Via Pratti Fiscali 55, Rome, Lazio, 00141, Italy
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La porta del principe
St. Peter's Square and Bascilica
A wet, but quite pretty, open space
Rome Winter what to wear
I'm wondering how hard is the winter in Rome. Can you walk in the streets with a normal jacket and pants? Do you have to take many winter jackets? Do I need gloves ?
Re: Rome Winter what to wear
You can absolutely walk with a normal jacket and pants during the winter in Rome. Don't forget that Italy is a southern and Mediterranean and Rome is not on the north of the country, close to the Alps.
I think that jacket, switcher and jeans are prety fine.
Re: Rome Winter what to wear
i went to rome twice in both december and january and found i needed a jacket. i don't know where you're from, but i'm from california's coast where it doesn't get TOO cold. i would bring a sweater and a jacket. but it's not going to snow. just cold nights and days is what i experienced.
Travel Tips for Rome
Rome enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate which characterizes the Mediterranean coasts of Italy. It is at its most comfortable from April through June, and from mid-September to October; in particular, the Roman ottobrate (ottobrata can roughly be translated as "beautiful October day") are famously known as sunny and warm days. By August, the temperature during the heat of the day often exceeds 32° C (90° F); traditionally, many businesses would close during August, and Romans would abandon the city for holiday resorts, but this trend is weakening, and the city is increasingly remaining fully functional during the whole summer, in response to growing tourism as well as change in the population's work habits. The average high temperature in December is about 14° C (57° F).
The Tiber River
Legend says Rome's founders, the twin brothers Romulus and Remus, were abandoned on the waters of the Tiber, where they were rescued by a she-wolf. Mythic king Tiberinus of Alba Longa was said to have drowned in the Albula river which resulted in the river being renamed the Tiber. Whatever really happened here, the Tiber is the 3rd longest in Italy and one of the main features of Rome. It's rather dirty to look at (it's full of silt apparently) but has been, historically, one of Rome main trade routes ending at Ostia where the port of the day was located.
Modern Art in Ancient Rome
Museo Carlo Bilotti – Aranciera Villa Borghese
In the 18th Century the Orangery was known as the "Casino dei Giuochi d'Acqua" because of the fountains and g L’Aranciera was once a reception hall where entertainment; musica di camera and grottos there, surrounded by the Garden of the Lake with its spectacular displays. In its sumptuously decorated and furnished halls, the princes of the Borghese family organized parties and social events and water games were performed for the elite.
In 1849, cannon fire from French troops defending the papacy all but destroyed major portions of the building. The palazzo was transformed into a hot house for citrus fruit plants from the Borghese Gardens horticultural collection.
After decades of neglect, the Orangery is now once more a place for leisure and culture thanks to the efforts of Italian-American entrepreneur and international art collector, Carlo Bilotti. His donation of prestigous paintings, sculptures and drawings has found a home worthy of its world-class works. The collection of 22 works includes an important core of paintings and sculptures by Giorgio de Chirico, representing the best-known subjects produced by the painter between the end of the 20s and the 70s - a portrait of Carlo Bilotti in relief by American artist Larry Rivers - a 1981 portrait of wife Tina and daughter Lisa Bilotti by Andy Warhol - Summer by Gino Severini - and Giacomo Manzu's great bronze Cardinal.
To keep the museum open to ever-new themes in contemporary art, spaces have been assigned next to rooms housing the permanent collection.
Photo 1 - The only remaining element from the 16th century is a well-preserved oppulent Ninfeo fountain embellished with a basin bearing the Borghese family heraldry.
Museum Aranciera Carlo Bilotti is the first experiment in Italy involving mutual funding from private and public sectors. Carlo Bilotti was born into a family of noble lineage from southern Italy. In the United States, he studied at Columbia University in 1963 and came to understand and appreciate contemporary art as it evolved within the social changes in the United States - this emotional connection prompted the start of his modern art collection.
There is an entrance directly across from Casina del Lago along the walkway from the Lake - an entrance also on Viale Fiorella La Guardia - NEVER CROWDED
Hours - Tues-Sat 9am-7pm Last admission 6:30 Closed Mondays
Tickets - 4,50 Euro Reduced 2,50 Euro Free to Italian citizens and citizens of EC
The adjacent gardens are not to be missed and astounding when in full bloom. Detailed photos follow in our next tip on Aranciera di Villa Borghese - the Orangery Gardens.
one of the largest train...
one of the largest train stations in europe, the roma termini is the main inlet and outlet, in and out of the city.
walking will suffice as well as the metro lines. if i recall, there are only 2-3 metro lines. but they are conveniently and strategically placed. during rush hours (8am-10am and 4pm-6pm) the metro is a mess and really inefficient. buses are abundant and convenient.
A bit more expensive but worth it!
This restaurant is just up the road from Santa Maria Maggiore. The service is fairly good, although they do get busy quite early here. I had gnocchi and my partner the seafood pasta, and we both had steak for the main course - mine was a fillet with rosemary, lots of it and very good; and my partners was with balsamic vinegar, less in quantity, but full on flavour, I tried some and wished that's what I'd ordered it was so good. However, the only choice for accompanying veg was french fries or potato croquettes (both from frozen, so not that great), and the two types of artichoke - Carciofo All Guidia and Carciofo alla romana. We shared the croquettes and carciofo alla romana. Also the wine - house red for EUR 8) was about the same quality as that we'd had at Al 39 for EUR 4, not as good as the wine at Rosso 3 for EUR 7. But they did have quite a large selection of more expensive wines, which were probably a lot better. Gnocchi alla Romana - simple but absolutely delicious - and the steak in balsamic vinegar *drools*
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Address: Via Pratti Fiscali 55, Rome, Lazio, 00141, Italy