If you looked down on Piazza della Repubblica from above you would see that the twin buildings, together with the entrance to the Via Nazionale, have the shape of a large cup. It was not by chance that here the spring waters rose up and the Baths of Diocletian stood, a point where many roads started.

The best way to get to know the city is to get around on a legendary ‘Vespa’, and lose yourself amongst its seven hills: the Aventine, Capitoline, Celian, Esquiline, Quirinal, Viminal and Palatine, which is where Rome was founded, by a small settlement of shepherds and a she-wolf who suckled two small children as if they were her cubs.

Experiencing Rome involves strolling along the Tiber by night on a hot Roman summer, enjoying the fashionable events on offer, going to the Isola Tiberina or an old restaurant in Trastevere to eat artichokes in the style called ‘giudia’. It also means visiting some of the most important wonders which make Rome the city with the largest collection of works of art in the world and, for this reason, a world heritage site: from the Colosseum to the Pantheon, from the Trevi Fountain to the museums and galleries of Modern and Ancient art, without missing anything: the ‘false perspective’ of Francesco Borromini at the Palazzo Spada.