Cultural Landscape

Cassa Di Risparmio Di Roma/Fondazione Roma Museo/ The Museo del Corso, Rome

Cassa Di Risparmio Di Roma/ The Museo del Corso, Rome The Palace of the Savings Bank was built by A.Cipolla in 1864-1874 on the site of old palaces, ex property of the Hospital of S.Giacomo degli Incurabili. It is one of examples of how the historical center of Rome is keeping the tendency of depopulation by creation of the constructions serving political and financial organizations on the territory of former living blocks. In...

Istituto Svizzero (Swiss Institute), Rome

Istituto Svizzero (Swiss Institute), Rome Istituto Svizzero di Roma (Swiss Institute, Rome) is managed by the Cultural office of Switzerland. Great resource for Swiss Humanities, History, Patrimony (37.000 volumes, 160 newspapers), Geography, Swiss Literature and culture with electronic catalogue. It hosts scholarship holders, artists and scholars of classic and scientific studies. Istituto Svizzero di Cultura was...

Palazzo Barberini - National Gallery of Ancient Art

Palazzo Barberini ceiling, rome This is an ancient "Casa grande dei Barberini", the first palace of the noble family. Maffeo Barberini, the future pope Urban VIII, who lived here in 1600-1623, had this palace enlarged by F.Ponzio. Seccessively the Barberini, even though occupied in construction of the new one, improved conditions of their old palace as well. In 1734 it passed to a religious order of...

List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "B"

List of Great Italian Historical Personalities Started With "B" Fact Sheets and Figures on Roman History of Persons Started with "B" Baccelli, Guido (Rome 1832-1916) Italian medical doctor; professor of legal medicine and ... Barbaro, Daniele (Venice 1514-1570) Italian historian and scientist. Official historian and ambassador in England of Venetian Republic. Barberini, Antonio (Florence 1569-Rome 1646) brother of Maffeo (pope Urban...

Istituto Archeologico Germanico/ German Archaeological Institute (DAI)

The Evangelic church in North European Romanesque style was built in 1911-1922 (with the pause caused by the WWI) by German architect Franz Schwechten. Beside it is a German Archeological Institute, which moved here from the seat in Palazzo Caffarelli on the Capitoline Hill. It is the greatest institute in the world making archeological research. It was founded in Rome on...

Palazzo Colonna, Villa Colonna & Galleria (Gallery) Colonna

Main Courtyard of Palazzo Colonna (Colonna Palace) Villa Colonna is not big villa was placed on the slopes of the Quirinal Hill, on the rests of the Temple of Serapide built in 1730 by architect Nicola Michetti. Its remains were used by the Colonna for their medieval fortifications. The Palazzo Colonna & villa and its constructions were seriously reduced in the 16th-17th centuries by popes, who wouldn't like such a...

Casa del Burcardo/ Raccolta teatrale del Burcardo (Burckhardt Theatrical Museum)

Casa del Burcardo/ Raccolta teatrale del Burcardo (Burckhardt Theatrical Museum) This house was built in 1503 in German style with Gothic elements and a tower, by a papal ceremony-maker, bishop and author of famous epoch reviews, Hans Burckhardt (in Italian - Giovanni Burcardo). It took the name of Torre Argentina from the Latin name of bishop's native town, Strasbourg (Argentoratum). This name of the house became the name of the zone. The House at...

Fori Imperiali di Roma (Imperial Fora of Rome/ Roman Imperial Forums)

Fori Imperiali di Roma (Imperial Fora of Rome/ Roman Imperial Forums) Construction of Imperial Fora continued for a period of a century and a half, beginning from Julius Caesar and finishing with Traian. With the birth of Roman Empire the old Roman Forum revealed to be too little and not appropriate for the ever-increasing population of Rome and its new role as the capital of nearly all the know world of the epoch. The treasures brought here...

Domus Romane di (Roman Domus at) Palazzo Valentini (Seat of the Province of Rome)

Palazzo Valentini, seat of the Province of Rome since 1873, was commissioned to be built in 1585 by Cardinal Michele Bonelli, a nephew of Pope Pius V. In the seventeenth century it underwent renovation and a series of extensions were added by Cardinal Carlo Bonelli and Michele Ferdinando Bonelli. This harmonious simple palace was built on the remains of a temple, dedicated by...

Mercati di Traiano (Trajan's Market) - Imperial Forum Museum (Museo dei Fori Imperiali)

Imperial Forum Museum (Museo dei Fori Imperiali), rome, italy Mercati di Traiano (Trajan's Market) is part of the Forum of Traian was also projected by A.of Damascus, as a complex of nearly 150 individual shops. Here all the goods exported from other regions of Roman empire were brought and sold. The market was erected in the end of the 1st century A.D. - 117 A.D. The six storeyed construction is subdivided in two by a street Via...

Palazzo Brancaccio (Home of National Museum of Oriental Art and IsIAO)

Palazzo Brancaccio (Home of National Museum of Oriental Art and IsIAO) Brancaccio Palace is the last Roman Patrician Palace built in 1880 in the heart of the eternal city, Rome. Located on Colle Oppio, near Emperor Nero's,"Domus Aurea" and the seven hills, between Colosseum and the famous Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. The palace was built in 1892-1895 for the noble Neapolitan Brancaccio family, which wanted to move to the new capital of...

Palazzo Spada & Its Spada Gallery

Palazzo Spada & Its Spada Gallery This is one of the most magnificent constructions of the Roman baroque, with a facade (1556-1560, by G.Mazzoni) and a courtyard in which the usual monochrome decorations were substituted by stucco relieves of exceptional taste and numerous niches with statues. The palace was built for cardinal Girolamo Capodiferro in 1540 by Giulio Merisi da Caravaggio. In 1632 it passed to...

Campo de' Fiori (Flora)

Piazza Capo di Ferro Before the 15th century it was a camp covered by green grass and flowers, which was used as a pasture land. This probably gave the name to the square: Campo dei Fiori (Campo di Flora). It became an important place due to the transfer of the traffic from the slopes of the Capitoline Hill to the new city which grew in direction to the new residence in Vatican after return of...

Borromini’s Oratory of Saint Phillip Neri (Oratorio dei Filippini del Borromini)/ Sala Borromini

Sala Borromini/ Borromini’s Oratory of Saint Phillip Neri The great architectural complex created by Borromini on the side of Chiesa Nuova includes Oratory and a convent with the library. The Borromini’s Oratory of Saint Phillip Neri (Oratorio dei Filippini del Borromini) is a building located in Rome and erected between 1637 and 1650 by Francesco Borromini. He belonged to the Congregation of the Oratory, founded by Philip Neri in...

Museo di Roma (Museum of Rome) at Palazzo Braschi

The museum was founded in 1930 to illustrate the history and life of Rome from the Middle Ages to the present day. It was first located in the building of ex-pasta factory in Piazza Bocca della Verita', and was transferred in Palazzo Braschi in 1952 when it was restored. Many of the works of art come from demolished buildings. The collection included detached frescoes by...