Trastevere is a life and artistic district, which was formerly a traditional district which host the working class. Since the 1980, Trastevere became very famous and a city by itself. Indeed, it has its own festival, in honour of its inhabitants during summer. The district welcomes two American universities, this is the reason why numerous international students and expat families live in this naturally charming neighbourhood. It will seduce you thanks to its medieval style, its diversity of restaurants and bars, and its bustling nightlife.
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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.
The basilica of Santa Maria is probably the oldest church in Rome and it was the first one to be dedicated to the Virgin. It was built in the 3th century by the Pope Calixte III at the right place of a miracle which took place in 38 BC. Later, it was rebuilt in the 12th century in the Roman style.This monument is an architectural jewel as its inside and outside frescoes and its mosaics are a real beauty. The basilica is exceptionally gorgeous at the sunset.
Built in 1653, this house was originally a summer residence but it became a farm. In 1811, it was bought by the Colonna Di Scarria, who gave his name to the villa. The gardens are full of fountains and statues from the 18th century, in order to create cosy corners in a charming garden with grassy areas and many trees. In 1928, the Villa was donated to the city of Rome on the condition that it be open to the public. Discover this quiet, peaceful and beautiful place in Rome.
If you wish to enjoy the dynamic nightlife in Trastevere, the Che Siete Venuti a Fa bar is the place to be. This local place is very popular among the Roman inhabitants, as it has the reputation for being the best craft beer bar in Rome, thanks to its collection of more than one thousand brands of beer.
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...