The neighborhoods of Rome

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The neighborhoods of Rome

 

The charm of Rome, as well as its priceless archaeological and artistic treasures, It has always been described by the solar characters, engaging with that veiled melancholy typical Roman. The districts, or as they were called once, the districts are the beautiful caskets able to keep together the art and humanity of the eternal city making experience unique atmospheres. Probably the most typical we list three who, albeit known, They can give away every time surprises and emotions.

Trastevere

Probably the Roma neighborhood best known in the world and recognized as the symbol of the most authentic Roman. "Across the Tiber", beyond the Tiber, This is the origin of its name, a neighborhood built outside the ancient center which remains in close contact with the urbe. Place of villas during the imperial period is the Middle Ages that the structure architecturally the neighborhood with its narrow streets and squares where you can discover churches where it crosses the history of the symbols of folk rituals. So here's the San Francesco a Ripa where the extraordinary sculpture is kept in the Blessed Ludovica Alberoni of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the Church of Sant'Agata, perhaps the most loved by trasteverini, given that holds the statue of Madonna de "noaltri", patron saint of the neighborhood or Church of Santa Cecilia dedicated to the patron saint of music. The charm of Trastevere is also to grasp slowly walking through the alleys and streets on the reverberations of cobblestones, discovering small shops or numerous votive altars that emerge from the medieval walls, suggesting the attention to detail that is the key to get into the real atmosphere of the neighborhood.

Quarter capable of continuous surprises where, in its popular architectural identity, to meet an aristocratic building as Palazzo Corsini, birthplace of the literary academy of Arcadia, and now houses the National Gallery of Ancient Art, with a '700 collection is still intact, and a botanical garden with 800 greenhouses, or, walking in constant hive of Romans and tourists, you can make a stop in Museum of Trastevere, Piazza Sant'Egidio, able to propose exhibitions of photographic absolute value.

Here's the secret, accepting and being welcomed by this place where every stone and every space exudes Roman.

 

Rione Monti

The district occupies a wide area whose beauty and enchantment alternates between the many features internal streets and major highways such as Via Nazionale and Via Cavour. Located between the hill Esquilino, the Viminale and the Quirinale the entire area was called "Mountains:" just, also densely populated in ancient times, It became a place of many important archaeological finds and, Despite the urban interventions bold '40s, It has been preserved almost intact to this day.

In fact, the atmosphere vintage, of Rome only mentioned in some old movie, here it is still present and involves the visitor for the entire ward in a magical mixture between discolored insignia, Inns, tavernas and craft shops that preserve the tradition of the workshops of the past. An extended neighborhood that people born and which over the centuries acquires unique artistic treasures as the Michelangelo's Moses preserved in the Church of San Pietro in Vincoli, one of the most beautiful sacred places of the City, where it is worth to get by Salita dei Borgia, perhaps the most charming street in the ward who, Despite the steep way, fully repays the effort.

Behind the Imperial Forums, steps from St. John Lateran, the Rione Monti pulse, and welcomes moves in Via Panisperna, adorned with ivy leaned to the palaces, that cuts the entire neighborhood and sees admiring Santa Maria Maggiore, in Piazza dei Monti where the water of the fountain continues to feed the soul of the neighborhood, in Via the Neophytes in Via Leonina where the history of the district is continually relived in and obstruct the activities of the past artisans.

 

The Ghetto

The Rione Sant'Angelo It is the smallest district in Rome. Better known as The Ghetto, the Jewish quarter of Rome among the oldest ever, It is definitely one of the most beautiful and special of this city, able to slide in their veins the different human experiences and yet unique in its identity expressed. And here already among the smells of Roman cuisine married to that Kosher is felt acquired tradition. Rich in interesting places and spaces the district is the faithful guardian of history and stories.

We encounter the remains of Portico d'Ottavia, monumental construction of the times of Augustus dedicated to his sister Octavia.

Next, with the remains that almost cover the façade, the Church of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria where surprises, including some fine works, the Madonna and Child with Angels of Benozzo Gozzoli.

Leaving the church then we understand why the charm of this place being hit by one of those scenes that only Rome can donate, where the Dome Santa Maria in Campitelli recalls sweet to plunge again in the streets of the neighborhood, to go and find out. This baroque masterpiece, architect Carlo Rainaldi, little known, from the entrance gives the thrill of the unexpected surprise.

The miraculous image of Santa Maria in Portico, at the center, dating from the ninth century, whispering he tells of the veneration of the Romans during the plague of 1656. Then again only roads as Via dei Funari, among the best ever, or buildings such as Santa Caterina dei Funari, shining example of the Renaissance in Rome or squares as Piazza Mattei and his Fountain of the Turtles, designed by Giacomo della Porta and no added later by Bernini. The Ghetto who knows how to produce perfumes and unique suggestions is a little gem that is admired and breathed.