Everything has already been said about the Eternal City, but everything is still there, waiting to be explored, the past standing shoulder to shoulder with the future. This book is the magic key that opens all doors: a guide divided in seven chapters featuring routes for a glorious ramble around art and history.
Seven like the hills, the ancient kings of Rome, the seven jubilee churches, seven deadly sins and seven cardinal virtues. The President of the Italian Republic’s mandate is seven years, like the days of the week, seven musical notes and colours in the rainbow and stars in the Ursa Major. The seven wonders of the ancient and modern world, the seven metals of antiquity, seven seas according to the ancient Greeks, seven liberal arts, seven chakras and seven years of bad luck for a broken mirror… With this guide you can visit the seven churches, explore museums and private collections, have your breath taken away by a Caravaggio’s masterpieces, discover talking statues and Baroque fountains, but also enjoy the city’s modern aspects together with its villas and parks and end your day with a walk through one of the many markets.