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Rome view from Trinità dei Monti

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La monumentale scalinata di Trinità dei Monti in Piazza di Spagna fu inaugurata da papa Benedetto XIII in occasione del Giubileo del 1725. Venne realizzata per collegare l'ambasciata borbonica spagnola (a cui la piazza deve il nome) alla chiesa di Trinità dei Monti. Venne progettata sia da Alessandro Specchi che da Francesco De Sanctis dopo lunghe ed accese discussioni su come il ripido pendio sul lato del Pincio dovesse essere urbanizzato per collegarlo alla chiesa. La soluzione finale scelta fu quella di Francesco De Sanctis: una grande scalinata decorata da numerose terrazze-giardino, che in primavera ed estate viene addobbata splendidamente con molti fiori. La sontuosa, aristocratica scalinata, posta all'apice di un lungo asse viario che portava al Tevere, fu disegnata in modo che avvicinandosi gli effetti scenici aumentassero man mano. Tipico della grande architettura barocca era infatti la creazione di lunghe, profonde prospettive culminanti con quinte o sfondi a carattere monumentale. La scalinata è stata restaurata nel 1995 (da Wikipedia).

I lavori per la costruzione della chiesa della Santissima Trinità dei Monti iniziarono nel 1502 e si protrassero per tutto il XVI secolo, con una sosta di ben 60 anni, dal 1527 al 1587, a causa dei gravi danni causati dal Sacco di Roma. La chiesa fu consacrata nel 1585 dal pontefice Sisto V.

La facciata è opera di Carlo Maderno e risulta proiettata verso l'alto grazie ai due campanili simmetrici con cupolino ottagonale. L'interno è composto da un'unica grande navata sulla quale si aprono sei cappelle laterali ornate da pregevoli opere d'arte.

Il restauro appena concluso dai Monumenti storici di Francia, che si occupano anche dei beni di proprietà francese in suolo italiano, ha riportato la chiesa al suo antico splendore. I restauratori hanno ripristinato infatti il rivestimento originario di stucco lapideo, restituendo al meglio uno dei frammenti più preziosi della città antica. Steso con la giusta perizia, lo strato di stucco non solo ha il colore della pietra ma, fatto ben più importante, ne ha la consistenza tattile, al punto che vi si possono imprimere perfino i segni degli strumenti solitamente utilizzati per la lavorazione della pietra, che conferiscono alla superficie una capacità di catturare e rimandare la luce abbagliante di Roma, incluse le variazioni tonali che vanno dal rosa pallido del mattino all'oro ramato dell'ultimo pomeriggio.

Davanti a Trinità dei Monti, verso la fine del XVIII secolo, papa Pio VI fece posizionare l'Obelisco Sallustiano, l'ultimo dei grandi obelischi innalzati nella Roma papale, realizzato in epoca romana imperiale ad imitazione degli obelischi egiziani. 

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Overview and History

All roads lead to Rome, the capital of Italy, current football world champions, where western civilization really got cookin' and Christianity gained its foothold on an empire.

According to legend, the city was founded on the Palatine Hill by Romulus and Remus, just after they finished wiping wolf's milk from their lips. Romulus killed his brother Remus in a fight over who had the right to name the city, hence "Rome" and not "Remo". He attained divine status after his death, being given the name "Quirinus," the root of which you can see in the Quirinale Palace.

The Quirinale Palace is the home of the President of the Italian Republic. Its fountain has two ancient statues of Castor and Pollux, sons of Zeus, the famous twins of the Gemini constellation.

Rome is famous for its seven hills: Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, Viminal. Vatican City is on Vatican Hill which is not one of the seven hills. It's its own state, too, not technically under the authority of Italy. It's also the smallest country in the world.

Within Vatican City you can find the Pope of course, the Basilica of St. Peter and also Michaelangelo's masterpiece -- the painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This painting is a fresco, which means the paint is part of the actual plaster. The painter mixes plaster and pigment at the same time and had to finish the work before the plaster dried, and by the way he was laying on his back to do it. Call me crazy but I think the requirements for being an artist have declined in their stringency of late. Vatican City has an insane amount of pure-gold artwork as well.

Since Rome predates the Christian era, you will find many examples of gods and goddesses who were worshipped in the Pantheon, or, "Temple to All the Gods." This is the oldest domed building still standing in Rome, dating to 35 B.C and first reconstructed in 126 A.D. It's been in continuous use since it was built, and has been a Catholic church since 700 A.D.

Students of history may also enjoy the Roman Forum, around which the ancient city first developed. This area included the Senate and Republican government, and a central marketplace where everyone came for news, supplies, gossip and everything else. It's between Palatine hill and Capitoline hills, a swampy spot that was drained during the Forum's construction. Doomed to repeat history, or fascinated by its roots? Take your pick.

All roads lead to Rome except this one, it leads to the Colosseum. Forget Youtube, Netflix and getting laid. REAL entertainment comes from the Colosseum. Do you know why we have popcorn and movies today? Because first they had Bread and circus at the Colosseum, baby! Fake pirate battles in an ocean of real blood! Two vs. one gladiator ambushing with Neptune's tridents and deadly spiked nets! Here's the interior.

If this is what you see around you, you'd better hope to find a sharp sword in your hand to go with it.

Now nevermind all that old stuff, welcome to the Hippodrome, race fans! Besides being the coolest panorama on the whole site, the Circus Maximus was where they had the chariot races and judges who knew how to take a bribe for pole position.

But let's zoom back out for a second. Rome is located on the Tiber river. Crossing the Tiber are many bridges dating back several centuries, for instance Ponte Cavour, Ponte Umberto, and the Saint Angelo bridge.

Rome offers an enviable array of Renaissance and Baroque architecture due to its luck; like Prague and only a few other cities, it escaped major damage during WWII.

Now here are a few little things to get you there so you can investigate the more than 2500 years of history which continue to seep into out modern times.

Getting There

Fiumicino Airport provides international access for flights into Italy. You can connect to it by bus, train or taxi. The train takes about thirty minutes and costs five euro or so.

There's a smaller airport called Ciampino, which handles mostly charter flights, and has a bus line running to meet the Metro.

Transportation

The historic center of Rome is less than two miles from the central Colosseum and Piazza di Spagna, so you might as well walk there. The bus network is very extensive but the Metro is probably easier to get your head around. It's called the Metropolitana and it makes a loop around, rather than through, the city. Basic tickets cost one euro. Night buses run between midnight and four am when the metro stops.

You can also hop onto one of the many tourist buses for a guided ride around Rome. These prices are a lot higher than the metro, but it's an activity more than just a ride.

Now if you really want to do as the Romans do, rent yourself a Vespa scooter and drive it one-handed, shouting.

People and Culture

You don't have to have a lot of money to have good style. That's Italian culture in a word.

I'll go up against Paris right here and say that Italians have style all sewn up. Rocking a scooter in a red dress and stiletto heels? Come on.

Here are a few piquant expressions which further the idea:

"Finish that pasta so Nonna doesn't have to put it away."

"It's sugar sweet and as big as your hand."

"People do not age at the table."

And concerning the stereotype that Italians all talk with their hands:

"Mathematics is not a matter of opinion."

Just imagine how funny it was, the first time that one sprung out.

Things to do & Recommendations

First of all, go back and see all the panoramas in the top section. After you've been through the places and back, try these:

Modern art at Gallery Nuovo Pesa.

Worm through the Aseq esoteric library on your way to Limonaia Cafeteria for lunch.

After lunch, pick up a few things at the most popular market in Rome, Piazza Vittorio.

Be glad you're there and not eating only memories in the Traianei Market ancient Roman market.

Some other gems in the city: the Trevi Fountain and its marketplace

For a little more religious history, visit the 18th century Rococo style Plaza of St. Ignacio. Saint Ignacio was the founder of the Jesuits or Society of Jesus, the largest male religious order in the Catholic church.

There are also some beautiful green spaces in Rome, like the historic park Il Pincio and Villa Borghese parks. Look at those cherry blossoms!

For music lovers, the Auditorium is the main music hall in Rome.

Text by Steve Smith.

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