Fleming is an elegant residential neighbourhood situated next to Vigna Clara. This quiet district is one of the most expensive residential areas in Rome. Therefore, it is home to the most luxurious hotels and the finest restaurants of the city and provides high-end services to its wealthy inhabitants. Off the beaten path, this posh neighbourhood is perfect for people who are looking something away from the normal hustle and bustle of Rome, in a peaceful and manicured environment.
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.
Vatican City is an independent city-state surrounded by Rome. It is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and it is under the sovereignty of the Holy See, which is represented by Pope, who rules as an absolute monarch. Created in 1929 by the Latran Agreements, this Church’s State has been existing since a millennium and its recognition resulted from a long issue between the Italian Kindgom and the Catholic Church. As this is the smallest State in the world, it is easy to visit it in just one day. This unique place, which has the oldest army still in office in the world, offers breathtaking panoramic views of Rome and an exceptional historical and cultural heritage.
The magnificent Piazza Navona is a breathtaking place where spectacles and various open air shows are performed. This is one of the finest Baroque masterpieces in Rome which combines elegance, architectural houses and monumental buildings all in a trendy and authentic atmosphere. This showcase and lively square was paved in the 15th century and host for almost 300 years the major market of the city. Piazza Navona is home to a famous Bernini's masterpiece: Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. a showy fountain featuring an Egyptian obelisk and statues of personifications of the rivers Nile, Ganges, Danube and Plate.
Situated on the South side of the historical center of Rome, the Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin is an interesting monument which attracts massive crowds every year. Built in the 8th century, this is a famous place due to its porch which hosts the popular "Bocca della Verità" (Mouth of Truth), one of the classical must-see in Rome. According to the popular belief, if you slide your hand in the mouth of this impressive Ancient marble mask, which represents Neptune or a Triton, it would bite liar's hand.
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 the sumptuous Renaissance ...