At the end of the Republican Age, when Rome had become the capital of a vast empire stretching from Gaul to Asia Minor, the old

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Fosse Ardeatine
Via Ardeatina, 174

A National Monument and Memorial Cemetery, it tragically became a symbol of the resistance movement after the occupying  German troops’ mass execution here of 335 innocent youths and adults, taken

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Galleria Sciarra
Piazza dell'Oratorio

From 1882, all of the 17th century buildings that lie between Via del Corso, Via Minghetti and Via delle Vergini underwent major restructuring.

Il Borgo di Ostia Antica e il Castello di Giulio II
Piazza della Rocca

The original settlement was founded in 830 by Gregory IV whose houses are enclosed within a very high wall and a ditch to defend the inhabitants from the Saracen.

Insula dell'Ara Coeli
Piazza D'Aracoeli

The Ara Coeli Insula is a rare example of a rented house from the Imperial era. The term insula originally indicated a single house surrounded by an open space.

Insula romana di San Paolo alla Regola (sotto Palazzo Specchi)
Via di San Paolo alla Regola, 16

To find out the origin of the discovery of the San Paolo alla Regola Roman Insula (under Palazzo Specchi), the story starts from the sixteenth century Palazzo Specchi and the area near the

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Ipogeo di via Livenza
Via Livenza, 4

We find ourselves between Via Livenza and Via Po where, in 1923, the excavations for the construction of a building led to the discovery of an underground building but its structures were irreparab

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Isola Tiberina
Ponte Cestio

Legend has it that the Tiber Island was formed, to say the least, in a rather curious manner: the angry Romans, after having overthrown in a popular uprising the reviled tyrant Lucius Tarquinius Su

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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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Le Terrazze del Vittoriano
Piazza Venezia

Few words can adequately describe the simply breathtaking view which may be enjoyed from the Terrace of the Quadrigas on top of the Monument to Victor Emamuel II, the Vittoriano or the Altar of the

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Ludus Magnus
Via Labicana

If we look for the largest of  gladiatorial gymnasiums in Rome, we must certainly mention the Ludus Magnus built by Emperor Domitian (81-96 AD) in the valley between the Esquiline and Celio, an are

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