Rome Is Not Like Any Other City.

Where to find intrinsic luxury and authentic power symbols?

By Alexa Fast

Luxury was imperative for the Romans, and the opulence was researched and defined by from how far away goods and different stones came from, and the further away they came from, in an age where distances and transport were very risky with many ungovernable variables, the more it was desirable. So, the Romans to satisfy this desire of showing off the status of power for its Capital city and for its demanding elite, the Roman government widened it the empire and developed commercial partnerships all over the world.  To bring to the Capital the rarest and most luxurious goods, stones and marbles to adorn it’s a city and people with the best.

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The city’s most sumptuousness characteristic that immediately astonished the visitors entering the town was the hundreds of beautiful sprinkling marble fountains with fresh mountain water coming from hundreds of miles away and the Majestic monuments and baths adorned with enormous columns of colored marbles weighing even hundreds of tons incredibly transported from even thousands of miles away.

More than 50 tonalities of Marbles to adorn the city were imported, from far away Spain, Gallie, Greece, Asia, Egypt, Tripolitania, Numidia, and Mauritania. There wasn’t marble from even from the most remote place in the empire that was not brought to Rome to show off its power. Still today as then marble covers buildings, steps, interiors and exteriors, statues lavishing the city and homes.

Rome was an iconic splendour that many yearned to be part of, and back then as now, it had tourist from all over the world that came to admire its grandiosity and try and become part of its allure.

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Uniquely as conquers they did not destroy, yet enriched, bringing social rights and infrastructure evolution and even entertainment; building arenas for gladiator and other shows and games to unite and mingle with the populations, whom they respected as long as they recognized the civil laws of Rome. Thus, SPQR which meant Senatus Populus Que Romanus (Senate & People of Rome) to underline that the Roman Senate was the guide for equable rights and prosperous initiatives for all the people of the Roman Empire.

Rome was looked up to not only as the super-rich power but also the ambition to become part of it, and It was an enormous honour to be “ A Roman Citizen” (that even brought to an insurgency that demanded to become to part of this elite).

Riches abounded for anyone doing business with the powerful and vast Roman empire. Therefore, commercial partnerships and open trade was established prospering whoever did business with Rome, so goods were imported from all over the world China, India, and Asia. from primary needs to rare silks, gems, foods to satisfy the even most exigent Roman Citizens wanting more and more luxury and opulence to show off.

Rome became big and vibrant due to intense commerce relationships across the globe. The more prosperous Rome became (anyone could have become rich through knowledgeable commerce) the more rare and unique products were brought on the tables. Moreover, to adorn the Domus (Villas), woman (and men) who wanted more opulence and rarities to show off their wealth since the richest of the empire were mainly in the city of Rome, hence the reason why Rome is the heart of luxury and is in its DNA still to today.

As ©️ UNESCO World Heritage Centre remarks “The historic center of Rome as a whole, as well as its buildings, testifies to the uninterrupted sequence of three millennia of history.

Over the centuries, the works of art found in Rome have had a decisive influence on the development of urban planning, architecture, technology and the arts throughout the world. The achievements of ancient Rome in the fields of architecture, painting, and sculpture served as a universal model not only in antiquity is still today universally recognized.

The Roman Empire created a widespread civilization that found its highest expression in law, language, and literature, and remains the basis of Western culture.”

Rome is not only stunning for the eyes but also an inspiration for the minds and senses. For 3000 years of history, Rome has been the central hub of stunning art and masterpieces. It started with the Etruscans and the Romans who made beauty the expression of power. After the era of Augustus, the golden city of Nero, and the fall of the Roman Empire the Catholic church took over Rome.  The Church englobed Rome’s treasures to create its churches and also build a museum to protect valuables from being stolen by barbarians and invaders.  What was the most potent opulent empire ever seen There is so much evidence still of the ancient and most prosperous empire today.

Rome is an eternal city of beauty, it rose again and again, in the Renascence and with the Baroque period launched this new wave and expressed  its DNA of creativity and magnificent masterpieces as it continuously does still today, it gave birth to the artistic empowerment throughout the peninsula and beyond from the demanding requests first from the ancient Roman empire to that than of the Vatican who has used art to communicate its verb and power.

In the art deco epoch, luxury and fashion requests from Rome rose intensively mostly because the international jet-set found the beauty of Rome. The fascinating and superior craft heritage brought Rome to become the city of glamour.  Stores, boutiques and exclusive ateliers sprouted all over the centre of Rome. Especially, Hollywood Divas are making Rome their second home.  Rome was called Hollywood on the Tiber giving life to the famous “Dolce Vita” and the term Paparazzi “taken from the energetic lifestyle in Rome.  The immortalizing of it the photographers of the Divas and international jet-set that went wild in Rome parting and shopping and most often did it all to get them on the press worldwide.

These VIPs kicked off energetically Rome as the place to go, party and buy, and buyers from all over the world came and still come in floods to today to get the unique masterpieces that are produced and created only in Rome.

The Famous, who are looking for the best, come to Rome to contemplate its marvels. They are inspired to bring a piece of the magnificence and uniqueness of Rome back with them.   The beauty, the lifestyle, the dolce vita glamour are all fundamental things you can get only in Rome. Especially if buying the creations that flourish here like Bulgari, Fendi, Valentino and many others (even international designers and fashion houses like Dior to name one) that here in Rome get their inspiration, from the art everywhere from the monuments, sculptures, fountains, villas, millions of alfresco and paintings (Rafaello, Michelangelo to say only two).

Rome has an intrinsic value that no other place in the world can compare to its 3000 years of history and beauty, so if you are looking for inspiration and true uniqueness.

Carpe diem! “Seize the day!”

Come to Rome if you are looking to enlighten your mind and senses and if you have the budget and want to live, taste and experience it like a Cesar. ROMA LUXURY can open doors, places, and palaces, giving you exclusive access to others can’t. Whether it’s shopping, red carpet diva style, having a private Valentino defilè just for you, a Bulgari designer showing you the monuments around Rome that inspired their masterpieces, seeing private collections, parting and dining like an emperor (even in an ancient memorial opened just for you).

Why not have unique experiences in Rome?  Just hope on a luxury helicopter and fly throughout the peninsula to Capri for lunch, to Pompei or The Italian Presidents gardens for dessert, then stay in Tuscany for an evening in a historical villa opened just for you.

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