The up-and-coming neighbourhood of Ostiense is situated in the south metropolitan area of Rome. A recent transformation is making the district become one of the most dynamic place to live in Rome. Thanks to the countless fresh restaurants and trendy pubs, the authentic Ostiense started a new life. Nowadays, this quirky neighbourhood is famous for its modern vibe, its cultural, art and food wealth. Ostiense is considered to be the most unique destination in the Eternal City. This former industrial area has a fashionable nightlife to welcome the wealthy Roman population.
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.
This majestic monument is probably the most popular attraction in Ostiense and will leave you breathless thanks to its sheer beauty. This massive church is one of Rome's four ancient patriarchal basilicas and the second largest. It was built over the traditional burial site of Saint Paul. This splendid landmark is an oasis of peace and tranquility in the chaotic city of Rome. Basilica of Saint Paul is the ideal spot to relax and enjoy the calm atmosphere in the square and gardens while admiring this masterpiece of architecture. Inside, you will see gold-plated ceilings, statues and portraits of all Popes which will tell the story of this immense shrine of Christianity.
Ostiense is famous for being a new hipster spot and for street art. While walking around the district, numerous wall painting marvels can be spotted. Progressive artists are turning the walls of abandoned buildings, train underpasses and apartment blocks into medium for spectacular murals. Guided tours of the most beautiful street art spots are even organized in the city to admire these masterpieces.
This museum is situated in the former public electrical power plant and promotes a mix of industrial and classic archaeology. It displays marble statues from the Capitoline Collection set against the backdrop of preserve turbines, diesel engines and steam boilers. The aim is to create an amazing discrepancy and a thought-provoking museum space. In a dream-like atmosphere, pieces have been carefully chosen to guide you back in time in Rome's classical past. This museum has much more to offer than works of art and history, it is a true meditation on change and time.
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...