The historic center of Rome is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
History, art, civilization: the Historic Center of Rome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An open-air museum to be discovered with wonder and curiosity.
In the heart of Rome's Historic Center and Roman History: welcome to Palazzo Ripetta.
Welcome to over 2700 years of history, welcome to the Historic Center of Rome. Surrounded by the Aurelian and Janiculan walls, dense with archaeological and artistic sites, since 1980 the Center of Rome has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical and cultural significance. A unique place in the world where centuries and signs of civilization are layered and manifested. The location of Palazzo Ripetta, in the heart of the center, is a strategic starting point to discover the wonders of the city and to enjoy a privileged perspective on Roman and Renaissance art.
The Art of History, in the Historic Center of Rome
It was Romulus and Remus, suckled and raised by a she-wolf, who laid the foundations of the Eternal City in 753 B.C.: a legend that tells of the proud and enterprising spirit of the city, which chose the she-wolf as its very iconographic symbol. From the founding brothers onward, the splendors and fortunes of civilizations and empires have followed one another in what is now the Historic Center of Rome. Here the Roman Republic was born and grew, the Empire developed, and the capital of the Christian world settled in the fourth century. Also here, in this city ready to welcome and ennoble, the Renaissance art of the 15th century found flowering and prestige, pervaded and conditioned by a new and engaging spirituality that found its culmination with Michelangelo and Raphael.
A Walk through History: discovering art in the Center of Rome
The Historic Center of Rome UNESCO World Heritage Site covers more than 14 square kilometers and includes 25,000 points of environmental and archaeological interest. While this means that visiting it all would take days and days, the density and extent of the beauty of Rome's Historic Center makes it possible to enjoy its charm in every corner, walking around and getting lost in its magnificence. Along the agile route from Piazza del Popolo, adjacent to Palazzo Ripetta, through the heart of the city to the majestic Imperial Forums with the Colosseum and the Domus Aurea, one encounters wonders unique in the world. Impossible to mention them all, but among them we find the Pantheon, the 2nd-century temple honoring all deities with its unparalleled dome; the striking Piazza di Spagna with the Spanish Steps of Trinità dei Monti and the nearby iconic Trevi Fountain. Continue on to meet the Palazzo del Quirinale, the residence of the President of the Republic since 1946, an example of Renaissance architecture and the custodian of an important art collection and beautiful gardens.
And this is just a hint, a taste of what the Historic Center of Rome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, gives to the sight and the heart: the charm and soul of the city to be discovered, starting from Palazzo Ripetta.