Cultural Landscape

Garbatella area, Rome

Garbatella area, Rome, Italy The garden-suburb called Garbatella is an outstanding example of modern architecture in Rome. It was built in the 1920's in the area right next to the industrial zone of Via Ostiense, in order to secure new lodgings immersed in parks and gardens to the numerous worker class. The idea of the so called "Garden City" is due to Gustavo Giovannoni and other artists, who got the...

Foro Italico, Rome

Foro Italico, Rome, Italy The Foro Italico is a large area that includes buildings and sporting facilities especially built for the 1944 Olympic Games. This Foro, previously called Foro Mussolini, was projected, starting from 1928, by the architect Enrico Del Debbio and later in 1936 continued by the architect Luigi Moretti. Besides the Olympic Stadium, other establishments belong to this area such as...

Orazio Gentileschi - Worked in Rome from a very early age

Orazio Gentileschi - Worked in Rome from a very early age, Italy Brief Description about Italian painter - Orazio Gentileschi Although he worked in Rome from a very early age Orazio Gentileschi originally came from Pisa. He worked alongside the fresco painters employed by Sisto V and Clemente VII. At the end of the sixteenth century the painter, like many other artists who were employed by artistic workshops, followed the style of the...

Case Romane del Celio (The Roman Complex Houses), Rome

Case Romane del Celio (The Roman Complex Houses), Rome, Italy The Roman Complex Houses (Case Romane del Celio) goes back to the second century and was formed from at least three dwelling. The complex of buildings was transformed into porticoed buildings in the first half of the third century; they had shops at street level while living areas were created on the upper floors. Access to the archaeological site is now through the door on...

Panoramas - From the Campidoglio (Rome from above) to Monte Mario

city of rome, campidoglio You may begin tour of "Rome from above" from the Campidoglio in the centre of the city. Going beyond the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, behind Palazzo Senatorio, there is a square on the right from where one of the best views of the Roman Forum and the ancient Via Sacra can be obtained. Among the many archaeological remains which can be seen are sections of the temples...

National Pasta Museum In Rome - A museum of macaroni and spaghetti

National Pasta Museum In Rome - A museum of macaroni and spaghetti, Italy The Museo Nazionale delle Paste alimentari (the National Pasta Museum), at Piazza Scanderberg, is the first structure at an international level dedicated specifically to a food product. In its eleven exhibition rooms the history of Italy’s most typical dish can be traced. The procedures used to produce pasta from durum wheat, and its development through various historical...

Textilia - The ancient textile arts of carpet and textile making gallery in Rome

Textilia - The ancient textile arts of carpet and textile making gallery in Rome , Italy At number 8 via Margutta, a tiny street parallel via del Babuino and which is the focus for the studios and residences of many artists who come to Rome, there is Textilia. It is the first Italian gallery dedicated entirely to the ancient arts of carpet and textile making. There have been more than ten exhibitions since 1995, when Textilia was founded, until the present day....

Renaissance Rome

Renaissance Rome, Italy During the Middle Ages, the city of Rome was abandoned due to the transfer of the papal court to Avignon, in France. The absence of the pope thus caused an economic crisis that forced the population to abandon the city. This, reduced to poverty, soon became a mass of ruins where herds of sheep and cattle grazed. But after 1418, the year when Pope Martin V re-established the...

Ammannati, Bartolomeo (1511-1592)

Bartolomeo Ammannati, Italian architect and sculptor, was born in Settignano, Florence in 1511 and died in Florence in 1592. He studied in Florence together with Baccio Bandinelli, and afterwards in Venice, where collaborated with Jacopo Sansovino on decoration of the Libreria di San Marco. In 1550 he moved to Rome to execute the tombs of Antonio and Fabiano del Monte in...

Roman Emperors - History Timeline

Roman Emperors 31-14 Augustus 276-282 Probus 14-37 Tiberius 282-283 Carus 37-41 Caligula (Caius) 283-285 Carinus 41-54 Claudius 283-284 Numerian 54-68 Nero 284-305 Diocletian 68-69 Galba 286-305/307-308 Maximian 69(1-4) Otto 286-293 Carausius 69(4-12) Vitellius 305-306 Constantus 70-79 Vespasian 305-311 Galerius 79-81 Titus 306-307 Severus II 81-96...

Quartiere Della Vittoria

Quartiere Della Vittoria This neighborhood grew in the 20's-30's of the 20th century for initiative of construction cooperatives and organizations promoting popular and economic residence constructions: Istituto per le Case Popolari, Istituto per le Case degli Impiegati Statali, Istituto per le Case dei Dipendenti Comunali, etc., all of them appeared by impulse of Luigi Luzzatti in the beginning of...

Viale delle Belle Arti, Rome

Viale delle Belle Arti, Rome It goes along the zone located at the feet of the Monti Parioli. Here in 1911 was organized the Exposition of Fine Art (Esposizione delle Belle Arti), which later became the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, and gave name to the road. The zone of Valle Giulia, between the extreme end of Villa Borghese and Monti Parioli, was all occupied by foreign cultural Institutions:...

Galleria Nazionale D'Arte Moderna & Museo (National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art and Museum), Rome

National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art and Museum, Rome The palace of the gallery was built in 1911 by Cesare Bazzani, and enlarged in 1933. It contains the most important in Italy collection of 19th-20th century Italian art, founded in 1883. It was slowly reconstructed and rearranged. At present it's been completely reopened. The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art and Museum (Galleria Nazionale D'Arte Moderna &...

Quartiere Coppede, Piazza Mincio, Rome

Quartiere Coppede, Piazza Mincio, Rome This neighborhood, located between Via Tagliamento, Via Clitunno, Via Serchio, Via Ombrone and Via Arno (Italian rivers), with the center in Piazza Mincio, is named after it author, architect G.Coppede'. It grew in 1921-1926, and is noted for its very curious architecture: fantastic entrance arch from Via Tagliamento, a series of towers, loggias, and medieval fragments. In...

Quartiere del Barocco (Baroque District), Rome

baroque art and architecture rome The part of Rome located in form of triangle between Piazza del Popolo, Via del Babuino and Via Marghutta, Piazza di Spagna, and Via di Ripetta is named Quartiere Barocco, i.e. Baroque District. It was built in the 16th-18th centuries on the empty area, so it was possible to make an urbanistic planning and projecting of the streets and squares. The houses and all the...