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The Eternal City

Rome is the city that had cultivated the brilliance of Michelangelo. In twin palaces on either side of his Piazza del Campidoglio, you will find the Capitoline Museums which comprise the longest-standing civic museum of art in the world. Their collection has been available to the public since 1734. It is here that you will marvel at the breathtaking works of Veronese, Titian, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, and as well as the superbly sculpted statues created by the skilled Baroque master, Bernini. It is also worthwhile to explore the Borghese Gallery and the Palazzo Barberini Galleria Nazionale d'art Antica.

Make a wish

The elegant Trevi Fountain donates all the coins that tourists toss into the water while making a wish. Hidden in a small piazza and surrounded by hordes of people, the fountain’s velvety travertine shimmers beneath surges of water and flashing cameras. It's a rococo performance of playful sea horses, conch-blowing Tritons and weathered rocks, exploding in front of the Palazzo Poli. Not far away sits La Città dell'Acqua, which integrates the ruins of an Imperial-era apartment complex, and a reservoir for the waters of the Acqua Vergine swirling beneath.

Climate

Rome's agreeable climate makes it enjoyable to vacation year-round; however, spring and autumn are clearly the best times to visit. You can expect sunshine, clear skies and mild temperatures (November is typically a rainy month). July and August are hot, and Romans customarily abandon the oppressively hot city in August. It is not uncommon to find many businesses closed during the months of July and August, thus it is best to avoid booking a vacation at this time of the year. December to February finds the climate to be quite brisk, but the sun continues to shine.

Dos and Don'ts

It is considered a gesture of disrespect to stroke your chin with the fingertips and thrust them forward. This hand gesture resembles the horn of the devil, which the Roman people find obscene. Pointing simultaneously with the index and pinkie finger implies that you are evoking ill-will upon an individual. It is most offensive to slap a raised arm above the elbow and thumb your nose.

Chewing gum in public, leaning against walls (or any object), as well as demonstrating poor posture is considered improper.
It is customary to see people holding hands or linking their arms in public. This practice is commonly observed in the evenings during leisurely walks known as "passeggiata". The Italian concept of personal space is quite different from what Northern Europeans or Americans are used to. It is the norm for them to converse in a manner that is much closer and more intimate.

Enjoy your stay in the City of Fountains!

Aventino

Aventino

Via Di San Domenico 10
00153

Erdarelli

Erdarelli

Via Dei Due Macelli 28
00187

Grifo

Grifo

Via Del Boschetto 144
00184

Homs

Homs

Via Della Vite 71-72
00187

Igea

Igea

Via Amedeo Principe 97
00185

Montreal

Montreal

Via Carlo Alberto 4b
00185

Nardizzi Americana

Nardizzi Americana

Via Firenze 38
00184

Paris

Paris

Via Firenze 57
00184

Prati

Prati

Via Crescenzio 89
00193

Romae

Romae

Via Palestro 49
00185

Sant'Angelo

Sant'Angelo

Via M Dionigi 16
00193

Serena

Serena

Via Principe Amedeo 62
00185

Piave

Piave

Via Piave 14
00187

Residence Villa Tassoni

Residence Villa Tassoni

Viale Medaglie D'oro 138 Vatican Area
00136

Palazzo al Velabro - Serviced Apartment

Palazzo al Velabro - Serviced Apartment

Via Del Velabro 16
00186

Hotel Mayfair

Hotel Mayfair

Via Sicilia 183
00187

Baltic

Baltic

Via Venti Settembre 89
00187

Forte

Forte

Via Margutta 61
00187

Pantheon

Pantheon

Via Dei Pastini 131
00186

Italia

Italia

Via Venezia, 18
00184

Gambrinus

Gambrinus

Via Piave 35
00187

Motel Salaria

Motel Salaria

Via Salaria 1256
00138

Dorica

Dorica

Piazzale Del Viminale 14
00184

Scott House

Scott House

Via Gioberti 30
00185

Assisi

Assisi

Via Dei Mille 29
00185

Athena

Athena

Via Ercole Pasquali 3
00161

Azzurra

Azzurra

Via Del Boccaccio 25
00187

Bianca

Bianca

Via Volturno 48
00185

Capitol

Capitol

Via Amendola Giovanni 85
00185

Kolping Hotel Casa Domitilla

Kolping Hotel Casa Domitilla

Via Delle Sette Chiese 280
00185

Cavour

Cavour

Via Cavour 47
00184

Concorde

Concorde

Via Giovanni Amendola 95
00185

Corallo

Corallo

Via Palestro 44
00185

Cortina

Cortina

Via Nazionale 18
00184

Dei Mille

Dei Mille

Via Dei Mille 7/b
00185

Domus Mea

Domus Mea

Via Calatafimi 31
00185

Ercoli

Ercoli

Via Collina 48
00187

Fenicia

Fenicia

Via Milazzo 20
00185

Ferrarese

Ferrarese

Via Principe Amedeo 76
00185

Washington

Washington

Via Giovanni Amendola 77 - Ground Floor
00185

Villa Rosa

Villa Rosa

Via Giovanni Prati 1
00152

Giorgina

Giorgina

Via Principe Amedeo 69
00185

Golden

Golden

Via Marche 84
00187

Lady

Lady

Via Germanico 198
00192

Laura

Laura

Viale Xxi Aprile 109
00162

Luciani

Luciani

Via Milazzo 8
00185

Louisiana

Louisiana

Via Flavia 84
00184

Luzzatti

Luzzatti

Via Luigi Luzzatti 3
00185

Magic

Magic

Via Milazzo 20
00185

Margaret

Margaret

Via Antonio Salandra 6
00187