Guidebook for Roma

Gioia Alison
Gioia Alison
Guidebook for Roma

Sightseeing

The apartment is located right on the piazza where you can get the subway.
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Piazza dei Re di Roma
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The apartment is located right on the piazza where you can get the subway.
Via del Corso is one of the main streets of Rome and very good for shopping. Here you can find the big international stores, like Zara, Nike and Adidas, the big Italian stores, such as Feltrinelli (the equivalent of Fnac, where you can find Italian books and music), Carpisa (bags) and Havana (affordable women clothes) and some other smaller shops with great bargains. There you find also Galleria Alberto Sordi (who was a Roman actor, btw) - it's a very nice building and there are some caffés inside where you can relax if you're too tired and it's too hot.
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Via del Corso
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Via del Corso is one of the main streets of Rome and very good for shopping. Here you can find the big international stores, like Zara, Nike and Adidas, the big Italian stores, such as Feltrinelli (the equivalent of Fnac, where you can find Italian books and music), Carpisa (bags) and Havana (affordable women clothes) and some other smaller shops with great bargains. There you find also Galleria Alberto Sordi (who was a Roman actor, btw) - it's a very nice building and there are some caffés inside where you can relax if you're too tired and it's too hot.
Dedicated to the worship of all gods (Pan Theon- all gods) . The Pantheon was built by Emperor Hadrian between 118 and 125 d.c. on the site of an earlier temple of 27 a.c. of which door yet the recognition and consecrated as a Christian church in 609. Reached by foot in 43 minutes (3500 m).
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Pantheon
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Dedicated to the worship of all gods (Pan Theon- all gods) . The Pantheon was built by Emperor Hadrian between 118 and 125 d.c. on the site of an earlier temple of 27 a.c. of which door yet the recognition and consecrated as a Christian church in 609. Reached by foot in 43 minutes (3500 m).
You will not find any other place in the world that celebrates the ever-mutating and incredible power of water like Rome. The Trevi Fountain is a fantastic work of art that is much more than a mere sculpture. This triumphant example of Baroque art with its soft, natural lines and fantasy creatures embodies movement as the soul of the world. The fountain is a true wonder, a jewel of water and stone that is nestled between the palaces of the historic centre of the city. The light and shade effects on the marble make the wind seem to bellow through the drapes and locks of the statues, agitating the waves, creating an extraordinarily intense and spectacular scene. In this Baroque creation, the architecture itself seems to come alive with the current of the revitalising waters.
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Trevi Fountain
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You will not find any other place in the world that celebrates the ever-mutating and incredible power of water like Rome. The Trevi Fountain is a fantastic work of art that is much more than a mere sculpture. This triumphant example of Baroque art with its soft, natural lines and fantasy creatures embodies movement as the soul of the world. The fountain is a true wonder, a jewel of water and stone that is nestled between the palaces of the historic centre of the city. The light and shade effects on the marble make the wind seem to bellow through the drapes and locks of the statues, agitating the waves, creating an extraordinarily intense and spectacular scene. In this Baroque creation, the architecture itself seems to come alive with the current of the revitalising waters.
One of the spectacular and typical urban complexes of Baroque Rome. The buildings built on the ruins of the Domitian stadium – of which the square preserves its shape and dimensions – mark its boundary. Festivals, races and jousts took place through the centuries in the square. Since the 17th century until mid-19th century, on Saturdays and Sundays of August the square, at the time with a hollow ground, was partially flooded and naumachias took place here. Today, during the Epiphany, there is a market selling crib figurines, games and sweets. Three fountains decorate the square: the Fontana del Moro, so called for the statue of the Moor fighting a dolphin; the Fontana dei Fiumi, one of the most beautiful and fanciful works by Bernini; the Fontana de' Calderari, aka the Fontana del Nettuno. Opposite the Fontana dei Fiumi is the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone, began by Carlo and Girolamo Rainaldi during the age of pope Innocent X and completed by Borromini who changed it deeply and made of it a masterpiece. Next to the Church is Palazzo Pamphili, a work by Girolamo Rainaldi, since 1960 seat of the Brazilian embassy. Opposite the palazzo is the church of Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore already San Giacomo degli Spagnoli, built for the Jubilee of the year 1450.
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Piazza Navona
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One of the spectacular and typical urban complexes of Baroque Rome. The buildings built on the ruins of the Domitian stadium – of which the square preserves its shape and dimensions – mark its boundary. Festivals, races and jousts took place through the centuries in the square. Since the 17th century until mid-19th century, on Saturdays and Sundays of August the square, at the time with a hollow ground, was partially flooded and naumachias took place here. Today, during the Epiphany, there is a market selling crib figurines, games and sweets. Three fountains decorate the square: the Fontana del Moro, so called for the statue of the Moor fighting a dolphin; the Fontana dei Fiumi, one of the most beautiful and fanciful works by Bernini; the Fontana de' Calderari, aka the Fontana del Nettuno. Opposite the Fontana dei Fiumi is the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone, began by Carlo and Girolamo Rainaldi during the age of pope Innocent X and completed by Borromini who changed it deeply and made of it a masterpiece. Next to the Church is Palazzo Pamphili, a work by Girolamo Rainaldi, since 1960 seat of the Brazilian embassy. Opposite the palazzo is the church of Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore already San Giacomo degli Spagnoli, built for the Jubilee of the year 1450.
Already in the XV century this square had acquired a commercially important role due to its high concentration of hotels and foreigners' homes. In fact the square's name refers to the French and Spanish governments' representatives who lived in the area. Francesco De Santis was the designer of the Spanish Steps, the Trinità dei Monti staircase, referred to as a masterpiece of architecture. His intention was to create a staircase that would serve as a gathering spot for all Rome's citizens. The staircase is in fact a popular meeting place even today; so much so that it's been nicknamed "Rome's living room." At the foot of the famous staircase is Pietro Bernini's fountain, called the "Old Boat" due to the fact that in ancient times naval battle games were held where the fountain stands.
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Piazza di Spagna
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Already in the XV century this square had acquired a commercially important role due to its high concentration of hotels and foreigners' homes. In fact the square's name refers to the French and Spanish governments' representatives who lived in the area. Francesco De Santis was the designer of the Spanish Steps, the Trinità dei Monti staircase, referred to as a masterpiece of architecture. His intention was to create a staircase that would serve as a gathering spot for all Rome's citizens. The staircase is in fact a popular meeting place even today; so much so that it's been nicknamed "Rome's living room." At the foot of the famous staircase is Pietro Bernini's fountain, called the "Old Boat" due to the fact that in ancient times naval battle games were held where the fountain stands.
As jaw dropping as entering St. Peter's Basilica... The gold ceiling has to be seen to be believed. This the actual seat of the bishop of Rome...The twelve apostles statues...spectacular!!! The Papal Archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano), commonly known as St. John Lateran Archbasilica, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. John Lateran, or just The Lateran Basilica, is the cathedral church of Rome and the episcopal seat of the Roman Pontiff.
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Lateranbasilikan
4 Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano
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As jaw dropping as entering St. Peter's Basilica... The gold ceiling has to be seen to be believed. This the actual seat of the bishop of Rome...The twelve apostles statues...spectacular!!! The Papal Archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano), commonly known as St. John Lateran Archbasilica, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. John Lateran, or just The Lateran Basilica, is the cathedral church of Rome and the episcopal seat of the Roman Pontiff.
The Flavius amphitheatre is the biggest and most imposing in the Roman world, but is also the most famous monument in Rome and is known as the "Colosseum" or "Coliseum". Started by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavia family, it was opened by his son Titus in 80 A.D. The highly ostentatious opening ceremony, lasted one hundred days during which people saw great fights, shows and hunts involving the killing of thousands of animals (5000 according to the historian Suetonius). For the opening, the arena space was filled with water for one of the most fantastic events held in Roman times, naumachias – real sea battles reproducing great battles of the past.
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Colosseo (MB)
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The Flavius amphitheatre is the biggest and most imposing in the Roman world, but is also the most famous monument in Rome and is known as the "Colosseum" or "Coliseum". Started by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavia family, it was opened by his son Titus in 80 A.D. The highly ostentatious opening ceremony, lasted one hundred days during which people saw great fights, shows and hunts involving the killing of thousands of animals (5000 according to the historian Suetonius). For the opening, the arena space was filled with water for one of the most fantastic events held in Roman times, naumachias – real sea battles reproducing great battles of the past.
Once a simple meadow, today is a square and one of the most characteristic places of the city. A jewel among jewels, piazza Campo de' Fiori is placed between piazza Navona and piazza Farnese and is the typical scenario of old Rome. The picturesque market that lives up the square is very typical of the city. It was moved here from piazza Navona in 1869, and it owes its name to a wonderful field full of flowers, a pasture for animals until the 15th century. The market has still wooden stands and the umbrellas protect the products from any weather. In 1440 the square was paved and around it were built many inns and hotels for pilgrims. This is why the image is almost unchanged compared to Alinari’s pictures of the 19th century. In the middle of the square is the 19th century statue of the philosopher Giordano Bruno, sent to the stake in 1600 because he was considered an heretic. Campo de' Fiori is an example of continuity between ancient and present Rome.
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Campo de' Fiori
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Once a simple meadow, today is a square and one of the most characteristic places of the city. A jewel among jewels, piazza Campo de' Fiori is placed between piazza Navona and piazza Farnese and is the typical scenario of old Rome. The picturesque market that lives up the square is very typical of the city. It was moved here from piazza Navona in 1869, and it owes its name to a wonderful field full of flowers, a pasture for animals until the 15th century. The market has still wooden stands and the umbrellas protect the products from any weather. In 1440 the square was paved and around it were built many inns and hotels for pilgrims. This is why the image is almost unchanged compared to Alinari’s pictures of the 19th century. In the middle of the square is the 19th century statue of the philosopher Giordano Bruno, sent to the stake in 1600 because he was considered an heretic. Campo de' Fiori is an example of continuity between ancient and present Rome.
Franked by green fileds and umbrella pine trees. Via appia antica the queen of acient roads, has a morbid story - Spartacusa was crucified here and the early Christians buried dead in the catacombs
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Via Appia Antica
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Franked by green fileds and umbrella pine trees. Via appia antica the queen of acient roads, has a morbid story - Spartacusa was crucified here and the early Christians buried dead in the catacombs
Baths of Caracalla, Italian Terme di Caracalla, ancient (Latin) Thermae Antoninianae (“Antonine Baths”), Caracalla, Baths of public baths in ancient Rome begun by the emperor Septimius Severus
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Baths of Caracalla
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Baths of Caracalla, Italian Terme di Caracalla, ancient (Latin) Thermae Antoninianae (“Antonine Baths”), Caracalla, Baths of public baths in ancient Rome begun by the emperor Septimius Severus
For an inexperienced eye the Circus Maximus now appears only as a large green area where the Romans are training or leading to the dogs for a walk, this grass oblong in antiquity was, as its name says, the most famous circus and by far the most ancient. The Circus Maximus was destined to sports and athletic competitions of various kinds, but became most famous for chariot races which often went on from early morning until dusk, up to a hundred a day. At peak times it could accommodate 250,000 to 300,000 people with standing room. Recent excavations have unearthed the remains that we beg to better delineate the ancient fattezza circus, a myriad of shops, stalls and taverns surrounding the area of racing. Go to
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Aventino/Circo Massimo
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For an inexperienced eye the Circus Maximus now appears only as a large green area where the Romans are training or leading to the dogs for a walk, this grass oblong in antiquity was, as its name says, the most famous circus and by far the most ancient. The Circus Maximus was destined to sports and athletic competitions of various kinds, but became most famous for chariot races which often went on from early morning until dusk, up to a hundred a day. At peak times it could accommodate 250,000 to 300,000 people with standing room. Recent excavations have unearthed the remains that we beg to better delineate the ancient fattezza circus, a myriad of shops, stalls and taverns surrounding the area of racing. Go to
Chiesa che si struttura su tre livelli di diverse epoche storiche. Da non perdere! 2000 years of history, spectacular mosaics and frescoes, 3 differente levels (1st, 4th and 12th centuries).
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Basilica of San Clemente
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Chiesa che si struttura su tre livelli di diverse epoche storiche. Da non perdere! 2000 years of history, spectacular mosaics and frescoes, 3 differente levels (1st, 4th and 12th centuries).

Getting Around

Subway "Re di Roma" is literately a few steps from the apartment
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Kings of Rome
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Subway "Re di Roma" is literately a few steps from the apartment

Shopping

Mercato dell'usato.Flea market, clothing at low prices, stocks of the past seasons, military items, camping, hunting and fishing. Time: 7,00-14,00. Sunday closed.
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Via Sannio
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Mercato dell'usato.Flea market, clothing at low prices, stocks of the past seasons, military items, camping, hunting and fishing. Time: 7,00-14,00. Sunday closed.

Food Scene

One of the best in Rome for pizza slices and suppli.
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Re di Roma Pizza
19/20 Piazza dei Re di Roma
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One of the best in Rome for pizza slices and suppli.
The best e most famous Tiramissu in Rome a few steps from the apartment
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Pompi
7 Via Albalonga
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The best e most famous Tiramissu in Rome a few steps from the apartment

Drinks & Nightlife

The pedestrian area in Via del Pigneto is the goal of the new Roman nightlife . Wine bars , restaurants , trattorias , pizzerias and cocktail bars are waiting for you for an authentic Roman experience.
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Via del Pigneto
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The pedestrian area in Via del Pigneto is the goal of the new Roman nightlife . Wine bars , restaurants , trattorias , pizzerias and cocktail bars are waiting for you for an authentic Roman experience.