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Bike Tours in Rome by E-Bike or Mountain Bike to join with 2 days in BATTISTINI VIP. This offer is valid starting from 1 person up 4 persons. Price include 2 days in Battistini VIP apartment, domestic bills, WIFI ADSL connection, linen and towels, E-Bike or Mountain Bike rental, Energic snacks, Helmets, Insurance and Bike Tour Guide. Pick-up from the apartment and way back the day you do the Tour.

Your Bike Tour full day in Rome:
Historical Center of Rome, Trastevere, Villa Pamphili, Villa Borghese, Gianicolo and cycling also along the Tiber and Ancient Appian Way.

The apartment is located just 100 mt. far from Metro line “A” Battistini. Center of Rome is exactly 5 Metro Stops far. Nearby with this area you will find laundry-mat, restaurant, bar, pizzeria, bank, drugstore and pharmacy.

More informations at: Romahappydays – Bike Tour

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f2Apartment fully equipped, comfortable and cozy, located in the heart of Rome, in the typical district of Trastevere, in a very quiet but very close with the main service of the city. Can accommodate up to 4 people.The apartment, is completely renovated. It offers the entire facility for the duration of their stay, fitted out with all the amenities you would like to have. The Apartment is equipped with TV, free Wi-Fi, heating,kitchen with stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Bathroom with large shower, bidet and washing machine. Prohibition of animals and smoke.
Direct booking by credit card at:
http://www.romahappydays.com/disponibilita.html?feedback_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.romahappydays.com%2Fdisponibilita.html&presentation_mode=1&planyo_lang=en&resource_id=40304&mode=resource_desc

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The Isola Tiberina has always been a mysterious place, shrouded in legend, surrounded by the river and linked inseparably to the origins of Rome. The island is heralded by the “Ponte Rotto” (broken bridge), the “Pons Aemilius“, the first stone bridge in Rome, restored several times because of the turbulence of the Tiber, which at that point has won the battle leaving only a few remains.
This remarkable piece of land in the middle of the Tiber was called “Intra duos pontes” (between two bridges) by the Romans; the island was connected to the terra firma by two bridges that were originally wooden. One is the Cestio bridge, built in 46 BC by Lucius Cestius and restored numerous times over the centuries because of the flooding of the river, so that what was a single-span bridge ended up with three arches; it was also called Ponte San Bartolomeo and “ponte ferrato” (bridge strengthened with iron).
The second bridge, Fabricio, preceded by the Caetani Tower, which belonged to the family that had transformed the island into a small fort in the Middle Ages, was also called “Ponte dei Giudei” (bridge of the Jews) because it was near the Ghetto.
The origins of the Isola Tiberina are to be found in the numerous legends surrounding it: it was supposed to have arisen over an ancient ship, whose shape it still maintains, further accentuated by the Romans, who to feed the legend built a stone prow and stern on it, giving it the shape of a warship, with the obelisk in the centre of the island.
According to another legend, the island was said to have arisen on the mud accumulated over the crops of Tarquin the Proud, thrown into the water by the people with a feeling of liberation and protest, after driving the hated Etruscan tyrant out of Rome.
The priests of the god had given the Roman ambassadors a sacred serpent which, as the ship approached the Tiber port, had dived into the water and crawled to the island, hiding in the thick vegetation. Thus the Isola Tiberina was consecrated to the god of medicine and from then on acquired the fame, reinforced by the presence of a spring of health-giving water, that distinguishes it to this day, of a place of healing and hospitals. During the plague of 1656 the entire island was transformed into a lazaretto.
The Temple of Aesculapius, with the ditch full of serpents consecrated to the god, which the priests had the task of feeding, stood where the church of San Bartolomeo stands today, with its baroque façade, but built around the year 1000 by Otto III, who dedicated it to St. Adalberto.

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Trastevere is a picturesque medieval area located on the west bank of theTiber. The area escaped the grand developments which changed the face of centralRome, and is a charming place to wander, eat or relax. Trastevere (TrasTEVeh-ray)is named for its position ‘over theTiber’. Separated from the heart of centralRomeby the river, the area retained its narrow lanes and working-class population when the rest ofRomebegan its nineteenth-century expansion.
Tourists are charmed by Trastevere, although they descend in numbers which slightly obscure the area’s personality. From being the last surviving pocket of earthy medievalRome, the neighbourhood has also become unique inRomein attracting a crowd of young crusty-locked foreign beggars, buskers and alcoholics. Internet cafes are side-by-side with gloomy ancient premises of uncertain function, and you can choose from trendy bars and traditional chocolate shops. Still, despite the influx of foreign money, Trastevere still maintains a strong local identity The heart of Trastevere is Piazza diSanta Mariain Trastevere, a pedestrianised square piazza lined with restaurants and pricey bars, faded palazzi, and thechurchofSanta Mariain Trastevere. The steps surrounding the pretty central fountain are a popular hang-out spot for a non-typical crowd (watch out for unwashed jugglers). Heading up the lane to the right of the church, and choosing one of the right-hand turnings, you enter into the maze of narrow lanes at Trastevere’s heart. Plants scramble down walls from garden terraces, washing hangs out to dry, and chipped Virgin Marys look down from shrines on street corners. The streets close to the river and south of Viale Trastevere are much quieter and there are several unpretentious restaurants where you can enjoy a peaceful meal at an outdoors table. ThechurchofSanta Ceciliain Trastevere is one ofRome’s more interesting churches. The statue by the altar is based on the body of the patron saint of music, martyredSt.Cecilia, which was found undecayed in her coffin in the sixteenth-century. From here, it’s a short walk to visit the Isola Tiberina (TiberIsland). There are lovely lanes to explore, and it’s not too difficult to step off the main routes and escape the masses. As well as the occasional touch of authentic local colour, there are plenty of businesses aimed at the large foreign population (strongly American and French).Rome’s principal foreign-language cinema is located here, as well as countless restaurants, popular with both Romans and tourists. There are also lots of stylish bars – most are fairly new, but still atmospheric. It’s a lovely area to wander in the soft dark of a Roman evening, with a more intimate feel than the palazzi-filled Centro Storico. Trastevere is a short walk from LargoArgentinain the Centro Storico – alternatively you can take tram number 8, and descend at the first stop over theTiber. There’s no Metro station nearby.

Carlo Alberto Salustri (Rome, 1871-1950) was an Italian dialect poet, better known by his pen name of Trilussa (an anagram of “Salustri”). He is best known for the poems, some of them sonnets, written in the dialect of Rome.Trilussa lived a very poor childhood, as his father had died when he was only three years old. After irregular studies, he made a very early poetical debut in 1887 on the Rugantino magazine directed by Alfredo Zanazzo. Later he wrote also for Don Chisciotte, Capitan Fracassa, IlMessaggero and Il Travaso delle idee. His first collection, Le stelle de Roma (“Rome’s Stars”), is from 1889Trilussa’s fame grew in the 1920s and 1930s, though he was not a part of any literary circle, preferring to be in the streets and taverns, which were the source of his inspiration. His poetry features the petite-bourgeoisie of Rome: the housewife, the store clerk, the servant, but also contain strong satirical denounces against governments and the vices of rich people. Some of the sonnets are Aesop-like moralistic fables. Trilussa’s own sketches and drawings were featured alongside his poetry.A very popular person in his city and Italy, Trilussa was named Life Senator on December 1, 1950, by the Italian President Luigi Einaudi. He died twenty days later.In the work known as Illustrissimi, a collection of letters written by Pope John Paul I when he was Patriarch of Venice, Trilussa is one of the recipients of the letters. Piazza Trilussa get the name from this important roman poet.

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Expecially in summer, you have to taste the roman watermelon. It has to be red and full of seeds, to say “It’s really delicious”.
It’s possible to taste the watermelon in different way: with ice and vodka, with other fruits such as the strawberry, the kiwi, the grapes or an apple. However the watermelon has to be fresh and cold.
The places in Rome, most known, where it’s possible to find the traditional kiosk of “Cocomero” are :
Vito er Trasteverino : Trastevere
Dar Pallino : Circonvallazione Aurelia
Da Margherita Luzi : Piazza Vittorio
Cocomeraro della Montagnola : Ponte Garibaldi
Dai Fratelli del Monaco : Circonvallazione Aurelia

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Moody start as a project reference of  My Trastevere. The idea is to socialize in public areas of the modern gallery. Then Moody offer guests a new concept of local in Trastevere, a space dedicated to specific moments of encounter. You can have breakfast, take a drink, eating and drinking in the company of good music, know the art and read a book. A laboratory designed as a cultural idea of fun, relax and enjoy a good wine.
Address:
Vicolo del Bologna, 21 (Trastevere)
Call:0039.06.58.80.656
Web site:  moody-club.com

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If you are looking for the authentic tastes of tradition, high quality and warm atmosphere in the family, the inn from Zi’Mberto you are always welcome. Located in the heart of Trastevere, in Piazza della Malva, charming place just behind Piazza Trilussa, this delightful restaurant opened in the 60’s is now managed by Paul, whose passion for high quality and authenticity, is the real highlight of ‘entire management.
The particularity of this place it can take already teaching the same: a wooden hand-written and set among the branches of a tree, very rustic way that represents the very identity of the place, simple yet original.
Here the rush and stress do not like and waiting can turn into a moment of pleasure, while enjoying a glass of wine. The philosophy has always married the landlord is to make every customer feel at home. There will often, in fact, to see him sitting next to you for a chat or simply to offer a coffee or a bitter end pasto.  Ciò Zi’Mberto tavern that makes really unique is the ability to meet all the tastes, “pampering” products with every taste of Italian origin, fresh and genuine. The menu is mainly based on typical dishes of Roman and imaginative variations, fruit of the host, able to enrich even the most simple dish with the colors and flavors of the best seasonal produce.
Among the specialties of the house you can not fail to taste the sweets, the famous pumpkin flowers and fillets of cod in batter, the result of long experience.
Product quality, price and honesty “home atmosphere” are the main ingredients of Zi’Mberto, with the simplicity that manages to make each dish special.
Address:  Piazza san giovanni della malva, 14/b  Call: +39.06.5816646

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Villa Sciarra at the slopes of the Gianicolo – it was a nymph’s sanctuary in Roman times. Villa SciarraPaths through the park are decorated with statues of mythological figures, such as Apollo and Daphne and many fountains. Lots of cherry trees – ideal for a spring walk. 
Villa Doria Pamphilj is Rome’s largest public park and one of the richest in terms of vegetation( tall trees and rare plants) and fauna( swans, geese…) This park was laid out on the orders of Prince Camillo Pamphilj, the nephew of Pope Innocent X, beween 1644-52 The main entrance is the one at San Pancrazio, though it has many other entrances around its 9 km perimeter.

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