Visit Rome in three days
When we think of the Eternal City, it’s far more likely that its architectural treasures will come to mind before its botanical. Come on, visit Colosseum and Rome in three days wih us. First its parks, named after the villas and in turn the families who built and occupied them, are verdant masterpieces. If you’re visiting Rome for three days any time soon, so we will give you alternative routes to get away from the crowds of tourists and enjoy some of the wonders of Rome in peace and quiet: if you think like us you’ll probably want to escape the hordes of tourists at some point, especially during the summer when the city gets hot and the streets are crowded. Surprisingly, for such a bustling city, this is possible. Read on below, and take a tour around the gardens and parks of Rome.
Main entrances at Porta Pinciana, Piazzale Flaminio (Piazza del Popolo), Viale delle Belle Arti, Via Raimondi and Via Mercadante.
Gardens and Parks in Rome: Villa Borghese
Activities: Rowboats rental / Rickshaws, Bicycle, Ebike, Segway rent (Viale dei Bambini and Viale di Villa Medici and in front of the zoo, ascolbike.com, ronconibiciclette.it ) . Geta a cultural visit at Galleria Borghese or Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna; catch a movie at Casa del Cinema. A visit to the zoo, the Bioparco di Roma; spend a summer night with Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre.
The most famous of the Roman parks, the Villa Borghese gardens wouldn’t look out of place behind an English stately home. They include features such as secret gardens, temples, and lakes. The grounds span from the Piazza del Popolo to the Via Veneto, and can be reached at the top of the Spanish Steps. In Villa Borghese park, which belonged to the Borghese Princes’ private villa. Up until the end of the nineteenth century, you can rent bikes, electric scooters, eco-cars or rowboats. There’s also a lake with a temple dedicated to Esculapio. You can dine with a spectacular view over Rome in the elegant Casina Valadier near Pincio. Try also a coffee and something light at La Casina dell’Orologio cafe, bar and restaurant. They has been serving up panini and sweets on Viale dei Bambini since 1922. Got little ones in tow? Take your children to the Bioparco Zoo or visit the magnificent Galleria Borghese.
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Cinecittà World : la dolce vita
Named after the film studios on Rome’s Via Tuscolana that have seen numerous award-winning Italian and international productions and was closely associated with federico Fellini Cinecittà World is situated – in Castel Romano on the southern outskirs of the capital opened for a preview ahead of its formal launch on July 24.
The 250 million euro theme park is the first of its kind in Italy and is expected to draw up to 1.5 million visitors in 2015/2017 with an estimated turnover of 55 million euros.
It contains 20 attractions designed by multiple Oscar-winning Italian production designer Dante Ferretti and there are also four themed restaurants, eight film sets and four theatres.
The ambient music is by the prolific Italian composer Ennio Morricone, winner of the Honorary Academy Award for career achievement in 2007 and to whom the theme park’s Westerns section is dedicated.
“Cinecittà Word will give Rome a greater draw for tourists, like Disneyland in Paris,”.
With regards to quality Cinecittà World is second to none,”
The theme park will be open daily from 10 am to 11 pm seven days a week for over 260 days a year.
Entry will cost 29 euros per day, or 23 euros for children up to 10 years and adults over 65. There will also be a family ticket giving entry to two adults and two children for the ‘discount’ price of 95 euros.
Cinecitta’, a Mussolini-era construct like the Venice Film Festival, the world’s oldest, are still the biggest studios in Europe although in recent years the sets have played host to more TV features and serials than films, partly because of big fires in 2007 and 2012. Many of the worlds created at Cinecittà have become part of film-making history since the Studios opened its doors in 1937.
Oscar-winning director Federico Fellini, for whom Cinecittà was a second home, said the Studios represented his “ideal world, the cosmic space before the Big Bang”.
Cinecittà largely owes its success to its legendary craftsmen, who earned a world-wide reputation in the 1950s, with their meticulous re-creating of ancient Rome for Mervyn LeRoy’s Quo Vadis and William Wyler’s Ben Hur.
Facilities and equipment were updated in the 1980s, along with the creation of a new Cinecittà Digital centre.
Television shows and commercials entered alongside film production and then in the 1990s, the operation was turned from a public institution into a private company owned by eight partners (Cinecittà Holding, Aurelio De Laurentiis, Vittorio Merloni, Diego della Valle, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Robert Haggiag, EfiBanca and the Istituto Luce).
Cinecittà currently boasts four production centres, more than 30 sound stages – including the famous Teatro 5, Europe’s largest, so beloved by Fellini – an outdoor tank of almost 70,000 sq feet, a 25-acre back lot, carpentry and set production departments, a digital centre, post production facilities, film processing workshops, edit suites, 280 dressing rooms/offices, 21 make-up rooms, 82 prop warehouses the list is almost endless.
A cult American director now living in Rome and using the Studios, Abel Ferrara, recently told ANSA: “The history of the cinema is there at Cinecittà, you’d have to be a mummy not to feel those ghosts of the past. “This is a place where they make great films and they respect the filmmaker”.