Cultural Landscape

Fountain (Fontana) & Square (Piazza) of Santa Maria in Trastevere

Night view of Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere This square was for all of the history of Trastevere district its real center and it remained it till now. In the center of it there is fountain documented since the middle of the 15th century, which was reconstructed by C.Fontana in 1692 and was restored in the 19th century. It is named after the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, which dominates the piazza and was the...

Gate/ Porta San Sebastiano (Ancient Appia Gate) & Museum of Walls (Museo Mura)

The ancient gate Porta Appia, better known as Porta San Sebastiano successively took the name of the nearby basilica of S.Sebastiano. It is the largest and best preserved gateway in the Aurelian Wall. The two medieval towers at the sides rest on basements of marble blocks. The gate was reconstructed by Honorius in the beginning of the 5th century and restored a century later....

Rome Campo de' Fiori

Rome Campo de' Fiori, Italy Where does this nice name, Campo dei Fiori - "Field of Flowers" of the square placed at the borders of the two Roman districts of Parione and Regola come from? According to an ancient but uncertain tradition the name should remind Flora, a woman that Pompeo, a Roman military leader who lived during the 1st century b.c., used to love. More probably instead, it was just the fact...

Arch Architectural Elements in Rome

Navona square - Architectural Element in Rome, Italy An architectural element that was born in Rome, the honorary or triumphal arch was the greatest homage the city could pay to its victors. At the end of a victorious campaign, they had to pass underneath a sacred gate to celebrate their undertakings and, according to a more religious meaning, depose their potential destroyer. Already existing in the 2nd century B.C., the arches...

Medieval and Modern Museums In Rome

Medieval and Modern Museums In Rome, Italy Casino dei Principi Torlonia family's historical residence and home of Benito Mussolini from 1925 to 1943. It has been recently restored and open to the public. Visitors can admire some works of the Torlonia family's collection and the bedroom. Villa Torlonia - Via Nomentana, 70 - phone 06 82 07 73 04 - fax 06 82 07 73 70 Internet: www.zetema.it Hours: Sat and Sun 10.30 - 12...

Other Museums In Rome

Goethes House, Museums In Rome, Italy Legend (Signs) : Souvenirs : Audio Guides : Guided Tours : Bookshop : Cafeteria : Accessible for disabled person Central State Archives Records of public Institutions, private archives of leading personalities, photographic and audiovisual archives. Piazzale degli Archivi 27 - phone 06 54 54 85 68 E-mail: a...@archivi.beniculturali.it Internet: www.acs.archivi....

Museums of the Vatican City In Rome

Museums of the Vatican City In Rome, Italy Vatican Museums One of the most important museum complexes in the world, it is divided into numerous splendidly arranged sections containing masterpieces by the greatest artists, collected or commissioned by Popes down through the centuries. At the end is the Sistine Chapel, in which the recent restoration has bought to light the original colors of the vault and...

Science Museums In Rome

Zoology Museum, Science Museums In Rome, Italy Civic Zoology Museum Newly rearranged following modern criteria, it offers an important insect collection, in addition to collections of animals, including extinct species, and shells. Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 18 - phone 06 67 10 92 70 - fax 06 32 65 01 86 Internet: www.comune.roma.it/museozoologia Hours: 9 - 17, Mon closed. Admission: Euro 4,13 Mathematics Museum The...

Military Museums In Rome

Military Museums In Rome, Italy Museo Sacrario delle Bandiere delle Forze Armate Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II Entrance on via dei Fori Imperiali - phone 06 47 35 50 02 Hours: 9.30 - 15, Mon and holidays closed. Admission free. Museo Garibaldino e Museo Divisione Italiana Partigiana Garibaldi Largo di Porta San Pancrazio 9 Temporarily closed for restoration. Museo Storico dell'Arma dei...

Roman Art history - The Expressionist artist 1905 - 1920

Roman Art history - The Expressionist artist 1905 - 1920, Italy Introduction Expressionism originated as a critical reaction to the crisis and contradictions in European society to which both Impressionism and Positivism had failed to respond. A vast, multi-faceted movement that resists any single definition, Expressionism involved literature, music, theatre, figurative arts and stage design and found fertile ground for its development in...

Rome Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Rome Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Italy Twenty years after the closing of the historic planetarium, the city's new planetarium will open on May 27th 2004. The complex includes a museum and documentation centre for astronomical sciences, and occupies a hall of about 300 sqm with a dome 14 metres in diameter. The new planetarium features a state-of-the-art optical-digital projector and 100 seating places made up of...

Centrale Ristotheatre - an old theatre, in the heart of Rome

Centrale Ristotheatre - an old theatre, in the heart of Rome, Italy Born from the ashes of the old Teatro Centrale, Ristotheatre is unique in Rome. Restructured while maintaining the architectural structure of the former theatre, in accordance with an ultramodern, formula, the venue is a multifunctional area hosting a very rich and varied programme of theatrical and music performances, always rigourously live. The wine bar at the entrance...

Il Tempietto Cultural Association, Rome - Cultural Events, Classical Music, Concerts

Il Tempietto Cultural Association, Rome, Italy Although it was founded in 1980, the Il Tempietto Cultural Association (Associazione Culturale IL TEMPIETTO) In Rome actually originated from the artistic movement already active in 1974 and coordinated by actor, composer and artist Angelo Filippo Jannoni Sebastianini. With more than 250 concerts a year, Il Tempietto offers an incredible variety of cultural events, and not...

Napoleonic Museum, Rome

Napoleonic Museum, Rome, Italy The museum contains a rich and valuable art collection in the same palace rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century by Count Giuseppe Primoli, son of Pietro Primoli and Carlotta Bonaparte. The collection retraces the story of the Bonaparte family starting from the 18th century up to the Second Empire. Entrance fee: Lit. 5.000 (Euro 2,58).

San Lorenzo in Lucina and its underground ruins In Rome

San Lorenzo in Lucina and its underground ruins In Rome, Italy It is very interesting to retrace the story of S. Lorenzo in Lucina through the different lower levels preserved in its underground space, starting from the Roman buildings dating back to the 2nd-3rd century to the palaeochristian basilica that includes the baptistery commissioned by Pope Sixtus III. The church keeps remarkable works of famous artists such as the "Christ...