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Rome Center

  • “WAR, CAPITALISM, AND LIBERTY”: A BANKSY EXHIBITION

    Until the 4th of September 2016 the largest exhibition of works created by the artist known as Banksy will be on display in Rome.

  • A PAPAL EXPERIENCE

    The Vatican with its integral location in the heart of Rome plays a significant role in the city’s overall culture. Italians and visitors alike when visiting the Eternal City make it a point to visit St Peter’s Basilica as well as the Vatican Museum.
    For a truly unique Roman experience while visiting is to attend a Papal Audience.

  • A SPECIAL LITTLE FOUNTAIN

    Rome has always had a continuous relationship with water: the Tiber river runs right through the center of the city, and even the geological structure of the soil has shed light on numerous sources of water throughout the past.

  • BISCOTTIFICIO INNOCENTI IN TRASTEVERE

    Biscotti: not to be confused with your average cookies or brightly colored French macaroons.

  • DONKEY PUNCH

  • FRENI E FRIZIONI

    Off the pedestrian streets of the ever-popular Trastevere neighborhood happens to be a hidden gem not known to many: Freni e Frizioni.

  • HIDDEN ROME: PASSETTO DEL BISCIONE

    Half-hidden a few meters away from Campo de’ Fiori is a small street that connects Piazza del Biscione with Via di Grottapinta: Il Passetto del Biscione.

  • L’ANGOLO DIVINO – CHEERS!

    Rome, like good wine, should be appreciated slowly.

  • LA PAPESSA – WAS THERE A FEMALE POPE?

    No one will ever say for certain whether the legend of the female pope Papessa Giovanna is true and whether Giovanna Angelica actually existed or if it is the result of a medieval Roman legend (dating back to the 9th century aC) reflecting the anti-Pope sentiment of the time.

  • MADONNELLE OF ROME

    Strolling through the city's historical center, one continuously encounters the multitude of artistic, historical and spiritual patrimony that seems to be at every street corner and piazza of Rome.

  • MONDO ARANCINA

  • NEIGHBORHOOD PROFILE: MONTI

    There are many lessons to learn when living in Rome but possibly most important is this: usually just a five-minute walk away from any major monument will take you to a restaurant, bar, or neighborhood that is full of local finds. One of our favorite examples of this is the neighborhood of Monti.

  • NEIGHBORHOOD PROFILE: TESTACCIO

    Rome is the Italian capital and one of the cultural epicenters of the entire nation.
    It has a variety of diverse personalities which become evident through the mixture of neighborhoods that comprise the Eternal City.

  • ONCE UPON A TIME ... A CAT

    What other animal is better suited to interpret the spirit of the perfect Roman citizen if not the cat, who is apparently idle and indolent, as to seem detached from worldly matters, but that, instead, proves to be always watchful and attentive and ready to intervene at the appropriate time.

  • PALAZZO ZUCCARI - PORTAL TO HELL OR MANNERIST FACADE?

    On Via Gregoriana, a road was opened to link the Spanish Steps to the Pincio garden park at the request of Pope Gregory XIII, to whom we owe also the current official calendar in most of the world. At number 30, just a few steps from the Church of the Trinità dei Monti, is one of the strangest facades of a building in Rome: Palazzo Zuccari.

  • PARKS ON THE AVENTINE HILL

    In a city like Rome, where the waves of tourists constantly wash over you, interrupted only by Vespas cutting the corner, it's refreshing to find those few peaceful places amid the chaos. High above the fast paced Lungotevere, and a few steps away from the long line for the Bocca della Verità, sits the Aventine hill: the perfect place to find a break from the busy streets of Rome.

  • PICO'S TAQUERIA AND AMERICAN GRILL

  • ROMAN GHOSTS

     

    Rome, with a history spanning many thousands of years, has gathered a multitude of stories, myths, and legends that have been told so many times they have become a part of the culture and popular tradition over time. With Halloween fast approaching, we want to explore a few of the most famous cases of ghostly appearances that have occurred throughout the history of Rome.

     

  • ROMAN MARKETS

    Truthfully nothing quite beats strolling down Via dei Condotti (Rome's most famous shopping street), window shopping, and day dreaming about all of the designer clothes and bags you'd like to buy.

  • SUPPLI’ AL TELEFONO - ROME'S FIRST STREET FOOD - PRONTO? CHI PARLA? HELLO? WHO IS IT?

    Almost every pizza al taglio locale in Rome have supplì: breaded fried oblong shaped rice balls with a mozzarella filling.