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Guidebook for Roma

Sergio E  Matteo
Sergio E Matteo
Joined in 2015
Sergio E  Matteo

Guidebook for Roma

Sightseeing
Monastery not far from Coliseum. Wonderful cloister and XIII century frescoes. Incredibly peaceful atmosphere. Walking distance from home. http://romanchurches.wikia.com/wiki/Santi_Quattro_Coronati Contacts: http://www.monacheagostinianesantiquattrocoronati.it
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Santi Quattro Coronati
20 Via dei Santi Quattro
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Monastery not far from Coliseum. Wonderful cloister and XIII century frescoes. Incredibly peaceful atmosphere. Walking distance from home. http://romanchurches.wikia.com/wiki/Santi_Quattro_Coronati Contacts: http://www.monacheagostinianesantiquattrocoronati.it
Built in V century over a Mithraeum of II century (temple of god Mithras). Next to Villa Celimontana; walking distance from home. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santo_Stefano_Rotondo http://www.santo-stefano-rotondo.it
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Santo Stefano al Monte Celio
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Built in V century over a Mithraeum of II century (temple of god Mithras). Next to Villa Celimontana; walking distance from home. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santo_Stefano_Rotondo http://www.santo-stefano-rotondo.it
Built on a house of republican era and a later Mithraeum. Wonderful mosaics. Unforgettable. Entrance in Via San Giovanni in Lateran. To get there: walking distance or Tram line 3 from Manzoni tram stop. http://basilicasanclemente.com/eng/
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St. Clement Basilica
95 Via Labicana
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Built on a house of republican era and a later Mithraeum. Wonderful mosaics. Unforgettable. Entrance in Via San Giovanni in Lateran. To get there: walking distance or Tram line 3 from Manzoni tram stop. http://basilicasanclemente.com/eng/
One of the four major basilicas. Originally built in V century. Amazing mosaics in triumphal arch and nave. http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/sm_maggiore/index_en.html
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S. Maria Maggiore
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One of the four major basilicas. Originally built in V century. Amazing mosaics in triumphal arch and nave. http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/sm_maggiore/index_en.html
The oldest among the four Major Basilicas,it was the original seat of the Pope. Splendid mosaics, precious Baptistery; Scala Santa also to be seen. http://www.rome.info/basilicas/st-john-lateran/
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Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
4 Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano
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The oldest among the four Major Basilicas,it was the original seat of the Pope. Splendid mosaics, precious Baptistery; Scala Santa also to be seen. http://www.rome.info/basilicas/st-john-lateran/
HQ of nazi SS during the occupation of Rome. Some cells and other documents are kept there.http://www.memorialmuseums.org/eng/staettens/view/701/Historical-Museum-of-the-L%20iberation-–-Via-Tasso#
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Museum of the Liberation of Rome
145 Via Tasso
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HQ of nazi SS during the occupation of Rome. Some cells and other documents are kept there.http://www.memorialmuseums.org/eng/staettens/view/701/Historical-Museum-of-the-L%20iberation-–-Via-Tasso#
It is the only ancient Roman building that has remained practically intact through the centuries. Built between 25 and 27 BC the Pantheon was a temple dedicated to the twelve Gods and to the Emperor. http://www.pantheonroma.com/en/the-pantheon.html
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Pantheon
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It is the only ancient Roman building that has remained practically intact through the centuries. Built between 25 and 27 BC the Pantheon was a temple dedicated to the twelve Gods and to the Emperor. http://www.pantheonroma.com/en/the-pantheon.html
It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in 1st century AD. Piazza Navona was transformed into a jewel of Baroque architecture as of mid 17th century. It features masterpieces such as the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) by Bernini and the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by Borromini. www.turismoroma.it > Discover Roma > Not to be missed
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Piazza Navona
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It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in 1st century AD. Piazza Navona was transformed into a jewel of Baroque architecture as of mid 17th century. It features masterpieces such as the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) by Bernini and the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by Borromini. www.turismoroma.it > Discover Roma > Not to be missed
Spanish Steps (no further comment needed). Metro A, Spagna station
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Piazza di Spagna
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Spanish Steps (no further comment needed). Metro A, Spagna station
The Forums and the Capitol Hill were Rome’s administrative, religious and monumental centre. They represent one of the largest archeological sites of western civilization. To get there: Bus 51,85 or 87 from Porta San Giovanni stop (please see Google Maps). Early booking and guided tour recommended. http://www.coopculture.it/en/ticket.cfm?office=Foro%20Romano%20e%20Palatino&id=4
Fori Imperiali/Campidoglio
The Forums and the Capitol Hill were Rome’s administrative, religious and monumental centre. They represent one of the largest archeological sites of western civilization. To get there: Bus 51,85 or 87 from Porta San Giovanni stop (please see Google Maps). Early booking and guided tour recommended. http://www.coopculture.it/en/ticket.cfm?office=Foro%20Romano%20e%20Palatino&id=4
Most renowned monument of Roman civilization. Next to Roman Forums. Tram Line 3 from Manzoni stop or Bus 51,85 or 87 from Porta San Giovanni stop (please see Google Maps). For visiting Colosseo early booking and guided tour recommended. http://www.coopculture.it/en/ticket.cfm?office=Foro%20Romano%20e%20Palatino&id=4
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Colosseo (MB)
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Most renowned monument of Roman civilization. Next to Roman Forums. Tram Line 3 from Manzoni stop or Bus 51,85 or 87 from Porta San Giovanni stop (please see Google Maps). For visiting Colosseo early booking and guided tour recommended. http://www.coopculture.it/en/ticket.cfm?office=Foro%20Romano%20e%20Palatino&id=4
An extraordinary art collection of xvii century, including amazing sculptures by Bernini, paintings by Raffaello, Caravaggio, and other giants; the Gallery is not very large. It is hosted by the mansion of Princes Borghese inside the gardens of Villa Borghese. Better to go there by taxi. Early booking recommended: http://www.galleriaborghese.it/default-en.htm
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Borghese Gallery and Museum
5 Piazzale Scipione Borghese
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An extraordinary art collection of xvii century, including amazing sculptures by Bernini, paintings by Raffaello, Caravaggio, and other giants; the Gallery is not very large. It is hosted by the mansion of Princes Borghese inside the gardens of Villa Borghese. Better to go there by taxi. Early booking recommended: http://www.galleriaborghese.it/default-en.htm
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: top art collection in Rome, including Michelangelo's "Sistina" and Raffaello's "Stanze". Adjacent to St.Peter Church with Michelangelo's Dome and Bernini's spectacular Colonnade. Metro A - Ottaviano Station. Museums and Sistina to be booked; guided tour recommended. http://biglietteriamusei.vatican.va/musei/tickets/do early booking recommended
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Vatican Museums
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: top art collection in Rome, including Michelangelo's "Sistina" and Raffaello's "Stanze". Adjacent to St.Peter Church with Michelangelo's Dome and Bernini's spectacular Colonnade. Metro A - Ottaviano Station. Museums and Sistina to be booked; guided tour recommended. http://biglietteriamusei.vatican.va/musei/tickets/do early booking recommended
Standing 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide,[1] it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
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Trevi Fountain
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Standing 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide,[1] it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
Piazza of Stone – derived from use of the temple's stones to build the piazza. A wonderful place in the City center, next to the Parliament and to Fontana di Trevi. Dominated by the remains of the Temple to the deified Emperor Hadrian, built in A.D. 145 and now incorporated into a later building
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Piazza di Pietra
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Piazza of Stone – derived from use of the temple's stones to build the piazza. A wonderful place in the City center, next to the Parliament and to Fontana di Trevi. Dominated by the remains of the Temple to the deified Emperor Hadrian, built in A.D. 145 and now incorporated into a later building
Essentials
Well stocked household products shop
Via Emanuele Filiberto, 152
152 Via Emanuele Filiberto
Well stocked household products shop
Pharmacy
Via di S. Croce in Gerusalemme
Pharmacy
Minimarket. Convenient: Butcher and Pharmacy beside it; Baker in front of it
Conad City
14 Via Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
Minimarket. Convenient: Butcher and Pharmacy beside it; Baker in front of it
Getting Around
Railway Central Station & Metro Hub. Our apartment is 2 stops of Line A Metro away from Termini: Metro stop Manzoni is m 250 distance from home
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Roma Termini
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Railway Central Station & Metro Hub. Our apartment is 2 stops of Line A Metro away from Termini: Metro stop Manzoni is m 250 distance from home
Key stop to visiting City Center & the finest shopping area and to get to Villa Borghese
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Spagna
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Key stop to visiting City Center & the finest shopping area and to get to Villa Borghese
Metro A Station, 250 m distance from home: Metro A is the most efficient transport to get to Stazione Termini (central railway station), Spagna (Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese, City Center & Fashion District), Flaminio (Piazza del Popolo, City Center & Fashion District). Tram stop (line 3 ) 300 m from home in Viale Manzoni, next to the Hotel Milton: that tram takes you to the Coliseum
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Manzoni
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Metro A Station, 250 m distance from home: Metro A is the most efficient transport to get to Stazione Termini (central railway station), Spagna (Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese, City Center & Fashion District), Flaminio (Piazza del Popolo, City Center & Fashion District). Tram stop (line 3 ) 300 m from home in Viale Manzoni, next to the Hotel Milton: that tram takes you to the Coliseum
Parks & Nature
It's a beautiful park not far from Coliseum. The principal entrance is near the Piazza della Navicella, beside the small Basilica Santa Maria in Domnica, one of the most ancient christian churches in Rome. Since mid-XVI century it was transformed in a patrician villa surrounded by gardens
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Villa Celimontana
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It's a beautiful park not far from Coliseum. The principal entrance is near the Piazza della Navicella, beside the small Basilica Santa Maria in Domnica, one of the most ancient christian churches in Rome. Since mid-XVI century it was transformed in a patrician villa surrounded by gardens
Most renowned park in Rome. In its area is located the Galleria Borghese, one of the finest Renaissance Art galleries. The fastest way to get there is by Metro Line A: get off at Spagna Station and follow signs: a series of escalators take you to Villa Borghese
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Villa Borghese
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Most renowned park in Rome. In its area is located the Galleria Borghese, one of the finest Renaissance Art galleries. The fastest way to get there is by Metro Line A: get off at Spagna Station and follow signs: a series of escalators take you to Villa Borghese
Shopping
High quality Fashion store, 600 m distance from home. http://en.coin.it/pages/coincasa-franchising
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Coin
7 Piazzale Appio
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High quality Fashion store, 600 m distance from home. http://en.coin.it/pages/coincasa-franchising
Heart of the city centre shopping district. Next to Spanish steps (Metro A, Spagna station). The adjacent Via del Babbuino, Via Margutta and Via della Croce should be included in the walking/shopping tour. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_Condotti
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Via Condotti
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Heart of the city centre shopping district. Next to Spanish steps (Metro A, Spagna station). The adjacent Via del Babbuino, Via Margutta and Via della Croce should be included in the walking/shopping tour. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_Condotti
Food Scene
Located in Rione Monti, not far from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. I’ve not experienced personally, but a (reliable) friend of mine loves it. www.facebook.com/asinodoro/
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L'Asino d'Oro
73 Via del Boschetto
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Located in Rione Monti, not far from the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. I’ve not experienced personally, but a (reliable) friend of mine loves it. www.facebook.com/asinodoro/
Favorably reviewed by guests. Well known, good quality seafood/local cuisine. A few blocks from home https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tempio-Di-Mecenate-Ristorante-Ristoranti-E-Pizzerie/121390754600227
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Tempio di Mecenate
14 Largo Leopardi
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Favorably reviewed by guests. Well known, good quality seafood/local cuisine. A few blocks from home https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tempio-Di-Mecenate-Ristorante-Ristoranti-E-Pizzerie/121390754600227
Favorably reviewed by guests: good traditional cuisine. Next to home, in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano www.cannavota.it
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Hosteria Cannavota
20 Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano
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Favorably reviewed by guests: good traditional cuisine. Next to home, in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano www.cannavota.it
Favorably reviewed by guests: fine local cuisine. Just by the Pantheon, not far from Piazza Navona. www.armandoalpantheon.it
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Armando al Pantheon
31 Salita dei Crescenzi
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Favorably reviewed by guests: fine local cuisine. Just by the Pantheon, not far from Piazza Navona. www.armandoalpantheon.it
Trendy. Ideal foe a lunch when you are walking around in the City Center. Next Spanish Steps and to Via Condotti - Via del Babbuino - Via della Croce (fashion district) and the Parliament/Government palaces. Metro A: Spagna. www.ginger.roma.it
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Ginger
43-46 Via Borgognona
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Trendy. Ideal foe a lunch when you are walking around in the City Center. Next Spanish Steps and to Via Condotti - Via del Babbuino - Via della Croce (fashion district) and the Parliament/Government palaces. Metro A: Spagna. www.ginger.roma.it
A sophisticated grocery, wineshop and restaurant in the area of Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Farnese. If you want just a pizza to take away (the finest in Rome) buy it at the Roscioli bakery nearby. Booking recommended. www.salumeriaroscioli.com.
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Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina
21/22 Via dei Giubbonari
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A sophisticated grocery, wineshop and restaurant in the area of Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Farnese. If you want just a pizza to take away (the finest in Rome) buy it at the Roscioli bakery nearby. Booking recommended. www.salumeriaroscioli.com.
It is the restaurant of the Hotel Columbus, in the Vatican Area. Beautiful and quiet location. Good quality food. Brunch is served. Booking recommended. www.hotelcolumbus.net
Ristorante la Veranda
73 Borgo Santo Spirito
It is the restaurant of the Hotel Columbus, in the Vatican Area. Beautiful and quiet location. Good quality food. Brunch is served. Booking recommended. www.hotelcolumbus.net
Located in upper Via Veneto, stylish, excellent buffet lunch. You may go there when visiting Villa Borghese and the Galleria Borghese, an extraordinary art collection of xvii century. Booking recommended. www.doneyrestaurant.com
Doney Restaurant & Café
137-141 Via Vittorio Veneto
Located in upper Via Veneto, stylish, excellent buffet lunch. You may go there when visiting Villa Borghese and the Galleria Borghese, an extraordinary art collection of xvii century. Booking recommended. www.doneyrestaurant.com
Excellent, one of the best seafood restaurants in Rome. Located. 800 m from home, halfway to the Coliseum; one stop away from Manzoni tram (line 3) stop. Booking recommended. www.isideristorante.it
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Ristorante Il Tempio di Iside
1 Via Pietro Verri angolo via Labicana
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Excellent, one of the best seafood restaurants in Rome. Located. 800 m from home, halfway to the Coliseum; one stop away from Manzoni tram (line 3) stop. Booking recommended. www.isideristorante.it
High quality Vegetarian. In front of Babette. They serve also a good brunch. Booking recommended. www.ilmarguttavegetariano.it
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Il Margutta
118 Via Margutta
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High quality Vegetarian. In front of Babette. They serve also a good brunch. Booking recommended. www.ilmarguttavegetariano.it
It is my favorite; favorably reviewed by guests. Food is really excellent: don’t miss the fish of the day. Not formal, but service is accurate. At lunchtime they serve an excellent brunch. Via Margutta (next to Metro A stations Spagna or Flaminio) is an astonishingly quiet, fascinating road. Booking recommended. www.babetteristorante.it
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Babette
1b Via Margutta
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It is my favorite; favorably reviewed by guests. Food is really excellent: don’t miss the fish of the day. Not formal, but service is accurate. At lunchtime they serve an excellent brunch. Via Margutta (next to Metro A stations Spagna or Flaminio) is an astonishingly quiet, fascinating road. Booking recommended. www.babetteristorante.it
Favorably reviewed by guests. Pizza and local cuisine. Next to Basilica di San Clemente and Colosseo
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Ristorante Colosseo "Luzzi"
88 Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano
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Favorably reviewed by guests. Pizza and local cuisine. Next to Basilica di San Clemente and Colosseo
One of the finest restaurants in Rome. Top quality. Next to the amazing Fontana di Trevi
Trattoria al Moro
13 Vicolo delle Bollette
One of the finest restaurants in Rome. Top quality. Next to the amazing Fontana di Trevi
Arts & Culture
Today, Palazzo Barberini houses the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, one of the most important painting collections in Italy. It includes Raphael's portrait La fornarina, Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes and a Hans Holbein portrait of Henry VIII. The palace was purchased in 1625 by Maffeo Barberini, who became Pope Urban VIII. He appointed the archistars of those years (Maderno, Borromini and Bernini) to completely rebuild it Online Ticketing: http://www.galleriaborghese.it/eng/galleriaBarberini.html
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National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace
13 Via delle Quattro Fontane
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Today, Palazzo Barberini houses the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, one of the most important painting collections in Italy. It includes Raphael's portrait La fornarina, Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes and a Hans Holbein portrait of Henry VIII. The palace was purchased in 1625 by Maffeo Barberini, who became Pope Urban VIII. He appointed the archistars of those years (Maderno, Borromini and Bernini) to completely rebuild it Online Ticketing: http://www.galleriaborghese.it/eng/galleriaBarberini.html
Rome Opera House. It was built at the end of XIX century and the magnificent interior structure is the original one, while the facade was reshaped in the late twenties of XX century. To get there: Metro A Repubblica-Teatro dell'Opera station (3 stops), then walking less than 5 mins (please see Google Maps). www.operaroma.it (also for ticketing online)
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Teatro dell'Opera
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Rome Opera House. It was built at the end of XIX century and the magnificent interior structure is the original one, while the facade was reshaped in the late twenties of XX century. To get there: Metro A Repubblica-Teatro dell'Opera station (3 stops), then walking less than 5 mins (please see Google Maps). www.operaroma.it (also for ticketing online)
Rome main Concert Hall. Designed by archistar Renzo Piano (Paris Beaubourg and many other works). To get there: Metro A Flaminio station, then Tram line 2 for four stops (please see Google Maps). www.auditorium.com (online ticketing available)
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Auditorium Parco della Musica
30 Via Pietro de Coubertin
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Rome main Concert Hall. Designed by archistar Renzo Piano (Paris Beaubourg and many other works). To get there: Metro A Flaminio station, then Tram line 2 for four stops (please see Google Maps). www.auditorium.com (online ticketing available)