Via Giulia

"Via Giulia" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Wednesday 1st June 2011

It was the first and the longest streets of Rome built as a rectilinear tract. It is nearly one kilometer long, and was laid out by Bramante in the beginning of the 16th century for the order of pope Julius II, who gave it his name. Practically it had to be straighten already existed street Magistralis, so Bramate had to demolished numerous constructions on its way. The pope wanted to built here a Tribunal and other state offices, but his death, and the death of the architect wouldn't permit to realize these projects.
Via Giulia, rome
Via Giulia is considered to be one of the most beautiful streets in Rome. No visit of the eternal city is complete without a tour of Via Giulia, once called “Rome’s drawing room”. It is one of the most famous sixteenth-century troughfare in the city, past antique shops and art galleries whose fame almost equals that of the Renaissance palaces lining the street. See Palazzo Sacchetti, of the more beautiful pieces of civil architecture in the street.

Via Giulia, an evocative XVIth century street great street desired by Pope Giulio II, who gave it its name. It was born from the dream of Pope Julius II and from Bramante's genius who, in 1508, begins his project for the magnificent "Palazzo dei Tribunali" an imposing courthouse that are only the remnents of a few stone seats, called the famous “sofas” of Via Giulia remains unfinished after its creator's death: what remains of this ancient palazzo is now the St. George Roma. The uncompleted ground floor walls of the palace which are known as "the sofas of Via Giulia".

Address:
Via Giulia
Via Giulia
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ponte (Via Coronari-Ponte Vittorio) (Roma centro)/ Rione Prati (Roma centro)
Via Giulia is Shown By "Map H Zone" As "1"
For Transportation, Visit: Palazzo dei Tribunali (Palace of Tribunals) Now Hotel St. George Roma

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