David Cicconi

No. 3 Rome

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The
Eternal City has ranked in the top 10 cities overall every year for the past decade,
all while catapulting itself into the 21st century with a series of
starchitect-designed buildings. Emblematic of the bold new look are the Ara Pacis, a travertine-and-glass building by Richard Meier,
and Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi (Museum of 21st Century Arts),
which debuted in 2010 in the northern Flaminio zone. Even the Colosseum has had a spruce-up, opening its dungeons and
third-floor gallery to tours for the first time.

World's Best Cities 2011

No. 3 Rome

The
Eternal City has ranked in the top 10 cities overall every year for the past decade,
all while catapulting itself into the 21st century with a series of
starchitect-designed buildings. Emblematic of the bold new look are the Ara Pacis, a travertine-and-glass building by Richard Meier,
and Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi (Museum of 21st Century Arts),
which debuted in 2010 in the northern Flaminio zone. Even the Colosseum has had a spruce-up, opening its dungeons and
third-floor gallery to tours for the first time.

David Cicconi

World's Best Cities 2011

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