LIVING THE ROMAN LIFESTYLE

Located in the centre of Italy, Rome enjoys a privileged geographical position. Within a short distance, city dwellers have easy access to many natural areas (lake, sea and mountain sites), which are easily accessible by car or public transport.

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Rome’s cultural heritage is universally valued. The beauty of its architecture and its historical and cultural importance have long been recognised by the UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention. Over the centuries, Rome has been both a secular and a religious capital, the centre of the Roman Empire and of the Catholic Church, making it the cradle of European civilisation.

Rome is a culturally vibrant and architecturally diverse city, offering a wide range of museums, exhibitions, cultural and sporting events as well as quieter public places like gardens, parks, historical villas open to the public, and libraries. The Roman Opera and the Auditorium, as well as many other cultural institutions in the capital, offer a wide range of events with artists from all over the world.

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In addition to its beauty, Rome is unique in Europe for its strong links with the surrounding countryside, the so-called “Agro Romano”, from where local organic products and fine foods arrive in the fresh produce markets and on the tables of Roman residents on a daily basis.

The city has a wide variety of restaurants offering traditional food – such as in the famous “trattorie” – but also more international dining experiences and gourmet cuisines. Restaurant and groceries prices in Rome are relatively low, compared to other European capitals.

A unique feature of Rome’s urban fabric is the widespread presence of green areas of historical interest (“verde storico”), which make up for more than 20% of the city’s green spaces. These historical green areas include beautiful landmarks such as the baroque villas and their surrounding parks, once the property of ancient noble families, the 19th century romantic pathways, the smaller villas and the 20th century public parks.

These green historical areas are fully embedded in the city’s daily life and, to the convenience of city dwellers, are open to use from dawn to dusk. Local authorities, in cooperation with local associations, cultural entrepreneurs and sport clubs, frequently organise public and private events in these prestigious green areas, especially during spring and summer. Events range from open air cinemas to exhibitions, concerts and sports activities. The most famous villas in the city include the majestic Villa Borghese, Villa Doria Pamphilj, and Villa Torlonia.

A VIBRANT AND CHARMING SCENARIO FOR LEISURE TIME

Rome boasts many top level sports clubs. A bespoke offer to access sport facilities (e.g., swimming pools, paddle and football pitches, gyms) will be proposed to AMLA employees thanks to the support of Sport & Salute, an Italian state company in charge of promoting sports activities.

Furthermore, Rome boasts a great variety of concerts and theatre events. The musical offer ranges from classical music (Opera House, Accademia di Santa Cecilia) to rock concerts. Rome hosts the shows of international stars of all kinds, from all over the world, and offers various outdoor concerts in the summer. One of the best active cultural spots of the city is the “Auditorium – Parco della Musica” dedicated to Ennio Morricone and designed by Renzo Piano (https://www.auditorium.com/it/).

Furthermore, Rome has renewed its international outset. This is evidenced by the plethora of international events which will take place in the city over the upcoming years and also by Rome’s bid for Expo 2030. Over the next decade, Rome will host two jubilees, in 2025 and 2033: in order to prepare the city for these anniversaries of global relevance, public bodies are working on an impressive public investment campaign aimed at strengthening the city’s physical and digital infrastructures and to improve public services for residents and travellers. Investments worth approximately € 8 billion will be implemented over the next five to ten years, thanks to public-private partnerships financed, among others, by European (Next Generation EU and structural and cohesion programmes), national and local public funds.

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