Joining the Roman Republican atmosphere is not easy for a contemporary visitor. There are very strong signs of the several cultures that have settled there.
If it is true all roads lead to Rome, it is also true one more than any other is the emblem of this statement: the Via Francigena.
During the night between 23rd and 24th June, people in Rome used to celebrate the "night of the witches", a popular festivity dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. It was one of the most important celebrations of the Italian capital.
Rome - the Urbs par excellence - has hosted noble families, fearless emperors, brilliant army generals, illustrious artists, and enlightened popes. In the millenary history of Rome, infinite and fascinating at the same time, the Borgia family has played a very important role.
Most tourists know Rome because of the monuments made it famous all over the world, such as the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica, to tell just a couple of them.