Borgo Pio is a touristic and life district in Rome, close to Vatican and the center of the city. This is a medieval place, which succeeded in keeping its charm over the years. The neighbourhood had been renovated at the beginning of Renaissance in order to build residences for the pope and aristocrats. Even if the district sees every day visitors from all around the globe rushing to Vatican City, Borgo Pio is a quiet place at night, with delicious pizzerias, gift shops and local stores.
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The Rome real-estate market represents, with the one of Milan, almost 70% of the Italian housing sales. In 2006, the residential market reached its peak regarding the annual sales but due to the 2007 crisis, this market was considerably impacted. Since 2014, the sector has started to rise and this increase may stabilize over the years. This growth is favoured thanks to low interest rates on mortgage loans. Besides, since 2008, prices have been lower, which is a major advantage for investors. Despite the previous elements, the Rome real-estate market is particularly attractive for foreign investors. It is the perfect time to invest and realize a nice capital gain in the next few years.
The main investors who choose Italy as the country to purchase a property equally come from the United Kingdom and Italy. The majority of the other investors come from Russia and the rest of Europe.
It is possible to buy a property in Italy if you respect the various administrative formalities. It is highly recommended to contact a professional of the real-estate sector. The signature of the sales contrat must be held before a notary. The latest will deal with the writing of the contract, the transaction registration as well as the payment of various taxes (such as the local property, the capital gains, the wealth and inheritance taxes).
Even if Rome can be visited all year long, the period from November to March is mainly rainy and temperatures are colder. However, during these months Rome is less frequented by tourists so it is the perfect time to peacefully discover the city. Besides, prices are lower, except during the affluence period of Christmas and Mardi Gras.
From April to October, it is the best moment to enjoy Rome as the weather is particularly favourable and places are less crowded in April/May and in September/October. However, during the Holy Week in Easter and the Rome marathon, millions of tourists converge to Rome to attend these international events.
The months of July and August correspond to the hottest period in Rome, with suffocating temperatures. But the numerous "Nasoni" fountains, with fresh and drinkable water, allow to quench your thirst between two tours.
Also called the Mausoleum of Hadrian, this Roman castle was built in 125 and later, it has also been a prison, a military base as well as a refuge for popes. Nowadays, the Saint-Angel Castle is a National museum which exhibits a collection of paintings and armours. The place still host the cylindric gravestone of the Emperor Hadrien. From the castle, there is a breathtaking view on the Tiber river and on the Italian capital.
Situated in Vatican, the Saint Peter's Basilica is the main and biggest church of Catholicism and its spiritual center. However, it is not the Rome's cathedral as it is the Saint James of Latran which is in charge of this mission. Built in 319 by the Emperor Constantin on the location of the gravestone of Saint Peter, who was a Christ's apostle, the basilica was originally richly decorated. Renovated and rebuilt, it became the major Catholic place in the 17th century. The basilica became an unmissable step during a trip to Rome thanks to its exceptional architecture, its natural beauty and its richness.
The hospital of Santo Spirito (which means "of the Holy Spirit") is the oldest one in Rome. This huge complex was built on the site of the former Schola of the Saxons. Nowadays, it is a congress center which welcomes conventions, gala dinners, fashion shows along with art exhibitions.
As the famous saying states it:"All roads lead to Rome" and this exceptional city has a lot to offer thanks to its 28 centuries of history. Rome, the capital of Italy, is situated in the Latium region, in the center of the country and next to the Tiber river. Nicknamed the "Eternal City", Rome is also the capital of Catholicism as it includes the enclave Vatican (the headquarters of the papacy), which has been an independent state since 1929.Rome is truly an open sky museum by itself as it has preserved a true architectural cohesion. Antique temples and amphitheaters are parts of the town planning. The countless churches are testament to the early stages of Christianity, along with t...