the conquering Rome
In the ancient times Rome was not only a city, but it was an empire that conquered the world. At its height (around 100 AD) it stretched throughout Europe, parts of north africa, and the middle east. And all was done by sword.
We encountered this house with a sword in the facade. As if to prove Rome is not that dangerous anymore a peaceflag is entangled around the balcony next to the sword.
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San Benedetto in Piscinula Church
Going across the river from the Isola Tiberina you end up in a little place of Trastevere neighborhood called piazza in Piscinula. A visit to the piazza church - San Benedetto in Piscinula - is worth a detour. there you will find the place where St. Benedict lived before going to Subiaco. The church itself is medieval and basically everything is orginal. You will find there the smallest bell tower and the oldest bell of Rome. The chuch is taking care of by the Heralds of the Gospel, a new religious community. When visiting, if you have any questions, they can answer you in English, French Italian, Spanish, Portuguese. They know their history, do not hesitate to ask since you won't find out much if you don't read italian...
La Notte Bianca
The 3th edition of La Notte Bianca will be held in Rome from 8 p.m. on Saturday September 17th to Sunday September 18th, a great international event.
This year too, Rome will become from the city centre to the suburbs , a city that remains open all night, to solidarity, to art, to the cinema, the theatre and to music, to events, sports and shopping, in an unusual atmosphere in which the most daily of gestures assume the characteristics of an event, in a festive context of cultural curiosity;
a sympathetic city , that intends to attract the attention of its inhabitants to social problems, through a series of initiatives for the homeless, welcome centres, the youngsters from Rome's Municipality's 'Circuito di Accoglienza' currently placed with families, and for the blind; a city to be experienced on foot and also using public transport : all locations will be easy to get to because transport will be increased for the entire night;
· a city rich with interdisciplinary ideas (the visual arts, music, but also dancing, theatre, installations, visual and sound suggestions) characterised by contemporaneity and multiculturalism.
Reasonable price, close to Spanish steps
Otello is very close to Spanish steps. Altough, It can be hard to find where it is. There are plenty of restaurants on the street but Otello's entrance looks like a tunnel overlooking a courtyard. So you can recognize their menu and sign only.
They have various foods like meat, pasta, traditional Italian foods etc. All of them smell great. There are seats inside and outside. It would be better to sit outside in summer. Cause it's really cool and shady tables outside. Pasta and meat
Latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome
The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge.