Next to us we have te following placeses:
Natural Reserve of Monte Mario
– Monte Mario, with its 139 meters of height, is the highest hill in a range of hills called Monti della Farnesina and represents for its environmental features a real mosaic of biological diversity which is today rare to find in Rome. The soil is formed by sand and gravel of ancient origins, from which the geological history of the area where the town was built can be easily retraced. While the lowest areas are characterized by a typically Mediterranean vegetation (Holm oak, Cork oak, and Cistus), the areas at higher altitudes are characterized by submountain species (Hornbeam, Lime tree, Maple, Manna ash, Hazelnut trees, Privet bush, and Cornel tree). The human settlement has disturbed the presence of the original wildlife: nowadays, there are rodents (dormouse, house mouse, and field mouse) and birds (Robins, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Green Finch, Goldfinch, Jackdaw, and Starling). This area represents a priceless cultural and environmental heritage for the town, including historical villas like Villa Mazzanti, where RomaNatura has its Head Office, and Villa Mellini, housing the famous Astronomical Observatory.
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The Rome Observatory
(Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma in Italian) is one of twelve Astronomical Observatories in Italy. It consists of three sites: Monte Porzio Catone, Campo Imperatore and Monte Mario. Part of the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica).
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The Vatican Museums
(Italian: Musei Vaticani) are the museums of the Vatican City and are located within the city’s boundaries. They display works from the immense collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. In 2013, they were visited by 5.5 million people, which combined makes it the 5th most visited art museum in the world.There are 54 galleries, or salas, in total, with the Sistine Chapel, notably, being the very last sala within the Museum.
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The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo
(English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castel was once the tallest building in Rome.