Forum Studios is situated in the heart of Rome, wedged among the typical parks and monuments of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Just a 5 minute walk connects Forum Studios to the famous cultural centre, Auditorium Parco della Musica, that presents a very interesting schedule of international artists every day.
Other nearby sites and attractions include the world-famous Olimpic Stadium and the huge and amazing park of Villa Borghese. Here we have picked out a selection of recommendable places to visit in your free time..
Auditorium Parco della Musica was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. Three large concert halls (Sala Petrassi, in memory of Goffredo Petrassi, about 700 seats; Sala Sinopoli, in memory of Giuseppe Sinopoli, about 1200 seats; Sala Santa Cecilia, about 2800 seats) are structurally separated to ensure soundproofing, though joined at the base by a continuous lobby. A fourth "concert hall" called Cavea is an open air theater recalling ancient Greek and Roman theaters. The fan-shaped layout is formed around the central piazza. The blobs, beetles, scarabs, turtles, insect carapaces, computer mice — all are names given to these structures with thin red Roman brick and weighty dramatic lead roofs.
The Parco della Musica was formally inaugurated on 21 December 2002. After a few years it became the world's most visited music facility with over one million spectators a year.
As a State institution the Museum was born in 1883 and as such belongs to a significant historical moment when newly unified Italy undertook the founding of national institutions. The government did not fail to show a timely and appropriate interest in supporting a 'national' art.
The National Gallery of Modern Art has thus acquired the status of "mother museum", that is to say the museum of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums (see Galleria Borghese) and attractions. It is the second largest public park in Rome (80 hectares or 148 acres) after that of the Villa Doria Pamphili. The gardens were developed for the Villa Borghese Pinciana ("Borghese villa on the Pincian Hill"), which was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio who developed sketches by Scipione Borghese. Borghese used it as a 'villa suburbana' (a party villa) at the edge of Rome, and to also house his art collection. The gardens as they are now were remade in the early nineteenth century.
The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.
The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter, officially known in Italian as Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano and commonly known as Saint Peter's Basilica, is a Late Renaissance church located within the Vatican City. Saint Peter's Basilica has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world. St. Peter's is famous as a place of pilgrimage, for its liturgical functions and for its historical associations. It is associated with the papacy, with the Counter-reformation and with numerous artists, most significantly Michelangelo.
Piazza Navona is a city square in Rome, Italy. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium. The ancient Romans came there to watch the agones ("games"), and hence it was known as 'Circus Agonalis' (competition arena). It is believed that over time the name changed to 'in agone' to 'navone' and eventually to 'navona'.
The Pantheon (an adjective meaning "to every god") is a building in Rome, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD. The nearly-contemporary writer (2nd–3rd centuries AD), Cassius Dio, speculated that the name comes either from the statues of so many gods placed around this building, or else from the resemblance of the dome to the heavens.
Alla Rampa restaurant satisfies even the most fastidious tastes for more than 40 years. It is situated in the centre of the Old Town of Rome, between Spanish Steps and Mignanelli Square tourist attractions.
The Restaurant is situated in Piazza Campitelli, near the Campidoglio, in an elegant building. Since 1870 the restaurant, owned by the Palladino brothers, has been famous for its delicateness and sophistication. They are glad to delight their clients with their gastronomic offers.