"Via dei Coronari Street" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 10th June 2011
The tract of this beautiful Renaissance street is nearly 500m long and leads from Piazza Navona & connected Piazza Colonna with the River Tiber and the most important buildings, squares and Baroque churches of the city, such as the Santa Maria della Pace Church, with Rosso Fiorentino, Raffaello and Pietro da Cortona masterpieces or the Sant'Agostino Church, with works of Bernini, Caravaggio, Guercino and Raffaello.
Via dei Coronari Street partially repeats the line of so called Via Recta, which in the imperial epoch connected ancient Via Lata and a bridge Ponte di Nerone. Its traces were found during excavations six meters below the ground: pavement and work-shops. Sixtus IV, the first pope-urbanist, began its rearrangement and gave it new life. Animated by the souvenir shops and vendors of sacred images and crowns (in Italian "coronari") Via dei Coronari was rich and full of movement. After Corso Vittorio was open, the street remained desert, but starting from the 50's of the 20th century it became a center of little antique shops, restorers and artisans of any specialization.
Many hail Via dei Coronari street as one of the most beautiful in Rome. Its name derives from the various little shops that used to sell rosaries, garlands and other sacred objects to the pilgrims who came to Rome in droves, especially at the time of the Jubilee. Because the road was subsequently thronged with pilgrims, it was lined with stands and shops selling sacred souvenirs and rosary beads. At the end of Via dei Coronari. You may visit Palazzo Altemps, one of the seats of the Roman National Museum. Today, although the past signs of pilgrimage can be found in the churches and other religious locations of this area, it is mostly known for its wide array of antique shops and the offices of antique dealers. Via dei Coronari is one of the city's prime places for those looking to purchase old treasures.
Via dei Coronari Street
Next to Piazza Navona
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ponte (Via Coronari-Ponte Vittorio) (Roma centro)
Via dei Coronari Street is Shown By "Map H Zone" As "48"
Metro: Ottavaino-San Pietro e Spagna
Bus: 40, 46, 62, 64, 70, 81, 87, 116, 186, 280, 492.