Easter 2023 in Rome? Why not? Today we talk about a less conspicuous Rome: here is an itinerary in the less known city, more secluded, far from the famous squares and the Roman ruins.
In the Flaminio district, a few steps from the historic stadium, there is the National Museum of Arts of the 21st century. Designed and conceived by the Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid whose project was selected from 273 applications from around the world. The building has three floors and houses permanent collections and exhibitions. A modern and innovative place both in the architectural design that distinguishes it and for the cultural offer. A pleasant morning to spend between innovation and light and cozy spaces.
Once called “the Hollywood on the Tiber“, for a long time closed to visitors, Cinecittà is located at the gates of Rome, on the historic Via Tuscolana. Today it tells an important part of the history of Italian cinema and the culture of our country. At Cinecittà you can visit the Studios and the sets, accompanied by a specialized guide. Not to be missed is the Felliniana section, created for the centenary of the birth of the director from Rimini, curated by Dante Ferretti, set designer and Oscar winner. Finally you can visit the MIAC, Italian Audiovisual Museum and Cinema.
Often those who visit a city complain about the impossibility of finding authentic neighborhoods and not suitable for tourists. Of course it is a difficult search, but San Lorenzo could reserve some surprises. Historical popular district, told in a song by Francesco De Gregori in the homonymous song that recalls the bombings of 19 July 1943. Today San Lorenzo is a place that combines historical memory with the Terme di Diocleziano, Mure Aureliane, the Porta Tiburtina, the Basilica of San Lorenzo Fuori Le Mura and street art, with the many murals and unique experiences such as those of the New Cinema Palazzo. Stop by in the evening, the gastronomic offer is varied and the prices are still quite affordable.
One of the hidden treasures of the capital is located within the Rione Sant’Angelo. Considered one of the oldest in the world, probably second only to that of Venice, the Ghetto of Rome was born in 1555 at the behest of Pope Paul IV and was definitively abandoned in 1870, after the end of the papal temporal power following the breach of Porta Pia. In addition to the historical memory of the Nazi-Fascist persecutions during the Second World War, the neighborhood offers the attentive visitor some small wonders.
First of all the Fontana delle Tartarughe in Piazza Mattei, by Bernini. Legend has it that it is the result of a bet launched by Duke Mattei to his future father-in-law to convince him to give him his favorite daughter. The Jewish Quarter is the ideal place to taste the typical Jewish-Roman cuisine and its Kosher dishes.
Spread among cypresses, laurels, wild roses and beautiful camellias, this corner of the city is a space of peace that can give the traveller a moment of recollection and cultural historical curiosity. One of the oldest burial places in Europe, it was opened in 1716. Among its guests you will find poets, writers, sculptors, artists but also scientists and diplomats of all religious denominations, from Islam to Zoroastrianism. Much loved by the British, who can visit the graves of their fellow citizens John Keats and Percey Shelley. The Cimitero Acattolico is located in the historic district of Testaccio and visit it will allow you to admire the wonderful Pyramid of Caio Cestio.
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Easter 2023 in Rome will be wonderful!