Index of Places

Palazzo di San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

Saint Louis dei Francesi at Palazzo di San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome It was erected in 1709-1716 by Carlo Francesco Bizzaccheri with the goal to serve the religious confraternity of the French and to the pilgrims in need of board and lodging. The main facade is in Via S.Giovanna d'Arco. In the palace's gallery are numerous portraits of the French kings, and on the ceiling of the Music Hall is a stuccoed "L" in memory of St Louis. The palace has...

Palazzo Patrizi, Rome

Palazzo Patrizi, Rome After being welcomed by the marquis in person, one can visit the rooms of beautiful Palazzo Patrizi which is an ideal point of departure for a visit to the Pantheon, Palazzo Madama and Piazza Navona. It stands right in front of the Chiesa di S.Luigi dei Francesi. It is attributed to C.Maderno and a property of marquises Patrizi. At present the palace is a diplomatic seat....

Palazzo Giustiniani (Palazzo Madama, Italian Parliament/Senato Della Repubblica), Rome

Palazzo Giustiniani (Palazzo Madama, Italian Parliament), Rome It was built on the area of the Baths of Alexander in the end of the 16th century by G.Fontana for the Giustiniani family. Construction was finished by Borromini (the main doorway). The palace housed a rich collection of ancient columns and marbles, which nearly disappeared now. It was here that the Constitution of the Republic of Italy was signed in 1947, and at present...

Terme di Nerone o Alessandrine, Rome

Terme di Nerone o Alessandrine/ The Baths of Nero or Alessandrine (as built by Nero and restored by Alessandro Severo) had a bath complex of ancient Rome. This baths were built by Nero in 62 A.D. and reconstructed by Alexander Severus in 227 A.D. on the territory between present Piazza della Rotonda and Corso Rinascimento, and Via Pozzo delle Cornacchie and Piazza S.Eustachio...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro, Rome Santa Maria in Aquiro was erected on the site of ancient Roman Temple of Matidia, mother of a wife of emperor Hadrian, Giulia Sabina. The first news about this church are of 731-742, when the restoration works were executed by order of Gregory III. The origins of the church's name "in Aquiro" are not known. In 1540 it was entrusted to the Confraternity of the Orphans,...

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...

Pantheon at Piazza della Rotonda, Rome

Pantheon at Piazza della Rotonda, Rome It is the most impressive and best preserved monument of ancient Rome. It survived in course of centuries thanks to transformation from a pagan temple to the Christian church (the first case in the history). The Pantheon is without any doubt one of the best preserved ancient monuments in Rome. It is a wonderful example of the reutilization from a Christian perspective of a...

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eustachio, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eustachio, Rome According to a tradition it was founded on the site of the house and martyrdom of S.Eustachio, a noble Roman man, who converted into Christian religion because once during a hunt saw a deer with a cross on its head. So, the symbol of a deer's head with a cross between the horns was placed on the tympanum of the church and is a symbol of the District of S.Eustachio. The first...

Palazzo Maccarani (Palazzo Cenci Maccarani di Brazzà), Rome

Palazzo Maccarani (Palazzo Cenci Maccarani di Brazzà), Rome Palazzo Maccarani/Palazzo Maccarani Odescalchi (Palazzo Cenci Maccarani di Brazzà) was built in 1535 by G.Romano for Cristoforo Cenci, on the site of some houses that previously belonged to another noble family. In the epoch of Cenci's criminal trial, the palace was confiscated by pope and in the 18th century passed to the Maccarani. In the beginning of the 20th century the...

Palazzo Lante (Palazzo Medici Lante della Rovere), Rome

Palazzo Lante (Palazzo Medici Lante della Rovere), Rome Palazzo Lante (Palazzo Medici Lante della Rovere) is located at Piazza dei Caprettari between piazza Navona and the Pantheon and this 16th-century building is considered to be one of the most beautiful palaces of Renaissance Rome. Palazzo Lante was built by Sansovino for the Medici family before 1520. In 1533 it passed to the Lante. An elegant courtyard is bordered by...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Monterone, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Monterone, Rome The name of the church derives from the Palazzo Sinibaldi, located in front of it, which originally belonged to the Sienese Monteroni family. The latter had a hospice adjoining the church built, which would give help to the people from Siena. The church itself was built before 1186 and was modified many times. In 1597 it was risen to avoid the periodical floods of Tiber....

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Rome It was erected in 1563 by F.da Volterra, together with the adjoining hospice for conversion, by wish of St Charles Borromeo and was originally dedicated to St Pius I. In 1628 cardinal Scipione Borghese ordered restoration of the church and change of the name into S.Chiara. At present it belongs to the French Pontifical Seminary, which reconstructed it and adjoining palace in...

Piazza di Santa Chiara - Palazzo Santa Chiara (Teatro dei Comici/ Comedy Theatre), Rome

Piazza di Santa Chiara, Rome The square is noted for some constructions forming it apart from the church of S.Chiara: 1. A palace divided between Ente Comunale di Assistenza (ex Charity Congregation) and a little theatre "Checco Durante", built by the project of architect V.Vespignani in 1874 under the name Teatro Rossini. Until 1870 the building belonged to the Confraternity of Annunziata, which...

Tempio (Temple) di Iside, Rome

It was a sacred area in form of rectangular 240m x 60m located between Via del Seminario, Piazza S.Ignazio and Piazza del Gesu'. It was created in 43 b.C., destroyed by Augustus and Tiberius, and reconstructed and embellished by Caligola. The remains of the Temple of Isis decorate now different places in Rome, such as: a Pine-coin in the courtyard of Vatican Museums, obelisks...

Santa Maria sopra Minerva (Basilica of Saint Mary Above Minerva), Rome

Santa Maria sopra Minerva (Basilica of Saint Mary Above Minerva), Rome The Basilica of Saint Mary Above Minerva (Latin: Basilica Sanctae Mariae supra Minervam, Italian: Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva) is a titular minor basilica and one of the most important churches of the Roman Catholic Dominican order in Rome, Italy. The church, located in the Piazza della Minerva in the Campus Martius region, is considered the only Gothic church in...