Watch out to the walls!

Rome, the eternal city, crossed the Tiber
Rome, so hard to live, for its old streets and lanes of San Pietrini so delicate!

Rome, which will charm you with its secret corners and its history… such as that of plaques that commemorate the many floods of the Tiber, which over the centuries have devastated this proud city!

Yes, there are about sixty  floods, the first dates back to 414 BC, but the flooding of the city seems to have been even 132!

Not to forget these tragedies, which often resulted in death, over the years, the plaques and water meters were affixed to the walls of Rome, in places where the water had reached truly remarkable heights, as in Via di Ripetta, more than 16 meters!

One of these floods in late 1600, the highest and most devastating, caused the collapse of the three arches of the Bridge of Senators, which was not rebuilt and took the nickname of “Broken Bridge”!

So, while strolling through the streets of Rome, watch out to the walls!

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A walk in the green up to the ”Amor Sacro and Amor Profano”

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One of the tours not to be missed is Villa Borghese...
The Villa was built to be a museum, even though it was surrounded by a thriving farm, with vegetable gardens, vineyards, a large aviary and an intense social life made ​​of hunting and cultural meetings.
Unique opportunity to visit the great collection started at the beginning of the seventeenth century by Cardinal Scipione, that brings together masterpieces by Tiziano, BerniniCorreggioCaravaggio and Canova!

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Moreover, to get up there, as  in these days the weather in Rome is beautiful, you will enjoy the walk in the Park of  Villa Borghese starting from Piazza del Popolo!

A curiosity: the word Popolo(People) is not really for the People but is a transformation of the latin word for Poplar, so this is actually the Square of the Poplar!

But REMEMBER … to visit the Villa Borghese, is necessary to book the ticket!

PIAZZALE DEL MUSEO BORGHESE, Roma
Information and tickets booking: +39 06 32810
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 19.30
Entry is permitted up to a half hour before closing
Ticket price: 13.50 euros

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The wisdom of the ancients: Thermae Diocletian.

One of the most beautiful tours in Rome:
the Baths of  Diocletian (Thermae Diocletian),  third century AD, almost 13 hectares.

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The thermal building, the largest in the ancient world, included calidariumtepidarium and frigidarium (capable of hosting 3000 people at once).

These very spacious rooms were transformed by Michelangelo for the construction of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Christian martyrs.

The other areas, natatio or frigidarium for swimmers (pool of over 3500 meters in open air) and several other rooms were, lounges,occupied by libraries, nymphs, locker rooms for musical auditions for physical exercises.

Too bad that they are accessible only in part, for complex restoration work in progress… but it’s worth it!

 

National Museum of Rome – Terme di Diocleziano
Viale Enrico De Nicola, 79, Rome
Tuesday – Sunday from 9:00 to 19:45
ticket:
€ 7.00 for 3 days for 4 sites: Thermae Diocletian, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps,Crypta Balbi.

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