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HOTEL GARDA - Rome
Our hotel is rated with 3 stars, it is situated in via Lombardia, close to the famous via Veneto, the "dolce vita" street, within walking distance from Spanish steps.
The town of Rome is located in the county of Roma. The Patron saint is santi Pietro e Paolo. Rome has Vedi categoria as wards and the demonym of natives is "romani".

In Rome there are 394 accomodation. You may visit 309 places of interest.
Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Pick up designer favourites on Via dei Condotti, then join the style mavens in cool concept store TAD. Nearby, Via del Corso is packed with high-street clothing stores. For something a tad more retro, head to Via del Governo Vecchio for vintage leather jackets and 60s accessories. Mellow Via Margutta is filled with galleries displaying contemporary works of art, plus a few antique shops. Campo de' Fiori's daily... continue


Guide written by the community written by Dave Mitchell

The long season awaited is here again, Christmas time. If you are planning to spend your Christmas in Rome, consider yourself lucky. Spending Christmas in Rome gives one an exceptional feeling which cannot be easily forgotten. If you are thinking of where to spend this year’s Christmas holiday, think no further than Rome. Rome gives one an experience to discover and explore a world of ancient traditions mixed... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

As the site where St. Peter was martyred and buried, the Vatican became the residence of the popes who succeeded him. Decisions taken here have shaped the destiny of Europe, and the great basilica of St. Peter draws pilgrims from all over the Christian world. The papal palaces besides beside St. Peter’s house the Vatican Museums. With the added attractions of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms,... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The Basilica di San Pietro (Basilica of St. Peter) is the largest church in the world. It covers around 22,000 square metres and its cupola stands 136 metres high. The basilica was first built in the mid 4th century during the pontificate of Silvester I. Pope Julius II later assigned Bramante the task of expanding the church, but this caused a dispute among a group of artists who were divided between a plan in the... continue


Guide written by the community written by Cedric Mills

The Campo de’ Fiori square is one of the best known and liveliest places in Rome and has an interesting history. The celebrated open-air market, full of noise and colour, is busy all day long on account also of the many bars and restaurants frequented by tourists and locals alike. The statue of Giordano Bruno is a sign that Campo de’ Fiori also has important historical connotations. In fact, the statue stands at the... continue


Guide written by the community written by Alexandra Evans

The Vatican Museums begin just beyond a massive bronze door that, like magic, takes you out of Italy and into the smallest country in the world: the Vatican. There are priceless works of art here, collected by the popes or often expressly commissioned by them. More than 70,000 pieces are on exhibition in over 42,000 square meters, with another 50,000 pieces preserved in the vaults and storerooms. Forget about seeing... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

It can be considered a symbol of antiquity. It was the center of the civic, juridical and economic life in Republican times. It can be reached from the Capitoline hill going down along Senators Building or behind the monument to king Victor Emmanuel II and walking along Via dei Fori Imperiali. It was very damaged by the barbaric invasions. In 1700 the excavations brought out notable treasures of Romanic art. On... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Started by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavia family, it was opened by his son Titus in 80 A.D. The highly ostentatious opening ceremony, lasted one hundred days during which people saw great fights, shows and hunts involving the killing ofthousands of animals (5000 according to the historian Suetonius). For the opening, the arena space was filled with water for one of the most fantastic events held in Roman times,... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

This square has an elliptic shape like a stadium and, in fact, rises on the ancient Domitian's Stadium. In it you can admire three splendid fountains. The central one is the Fontana dei Fiumi which was realized by Bernini and is characterized by four allegorical statues which represent the four main river in the world. The lateral ones are the Fontana del Moro designed by Bernini and the Fontana del Nettuno planned... continue


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Castel Sant’angelo was initially commissioned by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The Elio Bridge was built specially in 135 BC to connect Campo Marzio with the tomb. The name of the monument is attributable to the large statue of an angel on the top terrace, in memory of the apparition in the 17th century of an angel who announced the end of the plague to Pope Gregory I. The bell “della... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

In the portico of the Paleochristian church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, at the foot of the Aventine hills, a Roman statue is conserved that has attracted the attention and curiosity of tourists from all over the world. It is the "Bocca della Verità", which in English means the Mouth of Truth, an ancient stone mask from the Classical period that represents a river god with an open mouth, wide eyes and a flowing mane... continue


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The Pantheon stands in Piazza della Rotonda and was once a temple dedicated to various divinities. Originally constructed by Marcus Agrippa, it was then rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian and took on the form we can still admire to this day. Emperor Phocas then gave the temple of Pope Boniface IV, who converted it into a church and restoration work has allowed it to be preserved. The huge cupola, 43 metres high, was a true... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Ninfa lies to the south of Rome in the province of Latina, resting at the confines of the ancient city of Norba, and butting against Monte Lepini at the north basin, where natural springs produce more than 80 liters of water a second. The history that survives Ninfa takes in many legendary figures, beginning with the earliest documentation when the lands were donated by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine V to Pope... continue


Guide written by the community written by Alexandra Evans

The garden extends across the Viterbese (town of Viterbo)  plain reaching from the last folds of Monti Cimini to the nearby Bulicame, ancient thermal sulphuric mineral waters. The area is rich in archeological remains dating from the Etruscan and Roman eras. It is said to have been a sacred place of worship for the Etruscan people. The Bulicame spring is cited three times in Dante’s Inferno, cantos XII and XIV.... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

On five hectares of land overlooking Lake Bracciano, San Liberato is one of the estates owned by the noble Odescalchi family, who also own Castello Orsini/Odescalchi in the town of Bracciano. (Yes, it's the castle is the where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married.) For centuries, it was Bracciano family seat of one of Rome's most powerful families, the Orsini. Just outside Bracciano's historic town center, on... continue


Guide written by the community written by Andrew adams

The area  is easily accessible from Rome and makes a perfect getaway for a weekend or mid week break from the hustle of the city or a great wind down stop after traveling through Italy. For travelers who seek the untouristy,  off-the-beaten-track itineraries, this route from Rome  through Sabina and eventually on to Umbria will offer splendid scenery, tranquil roads, rolling olive -lad... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Rome's new Planetarium shares space with the Museum of Roman Civilizations, an improbable partnership between two polar extremes. The museum of Roman Civilization traces the history of the city, and includes some charming scale models of Rome as it once was. The astronomical museum within the complex functions as a theatre, taking vistors on a tour that departs from earth, procedes to a moon landing, and is followed... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Modeled after the first children's museum, which was founded in Boston in 1899, the museum's aim is to expand learning beyond the parameters of the classroom, and to help children understand themselves and the society in which they live. In the opening exhibit, which begins with the word "io", ("I") children understand how they came to be, from conception through doctor visits and delivery. A second area teaches... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

From March 17 to June 7, the Japanese art will star next to the Museum Foundation Rome on Via del Corso.  The exhibition traces the complete works of Hiroshige and all the issues dear to him: nature, animals, landscapes and travel. Considered one of the greatest Japanese artists of all time, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was a reference point for many artists of the scene painted European impressionist and... continue


Guide written by the community written by Andrew adams

The foot-tall, jewel-encrusted, golden cross, known as the Crux Vaticana, was given to the people of Rome by the Byzantine emperor Justin II in the 6th-century and bears the inscription “With the wood with which Christ conquered man’s enemy, Justin gives his help to Rome and his wife offers the ornamentation.”   The reliquary is said to contain pieces of the cross on which Jesus was crucified, hence its... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

When people think of Christmas Eve in Rome, they inevitably think of Midnight Mass at the Vatican. But there are so many places to worship - the Pantheon has a service featuring Gregorian chants, some churches hold services in English and there's a not-to-be missed mass at Rome's Santa Maria in Ara Coeli. Every Christmas Eve, the 124 stone steps leading to the Altar of the Heavens, or the Ara Coeli, are... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The Voice of the Universe. A series of captivating experiments decipher and interpret signals from outer space, taking visitors onto a fascinating journey of scientific discovery.The exhibition, which is curated by the Italian Space Agency, the National Institute of Nuclear Physic and the National Institute of Astrophysics, explains the experiments, the telescopes and the detectors built in the most extreme... continue


Guide written by the community written by Andrew adams

Pay your respects to the Pope in St Peter's Square, then relive Ancient Rome's gladiatorial battles in the Colosseum. Muse over Bernini's perfect marble sculptures in the Galleria Borghese and decipher the genius of Caravaggio in the city's churches. Before leaving, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return.   Splash out on Armani, Gucci and Valentino designer labels on Via dei Condotti, then... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

Testaccio is home to the former slaughterhouse, many of the trattorie (typical italian restaurant)  in this rustic part of town stick with tradition, cooking up dishes using butcher's cuts of meat known as the ‘fifth quarter' such as offal, tripe and the classic Roman oxtail. Rome's centre has an electric dining scene to sate all palates. See and be seen in the upmarket, silver-service restaurants near the... continue


Guide written by the community written by Andrew adams

All paths lead to Testaccio, where young urbanites look for fun. The sheer variety of ever-changing bars and clubs housed in ex-warehouses means there is always a new venue to discover. In the warren of streets behind Piazza Navona the beautiful people dance and play through the night.Dress to impress and swig cocktails and Prosecco under the night sky with an international crowd before cavorting in all the right... continue


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