For those who are preparing to visit Rome for the first time, some stops are mandatory. One of these is La Bocca della Verità located at the entrance of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, linked to legends and symbols that represent one of the destinations not to be missed when you are in the eternal city.
Vittoriano Nationale Monument is also called Altare della Patria is a national monument built in honour of the first king of unified Italy, Victor Emmanuel II and it is located between Piazza Venezia and Capitoline Hill.
In the middle of the Tiber River, connected to the mainland by two bridges, between Trastevere on one side and the Jewish ghetto on the other, stands the Tiberina island. Between history and legend, this curious island in the shape of a ship always has a fascination for those who are near it that it can not do nothing but venture out to discover this little gem.
If you want to spend a day immersed in the green but also in the culture you can walk in the evocative setting of the Aventine district. Here you will find a small paradise in the heart of Rome, located on the Aventine hill just a few steps from the Circus Maximus. From here it is possible to enjoy a marvelous view of Rome that extends from the bend of the Tiber, to the Temples of the Forum Boario up to the Gianicolo and to the imposing dome of San Pietro. Few meters more; ahead, at Piazza Cavalieri di Malta there is the Villa of the Priory of Malta. When the door of the villa is closed, look through the keyhole, and you will not regret it. You can admire a beautiful view of the Dome of St. Peter.
If you want to enjoy a pleasant walk away from the crowd, perhaps sipping a beer, or enjoying a good ice cream, Trastevere is the ideal neighborhood. With its delightful alleys, full of cafes and typical restaurants, it is the perfect area to immerse yourself in the Roman atmosphere and be enchanted by it. And when you’re hungry, do not worry… You’re in the right place!