Rome is a living city anchored in time, where in every corner we expect a testimony of its immense past: from the ancient period to the Renaissance, from the medieval to the present. That’s why Rome always leaves the stimulating feeling that it never ends to know it at all. Nowhere else in the world will we find the wealth of this city that was born mythical, 2700 years ago, of the hand of Romulus and Remo.
A good method to focus the visit delimits its own historical chronology. The first stop will be found in ancient Rome, which stretches from Piazza del Campidoglio to the Palatine Hill. Here we will see the pantheon of Agrippa, built by Adriano between the years 118-128 A.D., and whose impressive cupola entered the twentieth century preserving the merit of being the largest in the world. And then, the Roman Forum and the nearby Flavio Amphitheater, ie the emblematic Colosseum, where gladiatorial and public spectacles took place. We can also visit the Baths of Diocletian and Caracalla, whose marbles were stolen to lift the new and splendid Rome of the Renaissance.
Drop in misfortune after the collapse of the Empire, Rome lived a second time of gold at the end of the XV century, when the Medici family was made with the Papacy, bringing with it the renaissance style born in Florence. It was then when it lifted the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican City, the cradle of Christianity and one of the greatest treasures of its heritage of the world, as developed in the entry the spectacular great Bernini colonnade. Nearby you will find the entrance to the Vatican Museums, whose walls sumptuous walls show the works of the best artists of the Renaissance, crowned by the overwhelming Sistine Chapel, Miguel Angel. Or perhaps stroll through the museum gardens of Villa Borghese, where inside you can admire sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Titian and Caravaggio.
But if there is a compulsory route it is to walk the Via Sistina that goes from Piazza del Popolo to the fascist monument to Vittorio Enmanuele. Conglomerate of eras and styles, in the adjoining streets we will be able to understand why Rome was considered one day the Caput mundi, the capital of the world. But if there is a compulsory route it is to walk the Via Sistina that goes from Piazza del Popolo to the fascist monument to Vittorio Enmanuele. Conglomerate of eras and styles, in the adjoining streets we will be able to understand why Rome was considered one day the Caput mundi, the capital of the world.
The Barberini Palace, the Ara Pacis of Augustus, the residence of the Quirinal and the impressive steps of the Piazza de Spagna. To finish off the Trevi Fountain, to fulfill the tradition of throwing a coin into the water, and hope that the legend will grant us the desire to return soon to Rome. The Eternal City, which never finishes to be traversed.