Just a few steps from the splendid and legendary Trevi Fountain, but far from the constant chaos of the area, the beautiful yet unknown “Vicus Caprarius”, the City of Water, strikes for the magic atmosphere that it manages to create all around it.

One of the most beautiful monuments in the Ancient Rome – extremely well preserved up to now – is the Temple of Portunus (wrongly called of the “manly fortune”) that stands in the middle of the old Forum Boarium – that was the cattle forum venalium of Ancient Rome.

One of the most modern districts of Rome – urban speaking – is certainly the “EUR”. It isn’t actually the most innovative district, but its architectural style projects it in the future.

The Pantheon is one of the most famous monuments in the world. It is an architectonic masterpiece and still one of the most evident examples of Roman creative genius. The Pantheon was built in 27 BC by Marcus Agrippa, brother in law of the emperor Augustus, and it is the ultimate Roman temple.

The “Cloaca Maxima”, literally “the biggest sewer”, is one of the most famous sewage systems of ancient times. As the tradition goes, it was built between the end of the VII and the beginning of the VIII century B.C. from the will of Tarquinius Priscus, first etruscan king of Rome.

Absolute masterpiece of the Renaissance art and evident example of the Italian ingenuity, the temple of Bramante is one of the most popular and admired works of the history of architecture.

Between history and myth, we are used to set the establishment of the Eternal City on the 21st of April, 753 B.C. Obviously this is a conventional date, linked more to tradition than reality.

Near the Vittoriano monument we can still see the rests of a Roman insula. “Insula”, in Ancient Rome, was the name of buildings with many levels inside of which there were different housing units, very similar to our apartments. This building, very well preserved, survived the demolition process of the 1930s in the area next to the Capitoline hill. Actually, it came to light through the 1930s and the following decade.

Through the years a lot has been written about the Flavian Amphitheatre, probably because it is the most famous monument in the world. But the fact that has been less analysed, or at least not given the right importance, it’s the origin of its name: Colosseum.

In the heart of St. Paul’s district - next to the renowned gate which takes the Saint’s name - lies a pyramid. Less than 37 meters high, and 30 meters long for each side of its base, it represents one of the most peculiar monuments of the Eternal City. This unique example of the Egyptian funeral architecture, was built in only 330 days  as the inscription on its façade says 

Rome also known as “the Eternal City” is the centre of the ancient world and the capital city of Italy and Christianity. Considering both absolute terms and territorial extension, it boasts the greatest historical, artistic and cultural heritage worldwide; hosting the highest number of museums, monuments, churches and underground archeological sites.Founded almost 3000 years ago, it was the cradle of Roman civilization and regarded as the greatest, richest and most powerful city in the world.

One of the four papal major basilicas of Rome is the “Basilica of Saint Mary Major”, the biggest church worldwide dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It was erected in 432 A.D. by will of Pope Sixtus III to celebrate Mary as the Mother of God – so proclaimed in the 431 A.D. Council of Ephesus - . Throughout the centuries it has seen different transformations and hosted important and copious treasures and art works.