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EXPLORE ROME

ANCIENT ROME

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COLOSSEO

The construction of the Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum, began around the year 71 AD under the Emperor Vespasian AD. Read more ...

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FORI IMPERIALI

The Imperial Forums are a unique architectural complex in the world, consisting of a series of monumental buildings and squares, the center of the political activity of ancient Rome, built over a period of about 150 years, between 46 BC. and 113 A.D. At the end of the Republican period, when Rome had now become the capital of a huge empire that stretched from Gaul to Asia Minor, the ancient Roman Forum proved insufficient to serve as the administrative center of the city. Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, was the first to build a new square, initially considered as a simple extension of the Republican Forum. ..

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TEATRO MARCELLO

The building was erected at the southern limit of the IX Augustan region, Campo Marzio, in the place that tradition had consecrated to scenic representations, where from 179 to. C. there was the theatrum et proscenium ad Apollinis, connected with the temple of Apollo. Read everything...

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FORO TRAIANO

Between 95 and 105 AD, the excavation of the slopes of the Quirinal was started in order to create space for new buildings. In total, about 300,000 cubic meters of tuffaceous materials were removed, thus obtaining a building area of ​​about 4.2 hectares. The last in order of time and the most grandiose of the Imperial Forums was built in this area: the Forum of Trajan. Its construction probably derived from the need for new spaces to be dedicated to the administration of justice, an activity that had moved from the Roman Forum between the Forum of Caesar and that of Augustus. The Forum of Trajan was also built to celebrate the victory of the emperor over the Dacians, who were defeated in two very tough military campaigns ...

PLACES

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Il Campidoglio

Il Campidoglio

The Capitoline Hill is the most important and enchanting of the seven hills on which Rome was founded. It symbolized the epicenter of the Roman Empire with the most important temples of the city.The 16th century project of the current square is the work of Michelangelo.

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Phanteon

The Roman gods were many and the temple was originally built by Agrippa in 27/25 BC. but it was destroyed by a fire in 80 AD. It was rebuilt by Domitian and burned again in 110 AD. and, finally, it was rebuilt by Adriano

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Trinità dei Monti

Trinità dei Monti

The church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti is a Catholic place of worship in Rome, in the Campo Marzio district, located on the top of the famous Spanish Steps. The church is also officiated in French and is entrusted to the Emmanuel Community [1] and is one of the 5 French-speaking Catholic churches in Rome, together with San Luigi dei Francesi, San Nicola dei Lorenesi, Sant'Ivo dei Bretoni and Santi Claudio e Andrea dei Borgognoni.

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Castel Sant'Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo, also known as Hadrian's Mausoleum, is a monument of Rome, located on the right bank of the Tiber opposite the Pons Aelius, a short distance from the Vatican, between the Borgo and Prati districts; it is connected to the Vatican State through the fortified corridor of the "passetto"

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Vatican

Vatican

The Vatican City, officially the Vatican City State (in Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanæ [12]), also simply called the Vatican (or by definition St. Peter, or improperly Holy See), is a landlocked state of the Italian Peninsula , the smallest sovereign state in the world both for population (453 inhabitants) [13] and for territorial extension (0.44 km²), the sixth for population density. [14] As a form of government it is a theocracy.

THE FOUNTAINS

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Fontana di Trevi

Fontana di Trevi

Powered by one of the oldest aqueducts in Rome, the Trevi Fountain represents Ocean on a chariot pulled by sea horses and tritons. ... The sculptor Nicola Salvi was chosen who began the work in 1732, but the fountain was completed only thirty years later in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini.

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Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

The Fountain of the Four Rivers, or even just the Fountain of the Rivers, is an artistic fountain in Rome located in the center of Piazza Navona, in front of the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone, designed by the sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini and built by a group of sculptors, including Giovan Maria Franchi, Giacomo Antonio Fancelli, Claude Poussin, Antonio Raggi and Francesco Baratta, between 1648 and 1651.
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Fontana della Barcaccia 

Tradition has it that for the project Bernini was inspired by an old boat dragged by the flood of the Tiber in 1598 to the foot of Trinità de ‘Monti. … The fountain takes its name from the type of boat used in the seventeenth century to transport the barrels of wine along the river called “barcaccia”.

THE SQUARES

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Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia extends between Via del Corso and Via dei Fori Imperiali and derives its current form from the renovations of the area, which took place between the 19th and 20th centuries, for the construction of the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II. Work by Giuseppe Sacconi, winner of the competition, also known as Altare della Patria, was begun in 1885 and completed by Gaetano Koch, Manfredo Manfredi and Pio Piacentini in 1911.

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Piazza di Spagna

Piazza di Spagna

Romantic center of nineteenth-century Rome, already in the fifteenth century it assumed a very important commercial role due to the presence of many hotels and houses inhabited by foreigners, attracted to this area by the representatives of the Spanish and French governments. Under the pontificate of Innocent XIII, and under the direction of the Roman architect Francesco De Santis, the Spanish Steps (1723-26) were built, a scenic link between the slopes of the Pincio, dominated by the church of SS. Trinità, and the underlying Piazza di Spagna, which was a meeting place for all citizens. In fact, even today, the staircase is a meeting place and meeting place, so much so that it is defined as the "living room of Rome".

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Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo

Monumental and elegant square, at the top where via del Babuino, via di Ripetta and via del Corso meet, the three main arteries of the historic center of Rome. The urbanization of the area began in the second half of the 16th century, with the construction of a first fountain, the Trullo fountain, designed by Giacomo Della Porta, today in Piazza Nicosia, and with the subsequent positioning of the Flaminio obelisk, about 24 meters, and moved from the Circus Maximus by order of Sixtus V in 1589; it was the first obelisk to be moved to Rome, at the time of Augustus, to celebrate the conquest of Egypt.

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Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

One of the most spectacular urban complexes of Baroque Rome Piazza Navona is one of the most spectacular and characteristic urban complexes of Baroque Rome. The square is bordered by the buildings that were built on the remains of the Stadium of Domitian, whose shape and dimensions are preserved. The original shape of the current square, in fact, faithfully imitates the perimeter of the ancient stadium that Domitian had built in 86 AD. C. for the practice of athletics and horse racing. The remains of this ancient structure are located 5-6 meters below today's street level and can still be seen under a modern building in Piazza di Tor Sanguigna and in the basement of the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone. The modern name of the square derives from the term Agones which in Latin means precisely "games".

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Piazza San Pietro

Piazza San Pietro

Dominated by the majestic St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square owes its characteristic elliptical shape surrounded by the imposing colonnade to the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who welcomes millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world into a symbolic embrace every year. Every Sunday, at noon, a large crowd gathers in this square to attend the Angelus Domini and receive the blessing of the Pope who looks out from the window of his study in the Apostolic Palace. Commissioned by Pope Alexander VII Chigi, the portico consists of 284 columns arranged radially on four rows; gradually decreasing the diameter, Bernini managed to keep the proportional relationships between spaces and columns unchanged even in the external rows. Thanks to this device, positioning on the porphyry discs on the sides of the obelisk, the visitor will see the colonnade consisting of a single row of columns.

MUSEUMS

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Musei Vaticani

The Vatican Museums were founded by Pope Julius II in 1506 and opened to the public in 1771 at the behest of Pope Clement XIV. The sculpture that laid the foundations for the construction of the museum was the so-called Laocoon Group: it depicts Laocoon, the priest who, according to Greek mythology, tried to persuade the Trojans not to accept the wooden horse that the Greeks seemed to have given them. The statue was found on January 14, 1506 in a vineyard near the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. Pope Julius II sent Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo Buonarroti, who worked at the Vatican, to examine the discovery, and on their advice he immediately bought the sculpture from the owner of the vineyard. A month later the work, which depicts Laocoon and his sons caught in the coils of a sea serpent, was exhibited to the public in the Vatican.  Read more…

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Museo Palatino

Museo Palatino

The Palatine Antiquarium (also known as the Palatine Museum) is a museum located on the Palatine Hill in Rome. Founded in the second half of the 19th century, it houses sculptures, fragments of frescoes and archaeological material discovered on the hill.

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Musei Capitolini

Musei Capitolini

The Capitoline Museums constitute the main municipal civic museum of Rome, part of the Museums System of Rome Capital, with an exhibition area of ​​12,977 m².

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Museo Nazionale Etrusco

Museo Nazionale Etrusco

The National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia is an Italian state museum dedicated to the Etruscan and Faliscan civilizations, housed since the beginning of the twentieth century in Villa Giulia in Rome. È di proprietà del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali, che dal 2016 lo ha annoverato tra gli istituti museali dotati di autonomia speciale.

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Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna

The National Gallery was founded in 1883, a few years after the constitution of the Italian unitary state (Rome had become the capital of Italy in 1871), as there was a need for a museum dedicated to contemporary artists living or recently deceased. The first seat of the Gallery was the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in via Nazionale, and its establishment is due to the work of the minister Guido Baccelli.

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Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica

The National Galleries of Ancient Art are a museum institution in Rome divided into two distinct exhibition sites, one in Palazzo Barberini and the other in Palazzo Corsini. The gallery's collection includes works by Bernini, Caravaggio, van Dyck, Holbein, Beato Angelico, Lippi, Lotto, Preti, Poussin, El Greco, Raffaello, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Rubens, Murillo, Ribera and Tiziano.

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Galleria Borghese

Galleria Borghese

The Borghese gallery is an Italian state museum, located in the Villa Borghese Pinciana in Rome. It still houses a large part of the art collection begun by Scipione Borghese, cardinal-nephew of Paul V, who was also responsible for the construction of the villa itself. Vi sono esposte opere di Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Agnolo Bronzino, Antonio Canova, Caravaggio, Raffaello, Perugino, Lorenzo Lotto, Antonello da Messina, Cranach, Annibale Carracci, Pieter Paul Rubens, Bellini, Tiziano. Si può considerare unica al mondo per quel che riguarda il numero e l'importanza delle sculture del Bernini e delle tele del Caravaggio.[2].

THE FOOD

Rome to taste

Tonnarelli cacio e pepe

Tonnarelli cacio e pepe

The typical dish of Roman cuisine has ancient origins. The shepherds of the countryside carried cheese, pepper and dried spaghetti in their saddlebag.
Fettuccine

Fettuccine

The fettuccine alla papalina, were invented in the Rome of the 30 '. Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli who was about to become the future Pope Pius XII and who was a regular customer of the restaurant "La Cisterna" in Rome - located right next to the Vatican - asked to be able to eat a new dish, different from the usual one.
Amatriciana

Amatriciana

Amatriciana (matriciana in dialect) is a sauce for pasta typical of the gastronomic tradition of Amatrice, a town in the province of Rieti, in the Lazio region. From 6 March 2020 it is officially recognized as a Guaranteed Traditional Specialty of the European Union.
Carbonara

Carbonara

It is a characteristic dish of Lazio, and more particularly of Rome, prepared with popular ingredients and with an intense taste. The most traditionally used types of pasta are spaghetti and rigatoni.
Gricia

Gricia

According to some sources, the dish was born in Rome but also Grisciano, a fraction of the municipality of Accumoli, in the province of Rieti, claims its authorship. The name could in fact derive from the toponym (hence the variant "griscia") or from "Gricio", as bakers were called in the Rome of the 1400s, often from the German regions of the Rhine and from the Canton of Grisons,
Pizza

Pizza

It all began in Rome in the second half of the 1950s when some more enlightened baker had the idea of ​​being able to expand the sales offer with products such as pizza by the slice.
Coda alla vaccinara

Coda alla vaccinara

The Coda alla Vaccinara (oxtail) is a typical dish of Roman cuisine, consisting of stewed bovine tail (usually ox), seasoned with various vegetables.
Abboacchio scottadito

Abboacchio scottadito

It is an ancient recipe of Roman origin and is part of a simple and poor culinary tradition. ... The word abbacchio derives from the Roman term used in the dialect to indicate the young suckling lamb.
Pecorino Romano

Pecorino Romano

The history of Pecorino Romano has millenary origins. As early as 48 BC Virgil, describing its nutritional properties, said that the daily consumption imposed on each Roman soldier was 27 grams per day.