|A view of the Roman Forum from Rome's Capitoline Hill|
When Augustus was elected the first emperor 2000 years ago he referred to Rome as an eternal city to usher in a period of confidence after a tumultuous end to the Republic. He wanted to draw on ideas of birth and rebirth, recalling even at that time Rome's great past and its future potential. His great Ara Pacis monument near the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo testifies to this.
The idea of Rome as an eternal city still rings true. I never grow tired of the constant re-use of space and the city's eternal urbanity.
|A segment of the original road paving of the Appian Way|
Please check out the several blogs I researched for Hosted Villas published in A Luxury Travel Blog about some of my favorite places that bear witness to the city's eternal life. From family restaurants drawing on centuries old farming traditions to cafes converted from neoclassical artist workshops and medieval monasteries.
Rome's most romantic restaurants - article link
A few of Rome's hidden and happening places - article link
The Best Gardens and Parks in Rome- article link