Visiting Rome is an unforgettable experience, as you get to the end of the holiday drunk with knowledge, art and history: of course, visiting its monuments, its museums and its churches can also be tiring, especially for the several tourists crowding the streets and the most important tourist sites.
Rome and its parks: legacy of the popes
Associating the eternal city with parks and nature reserves is often complicated. Traffic and smog actually undoubtedly are the first features that catch the eye of residents and tourists visiting the city, after the historical beauties.
Loved by the scholar Pier Paolo Pasolini and by the Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek, Testaccio district, located in the south-west area of the Eternal City, is a real open-air museum: experiencing it means to immerse yourself in a world of history made up of different ages.
The famous actor Vittorio Gassman also said it, when he performed in his very peculiar personal interpretation reading the menu: Thursday, dumplings . . .
Palazzo Barberini, located in via Quattro Fontane, a few steps from Piazza Barberini in Rome, is the seat of the National Gallery of Ancient Art and the Italian Institute of Numismatics.