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Roma and our Olimpyc Dream

1960_Summer_Olympics_logoOn Sept 11st 2017, will be the official designation of the host city of the Olympic Games of 2024. Already for the 2020 Rome had made such a proposal, then withdrawn by government, which considered inopportune investments to renew the necessary facilities, because of the economic situation. Now we try again, running with Budapest, Los Angeles, Paris. Competitors or, better, rivals of great significance, but the strong determination of the National Olympic Committee is already leading to strategies that could make us relive the emotions of the 1960. 201009296ali

That magic year changed us; the disasters of war were slowly going at the corner of the  tragic memories; industrial recovery was slowly leading to economic budgets that today we could only dream; Italy was no longer the ” Italietta “, as best event of the Olympics could make us feel again players on the international scene? Italians tremble waiting, sales of televisions increased tenfold, no one wanted to miss the spectacle. We finally spoke of other sports, besides football, and in general enthusiasm, everyone pretended to speak of speed, relay, hurdles, weights, javelins, although few had followed until then, athletics competitions.

203338969-69d7410a-c54f-4a0a-ae2b-f4be1540b072Then came the real racing, the first victories, the triumph of Livio Berruti, 21, the man who ran with sunglasses and stopped the chronometer on 200, at 20 “5, either in the semifinals that the finals. We Italians knew little of how much effort, willpower sacrifice were behind that victory, but, freaked out with joy, we beat Americans favored, since the first batteries; right us, who, until then, had believed that the real triumphs in athletics, after Dorando Petri should not belong. The Olimpyc stadium of Rome made us dreaming and we wanted to believe it all the way!

We had beaten the Americans who we had always considered invincible, because most trained, most talented, most favorites. All this took place in Roma, in the cradle of classical civilization, between monuments of indescribable beauty, in a magical atmosphere that saw the Arch of Constantine welcome Abebe Bikila,  the marathon winner, barefoot.28_08_1960_anteriore

Those Olympics games amazed the world; Elegance, Spirit of brotherhood and peace softened the tension growing between the two blocks. Italy, unconsciously, invented the Dolce Vita, and forged, riding a Vespa, an image of itself that is still universally acknowledged. It showed the qualities of a country strong and determined, that found, in the clearness of men like Gianni Agnelli and Enrico Mattei, its best ambassadors.

Roma opened an extraordinary decade proclaimed itself again, in an intense cultural movement,  the world capital of style and culture.

We would like, today, together, that Rome could make us dreaming, again.

++ Roma 2024: ecco il logo, è un Colosseo tricolore ++

Rome and the Jubilee of mercy

The last 8th of December, Pope Francis opened the extraordnary Jubilee of Mercy. During the upcoming  2016, Rome will show an image of itself that the wind of history makes so attractive in the eyes of those who, for the first time, walks along its streets.

Since the far 1300, the first one of Pope Bonifacio VIII to John Paul II, trough the different celebration, countless events have paved the path to the Eternal City to a modernity that is that just because originated from a past full of meanings.

Today Rome is what popes as Nicholas V, Sixtus IV, Julius II and Urban VII wanted to become architecturally and urbanistically; the city that welcomes, has always have been, in a hug that never disappoints.

Signs of history are everywhere, in the narrow streets of the ancient Suburra, trough the ruins of the Palatine hill, in the vastness of the squares, in the warm twilight of baroque churches, including golden stuccoes and statues that seem to interrogate the visitor to investigate their thoughts.

Where else in the world, a city can boast such an appeal? Why, for centuries people travel distances, sometimes huge, to reach Rome and to enjoy the astonishment that it causes? Why Rome has in it the perfect synthesis of civil, cultural, spiritual man reached over the centuries.

Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St. Peter’s for this special Jubilee and so reconfirmed the function of Rome as the center of Christianity in the world, a center of mercy that can offer humanity the example of the right care for the weakest, in a millenarian vision of universal beauty.

Dearoma is ready to welcome friends from all over the world, not to miss the opportunity to explore the Eternal City on foot, by bike, Vespa or Calessino, during this year definitely special.

Bonifacio VIII indice il primo Giubileo

Bonifacio VIII issues the fist Jubileum on the 1300 AD

Pellegrini a Roma nel 1300

Pilgrims in Rome on the 1300 AD

Medaglia commemorativa del Giubileo del 1650 di Innocenzo X Pamphilj

Memorial Medal for the Jubileum of the 1650 under the Pope Innocenzo X Pamphilj

Dawn of Rome Tour 2016

Tired of living chaotical and crowded days while you’re in your deserved holiday. Looking for something really special for your stay in Rome? You want to hear, really the sound of the hundreds fountains? That’s why Dearoma Tours issues the first Tour of the Dawn of Rome for the incoming 2016 season.

Be brave enough and wake up early, still in the night, Wepick up you at your Hotel. Depart to get the historical Janiculum hill, the best terrace to see sun rising from east burning mountains. Admire a stunning show, the oldest city in the world, its domes, its hills, its statues, lighting up.

Rome and its masterpieces that will be, finally, exclusively, at your disposal. One of the busiest city in the world will appears like a desert of Beauty.

Stop at the Trevi Fountain and see the God Ocean and its Horses; walk trough Piazza Navona listening the loud “Quattro Fiumi” fountain soundy noise; see the St.Peter square and Pope’s palace empty,  and then go to take photo to the Colosseum and its ghosts whispering stories of blood. There will be incredibly no people around the Amphiteatre (…only cats!).

And then, finally, the best part of the experience: stop for a real Roman breakfast with a delicious Maritozzo and a creamy Cappuccino in a Bar where locals are just becoming their day still yawning, they wouldn’t know you saw such a unique show!

We give you different choices to go around the Eternal City during the magical time of the sunrise. You could tour on board of a cool Vespa vintage being safely on the back of our trusted drivers, go cycling by bicycles, ride a stunning vintage Fiat500 or a classical Ape Calessino, so many options to live such a magical lifetime experience.

Found the experience you were looking for, send a Tour request at info@dearoma.it

 

 

Waiting for you still in the night

Waiting for you still in the night

During the Sunrise show, on the Janiculum hill

During the Sunrise show, on the Janiculum hill

Our deserved Maritozzo and Cappuccino

Our deserved Maritozzo and Cappuccino