Vigna Clara is a pleasant and commercial neighbourhood close to the historical center of Rome. It enjoys all amenities, high-end services and lovely public parks. This safe area is a nice neighbourhood for families and young couples who want to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle. Vigna Clara offers elegant buildings and luxury villas and welcomes the wealthy part of the Roman population.
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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 Church of Saint Clare is a Roman Catholic church in Rome, situated in Vigna Clara. The parish was built in 1959 to be dedicated to Saint Clare. In 1969, Pope Paul VI granted it a titular church as a seat for Cardinals. Designed by Alberto Ressa, the monument is on a perfectly circular plan and has a squat central tower. Behind the altar, there is a series of paintings, which include scenes of the Nativity and the Annunciation, all created by Mariano Villalta.
Situated in the heart of the city, close to Parthenon, the Trevi Fountain is a must-see attraction in Rome. Commissioned by Popo Benoït XIV, it was created by Nicolas Salvi in 1762. The legend says that a young girl, named Trevi, indicated the location of a spring to Roman soldiers in order to preserve her virginity. This monumental fountain brings water from a water spring called "Acqua Virgine". This splendid landmark has the shape of a temple or even a triumphal arch. This magnificent work of art, which is the most artistic fountain in Rome, is an allegory of the ocean representing at the center Neptune, standing on a chariot in the form of a shell, with various elegant statues and columns as well as waterfalls cascading over rocks. The custom suggests that visitors toss a first coin so that they ensure to come back to Rome and a second coin to make a wish.
This is the Palace behind the Trevi Fountain. It was commissioned in 1573 to Mr Longhi. Originally called " Ceri Palace", it became the Duke of Poli's property in 1678. However, in 1888, the city of Rome decided to expropriate the building in order to preserve the Trevi Fountain has both monuments are built together. Nowadays, the palace is home to the National Chalcography Institute for Graphics and displays exhibitions throughout the year. Once inside, visitors can admire its fine architecture.
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...