Il bed and breakfast Filomena e Francesca is located within walking distance of an important district of Rome: the Prati district.
Prati is the twenty-second district of Rome and is located in the town hall XVII. It has as its northern border avenue of the Militia and as a border to the south (to Piazza Adriana) and to the west, the Tiber. The Vatican walls delimiting the neighborhood to the west.
The area currently extends this district was occupied by reeds and vineyards owned by the wife of Domitian, Domizia. Known at the time as Horti Domitii first in the district changed its name Prata Neronis and, in the Middle Ages, in Prata Sancti Petri.
Up to 1870 the whole area was occupied by meadows, marshes and fields. It’ right in 1870 some interventions that begin already thought of urbanization during the papal government. Over the years, will be built some important buildings: the Teatro Adriano, the Palace of Justice, the Civil Court, some barracks of the Carabinieri and even some schools, such as high school and middle school “Dante Alighieri”. The topography is then punctuated by some well-known squares such as Piazza Cavour, Piazza del Risorgimento and Freedom Square.
The names of the streets and roads lead to the memory of the tense relations between the new Italian state and the Holy See; most of the streets and squares bear the name of historical fact, the Republican and Imperial Rome or of the main architects of the Renaissance. Another controversial urban intervention concerns the structure of the district, in fact, by any of the streets of the neighborhood, you can see St. Peter'sOnly from ..., as in the rooms of the b&b Filomena e Francesca.
For about a year Rome has created a new Eataly.
Eataly was founded by Oscar Farinetti, known Italian entrepreneur, who had the vision to enhance one of the most important Italian traditions, gastronomy. Farinetti has created a commercial space where you can buy quality products and Eataly has become a real chain; the largest of these is located in Rome's Ostiense, behind the station, in a space left bare for many years and now re the best. The building is divided into floors, four total. Inside is a department of fruits and vegetables, the oven, pastries, the piadineria, the fish, butchery and delicatessen; but also the restaurant and pizzeria. From Eataly you can buy by shopping but you can also stop to eat. This new construction has enabled a real upgrading urban, and the Romans has become customary to go to Eataly, just to "take a ride", if you do not want to buy anything…Eataly also offers a true teaching of the food with a series of events and meetings paid with experts in the field. Cooking classes and wine tasting courses, to learn, know and try their hand at art that is taking nothing for granted. Eataly is born in a time when there is much talk of haute cuisine and the importance of eating healthy, it is certainly true that the prices are mid-high so it is not really a place accessible to all. That said, however,, Eataly has been met with curiosity and success every day and receives a steady stream of people.
For information and schedules, visit: www.roma.eataly.it
TheAccademia di Santa Cecilia is one of the oldest and most important musical institutions in the world. Born in 1585 and is dedicated to two important religious figures, Gregory the Great, the person from whom comes the Gregorian chant and Santa Cecilia, patron saint of music. The Academy began as a congregation, then assumed an increasingly important role and institutional. Were part of this association important musicians over the centuries; 800 were members of the Academy likes Cherubini, Mercadante, Donizetti, Rossini, Paganini, Auber, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Gounod e Meyerbeer.
The Academy became an 'institution of great prestige who was in charge not only of music, but also to promote a culture in its various forms of art, in particular, after the unification of Italy. From 1895 the symphony orchestra and the choir and the orchestra became stable, was the first in Italy to devote himself exclusively to the symphonic repertoire. The Academy offers about two hundred and fifty concert events per year, proposals in two seasons, symphonic and chamber, plus a summer season, overviews of popular (“All Santa Cecilia”) Children; footage different from classical music: “Santa Cecilia It’s Wonderful“; choral repertoire of chamber music and polyphonic, as well as thematic festivals and tours in Italy and abroad.
A real melting pot of artistic. Now the Academy would not only concerts but is dedicated to the dissemination, conservation and the history of musical culture; also, organizes conferences, seminars and educational activities for the younger. As for the concert program you can find all the information at: www.santacecilia.it
Portaportese is one of the most beloved and popular Rome. Over the years it has become one of the symbols of the city and for some a real ritual: Every Sunday morning the market is popular with the locals and also for many tourists who come to visit and buy at prices stracciatissimi.
Most banks are of clothing but you can find anything, particularly, at the end of the market towards Viale Trastevere, There is an area dedicated to antiques and furnishings where you can find objects which are very beautiful and sought, though often to be restored. However, it is the special atmosphere that feels Portaportese the thing I most like, typical of large markets where they seem to be contaminated cultures in a single moment, because there is strong integration with foreigners who buy and sell. On the historical level instead Portaportese is one of the many gates of Rome, replaces the previous port Portuensis and was built in conjunction with the construction of the walls Gianicolensi desired by Papa Urbano VIII Barberini. There was placed the largest river port called "Ripa Grande”, beyond the gate was built in the mid 700 l'Arsenale pontifical. The door on the outside it looks a bit 'unfinished, the niches are empty and there are no columns usually located at the sides of the city gates. From here begins the long road Portuense that reaches the mouth of the Tiber near Ostia. Unfortunately for a long period precisely the area shortly after the entry of Portaportese, has been neglected; often were built sheds and material deposits, seemed to all intents and purposes a suburban area that was used for the needs of the City. For some years however the surrounding area has taken on a new look; also the church of San Michele a Ripa Grande, located just before the door, that was long neglected, was restored and converted into various offices of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
I Vatican Museums are located within the State of the Vatican City and home to one of the most
large collections of works of art in the world. Every year millions of people visit museums for their importance and the quantity of works situated within them.
It was Julius II Be the first to exhibit a body of work in what was called the "Courtyard of the Statues". Other successive popes have continued to add new works to museums creating real sections, such as the Etruscan Museum and the Egyptian. In addition to the pieces of the museums are also part of the visit of the rooms in the Vatican frescoes painted by Raffaello Sanzio and the famous Sistine Chapel. They are called museums (a plural) because they collect large groups of works of art; a really wide collection. There are works of ancient art, medieval, Renaissance and modern. There is also a section devoted to tapestries of different manufacturers of the XVI-XVII century and another part devoted to important maps.
An article of the Treaty of 1929 states that the Vatican can not sell the assets contained in the Museums, can handle dates and times of entry, but is obliged to allow the visiting tourists and scholars.
The museums are closed on certain dates festive (1January, 6 January, 11 February, 19 March, Easter and Easter Monday, 1May, 29 June, 15 August, 1º November, 8 December, 25 December, 26 December), plus they are closed on Sunday except the last Sunday of each month, excluding holidays with previous.
There are those who love him madly, the jazz, and there are those who always considered a difficult genre, complex. Jazz follows a rhythm that takes you deep in unexpected ways. Sometimes you have to learn to know and there is a place in Rome completely dedicated to this ... House of Jazz Avenue in Port Ardeatina. It is located in a beautiful park and consists of three different buildings.
The auditorium has a capacity of about 150 places and hosts various educational activities, film, concerts and even a series of lessons on the history of jazz.
The House of Jazz also has a library and a rich audiovisual archive.
In the other two rooms you can find a restaurant and a recording studio where you can "capture" the events and concerts that took place during the evenings. Then the House of Jazz will not only be a venue for concerts, but real cultural forge in which to learn and learn this important musical genre and the whole story revolves around. But there is another important thing, the history of this place, during the eighties, was bought by a person related to the Magliana gang. On that occasion, the external façade was heavily modified with unauthorized building works. The villa was then confiscated and 2001 returned to the municipality of Rome, and this was important for the return of a public space for citizens which is now the backdrop for artistic and cultural. The complete program of events House of Jazz can be found in the official site www.casadeljazz.it .