Rome, the Eternal City, preserves among its streets the beauty of a historical and artistic heritage that is unique and unrepeatable in its grandeur, capable of inspiring the world in every age. Rome is the city, the city par excellence, where the creativity of Western civilization has manifested itself in its most sublime and evocative form. About 30 km from the center of Rome, in the municipality of Fiumicino, is the most important international airport in the metropolitan area, the “Leonardo da Vinci”. In the southeast area of Rome, however, about 27 km from the center, the other important international airport of Rome-Ciampino “G. B. Pastine “. The main port serving the metropolitan area of Rome is located in Civitavecchia, about 71 km away from the capital.
Rione Monti, from the Imperial Forums to the Colosseum. The wonders of ancient Rome
The Monti district is one of the most fascinating districts of the city. Its streets are dotted with monuments of ineffable splendor, such as the Imperial Forums located in the area of the same name. The ancient ruins of the monumental squares built in the imperial age are surrounded by an atmosphere of magnificence in all their parts, from the “columns” of the Forum of Nerva to the remains of the Temple of Peace in the Forum of Vespasian, up to the brick complex of the Markets of Trajan. Between Via dei Fori Imperiali and Via Claudia, the Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum, dominates the square of the same name with its impressive cross vaults.
Borgo, Prati, Clodio, between Castel Sant’Angelo and San Pietro. Hadrian’s architecture and the genius of Michelangelo.
In the Borgo district, a treasure trove of architectural wonders opens up to the eye, joined by Via Della Conciliazione, which leads from Ponte Sant’Angelo to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. The bridge that crosses the Tiber is protected by rows of sculptures depicting splendid angels guarding the path that connects the bank facing the magnificent circular castle surmounted by the statue of the archangel Michael, the ancient mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, and the opposite shore where the sculptural representations of Saints Peter and Paul arise. Crossing Via Della Riconciliazione you reach St. Peter’s Square, which unexpectedly presents itself to the enchanted gaze of passers-by with its spectacular semicircular portico and its suggestive dome. The frescoes that decorate the vault of the Sistine Chapel and the Pietà are among the most famous works of Michelangelo present inside the basilica. A short distance away, north of the Vatican, is the residential districts of Prati and Clodio. Located between Piazza Cavour and Piazzale Clodio, they stand out for the wide range of luxury boutiques, jewelers, and refined restaurants.
Trastevere, the bohemian soul of the city
Trastevere is one of the most fascinating districts of the city and represents the true soul of the Roman bohemian culture. The center of the neighborhood is the square of Santa Maria in Trastevere, home to the ancient basilica of the same name. Streets scattered with cobblestones branch off from here, where the atmosphere of authentic popular culture hovers, from the local custodians of an ancient culinary tradition to the shows of street artists.
Parione, the heart of the Roman historic center
In the heart of the historic center of Rome, the Parione district is home to some of the most beautiful squares in the city, such as Piazza Navona or Campo Dei Fiori. The first is a triumph of Baroque art, thanks to the presence of the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone built by Francesco Borromini and the opposite Fountain of the Four Rivers, the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The second, surrounded by grandiose buildings such as Palazzo Orsini, is the main center of the Roman markets, while in the evening it is the ideal place to hang out in the open air. The symbol of the square is the severe statue of Giordano Bruno which stands in the central area, in memory of the martyrdom suffered by the free thinker.
Parioli, the district of exclusivity and well-being
One of the most renowned neighborhoods for its wealth and high quality of life is certainly that of Parioli. The area is characterized by the presence of luxury villas, which began to be built on the streets to the right of the Via Flaminia during the Second World War when it began to become the preferred residential area for the upper middle class of the city. It stands out as one of the greenest areas of Rome thanks to its numerous gardens. The headquarters of the prestigious private university of LUISS is also located in Viale Romania.
Sant’Angelo, the vital center of Jewish Rome
Sant’Angelo is the smallest Roman district, located on the left bank of the Tiber, in front of Tiber Island, circumscribes the area of the ancient Jewish ghetto. To date, the various alleys surrounding the Portico d’Ottavia, a monumental complex of ancient Rome, are full of restaurants offering traditional Jewish-Roman recipes, while the northern area is purely residential. The district currently houses the main nucleus of the Jewish community of Rome and its most important synagogue, the Tempio Maggiore.
Real estate investments in the eternal city
In 2021, Rome was ranked fourth among European cities in the field of real estate investments, marking important successes in particular in the new construction sector. The factors that benefited the increase in sales in the Roman residential market were especially: the reduction in interest rates for mortgage loans, 110% bonuses, and measures in favor of young people under the age of 36, in order to facilitate their real estate purchase.
The average price for the purchase of a property is oriented towards 3,250 euros / sq m, while in the more central areas prices have been between 7,000 and 10,000 euros / sq m. In addition, some central urban areas have been affected by redevelopments which have led to record values of around 9,000 euros/sqm. The average income deriving from a lease of a property in the center, on the other hand, reaches 2,057 euros per month. New constructions and the redevelopment of buildings and urban areas are emerging on the horizon as still determining factors with respect to the evolution of the Roman real estate market in the near future.
The luxury residential districts are the places in Rome where you can make the most successful investments, such as the districts of Parioli, Eur, which hosts numerous corporate offices and public bodies, San Giovanni, Prati, Trieste, and Flaminio. Among the other areas, the Trastevere district maintains a position of considerable interest, while the Ostiense district is experiencing a period of good development.