Villa Torlonia

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Villa Torlonia, la più recente delle ville nobiliari romane, conserva ancora un particolare fascino dovuto all’originalità del giardino paesistico all’inglese, uno dei pochi esempi a Roma, e alla ricca, e inaspettata quantità di edifici ed arredi artistici disseminati nel parco. Nel 1977 la Villa fu acquistata dal Comune di Roma e dal 1978 è aperta […]

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 […]