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The history of the company Gentilini is the story of a small workshop that has become well established in the national gentilini-biscottiand international scene , thanks to the genuine passion of the family Gentilini and the continuous quest for quality.
The promoter is Pietro Gentilini . He was born in Vergato , in 1856. He has worked for major companies where he could enrich his education and his professionalism . After these experiences , he moved to Rome, where in 1890 he founded his first shop for the production of bread and biscuits.
During this period he produced the first type of cookie called Oswego which became very popular in Italy . Peter immediately realized the potential of this cookie and wanted to find a better recipe for this cookie and personalized . After several attempts , he managed to produce a cookie with a taste simple and natural, but only one, and called it Osvego , so as to differentiate it from Oswego who was already on the market.
These cookies were a great success and in 1906 Pietro Gentilini built his first biscuit factory in Via Alessandria in Rome’s industrial emerging economic recovery in Rome.
In 1958 , due to increased production demands , the company moved to its current location , situated in Via Tiburtina .
Today there are many products in addition to Osvego with successful products , such as Novices , biscuits, delicious shortbread cookies , panettone and Roman Delight loved for their authenticity.

Photo Gallery of the products:


The authenticity and genuineness that is in recipes and in the production process has remained unchanged for over a century. In fact, the passion for quality , while maintaining the traditional tastes and respect for tradition are always the basic rules of business Gentilini .

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Cinecittà counts for the largest film studio in Europe, spreading over an area of 40 hectares with its 22 stages, 2 Fotoc23permanent tents, 300 dressing rooms and offices, 21 makeup areas and a 7,000 square meters outdoor tank.
All dreams can come true in Cinecittà. The studios represent the most important reference point for a large and diverse target market: the national cinec1and international cinema, television, commercials, video and photo shootings.
Thanks to the strategic location, just cinec39 km from the centre of Rome, a few steps from the metro station, the highway and the airports of the city, it can be reached easily by production companies, suppliers, customers, tourists or anyone else interested in “taking a look at the Dream Factory that lies beyond these walls.”
Cinecittà Studios then include Cinecittà Digital Factory, created at the beginning of 2009 to serve the Post Production market at its best, is a cinec4company incorporated in Cinecittà Studios.
The important level of specialization, the continuous improvement of production workflows and to the high level of investments in the latest technologies, make Digital Factory today the Post Production center of excellence in Italy, known overall Europe, able to offer a complete, coherent and logical system of post production services for feature film and broadcasts releases.
Cinecittà Digital Factory provides the most advanced Post Production Services, including the Digital Film Laboratory, the centre for all Digital Post Production: actually, the perfect mix between our high quality laboratory for developing and printing and the new Digital Department which offers the ost sophisticated digital technologies, market leader in the Digital Intermediate arena with more  than 120 movies processed since 2002.

Get more informations at: http://www.cinecittastudios.it/

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Walking in the center of Rome and having a glance at own shoes propably they need to be fixed by Arellano a shoemaker.
arellano-manHis company was founded by Antonio Arellano, in 1998 is one of the few companies to arellano-womenhave exclusive clients italoperuanas, as the pope Ratzinger. The trick Arellano business success lies in the quality and dedication they devote to each shoe is manufactured.
The techniques used have been learned both in Peru and Italy. The materials used are completely Italian.
Arellano does not make shoes in series, and indeed each shoe is made of a single model. Arellano does not make shoes in series, and indeed each shoe is made of a single model. This is what makes the Arellano shoes an exclusive company, for exclusive clients.
Arellano has two stores, one located in Via del Falco 30 (very close to the Vatican), and another located in Via de Gasperi 25/27, also at the center of Rome.

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From April 2003, you can admire the view of Rome from the Tiber, immersed in the busboatheart of the Eternal City, in a single environment, to live an unforgettable experience. A high quality tourist product, sponsored by the Municipality of Rome, which can be considered one of the biggest news of international tourism.
It’s a great way to enjoy Rome and move effortlessly around the city, especially in high season. The combined ticket offers a perfectly planned route of Rome’s major sites coupled with the absolute freedom to alight and re-board the bus or boat as you wish for a 48-hour validity.
This combined ticket offers to the customers to purchase a special option including:
48-hour ticket hop-on hop-off Rome Open Tour
48-hour ticket Tourist River Tiber Cruise
Buy the tickets on www.battellidiroma.com

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After more than twenty years of waiting, the capital’s new Planetarium is a reality, and planetarioroma4at a particularly happy time for the spreading of Italian astronomy, as a planetarioroma2number of new structures extend across all of the nation. Rome’s Planetarium was established in 1928, among the first in Europe, and closed at the beginning of the 1980s, when the historic Octagonal Hall of the Exedra of the Baths of Diocletian, was made over to other uses. The new planetarium reopened in a different building in May 2004, thanks to the iZeiss Totalenterest of the Office of Cultural Politics of the Municipality, the Lazio Region and the University of La Sapienza.

planetarioroma1The Planetarium was established within the buildings of the Museum of Roman Culture in EUR and provided with a new technologically advanced projector, which replaced the old Zeiss II model. In a series of adjacent rooms, an Astronomical Museum was developed with models, planetary dioramas and multimedia stations, which integrate the cultural and educational aspect of the planetarium. The Planetarium and the Astronomical Museum function as mutually complementary structures, furnishing the stimuli of interweaving questions and answers, at many different levels of understanding. The association with the Museum of Roman Culture, meanwhile, aims to illuminate the static (and amazing) archaeological displays with a new light, introducing scientific and technological stimuli, playing with the contrast between ancient and modern. This underlines how scientific and astronomical culture can, and should, be inserted into a historical context, and how a multidisciplinary perspective, which overcomes the dichotomy between the physical sciences and the humanities, should be privileged.

From its inauguration, the new Planetarium of Rome engaged in educational activities designed for schools and it has continuously increased its efforts to diffuse scientific and astronomical culture to the general public of Rome, organising major events and transforming it ever more into a lively place, where to return more than once and learn, is also an entertainment. It is learning without “studying”, in the traditional sense of the word: it is always a journey, which arouses curiosity and pleasure, through the three concepts of time, space and the origin of the elements which make up the world in which we live.

Conceived as a real “Astronomical Theatre”, the Planetarium and the Museum offer not only a dense program of displays for schools and the general public, but also show animations for children. These are extremely interdisciplinary, involving music, theatre and direct observation of the skies, without ever forgetting the hard kernel of science. There are also continual additions on current hot topics in astrophysics, and ample space given over to the historical heritage of the astronomical discipline.

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We have choosen some tours that you will enjoy staying in Rome. If you like to get more informations for them please fill the form on the bottom of this web-page. Tina&Adriano will give you all support you like to get.

Hop On-Hop Off Bus:
hop onThe buses drive contiunuously by the city’s most important monument.               Get On and Off when and wherever you please. You will find them puntually at all 11 stops of the bus route from 8.45 am to 8.15 pm 7 days a week.               On board, a very informative audioguide of 13 languages will help you understand the incredible history and the splendour of the art that make Rome a unique city.

Vatican Museums – Sistine Chapel – St.Peters Basilica:. The Vatican Museums vaticancontain masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other works of art collected by the popes trough the centuries. The museum include several monumental works of art, such as the Sistine Chapel and the Raphaels rooms. Professional tour guides will lead you through an unforgettable trip of art.

Ancient Rome Colosseum – Palatine Hill – Roman Forum: Take a complete tour of ancient Rome’s major sites and skip the lines for the archeological area. Gain your special access to the colosseumColosseum and once inside, breath the bloody past of the anphitheatre. Let’s admire the splendid Arc of Constantine, climb the Palatine Hill and stomp on the legendary Via Sacra (Sacred Way).

Christian Rome and Catacombs: Join the group at the meeting point and discover great basilicas as St.Mary the Major and St.John Lateran. Visit the catacombs, labyrints of catacombsunderground tunnels that were used by Christians to hide during the persecution times and as burial places, in a unique journey trough history.


Rome Surroundings Tivoli and its Villas: Join the group at the meeting point and visit Tivoli,
an ancient resort area renowed for its beauty and its good water, enriched by many roman villas tivolisuch as Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este. Come to discover the renaissance styled Villa d’Este, a gorgeous palatial setting surrounded by a spectacular terraced garden. Enjoy the beauty of its cascades, water tanks, water jets and fountains.

Tours in Rome by Vespa Calessino: Special remake of the Ape Calessino in 600 pieces: a homge to the history of a unique vehicle and an exclusive proposal for mobility in absolutely chic ape calessinoenvironments. The Ape Calessino is a perfect reinterpretation of the mythical design of the Sixties which brings back to mind the values of radiance that are typical of the Mediterranean. Ape Calessino is the icon of a Lifestyle, the precious symbol of an elegant and exclusive minimalism which escapes wild rhythms in order to recapture the awareness of places, people and friendship. Ape’s traditional features of robustness and manageability, ensured by the reduced turning radius, by manual shift and by the well-tested and robust diesel engine, are enriched by timeless aesthetical solutions  so to be enjoyed and driven with pleasure. The availability tours are: Rome by Night and Rome Panoramic Tour with the same price of 85,00 euro/person (min. 2 persons).

Ancient Rome Aperitif :  What to do in Rome on Friday night? Experience an unforgettable dive in to the past! Hidden in a marvellous site of Rome city center there is an ancient Roman House. Discover aperitifthis out-off the beaten trucks site and taste a unique aperitif based on original recopies 2000 years old. Why ancient? You will visit an original II century A.D. house, extraordinarily well preserved thanks since buried for centuries. Why aperitif? In this ancient house you will experience a range of delicious and taste-ful specialties, our chefs will repeat the recipes of the renowned imperial roman cook Apicius with a variety of wines in ancient roman styles.

Cooking Day with a famous chef : For all italian food lovers! If you are a gourmand, cooking aficionados or a fan homemade cuisine, our cooking tours will like you. In this way you have the opportunity to cookingcombine your holiday with a cooking school by preparing traditional dishes togheter with our teaching chef. You will learn first-hand how to make home made pasta and then tips about cooking art. After class you will eat and enjoy what you have prepared and cheers with local wines.

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The Ape Calessino is a unique vehicle and an exclusive proposal for mobility in absolutely chic environments.It’s a perfect reinterpretation of the mythical design of the Sixties typical of the Italian style. Ape Calessino is the icon of a lifestyle, the precious symbol in order to recapture the awareness of places, people and friendship. Ape’s traditional features of robustness and manageability, ensured by the well-tested and robust diesel engine represent an exclusive motor vehicle by that it’s possible to visit Rome in absolute relax and comfort. Now it’s possible to rent tours in Rome by Ape Calessino.
If you are a Romahappydays.com client arriving in the apartment you have choosen, you can direcly book your tour in Ape Calessino. Tina and Adriano will show you all the options available of this special tour.ape-calessino

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The PIETRO MICCA is the oldest italian triple-expansion steam-powered merchant ship and is in a class of her own for her state of preservation and operational performance, having been engaged in regular port activities on a par with modern tugs until 1993.

She was built as a sea-going steam tugboat by Rennoldson & Son, in Southshields, Newcastle (GB) and in 1905 was registered as a steam-powered tug, Schooner Class, in the Coastal Sector Register in Naples, in whose waters she was to spend most of her days.

A life fulfilled in the world of work and all that it entails: ships and seamen from distant lands with tales and legends of cargoes and the knowledge that a frayed cable could cost lives, that a tow badly aligned could cause a ship to capsize. It is memories like these which amply justify the over a century aged Pietro Micca’s honest pride.

And even today she has not been pensioned off. At the beginning of 1996 she was bought by the “Associazione Amici delle Navi a Vapore G. L. Spinelli” (the G.L. Spinelli “Friends of Steamships Association”), in order to save a part of our cultural heritage from certain demolition and make her still valid services available to the public.
The Pietro Micca is always ready and waiting to put to sea again to work for her future, as historical witness of the old technology. Nowadays the Pietro Micca is mooring in Fiumicino (Rome) inside the TECNOMAR shipyard and ready for new adventures.

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