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Concierge Service

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Concierge Service

Who is the concierge and what role does he play?

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Concierge Service

Perhaps not everyone is aware of it but concierge services can improve and make a hotel stay more pleasant and easier.

But what is the meaning of the concierge service and what role does this person play?

The concierge is a professional figure that traditionally was born in Luxury Hotels , but that nowadays has spread to all accommodation facilities and that basically has the task of improving the customer experience.

A fundamental person, who within a hotel performs several tasks:

to welcome and relate to guests, supervise their safety and that of their goods within the structure, ensure order and cleanliness, promote the tourist offer of the place, take care of all the needs of customers fulfilling, within the limit of reasonable, their requests and their needs.

To become a concierge, specific professional training is essential.

Those who hold this role generally know at least two languages, in order to interact with the guests of the structure, especially English.

This figure also has good communication skills and an extraordinary value because of the network of contacts and knowledge that over the years he acquires.

His task is precisely to put these skills and information at your disposal, so we advise you to be the first to be friendly towards him, because you will most likely need his help.

What the Concierge can help with

The concierge service is offered to all guests with the express purpose of helping customers.

But how?

Whatever the problem, the need or the advice that you need, it is to him that you must turn; from information on places to visit, the best restaurant in the area, tickets for a show you want to see, booking a taxi or a car, as well as solving problems related to your accommodation or any other difficulty during your stay .

No request is too small or too big, as long as of course you are not asking for anything illegal or unreasonable.

Courtesy always pays off

Concierge services are totally free but remember that a tip, especially in high-end properties, will always be a much appreciated gesture.

For the amount, rely on the level of the Hotel, but even a small amount will be enough to show your appreciation and guarantee you an eye on it.



Funeral of the Hon. David Sassoli

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Funeral of the Hon. David Sassoli

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The State Funeral of the Hon. David Sassoli were celebrated on Friday 14 January in Rome, at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, in Piazza della Repubblica.

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Many personalities to pay tribute to the President of the European Parliament.

Among these, in addition to the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and the President of the Council Mario Draghi, and the highest offices of the Italian State, there were many European institutional offices.

There were also many ordinary people who felt it was their duty to participate to pay homage.

Sergio Mattarella e Roberto Gualtieri


Sergio Mattarella, Maria E. Casellati, Roberto Fico, Mario Draghi, Ursula Von Der Leyen

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Ursula Von Der Leyen, current president of the European Commission, visibly moved, paid homage to her colleague and friend, with words of profound esteem and admiration.

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The ambassador of the Czech Republic, Hana Hubáčková, also came to give the last farewell to the Hon. David Sassoli.


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The Embassy itself requested our services during the day of the finerals.

The state flight from the Czech Republic arrived in the morning of the same day.

Here are some pictures:

Arrival of the State Flight in Ciampino


Arrival of the Ambassador in the Basilica


We thank the Embassy of the Czech Republic for the opportunity and the trust it has been placing in us for years, we are proud of all of this.

We also take this opportunity to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the Hon. Sassoli.

The many people present in the Basilica testify to the great person he has been and to the excellent work he has done in all these years.



The Janiculum

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The Janiculum

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The Janiculum, considered the eighth hill of Rome, is a pleasant place to stroll, enjoying the extraordinary views of the city.

It became very popular for  to the important historical role it occupied in defending the city.

Having become the scene of the battle in which Garibaldi fought the French troops, its summit is now full of sculptures in homage to the Italian patriot.

What to see in the Janiculum area

The Janiculum is a very pleasant area for walking, with its cheerful environment, away from the chaos of the city.

Usually there are activities for children, such as puppet shows or pony rides.

These are some of the most interesting places to visit in the area:

The Fountain of Acqua Paola 

La Fontana dell'Acqua Paola – Michelangelo Buonarroti è tornato

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The Fountain of Acqua Paola:

also called Fontanone, in Roman jargon: It is a monumental marble fountain, created in the 17th century to celebrate the reopening of the ancient Roman aqueduct.

Manfredi lighthouse

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Manfredi lighthouse:

the beautiful lighthouse built in 1911 was a gift from the Italians who emigrated to Argentina.

Church of San Pietro in Montorio

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Church of San Pietro in Montorio:

Part of a Franciscan monastery, the church remained open to the public until today. In its courtyard is the Tempietto di Bramante, a small temple erected in the place where St. Peter was crucified.

It is a favorite destination for many, to celebrate their wedding, thanks to the splendid view of the whole city that it offers.

Garibaldi statue

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La storia della statua di Anita Garibaldi al Gianicolo-gabbiaservices

Monument to Garibaldi:

The bronze equestrian statue depicting Garibaldi is part of the park that commemorates the resistance on the Janiculum Hill against the French army in 1849.

In the splendid setting of the Janiculum there is also the Banbin Gesù hospital, owned by the Vatican City.

Its fame for the care of pediatric and neo-infantile patients is a source of pride all over the world …

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Trevi Fountain

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Trevi Fountain



The most famous of the Roman fountains: a jewel of water and stone

Trevi Fountain, exhibition terminal of the Virgin aqueduct, unique of the ancient aqueducts uninterruptedly in use until our days, is the most famous of the Roman fountains.


Its name derives from a toponym in use in the area since the mid-twelfth century.

Regio Trivii, referring to the confluence of three streets in the square, or from the triple outlet of the water of the original fountain.

The construction of the current Trevi Fountain is due to Pope Clement XII who, in 1732, held a competition in which the major artists of the time participated.

Among the various projects presented, the architect Nicola Salvi was chosen.


Leaning against Palazzo Poli, the fountain is articulated in the large basin with a wide cliff enlivened by the sculptural representation of numerous plants and the spectacular flow of water.

In the center dominates the statue of Ocean driving the shell-shaped chariot, pulled by the wrathful horse and the placid horse, held back by two newts.


In the façade, articulated as a triumphal arch, there are two reliefs that allude to the legend of the source and the history of the aqueduct:

  • on the right, the virgin pointing to the spring to the Roman soldiers
  • on the left, Agrippa ordering the start of the construction of the aqueduct.
  • The decorative apparatus is completed by two allegorical figures that enhance the beneficial effects of water, Healthiness and Abundance, placed in the side niches.

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The construction was completed by Giuseppe Pannini who partially modified the cliff regularizing the central basins.

After a restoration in the years 1989-1991, the last major restoration took place in 2014, thanks to the economic contribution of the Maison Fendi.

Before leaving, do not forget to throw a coin into the fountain, you will surely return to Rome, as the custom says.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for a bit of romance, perhaps even an Italian love, you will have to throw a second and a third coin to make sure that the wedding bells resound soon.

Photos of the G20 Coin Toss

G20, i leader a Fontana di Trevi per il tradizionale lancio della monetina (ma Biden è assente)

The Trevi Fountain was the splendid setting for the most famous scene of the film La Dolce Vita by director Federico Fellini;

a provocative Anita Ekberg wrapped in a long black evening dress calls Marcello Mastroianni: “Marcello, come here!”,

while sinuously immersing herself in the sparkling waters of the fountain.





Venezia Square

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Venezia Square

Venezia Square  is located at the foot of the Campidoglio, where five of the most important streets of the capital intersect:

via dei Fori Imperiali, via del Corso, the axis via C. Battisti-via Nazionale, the axis via del Plebiscito-corso Vittorio and via del Teatro di Marcello.

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The square is dominated by the Altar of the Fatherland.


Three monumental palaces surround it on the other sides.

The oldest is the fifteenth-century Palazzo Venezia,

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which gives its name to the square and which is home to the homonymous national museum.

The other palaces are the seventeenth-century Bonaparte Building.

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and the Building of  Generali’s Insurence , built in the early twentieth century.

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On Venezia Square there are the boundaries of three districts:

to the west of it extends the Pigna district, to the east the Trevi district and to the south the Campitelli district.

Five important streets that branch off from Venezia Square make it a fundamental node of the urban fabric.

The oldest is the central Via del Corso, which connects the square with the northern part of the capital.

The route of Via del Corso dates back to 220 BC, following that of the urban stretch of the Via Flaminia, one of the most important consular roads.

Altar of the Fatherland is also called Vittoriano…

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The Vittoriano complex was built to celebrate and initially remember Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy, the first King of Italy.

It is also considered one of the monuments, symbol of the Eternal City and the country.

The monument was built between 1885 and 1911, and in fact represents the unity of the country and “love of country”.

The Unknown Soldier( Venezia Square)

In November 1923 the body of the unknown soldier was buried in the heart of the Vittoriano, to celebrate the victims who fell in the war.

In 1935, following the intervention of the architect Armando Brasini, the homonymous area dedicated to the Central Institute for the Risorgimento and its Museum, inaugurated on May 24 of the same year, was finally designed and built.

A monument, highly symbolic, immediately thought of as a place not only to look at but also to live, with museums and exhibition spaces, where great art exhibitions are held.

During the Christmas period the square lends itself to hosting the Christmas tree.



Farnese Square

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Farnese Square


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The square takes its name from the imposing Farnese Palace.

Farnese Palace

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The Palace was built for Cardinal Alessandro Farnese by the greatest artists of the time.

Let’s talk about, Antonio da Sangallo Il Giovane, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Jacopo Barozzi called Vignola and Giacomo Della Porta.

The square began to be so named when the aforementioned Cardinal Farnese bought the houses of Cardinal Ferritz and others that he demolished, to make it a square where he built his splendid residence.

The palace was begun in 1514 on designs by Antonio da Sangallo Il Giovane.

Subsequently, both for the election of the cardinal as pontiff (Paul III) in 1534 and following the death of Sangallo (1546), the work was continued by Michelangelo.

Michelangelo, defined the layout of the first two floors,

he erected the third and embellished the façade with the central balcony and the splendid projecting cornice.

The material used for the construction of the palace was taken from the ruins of Ostia and those of the “Temple of the Sun”.

The travertine used was that from the quarries of Tivoli, while the beams for the ceilings of the palace, of exceptional proportions, were brought from the woods of Carnia.

It was nicknamed “the dice” for its square size, but it is also considered one of the four wonders of Rome.

In 1874 the French Embassy took up the palace through a lease with the Bourbons.


Purchased by France in 1911, the palace was resold to the Italian State in 1936, the year in which the two States signed an agreement to lease the two embassies,

the Italian one in Paris and the one French in Rome, for 99 years with emphyteutical rent.

The Fountains of Farnese Square



In the square there are also two beautiful fountains, consisting of two Egyptian granite tanks from the Baths of Caracalla.

In 1545 Paul III Farnese had one transported in front of his palace.

At the center of the then  Del Duca Square (today Farnese), it was brought only for ornamental reasons as there was not enough water to feed the fountain.

In 1580 Cardinal Alessandro Farnese obtained permission from Pope Gregory XIII to take the second,

both still with a purely ornamental function.

It was Girolamo Rainaldi in 1626 who adapted them to fountains.

He attached them to the condes of the Acqua Paola, after Cardinal Odoardo Farnese obtained from Pope Gregory XV 40 ounces of water for the realization of the work.

The two pools are decorated with lion protomes and with relief rings and resting on as many travertine pools.

They have in the center two cups that support the Farnese lilies (originally in travertine, then redone in marble in the restoration work of 1938) from which gusps of water rise.

The square was long used as a space used for the organization of tournaments, bullfights and popular festivals.

Church of Santa Brigida in the heart of Farnese Square

On the right side of the square there is a building complex consisting of the church of Santa Brigida.

Del Gallo of Roccagiovine Palace

Another civil architecture that ennobles the square is Del Gallo of Roccagiovine Palace, today home to a lucky few.

What makes this palace unique is the magnificent staircase in the courtyard.


Farnese Square together with Campo Dé Fiori Square, both adjacent, are considered as favorite destinations for Romans and tourists for a walk.

Rich in clubs and restaurants, they are the best choice to spend an evening full of fun admiring, between a glass of wine and a plate of pasta, the history that characterizes them.

Campo Dé Fiori Square

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The square of Campo de ‘Fiori was built in 1456 by order of Pope Calisto III in the place where before there was a field of flowers, as its name indicates.

After the restructuring of the area and the construction of notable buildings, such as Palazzo Orsini, the square became a very popular place for the most important personalities of the city.

Campo de ‘Fiori became a prosperous place, full of craft shops and hotels.

In the past, a horse market was held twice a week.

The square was also the place where executions were held.

Today, in memory of the executions committed, there is the imposing statue of Giordano Bruno in the center of the square.

This famous philosopher was burned in the square in 1600 on charges of heresy.

In 1889 this monument was installed in his honor.

The Square Today

Nowadays Campo de ‘Fiori is one of the most famous spots in the capital.

Since 1869, a market of food, flowers and other products has been held every morning from Monday to Saturday.

In the evening, Campo de ‘Fiori is a perfect area for dining in one of its outdoor venues.

The square in the evening.


This square is today one of the most picturesque places in the city.

Located near Farnese Square, on the road to Navona Square, it has maintained the charm of ancient Rome, animated every morning by a picturesque market with its wooden stalls.

The rest of the day, its many bars and terraces bring the place to life.

In the evening, many young Romans gather around the statue of Giordano Bruno, to relax, talk, have a beer, talk, …

Favorite destination of tourists from all over the world today in Piazza Campo dé Fiori it is possible to stay thanks to the presence of various accommodation facilities such as B & Bs and Hotels.




The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

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The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

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The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the four papal churchs (church of higher rank) in Rome and the only one to have preserved the original early Christian structure, albeit with some additions.


Legend has it that it arose at the explicit request of the Virgin Mary, who appeared in a dream to Pope Liberius (352-366).

It was actually erected a century later by Pope Sixtus III on the site of an earlier church.


The Church is located in Esquilino square on the top of the homonymous hill, on the peak of the Cispio, between the Rione Monti and the Esquilino.

It is the only Church in Rome to have preserved the primitive early Christian structure, albeit enriched by subsequent additions.

Legal status.

The building of the Church, including the external stairways, constitutes an extraterritorial area in favor of the Holy See.

The Church enjoys, together with other buildings and on the basis of agreements between the Italian State and the Holy See, the privilege of extraterritoriality

and the exemption from expropriations and taxes,

as established by the Lateran Pacts and formalized in the Villa Madama Agreement.

The Church

The Papal Church of S. Maria Maggiore is an authentic jewel full of priceless beauties.

For about sixteen centuries it has dominated the city of Rome.

Marian temple par excellence and cradle of artistic civilization, it represents a reference point for the cives mundi,

who come from all over the globe to the Eternal City to taste what the Church offers through its monumental grandeur.


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Alone, one of the major Church of Rome, to preserve the original structures of its time,

albeit enriched with later additions, it has some peculiarities inside that make it unique:

  • The mosaics of the central nave and the triumphal arch dating from the 5th century AD made during the pontificate of Sixtus III (432-440)

    and those of the apse whose execution was entrusted to the Franciscan friar Jacopo Torriti by order of Pope Nicholas IV (1288-1292).

  • The “cosmatesque” floor donated by the knights Scotus Paparone and son in 1288,

  • Coffered ceiling in gilded wood designed by Giuliano San Gallo (1450);

  • The crib of the thirteenth century. by Arnolfo da Cambio;

  •  Numerous chapels (from the Borghese one to the Sistine one, from the Sforza chapel to the Cesi one, from that of the Crucifix to the almost disappeared one of San Michele);

  • The High Altar by Ferdinando Fuga and later enriched by the genius of Valadier;

  • finally, the Relic of the Sacred Cradle and the Baptistery.


Every column, every painting, every sculpture, every single piece of this Basilica epitomize historicity and religious sentiments.

The numerous treasures contained in it make S. Maria Maggiore a place where art and spirituality come together in a perfect union offering visitors those unique emotions

typical of the great works of man inspired by God.

Photo of  The Church


Inside The Church




The Church by night


The Church seen from behind


Rome is not just a city …

Come and visit its beauties …


Gabbiaservices of Andrea & Stefano Gabbia interview

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Gabbiaservices of Andrea & Stefano Gabbia interview

Radio Roma Capitale

Gabbiaservices of Andrea & Stefano Gabbia interview.

Last month we were contacted to talk about our company, by a private radio in Rome, Radio Roma Capitale.

We were found by the Radio, thanks to our Social pages (Instagram and Facebook) and thanks to the excellent position, in terms of indexing that the site has on Google.

I confess that after receiving the call from the radio editor, the first reaction was one of amazement and disbelief.

I was also a bit wary of the secretaries’ insistence on making an appointment on the radio to talk about our business.

We are used to receiving nothing for nothing.

So we thought about it for a few days and then we decided to enjoy this experience.

It was our first experience on the radio.

We had an appointment in the late morning and once we arrived, the security immediately greeted us asking for our personal details.

Once all the anti-Covid procedures were carried out and the consent to the treatment of our image was signed, we were made to accommodate.

We were in the position of a really nice speaker who immediately put us at ease.

After a hesitant and even a little embarrassing start, the rest came by itself.

It was a beautiful experience that gave us positive emotions and, even more beautiful, it gave us the opportunity to make our company known.

To see the full video of the interview, just go to our channel

YouTube ->Gabbiaservices di Andrea & Stefano Gabbia – YouTube

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