Fountains (Fontana)

Port of Ripa Grande (Porto di Ripa Grande) & Fountain of Timone (Helm or Rudder)

Now only the name and double stairs in the walls of river side remained of what was the greatest Port of Rome built in the late Middle Ages. Here arrived the ships from all over the Mediterranean Sea till the WWI. The port was destroyed for the construction of the river side (Lungotevere). The name "Ripa Grande" was given to make the difference between another little port of "...

Climbing the Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill)

In the ancient epoch the way leading to the Capitoline Hill was made of step slope of a rock, on which a group of houses stood. The side street Via delle Tre Pile was open in 1692 by Innocent XII Pignatelli. The so called House of Michelangelo was located on it, but now its reconstruction is in the beginning of the Passeggiata del Gianicolo. Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill) or...

Colle Oppio Park or Oppian Hill Park (Parco del Colle Oppio) next to the Colosseum

The Colle Oppio Park/ Oppian Hill Park (Parco del Colle Oppio) next to the Colosseum with the remnants of the "Domus Aurea" (Nero's villa) was created here in 1938 by the project of Raffaele De Vico with the goal to make an appropriate environment for the imposing ruins of the Baths of Trajan. In the Colle Oppio park near the Colosseum there are some ruins of the Terme di...

Piazza (Square) San Giovanni in Laterano and Its Fountain

Previously the Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano (Via di S.Giovanni in Laterano) street was named " Strada maggiore o sacra o papalis" because it was used for processions of the popes in direction of Vatican. It was rearranged by Sixtus V in the 16th century and before the 20th century it was bordered only by the building adjoining to the Hospital of S.Giovanni, churches and...

Celio Military Hospital, Basilica Hilariana and Celimontana or Pio IX Fountain

The Celio (Caelius) Military Hospital near the Coloseum occupies the territory of destroyed in 1888 Villa Casali. Centuries ago on this zone was a military establishment and an important medieval hospital S.Stefano in Formis. The modern hospital is compound of pavilions and was built according to a project of Salvatore Bianchi in 1885-1891. The Caelian hill, originally known...

Church of Santa Maria in Domnica & Navicella (small ship) Fountain

The Church of Santa Maria in Domnica (also known as Santa Maria alla Navicella) grew from an oratory of ancient diacony, i.e. center of religious and public assistance, which was built over another public construction that might had been the military barracks. The church was mentioned for the first time in the end of the 8th century. Only two important restoration and...