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[{"address":"Rose Garden Palace","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.90797376425257,"longitude":12.491660150000001},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Enchanting Luxury: Rose Garden Palace**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F8.jpg?alt=media&token=1230e34a-d558-4045-afbe-0a0f1f3f95dd"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Rose Garden Palace, one of the most exquisite places you'll visit on this tour. Did you know that this palace was built for a noblewoman who was a passionate gardener? She wanted it to be surrounded by the most beautiful rose garden in the city. And believe me, she achieved her goal!\n\nAs a famous poet once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"But these roses are not just any other roses. They are rare and unique. Take a deep breath and let the scent of these roses engulf you. It's like walking in a paradise filled with beauty and fragrances that will haunt you forever."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F88.jpg?alt=media&token=b5c52eda-f6a2-4441-ae0b-c9071dcdddf5"},{"type":"text","content":"This place is one of my personal favorites, and I always make a point of visiting it whenever I am in the city. The Rose Garden Palace is a true gem that you won't find on every tourist's map. It offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can take a stroll in the gardens and admire the breathtaking flowers at your own pace.\n\nThe Rose Garden Palace is not just about the roses. It has deep historical roots that go back centuries. It has witnessed some of the most crucial events in the city's history, including the war between two noble factions that took place on its very grounds. You can imagine how dramatic and exciting that must have been!\n\nIt's incredible how a single stop on a walking tour can offer so much value, beauty, history, and tranquility to visitors. So, take your time to enjoy the Rose Garden Palace's serene ambiance, take photos, and create some lifelong memories.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F888.jpg?alt=media&token=1747f18a-0354-4890-9b5c-2e4c610f1295"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready, let's head to the next stop on our tour. There's so much more to see and explore in the beautiful city of Rome."},{"type":"text","content":"check-in time is after 14:00 and the check-out time is before 12:00"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website :","content":"https://www.rosegardenpalaceroma.com/en"}]},{"address":"Villa Medici","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.908291414252716,"longitude":12.482622999999986},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Timeless Elegance at Villa Medici**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=04ab7080-ed25-4c06-90c4-9f572aaabbe7"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, my fellow travelers! You have arrived at the breathtaking Villa Medici. Did you know that this beautiful palace has been standing here since the 16th century? As a history enthusiast, I am thrilled to share with you the unique and fascinating story behind this stop.\n\nAs Julius Caesar once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Experience is the teacher of all things,\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"and that's why visiting the Villa Medici is a must on our walking tour. This exceptional creation is a beautiful blend of Renaissance and Baroque styles, and it's a perfect example of the incredible architectural heritage of Rome."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=63089c6d-99fd-43dc-845a-ff00dac4e097"},{"type":"text","content":"But wait, there's more! Did you know that the Villa was commissioned by a cardinal who later became Pope? As a result, this impressive palace became a meeting point for artists, intellectuals, and high-ranking members of society. You can almost feel the historical significance of this place when standing in front of it.\n\nAs we explore this stop, pay attention to the intricate details on the façade, the lush garden surrounding it, and the symbolism of the statues. You may even want to snap a photo with the fountain in the background. Trivia for you, there is a hidden door the Pope used to enter the villa, can you find it?\n\nTake a moment to soak in the atmosphere, listen to the birds chirping, and smell the fragrance of the flowers. You're in the footsteps of history, so savor the moment.\n\nCan you feel the energy and importance of this stop? It's a unique blend of history, architecture, and nature. And it's something that you won't find on just any tour.\n\nBefore we move on to our next stop, take your time, enjoy the scenery, and make sure to mark this stop in your memory. Well-done, we can continue when you're ready.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=818aebd4-9371-46b0-842d-7950cd00c076"},{"type":"text","content":"Remember my fellow travelers, I'm here to show you the hidden gems of Rome that make it so unique. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of being your guide on this remarkable journey."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nTuesday 10 am-7 pm\nWednesday 10 am–7 pm\nThursday 10 am–7 pm\nFriday 10 am–7 pm\nSaturday 10 am–7 pm\nSunday 10 am–7 pm\nMonday 10 am–7 pm\n\nEntrance Fee: 11-14 EURO\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.villamedici.it/"}]},{"address":"Trevi Fountain","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12907980834517188,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.90092416424904,"longitude":12.483140200000014},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Wishful Waters: Trevi Fountain**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F10.jpg?alt=media&token=3fa975a3-8798-4b61-b7f9-0ccb0b1d407c"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Trevi Fountain - the most famous fountain in all of Rome! As you stand here in front of this beautiful monument, I bet you didn't know that the fountain is actually named after the Trevi district in which it's located. But what makes this stop so unique compared to other landmarks and structures in Rome? Let me tell you.\n\nAs famous director Federico Fellini once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The Trevi Fountain is Rome's very own Academy Awards.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"You may recognize the fountain from the iconic film, \"La Dolce Vita,\" where actress Anita Ekberg took a dip in the fountain. But did you know that the current fountain is actually a replacement of the original structure? The first version was built in the 15th century and underwent numerous renovations until the current design was completed in the 18th century."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F1010.jpg?alt=media&token=b9e78bfa-0116-479d-9699-8b426c537dd0"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, take a look around and notice the intricate details that make this stop so special. The statues that adorn the fountain represent the sea and various mythological figures, including Neptune, who is the central figure. Water flows out of the mouths of these sculptures, giving the fountain a truly mesmerizing effect, especially at night when it's all lit up.\n\nAs a local tour guide, I can guarantee that tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain is a must-do for anyone visiting Rome. It's said that throwing a coin over your shoulder with your back to the fountain will ensure your return to the city. And for an even sweeter experience, grab a gelato from one of the many gelaterias around and sit by the fountain's edge, taking in the beauty surrounding you.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F101010.jpg?alt=media&token=a47d8de4-f306-404b-93e4-63d446ef66ff"},{"type":"text","content":"Before we move on to the next stop, take a few moments to fully appreciate the magic that this fountain brings to the city. Listen to the soothing sounds of the water and feel the cool mist on your face. Let's move on when you're ready; there are still so many hidden gems to see in Rome!"},{"type":"text","content":"Hours:\nMonday Open 24 hours\nTuesday Open 24 hours\nWednesday Open 24 hours\nThursday Open 24 hours\nFriday Open 24 hours Hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours"},{"type":"link","title":"ABOUT","content":"https://www.turismoroma.it/it/node/1286"}]},{"address":"Cappella Contarelli","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.89950131424834,"longitude":12.474423599999982},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Divine Beauty: Cappella Contarelli**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=240bb4ab-532e-4428-9d1e-5360d5ae20de"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Cappella Contarelli, one of the hidden gems on our walking tour of Rome. Did you know that this chapel was painted by one of the greatest artists of all time, Caravaggio? I bet you didn't know that he painted the ceiling in just four days!\n\nAs Caravaggio once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"I create the light in my paintings.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And that's exactly what he did in this chapel, with his expert use of light and dark tones. The result is a work of art that will take your breath away."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F55.jpg?alt=media&token=d8038e9a-907b-462a-8a6e-ca700a6f2a83"},{"type":"text","content":"But it's not just the painting that makes this stop so unique. The chapel itself has a rich history and cultural significance, having been commissioned by a powerful Roman family to showcase their wealth and status.\n\nAs your personal tour guide, I want you to explore this stop and really take in all its beauty. Take a moment to look around and immerse yourself in the atmosphere created by Caravaggio's stunning art. Maybe snap a photo or two, or simply stand in awe of the genius of this incredible artist.\n\nAnd if you're up for a challenge, I encourage you to take a closer look at the details in the painting. Can you spot the hidden symbolism and meaning behind each element?\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F555.jpg?alt=media&token=8526afb6-ba96-4fe5-b748-a435893cc7cf"},{"type":"text","content":"As we move on to our next stop, take your time and really let this experience sink in. You've just walked in the footsteps of art history and discovered one of Rome's most unique hidden gems."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nWednesday 9:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm\nThursday 9:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm\nFriday 9:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm\nSaturday 9:30 am–12:15 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm\nSunday 9:30 am–12:15 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm\nMonday 9:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm\nTuesday 9:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contarelli_Chapel"}]},{"address":"Church of St. Louis of the French","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.89953951424834,"longitude":12.47441415},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Spiritual Masterpiece: St. Louis Church**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=b455ae05-54c5-4afb-ba10-af6ada37dc9f"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Church of St. Louis of the French! You're standing in front of one of the most breathtaking and culturally significant buildings in Rome. Did you know that the church is named after a French saint and is actually the national church of France in Rome? As the famous scholar Erasmus once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"Well, it seems like St. Louis of the French had similar priorities because the church's stunning paintings were actually commissioned by a wealthy French cardinal who wanted to create a church that embodied the beauty of his homeland."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=df334cdd-384c-40e6-bed2-122ebcc026e2"},{"type":"text","content":"When I visited this church for the first time, I was absolutely blown away by the vibrant colors and intricate details of the paintings that adorn the walls. You can't help but be transported to another time and place when you step inside. But, as you look around, I encourage you to keep an eye out for the hidden gems and unique features of this remarkable church, like the iconic Baroque chapel."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=4836aeeb-ce54-41c3-bbd3-6013398eeef2"},{"type":"text","content":"So take your time and explore this amazing part of Rome. And when you are ready, let's move on to the next gem on our walking tour."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nWednesday 9:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm\nThursday 9:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm\nFriday 9:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm\nSaturday 9:30 am–12:15 pm, 2:30–6:45 pm\nSunday 11:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:45 pm\nMonday 9:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm\nTuesday 9:30 am–12:45 pm, 2:30–6:30 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://saintlouis-rome.net/"}]},{"address":"Piazza Navona","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12907980834517188,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.899121905595976,"longitude":12.47305740000001},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Vibrant Plaza: Piazza Navona**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=4eb38b85-cd26-4f27-b798-89341360dd6f"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Piazza Navona! Did you know that this square was once a stadium for athletic competitions during ancient Rome? That's right, now we are standing in the footsteps of history where chariot races were once held.\n\nAs the famous artist Bernini once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Piazza Navona is the most beautiful square in the world.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And I couldn't agree more! The stunning Baroque architecture and the central fountain, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, make this square truly unique."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F1111.jpg?alt=media&token=ee7caf6d-2ab5-4044-9f9a-5552cd7c513c"},{"type":"text","content":"But let me share with you a hidden gem of this square. If you walk to the north end, you'll find the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone. The legend goes that the church was built on the site where Saint Agnes was stripped and tormented before she was martyred. Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful façade and make sure to step inside to see the exquisite artwork and sculptures."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F111111.jpg?alt=media&token=02de056c-1826-426e-b597-00321cac6a74"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time exploring the square and its surroundings, and don't forget to stop by the street musicians and artists. There is no shortage of things to see and do here. When you're ready, let's continue our journey to the next stop on our historical walking tour."},{"type":"text","content":"Hours:\nMonday Open 24 hours\nTuesday Open 24 hours\nWednesday Open 24 hours\nThursday Open 24 hours\nFriday Open 24 hours Hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours"},{"type":"link","title":"ABOUT","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_Navona"}]},{"address":"Borromini Sacristy","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.89910511424816,"longitude":12.472343599999984},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Sacred Splendor: Borromini's Masterpiece**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=e867d664-475c-4d8a-9eca-9aec6dd802c5"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, friends! As we approach Borromini Sacristy, I bet you didn't know that we're about to step into one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Rome. Just imagine what it felt like to stand here centuries ago, surrounded by an intricate and detailed design that is truly breathtaking. As Michelangelo once said, \"Beauty is the promise of happiness,\" and here at the Borromini Sacristy, you'll find that promise delivered.\n\nThis church is actually one of my personal favorites. I once heard someone describe it as a\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"little gem\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"and couldn't agree more. The light that streams through the windows is absolutely magical, giving the room a warm and welcoming glow. It's an experience that you really can't find anywhere else in Rome."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=422a1da9-466e-40be-9f91-16b5c5d2d67a"},{"type":"text","content":"Take a moment and look around. Do you see how the curves and undulations of the ceiling intertwine to create a work of art in itself? Can you feel the energy that radiates from the remarkable architecture of the building? Make sure to take your time and be present in the moment. I encourage you to take in every aspect of this beautiful stop on our tour.\n\nNow, before we move on to our next stop, let me share with you a little more about what makes this place so special. Did you know that the Borromini Sacristy is home to some of the finest examples of baroque architecture in the world? The intricacy and attention to detail are simply unmatched, making it a true hidden gem of Rome. Who knows, maybe you'll find a hidden corner that locals don't even know about!\n\nIf you're feeling adventurous, I also encourage you to take a moment to explore the surrounding streets. The neighborhood around the church is filled with local color and unique charm that you just can't find anywhere else. Don't be afraid to venture a little further than the usual tourist spots.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F222.jpg?alt=media&token=7a318c76-395f-4b05-b688-38ca56afe416"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time and let the beauty of the Borromini Sacristy sink in. When you're ready, continue on to the next stop on our tour. Have fun and enjoy the rest of your day exploring the hidden gems and highlights of Rome!"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F2222.jpg?alt=media&token=73a9fe6c-d4ad-48c6-b868-4af53c146ac5"},{"type":"text","content":"OPEN WEEKDAYS (except Monday) :\n9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (closed from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.)\n\nOPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:\n9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (closed from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.)\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.santagneseinagone.org/en/the-sacristy-by-borromini/"}]},{"address":"Etabli","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.89968766424841,"longitude":12.470473099999975},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Craftsmanship and Cuisine: Etabli Rome**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=ac2ff6b6-548a-4436-95e5-e08c169b05f0"},{"type":"text","content":"As we arrive at our next stop, I bet you didn't know that Etabli was once a famous woodworking shop! This hidden gem may seem unassuming, but it has a unique history that I'm excited to share with you.\n\nAs the famous Leonardo da Vinci once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"This quote perfectly captures the essence of Etabli, a place where people came to master their woodworking skills and create beautiful pieces of art and furniture."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F77.jpg?alt=media&token=ebb0560d-39d3-4510-8da8-8dbbdf628195"},{"type":"text","content":"This stop truly embodies the hidden gems that Rome has to offer, and I encourage you to take your time and explore the beauty of the woodworking pieces on display. You may even find inspiration for your own next project!"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F777.jpg?alt=media&token=cc5041c2-ac52-4543-8f2e-205046f97c90"},{"type":"text","content":"As we move on to the next stop, take a deep breath and soak in the unique atmosphere of Etabli. Who knows, maybe you'll be inspired to take up woodworking yourself! Remember to stay curious and keep exploring Rome's hidden treasures."},{"type":"text","content":"Best time to visit : between April and June, or September through October."},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"http://etabli.it/eng/index.html"}]},{"address":"Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.89460556424587,"longitude":12.473613999999982},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Culinary Delights at Dar Filettaro**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=259b8e95-9b61-4cdc-ab5a-63b129315314"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara! Did you know that this 500-year-old restaurant has been serving up traditional Roman Jewish cuisine for centuries? As the saying goes,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"When in Rome, eat as the Romans do!\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And here, you can do just that.\n\nAs we stand in front of this hidden gem, I want you to imagine what it must have been like in its early days. Can you hear the laughter and chatter of locals and tourists alike? Can you smell the delicious aromas coming from the kitchen?\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F444.jpg?alt=media&token=9bb769bd-b152-4092-9b40-19508fb15740"},{"type":"text","content":"As a frequent visitor to Rome and lover of its vibrant culture, I always make sure to stop by Dar Filettaro a Santa Barbara. The delicious food is reason enough, but the history and cultural significance of this restaurant make it truly special.\n\nSo take your time, grab a seat, and indulge in some of the best Roman Jewish cuisine in the city. And if you're feeling adventurous, ask the waitstaff about the history of the restaurant. They're happy to share some fascinating stories and interesting facts that you won't find online.\n\n"},{"type":"video","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F44.mp4?alt=media&token=6fdcf416-b02f-4e69-9432-784892d34125"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're finished here, let's continue on our journey to discover the hidden gems and highlights of Rome. There's so much more to explore!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nWednesday 5:30–11 pm\nThursday 5:30–11 pm\nFriday 5:30–11 pm\nSaturday 5:30–11 pm\nSunday Closed\nMonday 5:30–11 pm\nTuesday 5:30–11 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"Facebook Page","content":"https://www.facebook.com/FilettiDiBaccala/"}]},{"address":"Spada Gallery","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.894238464245696,"longitude":12.471953550000006},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Artistic Treasures Unveiled: Spada Gallery**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=7331e8f2-7a63-4613-8d29-730073b1ce26"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Spada Gallery! As we stand here in front of this historic building, I bet you didn't know that it was once a private palace that belonged to the noble Spada family. Today, it houses an impressive collection of paintings and sculptures that will transport you back in time.\n\nAs the famous architect Francesco Borromini once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Beauty is the harmony of contrary elements.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"This phrase perfectly describes the Spada Gallery's unique blend of Renaissance and Baroque styles. The gallery's spacious, airy rooms filled with natural light will truly leave you in awe."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=a1aa3b96-1bf9-4d31-be48-2bd384ef9e12"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, let me tell you a personal story that makes this gallery so special to me. I once attended a private event here, and being amidst such stunning artwork was a surreal experience. The Spada Gallery remains a hidden gem that not many tourists know about, and I feel lucky to be able to show you its beauty.\n\nAs we walk around, take your time to appreciate each painting and sculpture. I recommend visiting the gallery's main attraction, Borromini's forced perspective gallery. This architectural illusion will leave you questioning your depth perception and wondering how this is even possible.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F333.jpg?alt=media&token=b9d3762b-b495-4caa-8639-9669f7e53342"},{"type":"text","content":"Once you're done at this stop, we'll move on to discover more of Rome's hidden gems and highlights. Don't forget to soak in the surroundings and make the most of your day in the Eternal City."},{"type":"text","content":"Wednesday 8:30 am–7:30 pm\nThursday 8:30 am–7:30 pm\nFriday 8:30 am–7:30 pm\nSaturday 8:30 am–7:30 pm\nSunday 8:30 am–7:30 pm\nMonday 8:30 am–7:30 pm\nTuesday Closed\n\nEntrance Fee:\n18 – 25 €2.00\nAdults €5.00\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.rome-museum.com/spada-gallery.php"}]},{"address":"Colosseum","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.12907980834517188,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":41.88951582993369,"longitude":12.491868850000003},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Grandeur Unleashed: The Colosseum**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F9.jpg?alt=media&token=582d44b7-bccb-4cf2-b39a-eec82df42342"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Colosseum, fellow seekers of Rome's historical treasures. Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand in the footsteps of brave gladiators who once fought here? I bet you're excited to learn all about this iconic symbol of Ancient Rome, so let's dive right in!\n\nAs wise old Julius Caesar once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"veni, vidi, vici.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And vici they did! Did you know that over 700,000 spectators came to witness epic battles, exotic animal fights and thrilling hunts right here in this very arena? The Colosseum truly was the ultimate entertainment hub of its time."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F99.jpg?alt=media&token=4d9f0c32-d9c7-459b-b8b7-d1c9173f244f"},{"type":"text","content":"Standing in this massive amphitheatre can be overwhelming, but let's take a closer look at some of its unique features. Notice the different levels of seating graced by emperors and nobility alike. Gaze up at the arches and the intricate stonework. It's hard to imagine that construction started in 70 AD and took almost 10 years to complete.\n\nAs for the grim stuff, did you know that every battle resulted in an unfortunate loss of human life? It's hard to believe that such violence occurred in this very spot. Here's where it gets a bit gruesome, but stick with me: some brave men were even pitted against wild animals and criminals were punished in the most creative ways.\n\nWhen I was younger, I used to watch movies about Ancient Rome and dream of visiting the Colosseum for myself. Now that I'm here, sharing this moment with you, it's a dream come true. Be sure to take the time to explore this monumental landmark and the surrounding area. There's so much to see and learn!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FQZAGyTkFmqyKZOjnGy0s%2F999.jpg?alt=media&token=7a4c2c6c-95e4-4c13-a216-d9751f3c5e2f"},{"type":"text","content":"And with that, our journey continues! If you're ready for our next stop, just let me know. There are still so many hidden gems left to uncover, fellow explorers!"},{"type":"text","content":"Hours:\nMonday 9 am–4:30 pm\nTuesday 9 am–4:30 pm\nWednesday 9 am–4:30 pm\nThursday 9 am–4:30 pm\nFriday 2–7:15 pm\nSaturday 9 am–4:30 pm\nSunday 9 am–4:30 pm"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum"}]}]
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