“Midnight in Rome”

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We preferred Rome by moonlight because at night we see how a city is made.

Jean Cocteau

The poet Jean Cocteau was right, to explore the capital differently, we must wait for the first stars.
When the crowds of tourists retreat, the chaos of traffic subsides and the darkness hides the garbage that degrades the monuments, that’s enough only a timid ray of light, “a friccico de Luna”, to illuminate angles of eternal beauty.

It is a contrasting splendor that of the Pyramid of Cestius, a work of exotic charm that stands out in the middle of a road intersection, while the Colosseum shines immensely, recalling the splendor of past and an Empire whose glory requires over the centuries.


White and imposing the Vittoriano, also known as Altare della Patria, in Piazza Venezia is a symbol of that Italy that fought for its values, while next, in Piazza d’Aracoeli, stand out ancient ruins of the Trajan Forum, the largest of the holes imperial Rome.

Collects the wishes of the world the Trevi Fountain, while the great statue of Oceano, by the sculptor Pietro Bracci, watches from above on passers-by. Finally, Piazza di Spagna, with its Fontana della Barcaccia and the stairway of Trinità dei Monti, open up the look on the modern and dazzling glories of via Condotti, while in the sky the stars begin to hide to leave room for the dawn of a new day.

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