Roman Carnival

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The History The Roman Carnival is an ancient tradition whose origins date back to the Middle Ages. It is one of the most famous and popular events celebrated in Italy. Traditionally, Roman carnival consisted of a large public celebration that lasted 8 days, ending the night of Fat Tuesday, the day marking the beginning of Lent. Carnival in Rome […]

Galleria Alberto Sordi in Rome

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A shrine to Industry and Commerce: this is how the people of Rome envisaged the Galleria in Piazza Colonna when it was inaugurated in October 1922, with its shops and bank branches therein, completed after years of work. With its majestic presence on via del Corso, Galleria Colonna represented the inauguration of a building of huge dimensions, multifunctional in […]

Porta Portese flea market in Rome

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This is the main flea market in Rome held at the back of Trastevere quarter. Here you’lll find a bit of everything (including the occasional stolen item), though you wont’t find a real bargain. You can find almost everything in it: dresses, new and old, furnishings, bikes, old cameras, posters, books, stamps. It is so big […]

Trastevere neighborhood in Rome’s historic center

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Trastevere name comes from the Latin trans Tiberim, meaning literally “beyond the Tiber”. Trastevere maintains its character thanks to its narrow cobbled streets lined by medieval houses. The neighborhood has traditionally attracted artists, so it’s possible to find unique gifts in its boutiques and studios. The center of public life in the neigbhorhood is the Piazza di […]