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Roma” who have not descended, at least once, “er Winter 11 THE PALACES OF THE NOBILITY 32 ¡ entire day Continuously embellished down through the centuries, the palace aroused the amazement and embarrassment of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany THE PALACES OF THE NOBILITY who, participating at a reception there in 1882, felt the need to excuse himself for not being able to The presence of the papacy in Rome has return such hospitality. undoubtedly strongly influenced the city’s history, affecting its urbanistic and monumental developFrom the Piazza del Collegio Romano we can take ment as well.

23 “tastes” of different first-course dishes! 13 41 VILLAS AND GARDENS A permanent outdoor theatre, modelled on the Globe Theatre of London, was erected in the 2003 summer in the park of Villa Borghese, at Piazza Aqua Felix. The Theatre is circular in shape, made of wood, and has a capacity of three thousand seats, and has been named after S. Toti. Taking the ramp of the Pincio, we go down to the Piazza del Popolo, where we can have an aperitif at Canova or Rosati, historic cafés of the capital, or eat dinner at Bolognese, to try their famous tagliatelle.

Following the invention of the popular motto “Tra la vacca e il toro, troverai un gran tesoro” (Between the cow and the bull, you’ll find a great treasure), which spread concerning the riches the arch allegedly concealed, several holes were opened in it in the past centuries, and can still be seen today. Arch of Titus Spring 16 THE ARCHES OF ANCIENT ROME 48 Observing carefully the inscription on the attic, it can be seen how at the height of the fourth line from the top the holes corresponding to the nails which held the bronze letters, now missing, do not coincide with the course of the current letters.

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