ROMAN WALKS - 1 - NORTH OF THE CENTER | Bed and Rome and Breakfast

lunedì 3 luglio 2017

ROMAN WALKS - 1 - NORTH OF THE CENTER


As well as every city, and even more, Rome is a city that must be discovered walking. There are so many places to be seen, such a long history and so much art that, jumping from one of the main spots to the other does not allow to understand it fully.
We have already prepared and presented some walking tour and we have presented those in the series One week in Rome.

The walking tour that we have prepared for this post, starting from Villa Borghese Guest House, is in the north side of the center, inside and out side the Aurelian Walls. With the exception of the Ara Pacis and of the Mausoleum of Augustus, it does not include sites of the ancient Rome but to the period going from the XVI to the XX century.
You will go from the quiet Villa Borghese to the crowded shopping paradise of Via Condotti, visiting some of the most famous squares of Rome, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Barberini. At the end of the tour one will see two important architectural works, Porta Pia, designed in the XVI century by Michelangelo Buonarroti and the building of La Rinascente department store.
La Rinascente has been awarded the prize of "Best World Department Store" during the Global Department Store Summit 2016 held in Zurich.
A curiosity about Palazzo Marina (Palace of the Navy): the two anchors at the entrance door are from th dreadnought battleships Tedetthof  and Viribus Unitis of the nay of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. My father, that was a civil employee of the Minintry of Defence, worked for many years in that building and had in his office the safebox from Viribus Unitis.

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