The Hotel Genova is situated in the city’s Esquilino district, in a central location on the prestigious Via Cavour, opened in the 19th century to connect the district with Piazza Venezia. A short walk along Via Cavour leads to Piazza dell’Esquilino, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and Termini Station, the capital’s main railway station and the departure point for trams and buses.
The city’s temple of music, opera and ballet since the late 1800s. Caruso, Corelli, Scotti, Muti, Toscanini, Domingo and Pavarotti are just a few of the extraordinary artists – singers and orchestra conductors – who have performed on this stage. Today, it remains a mecca for lovers of bel canto, classical music and the creations of the most innovative choreographers of contemporary ballet.
Santa Maria Maggiore
One of the four papal basilicas, the only one which has conserved its Paleo-Christian structure, rising on the summit of the Esquilino hillside, where the Virgin suggested it should be built, appearing in a dream to Pope Liberius. It is also referred to as the Basilica della Neve, because its enclosure was decided on by the Pope following an exceptional snowstorm on the hill, on 5 August in the year 538. Inside, visitors can admire the sculptures and paintings of some of Rome’s most famous artists, the splendid Borghese Chapel and the mosaic facade of its architect, Ferdinando Fuga.