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How to spend top weekend in Rome - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

Forum of Trajan, Rome Classic landmarks of Rome can amaze absolutely everyone, so it’s clearly understandable why they have long become incredibly popular worldwide. However, millions of travelers know nothing about many other unusual symbols of the city, which are, nevertheless, as much interesting and unique as world heritage sights. Do you like cats? If yes, you’ve chosen the right city, as besides three million residents, Rome is home to nearly 300 thousand cats. Many of them live on the same street, which is also one of the most unusual landmarks of Rome. That is the so called “Cat Sanctuary” that is located in Torre Argentina (Torre di Argentina) district. Archeological excavations lasted several years in this part of the city, but now the large territory is absolutely empty, and only cats live there. There are roughly not less than 500 kitties living in Cat Sanctuary. When you plan to visit that place, don’t forget to bring some treats for the animals.
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When you are in mood for visiting unusual places, climb up to Aventino . There is picturesque Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta on top of the mountain. You will see old high gates near the square. If you find the keyhole and look through it, you will learn one of the main “secrets of Rome”. Travelers, who have already found the keyhole, often keep in secret what they saw there. We won’t be so mysterious and spill the beans. The keyhole offers a wonderful view of the St. Peter’s Basilica. The view is so gorgeous that it feels like there is a fairytale land behind the gates. Experienced photographers manage to make fabulous shots through the keyhole, but everyone is welcome to test their picture taking skills in Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta.
On Sunday, don’t forget to visit the old Porta Portese market. This is an awesome place to buy excellent vintage souvenirs that will be a worthy alternative to traditional magnets and mugs. The flea market is a great place to shop old ceramics and interesting wooden artworks. Without a doubt, the market is a treasure for antiquity collectors. When shopping on Porta Portese, don’t forget about the main thing. It’s essential to bargain on the market. For locals, bargaining has become a good old ritual, and not a symbol of greediness. Copyright
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If you want to buy some “hot” souvenirs for your friends and family, head to Peperita shop. This is a nice place to buy creative souvenirs with chili peppers – interesting bouquets, garlands, home decorations, and even chili pepper plants in pots. Dozens of types of sault and oil with pepper, savory jam with pepper, different spices and their combinations – Peperita is an awesome place to visit for everyone keen on culinary and spicy food. In addition to “chili pepper” souvenirs, visitors can buy the traditional Limoncello liqueur. One of the best specialty stores is open on Piazza Navona .
Rome There is a secret street in Rome - via Piccolomini - the unique characteristic of which is known only to some travelers. This street offers a panoramic view of the St. Peter’s Basilica, the one that is seen through the keyhole of the old metal door. However, the main peculiarity is not in the view. During a walk on the street, you will notice a fascinating optical illusion. You will not be able to look at the cupola closer – when you walk towards the basilica, it looks like it’s slipping away. The further you are from the cupola, the bigger it looks. That’s a miraculous trick of vision. If you have an opportunity, make a car or motorbike ride on via Piccolomini because with faster speed the optical illusion looks even more unforgettable.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Rome
♥   Restaurant 'Giuda Ballerino!' ROMA. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Zuma' Roma. Type - Fusion. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Imàgo' ROMA. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Hasekura' Roma. Type - Japanese. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Casa Bleve' Roma. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Survived castles around Rome
♥   Castle 'Castel Sant’Angelo' Rome, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Casal de’ Pazzi' Rome, 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castelseprio Castle' Castelseprio, 10.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello della Magliana' Rome, 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Lunghezza' Rome, 15.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Rome and around
♥   Art museum 'Doria Pamphilj Gallery' Rome, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo delle Esposizioni' Rome, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo Barberini' Rome, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Capitoline Museums' Rome, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Galleria Spada' Rome, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Rome
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Doria Pamphilj' , 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Quirinale' , 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Montecitorio' , 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo di Venezia' , 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo dei Conservatori' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Original sights of Rome, deserving Guinness book

National Museum of Pasta

From the series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
One of the main themes of the Roman Museum is to throw the highlight on the true history of popular food. In the course of more than a century, the unique collection of the old manuscripts was collected, suggesting that it was not the Italians, but the ancient Greeks who were the first people in the world who began to cook the pasta. The Italians have achieved a different culinary achievement - they have learned to dry the macaroni and put a stock on them. … Read further

Museum of Dead Souls

From the series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
The head of the church accompanies the guests and tells them the incredible stories about the ghosts. He notes that the deceased souls do not like human interference, and that is why the visit of the museum should be particularly careful and careful. The museum can be visited free of charge and the exhibits presented in it can be photographed, although the recording is absolutely vain. Until now, no visitor to the museum has succeeded in making the qualitative photographs of objects kept in it. And it is not the bad lighting or technical problems. … Read further

Piramide di Caio Cestio

From the series “Top Survived Pyramids from Previous Civilizations”
Besides the half-troubled, they found a few memorial announcements about the great deeds of the judge. The explorers have also written down their memoranda on one of the room walls. For more than one and a half thousand years one could not find the entrance into the pyramid, which was carefully masked. The impossibility to look into the building has created a lot of the interesting legends. Some inhabitants of Rome still believe today that the secret tomb Rems - the founder of the city is located in the pyramid. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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