Rome, the center of Christianity, offers representations of the Madonna everywhere: inside and on the facades of churches but also along the streets in suggestive sacred shrines to which many stories are linked. Today we will talk about the Madonna dell’Archetto, one of the most revered representations in the eternal city.
St. Peter’s Square is the first thing visitors to the St. Peter’s Basilica see. The square, built by Gian Carlo Bernini until 1667, is an architectural masterpiece and one of the greatest scenographies of Baroque Rome. Here you will read about what there is to see in St. Peter’s Square and learn more about its history.
The Passetto di Borgo is a little known curiosity. It is a secret passage in the Vatican that dates from the Middle Ages and is still accessible today. It leads from the Vatican to Castel Sant’Angelo.
For those who love greenery and flowers but don’t want to miss the ruins of Rome, we recommend visiting the urban rose garden, a corner of peace and beauty, a stone’s throw from Circus Maximus and the Mouth of Truth, the “Bocca della verità”.
Donna Olimpia`s ghost. Mysterious ghosts seem to be wandering around Piazza Navona and along the surrounding streets. Let’s find out the story of an important female character of Rome, Donna Olimpia Maidalchini, and one of her most beautiful squares.
Botanical Garden Rome. The little-known hidden gem, the botanical garden Rome, is an insider tip. It is located in Trastevere and nestles on the Gianicolo hill under the famous cannon, which fires a shot every day at noon.
The fountain of love – la fontanella degli innamorati – is the basis of a beautiful legend and destination for many couples in love. Find out what the legend tells and where you will find the lovers’ fountain.
St. Peter’s Basilica was built over the tomb of St. Peter the Apostle. The first basilica, built by Emperor Constantine and inaugurated in 333, lasted around 1,200 years. The new St. Peter’s Basilica was inaugurated in 1626 by Pope Urban VIII.
For many children, but also for adults, the Bioparco Rome, the zoo, is a worthwhile destination. Read here, what you can experience in the Biopark Rome and how to get there.