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Famous as the ancient capital of the Roman empire and as the headquarters of the Catholic Church, Rome, with its many layers of historic monuments and buildings offers a unique opportunity to 'live' a true cultural experience.
But Rome is more than just an open-air museum. With its colorful markets, lively squares and cobbled streets, fine gourmet restaurants, nice cafes, trendy bars, this metropolis has something to suit all tasts.
What's New in Rome in 2010 ?
Rome: new, spectacular rooftop terrace
Rooftop cafetaria Victor Emmanuel Monument Rome
You can now have a look at "Rome from the Sky" taking the new elevator to the rooftop terrace of the Vittoriano, the monument to King Victor Emmanuel II where you can shoot wonderful photos over Rome and have a coffee in the rooftop cafetaria, enjoying an amazing 360-degree view.
It is one of the few travel destinations where you can combine a walk through history, with superlative shopping and a candle-light dinner in a bohemian district, like Trastevere, all in one day.
Rome PASS and Rome museums on-line More and more museums and monuments in Rome now offer the possibility to skip the long lines by booking your tickets on-line:
The exhibition focuses on items and brands "Made in Italy" showcasing Italian creativity and Italian design. It shows follows the creative flow from the birth of a new object to the industrialization process. The collection includes icons of Italian design as well as complete innovations.
Dada and Surrealism: Rome, Vittoriano, October 09, 2009 - February 07, 2010
A new version of the "Roma Pass" has been released. Roma PASS gives you important discounts at public and municipal museums, as well as the entire public transport network and access to the city's bike sharing scheme. The card now includes access to a multilingual medical call center for first aid advice and directions to either private or public structures if needed. Roma PASS 2010 costs 25 euro and is available on-line.
The Vittoriano Complex in Rome hosts one of the largest exhibitions ever held on Dada and Surrealism, curated by the art historian, essayist, poet and philosopher Arturo Schwarz. More than 500 works from prestigious private collections and major museums around the world - oil paintings, sculptures, collages, drawings, assemblages, and ready-mades - highlight the origins and evolution of the movements.
Caravaggio Exhibitions throughout Italy in 2010 Italy will be celebrating Caravaggio in 2010, commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death. A first tribute to the painter will be running in Rome's Borghese Gallery until January 24, comparing the work of 20th-century British artist Francis Bacon to that of the 16th-century Italian master. More information>>
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Disegno e Design: Italian Creativity and Patented Inventions, Museo dell'Ara Pacis, until January 31, 2010
Includes works by Chagall, De Chirico, Duchamp, Kandinsky, Klee, Klinger, Moreau and Munch. The exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of the two movements, not only artistically, but also in their shared purpose of social renewal, albeit with different means. More information>>
Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Rome until April 30th 2010The Leonardo da Vinci Machines Exhibition in Rome - The genius and his inventions - celebrates the universal genius of Leonardo da Vinci by presenting about fifty full scale machines: flying machines, like the ancestor of the parachute, a bicycle, a hydraulic saw, and many other inventions. The machines are grouped into 5 sections. The four elements of nature - water, air, earth and fire and the mechanism section. They are all fully operational and can be set into motion.
Location: Palazzo della Cancelleria (Piazza della Cancelleria next to Piazza Campo de' Fiori), website
Rome Marathon 21 Mar 2010
The Roman sporting event will lead participants through the old city centre, St. Peters and the Cathedral of St. Pauls outside the Walls. The number of particpants could reach 15,000, according to current forecasts. More information>>