"Via Cola di Rienzo, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 28th April 2011
Dedicated to the tribune of 4th century, the street Via Cola di Rienzo was designed as the principal road of the Prati District and as a connection between piazza del Popolo and the Vatican zone. On the angle between Via Cola di Rienzo and Via Crescenzio there is Museo Storico dell'Arma dei Carabinieri (pictured above), opened in 1925, which contains the documents and works of art referring to the life of the arms of Carabinieri beginning from 1814, the year when this army-corps was established.
The building had already housed the School for Officers of the Service. The facades covered with spur rock present marble and travertine decorations designed by the architect Scipione Tadolini and the front facade presents a fillet relief by the sculptor Enrico Tadolini.
The Prati District. The Italian word Prati means "meadows". Before 1880 this territory was occupied by numerous gardens, vineyards, huts, inns and taverns of hunters, houses of vine-dressers. According to the plans of urbanization the Prati was covered by modern blocks of houses with first in Rome forms of "comfort" and places of entertainment (Teatro Alhambra).
Via Cola di Rienzo
00192 Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Prati (Roma centro)
Via Cola di Rienzo is Shown By "Map D Zone" As "27"
Subway: Ottaviano - San Pietro, Metro line A
Bus 23 - 32 - 51 - 81 - 492 - 990 Tram 19
Museo Storico dell'Arma dei Carabinieri
Piazza Del Risorgimento, 46
Telephone: 0039 06 6896696
Fax: 0039 06 6896696
Web site: www.carabinieri.it/Internet/Arma/Ieri/MuseoStorico/default.htm