A Modern Itinerary in Eastern Rome

On a recent Studio Rome itinerary we stopped in to visit Villa Torlonia, ducking out of a downpour just in time to take shelter in the grand palace. Remodeled by Valadier in the early 19th century for Prince Torlonia (and later inhabited by Benito Mussolini), today this well-restored building hosts a beautiful collection of neoclassical arts and crafts and, on the second floor, a collection of Scuola Romana paintings. When …

Mercato Centrale

Earlier this month Rome gained a fantastic new gastronomic venue, right inside Termini Station. In the historic Mazzoniana wing of the station no less, where the great Cappa Mazzoniana, a kind of massive fireplace hood in Portoghese marble, designed by architect Angiolo Mazzoni in the 1930s. It would be demeaning (although perhaps helpful) to call this a “food court”. After all, the food is by Rome’s best chefs, such as …

NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento

It’s still too early to relate feedback from clients but this new addition to Rome’s hotel offerings looks great from the outside and, along with the new Mercato Centrale, is spurring a revitalization of the normally run down Termini neighborhood. This is the real reason for this post: a thank you to a private business for its civic role. Finally the remaining ruins of the 5th c. BCE Servian Walls …