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Historic Site
“Circo massimo Ancient Roman stadium for chariot races. Today a park where you can relax on the grass and imagine the sound of horses' hooves vibrating on the ground. It keeps the ancient form intact if viewed from a distance.”
96 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Roman villa built by the Roman emperor Nero after the Rome fire. It is a masterpiece of majesty and technique (a room in the villa is designed to rotate on itself!) And is completely underground!”
58 locals recommend
Premise
“There is an ancient pyramid in Rome, near the Porta San Paolo and the Protestant Cemetery. It was built as a tomb for Gaius Cestius, a member of the Epulones religious corporation. it is today one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome. Reservations recommended. ”
78 locals recommend
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“Disused slaughterhouse transformed into a cultural event ... it is useful to look at the moment what are going on (exhibitions, concerts) ... it is home to the "Gay Village" during the summer months.”
94 locals recommend
Church
“The so-called Tempietto (Italian: "small temple") built by Donato Bramante in the courtyard of San Pietro in Montorio, is considered a masterpiece of High Renaissance Italian architecture.”
29 locals recommend
History Museum
“is located in the former monastery of Sant'Egidio, where the barefoot Carmelite monks lived until the fall of Rome. After it was restored, in 1976, the building became home to the Museum of Folklore and Roman poets, where materials on popular Roman traditions from the Museum of Rome and the Gabinetto Comunale delle Stampe were stored. In 2000, it was reopened to the public with the name of the Museum of Rome in Trastevere. The new renovations allow for a use of the building that is much more responsive to the current needs of the museum, lending itself particularly to the organization of temporary exhibitions especially of photography, performances, conferences and concerts. The museum's permanent collection shows the most important aspects of popular Roman life from the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, filtered through the tastes and beliefs of the artists and folklorists who represented it. The main themes in the collection are fashion, popular dances, secular and religious festivals, and crafts. ”
8 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Museum of the Walls is located in Porta San Sebastiano, one of the largest and best preserved parts of the Aurelian Walls. The current display, on the first and second floors, opened in 1990 and is divided into three sections - ancient, mediaeval and modern, each with explanatory texts, drawings and photographs. The display narrates the history of the city's fortifications. It starts with those built under the kings of Rome, then those under the Republic, before discussing the walls built by Marcus Aurelius in the third century BC. The historical and political events that led to the building of the Aurelian walls are detailed, as well as the strategic considerations that led to them being built where they were. There is a further analysis of the building techniques used, including door types, as well as subsequent restorations and transformations. The circular hall on the first floor contains models of the various construction phases of the Aurelian Walls, and a three dimensional plan of Rome, showing the layout of its fortifications. In the mediaeval and modern sections, found on the second floor, the historical and architectural events that befell the Aurelian Walls are narrated, tracing how in mediaeval times the relation of the walls to the city changed as the population dwindled. On the walls of the two rooms in the museum are hung plaster casts of the crosses cut into the stone above the entrance arches of some of the doors. The casts also illustrate the crosses, palmettes and wheel patterns made with bricks by the workmen during the building of the walls. The terrace on the central section between the gateway's two towers and that in the western tower are also accessible to visitors.”
9 locals recommend
History Museum
“Check this charming area of Rome where the culinary tradition of Jewish culture had been fused with the roman's. Here you can enjoy the mixture of tastes. Nice restaurants try the fried artichoke (il carciofo alla Giudea). Super”
7 locals recommend
History Museum
“This charming (free!) museum brings back to life the history of the historic battle that took place here in 1849 between the revolutionaries of the "Roman Republic" and the French troops supporting the Pope.”
6 locals recommend
History Museum
“More sculpture than building, this architecturally significant temple was built on the spot of Saint Peter's crucifixion”
8 locals recommend
Museum
2 locals recommend
Museum
“The imperial residence of Nero, surrounded by a beautiful park with a wonderful view of the Coliseum”
2 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum coming up to St. Paul’s Gate (part of the complex of the Aurelian Walls)”
4 locals recommend
Museum
2 locals recommend
History Museum
“The design of this Bramante’s masterpiece dates back to 1502 although the building was ordered by the Spanish royal family in fulfillment of a vow made for the birth of their first son, John, who died prematurely in 1497. The building was erected as "martyrium" to remember the alleged execution site of St. Peter. It has a colonnade outside, resting on a short flight of stairs also circular, crowned by a balustrade from which rises the dome, partially modified by interventions of seventeenth century. The interior has a round plan, on the altar has a statue of the apostle, made by an unknown artist of the Lombard school of the sixteenth century. Below the round plan room there is a crypt unadorned, where a plaque on the floor protects the hole that was left from the cross of St. Peter. ”
2 locals recommend