The added value
Rome, by definition the Urbe, the Caput Mundi, the Eternal City, has always attracted and seduces travelers from all over the world.
Unesco heritage, today Rome is in fact the capital of two states – the Vatican and the Italian Republic – and a monument city where greatness, history and art manifest themselves in the architecture of the palaces, in the streets, in its museums , from the Vatican to the Galleria Borghese, and in the many churches, chapels or immense basilicas, among which the most imposing example is certainly San Pietro.
In the heart of the city of Rome it is possible to admire the Roman Forum and the Capitoline Museums, guardians of the magnificence of the most ancient epoch. You can get lost among the steps and the crumbling bricks of the Pompeian Therms – where Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. C. – the Market and the Forum of Trajan, the Domus Aurea (palace of Nero), the Pantheon and the Colosseum, where time travels on the contrary and carries the sumptuousness of the republican and imperial Rome.
The Catholic Rome faces overwhelmingly and fills the eyes and the heart with the innumerable works that changed completely the appearance of the city from the Renaissance.
Artists such as Michelangelo, Bramante, Raffaello and Cellini built and decorated the churches and palaces of a city which, having emerged from a period of foreign invasion and degradation, had regained pride and confidence in the future. Campo de ‘Fiori and Via Giulia are rich in Renaissance palaces, while beyond the Tiber there is the delightful Villa Farnesina.
With the passing of the years and of the events, the number of majestic works that still make Rome unique in the world is growing, such as the Palazzo di Montecitorio, Palazzo Ferrajoli or the Trevi Fountain built in the 18th century and later becoming a symbol of the Roman Dolce Vita of the years 50s and 60s of the twentieth century.
But Rome is not only an ancient site, it also contains modernity and contemporary art, showing the world masterpieces such as Piazza del Popolo, the Vittoriano in Piazza Venezia, the grandiose complex of the EUR designed under the Mussoliniana dictatorship and others, as the most recent Auditorium Parco della Musica by Renzo Piano, or the Hertziana Library: merging and mixing of ancient splendor with today’s architecture. Inestimable historical center, art, cinema, fashion and much more, it can be said that Rome remains, as Montesquieu wrote in his Journey to Italy, “the most beautiful city in the world”.