At the top of the Hotel Minerva you have a roof garden with an amazing view of the city, be prepared to open your wallet.
All this glamour reminds me the movies of Fellini about the decayed bourgeoisie of Rome.
This is the most famous secret of Rome, maybe not anymore so secret considering the queue to look the St. Peter's dome through this keyhole of the palace of the Knights of Malta.
In Rome you have buildings from different historical periods spanning more than 2000 years. Yes, you have also liberty style. Look for this gallery if you are close to the Trevi Fountain.
This basilica is located at the highest summit of the Capitoline Hill. According to the legend, here the Tiburtine Sibyl prophesied to Augustus the arrival of Christ.
This is the monastery church of the Priory of the Knights of Malta on the Aventine Hill.
The last still operative Roman aqueduct passes through this fountain. The immense statue of the god Oceanus scrutinizes the visitors who throw a coin in the water to express the wish to come back again in Rome.
During my first dates, I was used to take the girl at the top of the Pincian Hill, and afterwords descend through the woods in this massive square.
In this square you have the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, with paintings of Caravaggio, free to see, except for a coin to turn on the lights.
The church belongs to the order of the Dominicans.
The ivy is part of the romantic iconography of the classical ruins surrendered to the passing of time. One of the most impressive ivy of Rome can be found in Via Panisperna, the same road where Enrico Fermi and his team realized the first artificial fission reaction in the world.
This is a popular road in Trastevere, with restuarants and pubs. The name comes from the noble family "dei Cinque" that had its palace there.
The Tiber is the third-longest river in Italy and "sacred to the destinies of Rome", as written in a marble Roman column placed at the point where the river arises . Mussolini adjusted the boundary between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna in order that the springs of the river would lie in the province of his birth place.
Over this island an hospital has been built as the position was strategic to put in quarantine dangerous diseases.
The name of this road derives from the smiths which were working there keys and lockers. Nowadays you find a prestigious bakery (where is written FORNO) that prepares also pizza served as street food.
When the night arrives the crowded and busy via dei Fori Imperiali becomes silent and inspiring.