If you are the kind of traveler who likes discovering hidden places, you will probably find our suggestions for your next trip to Rome intriguing. The capital of Italy hides many secret places that can make from your vacations a very exciting activity.
Apart from visiting the traditional monuments, parks, museums and squares, located at a walkable distance from your Rome apartments, we suggest you to take a look at the eternal city from a different angle, especially if you have already visited the touristy places and are ready to discover even more beauty in Rome:
Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere: This gorgeous Basilica is one of the first churches built in the city, and the first dedicated to Mary. The construction of this representative landmark started under the lead of Pope Calixtus in 221 and finished by Julius the first in 227.
Auditorium Parco della Musica: designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano, this spectacular building is situated in the area in which the Summer Olympic games 1960 took place. Four concert halls, including an outdoors theater that recalls Greek and Roman ancient theaters, compose this temple to music.
Cinecittà: Mussolini and Luigui Freddy built this cinema city for advertisement reasons. “Il cinema è l’arma più forte” (Cinema is the most powerful weapon), was the motto of the studios, before it was destroyed during the Second World War. Several important productions were shot in this remarkable venue, including the 1991 version of the famous Eurovision song contest.
Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO): Located on via Reggio Emilia, this interesting museum was built in the former facilities of a local Brewery called Peroni. Nowadays, MACRO is an active center in which national and international cultural activities are showcased, including experimental projects that have a special place at MACRO future in the Testaccio district.
Palazzo Altemps: This representative medieval building is part of the National Roman Museum and houses Boncompagni Ludovisi, Mattei, Drago and Egyptian collections, which consist of Roman and Greek sculptures from the sixtieth and seventeenth centuries that were previously in possession of the local nobility. Some of the highlights of the palace are the marble sculpture collection that once adorned the villa of Ludovisi that belonged to the Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi, as well as Gods Isis and Serapis temple located in Campus Martius.
MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo: The National Museum of the 21st Century Arts was designed by the well know British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. This modernist structure is dedicated to innovation and experimentations in architecture and arts. Located in the Flaminio district, MAXXI is divided in two main parts: MAXXI arts and MAXXI architecture in which famous works by famous artist like Gerhard Richter, Gino De Dominicis, Michael Raedecker and Anish Kapoor among many others are exhibited.
Now that you are aware of some of the many hidden places in the capital of Italy, you should be start planning your next holiday here. So, go online book your tickets, one of the apartments in Rome and start packing already!