This elegant neighbourhood of Parioli is a peaceful place to enjoy the large green area of the city, the Borghese Villa. This sophisticated district was formerly an antique heart of a magnificent Roman empire. Built in 753 before Christ, this is a nice area between the Largo Argentina, the Tiber and the Monti streets. Nowadays, Parioli is dominated by antic ruins and historical monuments and provides entertaining to all thanks to its large range of museums, parks, outdoor activities, trendy shops and delicious restaurants.
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.
It is one of the biggest public parks in Rome and hosts a lake, historical temples, splendid fountains, gorgeous statues, botanical gardens and various museums. This former vineyard was transformed into an elegant park in 1605 by the Cardinal Scipion Borghese. It was designed in a geometrical style and a villa was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio. This park became public in 1903, when the city of Rome bought it from the Borghese family. In 1911, the world's fair was taking place in the Borghese park. Nowadays, it is nicknamed the "museums park" as it is home to, among others, the famous "Museo e Galleria Borghese", which is in the Villa itself.
This gallery, created in 1883, exhibits the largest collection of modern art in Italy, with more than 4,400 paintings and sculptures and around 13,000 drawings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Temporary exhibitions are regularly organized. Through 55 rooms, various works are exposed and mainly the ones of the best Italian artists but also works from renowned foreign artists such as Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Alberto Giacometti, Edgar Degas, Wassily Kandinsky or even Vincent Van Gogh. The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna offers an impressive collection of Modern Art, with a large number of pieces of art by renowned artists. It is definitely a very interesting museum with a wide range of art movements.
This park hosts more than 200 animal species from the 5 continents, such as mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. It has also a botanical path and it is possible to discover the whole place thanks to a small train (Bioparco Express). Special ways are set up for blind persons around the Oasis Lake, with a wooden handrail and Braille texts.
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...