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Rome Guide: Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia is a central square in Rome, situated at the junction of three major roads: via del Corso, famous for its countless shops, via dei Fori Imperiali, dominated by the Roman Forum and via del Plebiscito. The present lay-out of Piazza Venezia is the result of demolition and reconstruction works carried out between the end of XIX century and ...

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Rome Guide: Villa Ada

Villa Ada, located in Via Salaria, is a huge park in Rome, second in size only to Villa Doria Pamphili. The Italian royal House of Savoia owned the park in the nineteenth century, until 1878 when Count Tellfner of Switzerland took the control of the Villa, and named it after his wife Ada. At the beginning of the XX century ...

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Rome Guide: Rione Monti

The Rione Monti, literally meaning “Mountains” is the first rione of the city, and originally included the Quirinal, the Viminal Hills, the Caelian Hills and the Esquiline. During the Middle Ages the Rione Monti was one of the two main districts in Rome: the other was Trastevere and they were in constant conflict to prevail over each other. In modern ...

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