The treasures of Rome are scattered throughout the city and many of the main monuments are really just a few minutes away from our Rome Resort facilities.
FOUNTAIN OF TREVI, SCALINATA OF TRINITY OF THE MOUNTAINS AND PIAZZA DEL POPOLO
From Rome Resort Trevi you can reach the Trevi Fountain, it is the largest and one of the most famous fountains in Rome, as well as the famous Trinità dei Monti stairway, from which you can descend towards Piazza di Spagna, or you can head towards the grandiose Piazza of the people.
The Trevi Fountain is the largest and one of the most famous fountains in Rome; in fact it is considered one of the most famous fountains in the world. Of all that is in Rome, the Trevi Fountain is certainly the strongest attraction.
PIAZZA DI SPAGNA
Piazza di Spagna, with the Trinità dei Monti staircase, is one of the most famous squares in Rome. It owes its name to the Spanish palace, seat of the Iberian state embassy to the Holy See. At the center of the square is the famous Barcaccia fountain, which dates back to the early Baroque period, sculpted by Pietro Bernini and his son, the most famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
PIAZZA DEL POPOLO
Piazza del Popolo is one of the most famous squares in Rome, at the foot of the Pincio. The origin of the name of the square is uncertain: there is an etymology that derives “people” from the Latin populus (poplar), in reference to a thicket of poplars near the tomb of Nero. It is historical news that Pope Pasquale II built a chapel near the walls, at the expense of the Roman people (the one on which the present church of Santa Maria del Popolo would later rise): of the people was the Madonna, del Popolo became the square.
ALTAR OF THE PATRIA, PANTHEON and PIAZZA NAVONA
Other unmissable areas are the Altare della Patria (monument dedicated to King Vittorio Emanuele, from which it takes the name of “Vittoriano”), the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, enriched by its fountains with statues and street artists, near Rome Resort Navona and Piazza del Gesù | Luxury Suites.
It is certainly the most elegant and the most joyous Roman square, built on the ashes of the Stadium of Domitian, the square is still today a meeting point for Romans and tourists, who stay in the many outdoor cafes that surround it. Used in ancient times for athletic competitions and competitions of various kinds, today the square hosts street artists, painters and portraitists every day who in a few minutes manage to capture the most characteristic features of the model. During the Christmas period, the square lights up with a thousand colors and is filled with stalls of sweets, crafts and statuettes for the nativity scene. The typical market invades the square until the descent of the befana in the night between 5 and 6 January.
The Pantheon, which rose a few steps from the Baths of Agrippa, was inaugurated around 25 a.C. and constituted a single religious complex together with the Septa Iulia and the Temple of Neptune. Over time, the Pantheon underwent several thieves, especially by Urban VIII, who will use the bronze of the pronaos for the construction of the canopy of San Pietro and 80 cannons of Castel Sant’Angelo. But overall the building remains intact thanks to the fact that in the seventh century it was transformed into a church with the name of Santa Maria ad Martyres. Even today it is a consecrated church in which masses and weddings are held, while along the walls there are illustrious tombs, such as those of Raffaello Sanzio and Annibale Carracci, the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II, his son Umberto I with Queen Margherita.
Trastevere is a historic district of Rome but also and above all a place in continuous transformation entered the collective imagination of residents and tourists from around the world. A city in the city or, according to someone, an island with its particular atmosphere made of ancient rites and new lifestyles: a land of confrontations and contrasts where the image of reality has a thousand faces and a thousand voices, a place in seeking identity.Trastevere is therefore a labyrinth in which it is difficult to orientate but also beautiful to get lost, with streets with picturesque names and typical panoramic views, such as the alley of Cedro with clothes hanging out to dry in the street and a common thread on to establish good neighborly relations.
The current appearance of the square derives from the demolition and reconstruction operations carried out at the beginning of the 20th century, which led to the construction of the Vittoriano, a colossal monument in honor of Vittorio Emanuele II. The Vittoriano was conceived and designed by Giuseppe Sacconi, a young Marches who in 1882 won the competition announced to celebrate the death of Vittorio Emanuele II four years earlier. Sacconi decided to represent the themes of the homeland and of the unit, representing them both allegorically and geographically. It is therefore possible to find the sculptural groups of the Thought, the Action, the Concordia, the Force and shortly after the fountains of the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the quadrighe of Unity and Liberty looking down on the statues of the regions of ‘Italy.
BASILICA OF SAINT PETER
Also the Basilica of San Pietro is just minutes from Rome Resort Navona and Piazza del Gesù | Luxury Suites. The Basilica of San Pietro is the symbol of the Vatican State and of the Catholic Church. From the dome of Michelangelo to the Bernini’s colonnade, it is a real artistic and architectural masterpiece to be admired. This famous basilica is dedicated to Saint Peter who was the first Pontiff of the Catholic Church and first among the apostles of Jesus Christ. A masterpiece of architecture that houses frescoes and equally wonderful works of art.
COLOSSEUM AND ROMAN FORUMS
You can reach the Colosseum with its magnificent Roman Forums just minutes from Rome Resort Colosseum and Maison Re di Roma.
The Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum, is located in the city center of Rome. Capable of holding up to 50,000 spectators, it is the largest and most important Roman amphitheater, as well as the most impressive monument of ancient Rome. It was begun by Vespasiano in 72 and ended by son Tito of the Flavia family in 80. It is located in the valley between Palatino, Esquilino and Celio, in an area that had previously been part of the immense Nero Aurea’s Domus Aurea. Nearby we find the Roman Forum that dates back to the previous Republican age. Commercial, religious and judicial center of the city up to the whole republican age as well as monumental place of memories. The Roman Forum is linked in its origin to the transformation into an urban organism of the primitive villages built on the heights of the surrounding hills.
THE HOUSE OF ARCHITECTURE
A few minutes from Roma Resort Termini is the Casa dell’Architettura, inside the Roman Aquarium, a building as absurd as controversial born at the end of the nineteenth century at the behest of the pisciculture expert Pietro Garganico, immediately gone down the drain used as a showroom and warehouse. The structure is elliptical and resembles a theater. In 2002 the municipality gave it to the Order of Architects of Rome, now hosts conferences, exhibitions and video reviews on real estate, but does not disdain exhibitions of contemporary art.
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