Index of Places

Palazzo Sciarra Colonna, Rome

Inside the interior of Palazzo Sciarra Colonna, Rome It was begun in the end of the 16th century by F.Ponzio and finished by O.Torriani in 1630 for the Sciarra Colonna family. The courtyard was rearranged two centuries later by Settimi. Maffeo Sciarra had the palace enlarged and adjoined Galleria Sciarra (architect Giulio De Angelis) entirely frescoed and a Teatro Quirino. Foundation’s (Fondazione Roma) offices are located in...

Sala Santa Rita & Church/ Chiesa di Santa Rita, Rome

Sala Santa Rita & Church/ Chiesa di Santa Rita, Rome The Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali of Roma Capitale (Department of Cultural Affairs of Roma Capitale) created a multipurpose place in the centre of the city, inaugurated in February, 2004 after it was restored, for the purpose of providing an important centre for cultural and institutional activities. The events which took place were often original or else selected on...

Church/ Chiesa dei SS.Vincenzo e Anastasio, Rome

Church/ Chiesa dei SS.Vincenzo e Anastasio, Rome Church/ Chiesa dei SS.Vincenzo e Anastasio near the Fontana di Trevi was erected on the site of 14th century church dedicated to S.Anastasio de Trivio in 1650 by order of a famous cardinal titular of the church, French minister, Giulio Mazarini, who's arms are on the facade. The rich Baroque façade has a double order of Corinthian columns. Ten columns in the lower order and...

Palazzo Carpegna/ Accademia di San Luca (Academy of Saint Luke Gallery), Rome

National Academy of Saint Luke Gallery, Rome It was erected by a pupil of G.Della Porta in the end of the 16th century - beginning of the 17th century for the Vaini family. Later it passed to the Carpegna, who had it enlarged by Borromini. At present the palace is a seat of Accademia di S.Luca, which moved here after its historical seat in the palace adjoining Chiesa dei SS.Luca e Martina on Roman Forum was destroyed in...

Palazzo Poli (National Chalcography Institute for Graphics), Rome

Palazzo Poli (Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, rome), Rome Palazzo Poli's construction was finished in the 18th century in modest but pleasant architecture. The palace was ordered to M.Longhi in 1573 by the Anguillara. With this goal the architect transformed a former palace of Baldovino Del Monte, brother of Julius III. Afterwards Palazzo Poli passed to the Borromeo and finally was acquired by Lucrezia Colonna, who married Giuseppe...

Palazzo della Stamperia (Printing House), right side of Trevi Fountain, Rome

Palazzo della Stamperia (Printing House), right side of Trevi Fountain, Rome Palazzo della Stamperia (Printing House) was erected in the end of the 16th century by G.Del Duca for cardinal Luigi Cornaro. In 1642 it passed to Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphili (sister-in-law of Pope Innocent X), who enlarged it. It is therefore also called Palazzo Cornaro Pamphilj. In 1777 the palace was acquired by Pius VI to place here the Roman Printing-shop, suppressed in...

Via del Tritone near Trevi Fountain, Rome

Via del Tritone street busy traffic line, Rome The street was created according to the new plan of urbanistic arrangement of this zone of 1881. It connects Piazza Colonna and Piazza Barberini, and is compound of two old enlarged streets Via del Tritone and Via dell'Angelo Custode. There were some buildings destroyed (like the church of Angelo Custode), and Palazzo Poli was cut. The name of the street derives from the...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria d'Itria od Odigitria, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria d'Itria od Odigitria, Rome Santa Maria d'Itria od Odigitria was also named "Chiesa di Costantinopoli" in honor of an Image of Madonna with Child brought from Constantinopolis in the epoch of iconoclast. S.Maria d'Itria is a "national" church of Sicilians, as it was born as a hospice for pilgrims from Sicily in 1584. Its building dates back to 1594, when ClementeVIII allowed the Sicilian community that...

Church/ Chiesa di San Giuseppe a Capo le Case, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di San Giuseppe a Capo le Case, Rome It was built in 1598 by initiative of Spanish priest Soto, who gathered here poor girls. With the help of a Roman noble woman, Fulvia Sforza, he enlarged the property of the church acquiring the gardens and old houses to build here a convent of S.Teresa. In 1628 the church itself was enlarged by initiative of cardinal Marcello Lante. After the monasteries were suppressed, it...

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Isidoro degli Irlandesi (Collegio S Isidoro), Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Isidoro degli Irlandesi (Collegio S Isidoro), Rome The construction of the Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Isidoro degli Irlandesi (Collegio S Isidoro/Saint Isidore 's College) [the national church of Ireland] was begun in 1622 by Spanish Franciscans, who dedicated it to the Spanish Saint, canonized in that epoch, farmer St Isidorus. In 1621, a group of Frati Francescani Spagnoli,during the beatification of Isidoro (560-636),doctor of...

Istituto Svizzero (Swiss Institute), Rome

Istituto Svizzero (Swiss Institute), Rome Istituto Svizzero di Roma (Swiss Institute, Rome) is managed by the Cultural office of Switzerland. Great resource for Swiss Humanities, History, Patrimony (37.000 volumes, 160 newspapers), Geography, Swiss Literature and culture with electronic catalogue. It hosts scholarship holders, artists and scholars of classic and scientific studies. Istituto Svizzero di Cultura was...

Villa Ludovisi, Rome

villa ludovisi fountain, Rome The Villa Ludovisi was a suburban villa in Rome, built in the 17th century on the area once occupied by the Gardens of Sallust (Horti Sallustiani) near the Porta Salaria. On an assemblage of vineyards purchased from Giovanni Antonio Orsini, Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte and others, Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi erected in the 1620s the main villa building to designs by...

Casino Boncompagni Ludovisi (dell'Aurora Ludovisi), Rome

painting of Guercino, Casino dell'Aurora Ludovisi, Rome Casino Boncompagni Ludovisi (dell'Aurora Ludovisi) [also popularly called Villa Ludovisi] was one of minor constructions located on the territory of ex Villa Ludovisi. Originally it was named "casino del monte" (house of mountain) because it was located on a little hill. The house was noted starting from the end of the 16th century as a residence of Cecchino Del Nero. Cardinal...

Porta Pinciana (Pincian Gate), Rome

Porta Pinciana, Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome Porta Pinciana is a gate of the Aurelian Walls in Rome. The name derives from the gens Pincia, who owned the epponymous hill (Pincian Hill). In ancient times it was also called Porta Turata ("Plugged Gate", for it was partially closed) and Porta Salaria vetus, as the oldest Via Salaria passed under it (the Via Salaria nova passed under the Porta Salaria). It was the minor...

Via di Porta Pinciana, Rome

Via di Porta Pinciana follows the first part of the tract of ancient Via Salaria vetus. In the middle of the Via is an interesting group of ancient constructions, as well as the secondary entrance to Villa Medici and an entrance to Villa Malta. Porta Pinciana (Pincian Gate) is seen from Via di Porta Pinciana. Address: Via di Porta Pinciana Largo Federico Fellini, Junction Via...