Rome is a city with a thousand-year history: the capital of an empire that was able to conquer the whole of the Mediterranean, the central seat of the papacy, a center of attraction for artists from all over the world from the Renaissance onwards, an outdoor laboratory for experiments ( squares, palaces and churches) of the Baroque, and finally capital of Italy after 1870. All the civilizations that have succeeded have left their unmistakable mark, so much so that one can certainly say that in Rome there is precisely for all the tastes.
Roma dista circa 20 km dal mare ed è una città molto estesa, ma il centro storico, la zona dove compiere la maggior parte delle visite è abbastanza limitato e percorribile a piedi, se si è dei buoni camminatori. La maggior parte dei luoghi che si vorranno visitare si trova a una distanza ragionevole dalla stazione ferroviaria principale della città la nota Stazione Termini.
Located near the eastern end of the Servian Walls, San Giovanni in Laterano is the cathedral of Rome and is therefore called "Mother of all the churches of the world". Not far away, along Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, you reach the Basilica of San Clemente, whose late-Baroque exterior hides artistic treasures dating back to the Middle Ages...
Our walk in an Eternal City suspended between history and legend begins at the Baths of Caracalla, an extraordinary testimony of the grandeur that according to the emperors was adequate to their power.
Opened in 217 AD from Antonino Caracalla, from which they took the name, they could host up to 1600 people in hot and cold water baths and were complete with every comfort, to envy the sophisticated beauty farms of our day.
Piazza Navona is animated every day by many artists who with their art can capture in a few minutes the expressions and typicality of those who let themselves be portrayed. Over the years it has always remained one of the favorite meeting points of the Romans during the Carnival, Christmas and Epiphany.
It is a tradition that on December 8th, the Christmas market, full of artistic and modern nativity scenes, handicrafts and of course sweets, takes life in the square. The market ends with Epiphany, in the evening between 5 and 6 January, when adults and children gather to await the arrival of the Befana.