THE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTA

VIA MARGUTTA is a small street in the center of Rome, in Campo Marzio district ( known as the district of foreigners)… a magical street , in silence and green…

THE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTA

THE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTA

THE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTA

 

a place of art galleries and fashionable restaurants, which once housed shops and stalls.

THE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTA
It is a parallel of Via del Babuino, the road that runs from Piazza del Popolo to the Spanish Steps.

THE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTA

One of the symbols of the street is the FONTANA DELLE  ARTI, a marble fountain, surmounted by a bucket of brushes, two masks, one sad and one happy (the moods of the artists) resting on shelves applied on painters easels.

THE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTA

You are in the heart of Rome, but the silence is so pleasant to make you forget the chaotic traffic (at two steps).

THE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTA

THE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTATHE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTA

THE ROMANCE OF VIA MARGUTTA


info@lostintown.it


 

you may also be interested in:

IMG_4326

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_5915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


info@lostintown.it


 

 

Piazza di Spagna

Here is THE square par excellence: Piazza di Spagna.

In your trip to Rome … you will definitely pass here.

You will walk in the crowd (always) and venture on the famous steps …

Not everyone knows that for designing the fountain in the center of the square, called “Barcaccia“, Bernini was inspired by an old boat beached during the overflowing of the river Tiber in the 15th century.

If you are romantic, do not miss a carriage ride on the characteristic “Botticella“, through the ancient streets of Rome!

But, if you are a little hungry, I recommend a stop for a quick lunch by GINA, right at the top of the climb Via San Sebastianello (on the left, facing the stairs) …

Or, even if it is not “Italian style”, a delicious stop by Babington’s, not only tea rooms… a real treat!

See you!


info@lostintown.it


 

A nice lazy walk in Via Borgognona

I’d like to suggest you s a very nice walk  in the historic center of Rome…

a tiny ancient and very popular street

where the orange/yellow color of Rome is shining

one of the most elegant view in Rome

where you can avoid the crowd of Via Condotti (a step from here)

and enjoy a lovely stop

before continuing your walk….

Have a nice day!

Bufalo Ferrajoli Palace

Do you like historical buildings?

If you are lucky, you can spend a little time to visit the Palazzo del BufaloFerrajoli, which dates back to medieval times. The building can be visited only during parties, congresses and exhibitions.

Right downtown, close to Piazza Colonna and Via del Corso, this Palace has been the residence of Ferrajoli from ‘800, with the vast halls of the main floor with a breathtaking view of Piazza Colonna and the private apartments of the Marquess Giuseppe.

It ‘s interesting for the furniture, frescoes, coffered ceilings, and wonderful wallpapers!

Then, if you have a bit of appetite, enjoy a sandwich, at “The Sandwicheria”, in Via del Nazareno 16, just 5 minutes walk from the Palace!
Have a look on the GOOD FOOD button, on the right!
PALAZZO DEL  BUFALO FERRAJOLI
Piazza Colonna 355, Rome
Info +39 06 69200497

Metaphysical painting: Giorgio de Chirico

“They say that Rome is the center of the world and thatSpanish is the center of Rome. My wife and I, therefore, we live in the center of the center of the world …”
Giorgio de Chirico

I would say yes.

Love Song by Giorgio De Chirico-1914Just in Piazza di Spagna, in fact, is the House-Museum of Giorgio de Chirico, italian painter, leading exponent of the artistic metaphysical painting.

Famous, his manikins, who began painting in the early decades of 1900.
In various metaphysical paintings, objects are totally incongruous with the context, like a rowboat in a living room.

So, before tackling the Spanish Steps, I suggest you visit this beautiful house…

Three floors of art, among his works, and romance between his canvas and brushes, in the beautiful seventeenth-century Palace of the Borgognoni.

House-Museum of  Giorgio de Chirico
Palace of the Borgognoni, No. 31 of  Piazza di Spagna
VI floor
Tickets: 7 euro
The tours are guided, in Italian and English: H 10.00-11:00 to 12:00
RESERVATION REQUIRED
Info: +39 06 6796546
mail at: museum@fondazionedechirico.org

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..see you!

 

It’s been 26 years since it snowed in Rome…

Today I had prepared another post but this morning when I woke up, a surprise awaited me!

Who likes the snow in the city? I like!

Or rather, I like to see the effect it does in Rome wake up under a white blanket up to 50 cm high!

It’s been 26 years since it snowed in Rome …

It looks like magic, I expect to see elves jump from one monument to another … while the gulls seem to be asking where are they!

So far, all meet in Piazza del Popolo for a “Snowballs battle”!

I begin to prepare myself!

……………………………………………………..see you!〪〪〭〭〮〮〫〫〬〬〬

Concert of Italian Opera soloists in a Gothic Cathedral

Another musical event not to be missed: The Academy of  Italian Opera!
Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi…
In the Church of All Saints’ is  in the center of Rome, in Via del Babuino, in between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna.

It is a gothic cathedral  which hosts this wonderful concert  run by the Filarmonica D’Opera di Roma, the Solisti dell’Opera and the Ensemble Concerto Barocco will perform in costumes of the nobility of the eighteenth century!

You may assist in the charming atmosphere created by light of the stained glass windows of the Church and surrounded by mosaics of inlaid semi-precious stones, as the lapis lazuli and basalt.

[youtube:http://youtu.be/0fsb2uZ__2A%5D

ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Via del Babuino, Roma
Concert at 20.30 by the Accademia dell’Opera Italiana 
Tickets available at the Church entrance from 17.30
INFO: +39 06.7842702 

Water source of life

Rome, a city rich in ancient squares and fountains.

You may wonder how they managed, in ancient times, to provide water to all and to the many Thermae!

Thanks to the many springs in the vicinity, the Romans managed to build, as early as 321 BC, 11 AQUEDUCTS.
Among these, the sixth in order of creation, was the VIRGIN AQUEDUCT.

The legend traces the name of the VIRGIN AQUEDUCT, in fact, to a virgin, subsequently renamed the Nymph of the Springs, which suggested to the soldiers of Agrippa, the exact location of the springs.

Aqueduct Virgin, about 20 kilometers, is the only one still running and it is accessible in its underground section, for

Villa Medici

inspections and audits. Even traveled by boat: it is an average width of 1.50meters and reaches a depth of 43 meters!

The famous ‘Snail stairway of the Villa Medici‘, allows access to the Aqueduct from the Spanish Steps.

[youtube:http://youtu.be/ebOsa_Ts2To%5D 

……………………………………………………………see you!

A very special FLAT sandwich!

A little hungry?

Between a walk and a visit to a museum, if you do not want to waste time and eat something quick but tasty, I recommend you to stop at this delicious sandwich bar: La Sandwicheria!

Just a stone’s throw from the Trevi Fountain, this delightful little shop welcomes you with its blackboards on the walls, where you can choose from a wide variety of sandwiches …

The owners are very kind and smart, so the service is fast and attentive!

Special flattened bread, stuffed with tasty sauces and ingredients of excellent quality.

I stopped there just a few days ago and… it’s worth it!

…………………………………………………………………………see you!

LA SANDWICHERIA
Largo del  Nazareno 16, Roma
Info:+39 0669797805 

The Four Seasons in Rome: already thinking of “spring”!

Italiano: All Saints Church (Rome)

After a lazy walk down the Via del Babuino, historic street in central Rome, I recommend you attend the Concerto Barocco, The Four Seasons – Vivaldis’ famous works performed by the Orchestra of the Accademia d’ Opera Italiana!

A classic of  Italian Classical music to be enjoyed in the wonderful atmosphere of
All Saints Church!


A way to say goodbye to the winter, but already thinking of spring!

[youtube:http://youtu.be/nGdFHJXciAQ%5D

All Saints Church, (Anglican Church)153 Via del Babuino, Rome
THE FOUR SEASON’S – Antonio Vivaldi Concert
At 20.30
Tickets: f rom 25 to 38

……………………………………………………………………..see you!

A hidden restaurant in a splendid palace of the 17th century!

Okay… we want to close the Christmas Holidays, in a delightful restaurant in the center of Rome? IL GABRIELLO.

If you walk through the alleys near the Spanish Steps, and you do not know, it’s hard to see it!

From the entrance, a flight of stairs leads you in a splendid palace of the seventeenth century, where, precisely, is the restaurant!

Mediterranean cuisine, cozy, with vaulted ceilings… very traditional cuisine.

Cute address!

IL GABRIELLO – Restaurant
Via Vittoria 51, Roma
Info: +39 0669940810

……………………………………………………………………….see you!

A noble gestures for man in Rome

Men …. this tip is for you!

In the heart of Rome, a stone’s throw from the Spanish, there is a place out of time: The Ancient Barbieria Peppino.

It’s not just a characteristic shop where you shave, it is a place to sit and enjoy a perfect cut hair,  but also a service of beard with warm clothes to massage the face and “warm the heart”!

All around you, the classic chairs that have seen famous guests, but also nobles, like Ruspoli, Boncompagni, Barberini …

A workshop where professionalism has been handed down from father to son, in the name of tradition.

They use only products of the highest level as the GEO F. Trumper …. just soft cuddling for men.

There is hardly to be envious! 😉


ANTICA BARBIERIA
Via dell Vite 33, Roma
Phone: +39 066798404 

Christmas Cake Decorating on Piazza di Spagna!

We are well ready for Christmas?

To  all those who have great imagination, but little manual… this appointment could be very interesting!

The Old Tea Room Babington’s, today, organizes a lesson of  “Decorations and ideas for desserts, the most festive of the year“.

Right at the Spanish Steps, in an atmosphere that surrounds you in the scent of tea and butter, I think will be a unique sensory experience!

From 19.00 to 22.00, in the beautiful rooms, a maximum of 12 people, will assist to the decoration cakes lesson.

Cake Decorating on 5 december 2011
BABINGTON’S ENGLISH TEA ROOMS
Piazza di Spagna 23, Roma
Booking at: chiara@babington’s.net
http://www.babingtons.com

………………………………………………..see you!

Introducing the Tea.

This is an unusual event, very English, in the very Italian Rome!

The Tuesday of the tea!

This event introduces the knowledge of the different tea types, with a series of appointments that take place, only some Tuesday of the year, in the Babington’s Tea Room, at the Spanish Steps.

In particular, for tomorrow, I will suggest you an evening dedicated to Indian tea, with a tasting of blacks Indian tea, from the gardens of Darjeeling, of Assam and the plantations of South India.

A pleasant journey in the taste and  the culture of this ancient and healthy drink.

Booking is recommended!
The Tea of  Tuesday: november 8, from 19.00 to 21.30 -India-
Babington’s English Tea Rooms
Piazza di Spagna, 23
Cost per person: 20 euros
Info:+39 067686027
chiara.b@babingtons.net
www.babingtons.com 

…………………………..see you!

You do not need good reason to come to Rome in October…

Do not need a reason to enjoy the mild climate
of autumn in Rome!
(although these days it’s really summer!)

BUT…
may I give you some additional reasons to make you come?

OF COURSE…


THE DIET CAN WAIT…

WOW!


HAVING FUN…

::::To be continued…..

……………….see you! 🙂