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The Monti Quarter (“Monti” in Italian means Mounts) lies just behind theImperial Forum and it is one of the oldest sections of the city.
The quarter owes its name as it thus situated between several of Rome’s hills It is endowed with beautiful churches, like St. Pietro in Vincoli, characteristic streets and piazzas,You find many art shops, craftsmen, cosy restaurants and cafe’.There are many charming zones excluded from car traffic.
Over time, the area has escaped all attempts at city planning:
from Pope Sixtus V’s orders to improve and beautify Rome for the Jubilee Year 1475, to the enterprises during the 1800’s to turn Rome into the capital. Herein, narrow, medieval streets and alleyways, and ancient monuments resist, painting a picture of ancient and papal Rome, and the slow and sleepy ebb life in it had.
The area offers some of the most enchanting walks to be taken in Rome.
Julius Cesar was born here; Nero came, in disguise, to “take the pulse of People”; Messalina came for orgies. Until recently, this was a disreputable, little visited a neighbourhood; today it is home to artists and men of culture looking for that particular Roman atmosphere that only exists here.
The bustle of imperial Rome, papal Rome, and modern Rome is close at hand: from Via dei Serpenti, both the Italian flag above the Quirinal and the Coliseum can be seen.
Lodged between Via Nazionale and Via Cavour, the Monti Quarter is a city within a city:craftsmen who know non hours, pasta makers producing the “best fettuccine” in the city, wine sellers, and simple shopkeepers are amongst the enchanting dwellers, The quarter is ideal for the art and history connoisseurs.
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