Piazza del Popolo: Welcome to the Heart of Rome

Rich in art and culture, Piazza del Popolo is the gateway to the centre of Rome. Entering from the imposing Porta del Popolo, one is immediately catapulted into the splendid Piazza del Popolo. Reworked several times over the centuries, the arch’s external façade was built by architect Nanni di Baccio Bigio, who was commissioned by…

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The Velabro… where Rome began

This area of Rome tells the story of the city from its beginning: the Velabro. Legend has it that the Urbe was founded by Romulus in the area between the Palatine and Capitoline hills, known today as Velabro. This area - at that time swampy and often flooded (“velus”, in fact) - is where the…

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Piazza Navona and Its Secrets

The fascinating and evocative history of ancient Rome is hidden under the lively, baroque Piazza Navona. Due to its elegant Baroque layout and its bubbly atmosphere, Piazza Navona is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Rome. Its oval shape, which is especially obvious when viewed from above, is like that of the ancient…

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Porta di Roma: Shopping and Art

Porta di Roma
The largest and busiest shopping centre in Italy is offering a unique opportunity: to shop among archaeological displays and exhibits. For twelve years now, the capital’s residents have chosen the Porta di Roma shopping gallery as the ideal place to spend their free time and fulfil their desires. From clothing to culinary delights, the shops…

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Borghese Palace: One of the Four Marvels of Rome

Palazzo Borghese
Located a few steps from Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, Palazzo Borghese, with its characteristic cymbal-shaped architecture, has been for decades one of the privileged Grand Tour destinations. Defined by the archaeologist Giuseppe Antonio Guattani one of the «four wonders of Rome», this palace was built in 1560. It took its current form only in…

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Garden of Ninfa: a Beautiful Park

Giardino di Ninfa
A fairy-tale garden, defined by the “New York Times” as «the most beautiful and romantic in the world», where you can immerse yourself in enchantment. The Garden of Ninfa, with its 8 hectares of land and 1,300 plants from all over the world,  looks like a real paradise on earth. It is located near Cisterna…

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