Secret places of Rome, you will not find in a typical guidebook
1. Buco della serratura
Rome - a city of seven hills. The southernmost of them - Aventine - is situated on one of the banks of the Tiber and has sheltered many attractions. Usually tourists sent to Aventine to look at ancient ruins circus, pyramid Cestius, enjoy temples San Sabina (V c), Sant Alles (IV c), and others. And few people know that at the top of a hill, on an area of Knights of Malta, a unique keyhole. Looking at it, you can see just three Sovereign Education - Italy, the Vatican and Order of Malta.
Address: Aventino hill
2. Orange garden on the Aventine
Riding on the Aventine for the sake of some "holes", of course, silly. This place is also one of the most romantic places in Rome - Park Savello. Although the locals rarely use this name for the Romans - is orange garden on the Aventine.
It was founded in 1932 on the site where once was a family castle Savelli (hence the name). Remains of ancient buildings can still be found among the trees.
Lovely orange groves, slender cypress alleys and flowering oleander create a unique atmosphere tranquility. In addition, end garden terrace with beautiful views of the Tiber, Trastevere, Janiculum and the Vatican.
P.S. Inedible oranges - a wild variety.
Address: L'Aventino, Circo Massimo, Viadi Santa Sabina
3. Bartolucci shop
For many decades in the family Bartolucci secrets carpentry skills handed down from generation to generation, from grandfather to father, from father to son. After all, on their shoulders family business - a wooden shop Bartolucci.
In this wooden bench all: from the cyclist Pinocchio, greets visitors at the entrance to the women's jewelry. Toys, frames, jewelry boxes, watches, a replica of the bike and, of course, all sorts of figure of a boy from the log (!) - the eyes diverge from a variety of wooden crafts. From this store you will not leave without a Souvenir.
Address: Via dei Pastini, 98.
Mode of operation: daily from 12:00 to 20:00
4. Via dei Condotti
In the center of the Italian capital lies one of the oldest and most famous streets of Rome. In ancient times, it is linked with the Pincio hill and crossing the Tiber Flaminia road. Its name - Via dei Condotti.
Since the XVIII century, this street is beginning to grow into an aura of glitz and "glamor" - fashion shops and ateliers grew there, like mushrooms after rain. Now street are boutiques of the most prestigious brands - Valentino, Armani, Hermès, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Salvatore Ferragamo. The oldest of the trendy establishments of the Via dei Condotti - the Bulgari studio, opened more than a century ago, in 1905.
Among the other attractions of the streets - the house number 11, where the co-inventor of the radio Guglielmo Marconi lived; House number 68 - the residence of the Grand Master of the Order of Malta; as well as the famous café "Antico Caffè Greco" where he sipped coffee Lord Byron, Goethe, Stendhal and Liszt.
Address: strada Via dei Condotti, tra Piazza di Spagna e Via del Corso
Vicki:Via dei Condotti
5. Market Porta Portese
If from the glitz and Via dei Condotti price you suddenly become ill, urgently go to the Trastevere district on one of the biggest European flea markets (more than 1350 stalls).
He originates from Porta Portese (so is called) and reaches as much as two streets - Via Ippolito Nievo and Via Portuense. It arose in the middle of the last century, after the Second World War - the unemployment and inflation forced people to sell personal belongings to somehow feed their families.
Being traded to the Porta Portese market today? In short, ALL. Old books, picture frames, furniture, b / a clothing, gramophones, telephones, toys, dishes, reproductions of paintings, clocks (all kinds), military patches... If desired, there you can find any, including rare, commodity. Prices, as it should be on the market, do not bite, and with the traders can always negotiate.
Address: Via Portuense & Ippolito Nievo
Mode of operation: every Sunday
6. books fountain
The ancient Romans used to say «Habent sua fata libelli», which translated means "Books have their own destiny." This saying means that we should not rashly judge literary works (perhaps descendants will appreciate the "masterpieces" Darya Series).
Like a silent reminder of this wisdom - the Roman books Fountain (aka Fountain of Knowledge Science or fountain), created by the sculptor Pietro Lombardi and dedicated to Thomas Aquinas. He is a two stacks of books with bookmarks and deer head between them. This unusual fountain located near the Roman Baroque masterpiece, the Catholic church of the XVII century - Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, supplied the University of Rome of Borromini.
Address: Via degli Staderari
7. square Colosseum
This is the place for political reasons is not included in any of the guidebooks to Rome. Quarter of the world exhibition - Esposizione Universale Roma, or EUR - was erected in the south-west of Rome in the years 1943-1945 on the orders of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The occasion was the twentieth anniversary of fascism and World's Fair, is scheduled for 1942.
One of the symbols of "the fascist era" began the Palace of Italian Civilization (Palazzo della Civilta Italiana), better known as the "Square Colosseum» (Colosseo Quadrato). Something similar to the ancient amphitheater is really there: for example, a loggia on the facade of the palace, located in six rows of nine arches each. As it is the construction of this type, a marble palace impressive dimensions - the height of 68 m, the area -. 8400 sq.m.
World Exhibition in Rome then did not take place, and the EUR quarter and the "Square Colosseum" still stand. Incidentally, the latter more than once appeared on movie screens (for example, in "The Last Man on Earth" in 1964).
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 559
Vicki:Quarter of the world exhibition
8. Pizzeria "The Buffett"
What Italy without pizza? One of the most delicious cooked in restaurants Pizzeria Da Baffetto (Rome just only two of them). This is a family business, which is headed for half a century grandfather Buffett. He knows a lot about pizza: the dough should be thin and lush, and the filling of fresh and juicy.
Tourists have life hacking: to go to those places where the locals eat. So, "The Buffett" gladly dine and those and others. After all, for 20-25 euros you get a first-rate Italian pizza piping hot (being prepared right in front of the visitors), a beer and a good mood. The only problem - to get to this pizza place is not so easy because of the huge queues.
address: Via del Governo Vecchio, 114 e Piazza del Teatro di Pompeo, 18 (Baffetto 2)
9. Art Museum of the XXI Century
National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) - quite young (opened in May 2010), but, as expected, ambitious. MAXXI building, occupying 27,000 sq.m. and affectionately called by the Romans "spaghetti", was designed by Zaha Hadid at the site of the barracks Montello. Construction at a cost of 150 million euros, but in Rome now has a future museum.
Rather the art and architecture of the future. In the exhibition halls of MAXXI presents photographs, installations, prototypes and models of houses, streets and entire cities in which we live through a couple of decades. In addition, the museum has a conference room, a library and a workshop. Do you want to imagine the future of their children? Go to the Roman National Museum of XXI Century Arts.
Address: via Guido Reni, 4 A, st.m. Flaminio
Mode of operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday - from 11:00 to 19:00; Thursday, Saturday - from 11:00 to 22:00
10. ferrari Store
Italy - Ferrari homeland. Its headquarters is located in Maranello, and in the capital - the largest store of the world famous brand. Car fans this place will bring to mind: key rings, watches, shoes, clothes, toys and hundreds of items of goods with the symbol of Ferrari.
For the name, of course, have to pay. Prices, to put it mildly, bite: 150 Euros per keychain with a stallion, a rearing; 300 branded racing gloves and 1500 for a sparkling red toy car.
Incidentally, on the streets of Rome, and you can ride on a real Ferrari - rental service is very popular there.
Address: Via Tomacelli, 147
Mode of operation: daily from 10:00 to 20:00
11. cloaca Maxima
The exact date of its construction is not known (either IV of, whether the VII century BC), but this is exactly one of the oldest and most unique such structures. Sewer in Rome have begun to actively build when Lucy Tarquinia Priske, pay more attention to the infrastructure of the city.
It was the time of his reign, often credited with building the Cloaca Maxima. For this invited Etruscan masters dug and channel length 800 m, width of 3 and 4 meters in height between hills and Palatine Capitol. Initially, the Cloaca Maxima was open, then it is covered with wooden decking and then paved gabiyskim stone.
And to this day, despite its venerable age, the great Cloaca is in fairly good condition and serves as a storm drain.
Address: outputs at the Ponte Rotto and the Palatine.
Vicki: cloaca Maxima
12. Panoramic area Gianicolo
Aventine, Viminal, the Capitol, the Quirinal, the Palatine, Celio, Esquilino... Stop! And where is the Gianicolo? Alas, this top is not one of the famous seven hills of Rome, as historically located outside the city walls. And in vain, because there are too many ancient monuments: the Monastery of Sant Onofrio, lighthouse Gianicolo, Villa Aurelia and others.
But most importantly because of what is worth visiting the hill Gianicolo - observation deck. It offers a view of the just crazy His Majesty Rome.
Address: Gianicolo, Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi
13. Dzhelateriya Blue Ice
Dzhelaterii Blu Ice - a chain of ice cream parlors. Romans say, and tourists confirmed that it is in these places the best gelato. In these cafes are not just selling - they produce ice cream. Therefore, the Blu Ice ice treats are always fresh for every taste - fruit, nuts, chocolate, popped rice, coconut ...
Prices thus quite acceptable - from 150 to 350 rubles. Another definite plus - the café is open at night. So dzhelateriya Blu Ice - a paradise not only for children but also adults, among whom, as you know, oh how much a sweet tooth.
- Via di S.Prassede, 11 / bis;
- Via dei Baullari, 130;
- Viale dei Due Macelli, 29;
- Viale Ottaviano, 7;
- Via S.Agnese in Agone, 20;
- Via Sistina, 122 and others.
Mode of operation: daily from 10:00 to 2:00
14. criminological Museum
Art enthusiasts miss in Rome do not have to - the Vatican Museum, the Borghese Gallery, Barberini, and dozens of fine places. However, the thrill (in this case, in the truest sense of the word) that sensations, too, have to visit the capital of Italy - they will Museo Criminologico.
The building of the former prison, now a historical exposition tells about the perpetrators and apply to them at different times of the penalties. For example, in ancient Rome, especially not stand on ceremony with offenders: executed, gave to the slave or gladiator appointed.
In this case, humanism and other "sentiment" of the Romans were unable to move. Here are some types of death with those applied once in the Roman Empire:
In the times of the Inquisition had its methods of justice:
In short, in this museum you may learn more about good and evil, than any art museum.
Address: via Gonfalone, 29
15. shelter cats
"Roman cats. Shelter the homeless cats. Visit "- a strange inscription at the entrance to the excavations of the temple complex of the Roman republic, which is Largo Argentina.
Nevertheless, the fact remains that the homeless cats live among the remains of ancient temples and crumbling statues. And legitimately. When local residents and authorities learned that street tailed whiskered creature chosen Ardzhentinskie ruins, cats have decided not to drive, but to organize a shelter for them. Now in it a few hundred inhabitants, which take care of volunteers. Every visitor of this unusual cat kennel can help animals, "ruble" (in euro terms), buying local souvenirs.
Address: Largo di Torre Argentina
16. Enoteca Costantini
Continuing the theme of culinary travel is impossible not to talk about Italian wine. In this sunny country 20 regions and each (!) Of them produces its wine. Its unique wine characterized by taste, aroma, terroir and production technologies.
Try different varieties of Italian wines can be enoteca Costantini. This is a real treasure trove of wine, where thousands of bottles are stored, different brands and shutter speed. Wine can be purchased and taken with, or in place to taste in a local restaurant.
Address: Piazza Cavour 16
Mode of operation: Monday from 16:30 to 20:00 Tuesday-Saturday - from 9:00 to 13:00 and 16:30 to 20:00
17. Monument to Pope
In Rome, near the railway station "Termini", a monument to John Paul II. Soundly this sculpture - 5.50 m in height, this bronze, silver coating. It would seem that there is much, where, if not in the capital, build monuments Popes?
But residents of the Eternal City rebelled - "a Pope we do not need!". Romans did not like the appearance of the pontiff: round, like a ball head and the almost complete absence of the neck. In this posture of the monument on the idea of the author symbolizes the universal concern of John Paul II about humanity.
The public has forced the sculptor Oliviero Raynaldi (Oliviero Rainaldi) to alter the monument. As a result, the Pope changed (his face had a smile and a new chin), but the townspeople still call this sculpture Phonebooth.
Address: Presso Stazione Termini
Robert De Niro, who played at one time a member of the Sicilian crime family Corleone, once said: "Italy has long been changed. However, Rome - is Rome. "
Indeed the city is difficult to change thousand-year history. And the tourists coming to the capital of Italy, is not easy to see the other, not only historical, Rome. We hope that with our help you succeed.
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