Index of Places

Ponte (Bridge) Sant'Angelo, Rome

Ponte (Bridge) Sant'Angelo, Rome It is the most important and beautiful bridge of Rome. It was built at the same time as the Mausoleum of Hadrian (in 134) and was named Ponte Elio, but when the mausoleum became a castle and took the name of Sant'Angelo, the bridge took the same name. The main function of the bridge was giving the passage for pilgrims on their way to St Peter's. In the Holy year of 1450 being...

Ponte (Bridge) Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome

Ponte (Bridge) Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome The bridge was unveiled in 1911 in the year of 50th anniversary of the national unity and dedicated to the first king of Italy. It is a natural extension of the street corso Vittorio and is an alternative to the ancient Ponte Sant'Angelo. The project belongs to the architect De Rossi and represents the perfect example of the architecture of those times, having four heavy...

Ponte (Bridge) Umberto, Rome

The bridge was built in 1892-95 by Vescovali and has a function of giving access to the Palace of Justice. It is dedicated to the second king of Italy Umberto I. It was itially called Ponte dell'Orso (Bridge of the Bear) because it was situated near the ancient "Albergo dell'Orso" (Hotel of the Bear), where Dante Alighieri seems to have lodged on his pilgrimage to Rome on...

Ponte (Bridge) Cavour, Rome

The new important bridge was built in 1898-1901 in substitution of the temporary iron one which was constructed by the promoters of the new city district Prati, so to connect it with the old parts of the city. For the same reason on the "new" side of the Tiber were created the things, that would attract the citizens. Among them was wooden Theatre Alhambra opened in 1871, and...

Chiese (Church) Parr Sacro Cuore Del Suffragio, Rome

Chiese (Church) Parr Sacro Cuore Del Suffragio, Rome Giuseppe Gualandi made a project of this church in 1913-14 and put it in the realization in 1917. The construction has evident traces of the inspiration by the Cathedral of Milan with lots of gothic elements. In the building belonging to the church there is a "Museum of liberated souls", which contains proofs of the existence of the "beyond world", collected from all over the...

Palazzo di Giustizia (Law Courts), Rome

Palazzo di Giustizia (Law Courts), Rome The construction of gigantic Palace of Justice strongly desired by G.Zanardelli, minister of Justice and later Prime Minister, by the project of G.Calderini, was conducted through difficulties and scandals from 1889 till 1911 (22 years). Because of its huge weight the palace was in danger of collapse and in 1970 was evacuated. Although it is still under restoration, it has...

Piazza Cavour (The Cavour square), Rome

Piazza Cavour (The Cavour square), Rome Piazza Cavour (The Cavour square) was began in 1876, when appeared the idea to built another impressive building close to such a great examples of architecture as St Peter's and Castel Sant'Angelo. The first thoughts were about Stock and Opera Theatre, but won the project of the Palace of Justice. The monument in the center of the square is to the one of the most important...

Casa dei Mutilati (The palace of War Cripples), Rome

Casa dei Mutilati (The palace of War Cripples), Rome The full name of this construction is Palazzo dei Mutilati e Invalidi di Guerra, i.e. The palace of War Cripples. It is a seat of the namesake national Association. The idea belonged to C.Delcroix and its realization to M.Piacentini in 1928. The Auditorium Casa Madre dell'Associazione Nazionale fra Mutilati ed Invalidi di Guerra is used by the association to conduct a...

I Muraglioni e i Lungotevere - Embankments on the Banks of the Tiber along the Lungotevere of the Tiberina isle, Rome

Tiberina isle The construction of the river-side and high walls was the first and the most important work of the new Italian state. Before the Middle ages, the greatest part of the city inhabitants was living on the hill parts, but starting from the 5th-6th century the population moved close to the river sides and frequent river floods became a real disaster for the city of Rome. All the...

Palazzo Primoli, Mario Praz Museum, Museo Napoleonico, Rome

Museo Napoleonico (Napoleonico Museum), Palazzo Primoli, Rome In the Palazzo Primoli (15th century) have their seats Fondazione Primoli and Museo Napoleonico. Museo Napoleonico in its 14 rooms contains picture, miniatures, sculptures, drawings with the memory about the presence of Napoleon in Rome. It was presented to the city of Rome in 1927 by count Joseph Primoli. Joseph Primoli assured himself a long fame because of his qualities...

Villa Borghese, Rome

Villa Borghese, Rome This villa occupies the territory of 78 hectares and its circumference is 6km. It was created by cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of pope Paul V. The architects were F.Ponzio and G.Vasanzio. Notable enlargement and rearrangement of the villa took place in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. Prince Marcantonio IV Borghese employed Jacob Moore from Edinburgh to design the...

Galoppatoio di Villa Borghese, Rome

This zone is a part of villa adjoined in 1830. In 1911 here a riding-track was arranged, which was also used for different manifestations and expositions. In the beginning of the 70's of the 20th century beneath Galoppatoio an underground garage was built, which is connected with the metro station. To the surface was returned its green carpet of grass. Address: Galoppatoio...

Casina delle Rose of the Casa del Cinema, Rome

Casina delle Rose of the Casa del Cinema, Rome The house is located near the Galoppatoio. Previously it was a country house of the Villa Manfroni-Bernini acquired by the Borghese in the 19th century. In the beginning of the 20th century it was turned into a popular Vaccheria-Latteria Bernardini, which in the 20's was transformed into a dancing and reception residence, as well as summer cabaret performances. At present it...

Via Pinciana, Rome

The street goes along the original part of Villa Borghese, from where the further expansions begun. Here is the entrance by F.Ponzio erected in 1609. In the end of Via Pinciana, where the neighbourhood of musicians begins, so called because the streets in it bear the names of the great composers, is a construction in Renaissance style created in 1914 as an adjoining part of...

Pincian Hill (Pincio/ Pincius), Rome

Piazza del popolo, Pincian Hill (Pincio/ Pincius), Rome It was the first garden in Rome open to public. Previously this area was occupied by vine yards and gardens that belonged to the nearby convent and corresponding to Villa dei Pinci e degli Acili. It was known as the Collis Hortulorum of ancient Rome. In the 4th century it was owned by the Pinci, from whom the name of the hill is derived. The project of a garden was done by G...