Today We bring you to … Rome
Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio, along the shores of the Tiber.
Rome is also called “Caput Mundi” (Capital of the World). Rome slowly felt under the political control of the Papacy, and in the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870.
In 1871, Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, which, in 1946, became the Italian Republic. According to the founding myth of the city by the Ancient Romans themselves, the long-held tradition of the origin of the name Roma is believed to have come from the city’s founder and first king, Romulus.
Rome’s architecture over the centuries has greatly developed, especially from the Classical and Imperial Roman styles to modern fascist architecture. Rome was for a period one of the world’s main epicenters of classical architecture, developing new forms such as the arch, the dome and the vault. The Romanesque style in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries was also widely used in Roman architecture, and later the city became one of the main centres of Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical architecture.
Rome today is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and artistic treasures, as well as for the charm of its unique traditions, the beauty of its panoramic views, and the majesty of its magnificent “Ville” (parks).
Among the most significant resources are the many museums – Musei Capitolini, the Vatican Museums and the Galleria Borghese and others dedicated to modern and contemporary art – aqueducts, fountains, churches, palaces, historical buildings, the monuments and ruins of the Roman Forum, and the Catacombs.
Rome is the third most visited city in the EU, after London and Paris, and receives an average of 7–10 million tourists a year, which sometimes doubles on holy years. The Colosseum (4 million tourists) and the Vatican Museums (4.2 million tourists) are the 39th and 37th (respectively) most visited places in the world, according to a recent study.
The territory includes Saint Peter’s Square, separated from the territory of Italy only by a white line along with the limit of the square, where it borders Piazza Pio XII. St. Peter’s Square is reached through the Via della Conciliazione, which runs from the Tiber to St. Peter’s. This grand approach was designed by architects Piacentini and Spaccarelli, on the instructions of Benito Mussolini and in accordance with the church, after the conclusion of the Lateran Treaty. According to the Treaty, certain properties of the Holy See located in Italian territory, most notably the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo and the major basilicas, enjoy extraterritorial status similar to that of foreign embassies.
Pasta in Rome is a must:
Carbonara made with egg, hard cheese, cured pork, and black pepper. The dish arrived at its modern form, with its current name, in the middle of the 20th century. The cheese is usually Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano-Reggiano, or a combination of the two. Normally guanciale or pancetta are used for the meat component.
Pasta, guanciale, pecorino, black pepper, salt simple ingredient for the Gricia.
Cacio e pepe means “cheese and pepper” in several central Italian dialects. As the name suggests, the ingredients of the dish are: black pepper, grated Pecorino Romano cheese, and spaghetti, or traditionally tonnarelli.
Roma is used as center of a lot of movies national and international following some of them:
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA Oscar winner 2014.
IL MARCHESE DEL GRILLO David di Donatello winner scenography.
VACANZE ROMANE In 1999, Roman Holiday was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
LA DOLCE VITA Palme d’Or 1960 Cannes Film Festival winner.
ANGELS & DEMONS 2009 Teen Choice Awards Nomination
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