Index of Places

Via Vittorio Veneto (Via Veneto), Rome

Via Vittorio Veneto (Via Veneto), Rome Via Vittorio Veneto (Via Veneto), a street of grand hotels, offices, and government buildings. Laid out in 1887 between the Villa Borghese gardens (to the north) and the Piazza Barberini (to the south), it runs downhill in a dogleg shape. Curving up from Piazza Barberini to Villa Borghese, Via Vittorio Veneto is the spiritual home of la dolce vita. The atmosphere of Fellini’s...

Hotel/ Albergo Excelsior (Westin Excelsior), Rome

Inside the hotel or Albergo Westin Excelsior, Rome It is one of three most expensive hotels of Rome, built in 1904-1908 by Otto Maraini. It is one of the most elegant hotels in the world. Higher up on Via Veneto is Hotel Flora, which served as a seat of the German headquarter during occupation of Rome in 1943-1944. For almost a century a synonym for refinement, luxury and comfort. Unique and unforgettable, The Westin...

Palazzo Margherita (Now USA Embassy), Rome

Palazzo Margherita, the U.S. Embassy in Rome At present the palace is occupied by the seat of USA Embassy (USA Diplomatic Mission to Italy). It was erected in 1886-1890 by G.Koch for the Boncompagni Ludovisi, who, after their Palazzo Piombino on Piazza Colonna was destroyed, decided to move their residence to the new construction. It was the residence of Margaret of Savoy, King Humbert I's wife (hence the name). It was...

Palazzo dell'INA/ Ina Assitalia S.p.a (Former: Istituto Nazionale Assicurazioni - INA), Rome

Ina Assitalia S.p.a (Former INA), Rome The palace Palazzo dell'INA/ Ina Assitalia S.p.a (Former: Istituto Nazionale Assicurazioni - INA) [National Insurance Institute] was built in 1923-1927 by Ugo Giovannozzi. The territory on which it was built belonged to Villa Massimo-Colonna. It is a very large construction with some baroque elements. The building, like the other at the opposite side of the square, was...

Palazzo del Ministero dell'Industria e Commercio, Rome

The palace of Ministry of Industry and Trade was built in 1929-1932 by M.Piacentini and G.Vaccaro on the site of a large garden of the Capuchins. It was one of the first innovative projects searching the maximum functional comfort for the Public offices. Guided Tours: Free guided tour. Guided tours to Palazzo dell'Industria - Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico; Booking...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome It was built by Antonio Casoni in 1626 for the Capuchin cardinal Antonio Barberini, brother of Urban VIII. There were also built a convent and a square with a big cross and baroque clock tower, all demolished for construction of Via Veneto. In the 1st chapel on the right is a painting by G.Reni "St Michael"; in the 3rd chapel on the right are works of Domenichino; the 5th...

Palazzo Barberini, Triton & Api Fountain In Piazza Barberini, Rome

The original name of this square was "Piazza Grimana", taken from cardinal Grimani, who's vine-yards and villa were in this zone. When the Barberini acquired their palace here, the square's name changed. While the first one is still in the middle of Piazza, the Fountain of the Bees (heraldic symbol of the Barberini) was demolished after 1870 to give way for the traffic of Via...

Albergo/ Hotel Bernini Bristol, Rome

Albergo/ Hotel Bernini Bristol, Rome This hotel was built in 1875 under the name "Bristol" by the project of F.Azzurri. The zone around it was full of hotels, due to the nearby Via di S.Nicola da Tolentino, which in that epoch was the only road connecting the city with the Termini Railway Station. In 1943 "Bernini-Bristol" had been reconstructed in its present form by E.Rossi. Looking out from the windows of...

Church/ Chiesa di San Basilio, Rome

This church and its convent were built by monks-Basilians from Grottaferrata on the site of older religious construction in 1682. Address: Church/ Chiesa di San Basilio Via di San Basilio, 51 00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy Zone: Rione Ludovisi (Via Veneto) (Roma centro) Church/ Chiesa di San Basilio is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "72"

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Andrea degli Scozzesi, Rome

inside the Chiesa di Sant' Andrea degli Scozzese, rome The church and adjoining hospice were instituted in epoch of reign of Mary Stuart, catholic queen of Scotland, and it served as a shelter and center of assistance for the Scots escaped from their country because of religious persecutions. The church was built under Clement VIII in the 16th century with the title "S.Andrea e S.Margherita regina". In 1615 Paul V gave the college...

Palazzo Barberini - National Gallery of Ancient Art

Palazzo Barberini ceiling, rome This is an ancient "Casa grande dei Barberini", the first palace of the noble family. Maffeo Barberini, the future pope Urban VIII, who lived here in 1600-1623, had this palace enlarged by F.Ponzio. Seccessively the Barberini, even though occupied in construction of the new one, improved conditions of their old palace as well. In 1734 it passed to a religious order of...

Church/ Chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino was erected in 1599 by Augustinian monks and reconstructed in 1620-1654 for the prince Camillo Pamphili by Carlo Buti, M.Longhi the Y. and Giovanni Maria Baratta. The facade is by A.Algardi and Filippo Buzio (1670). The dimensions of interior are not big, it is on a Latin-cross surmounted by a dome. The church is richly decorated with...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Susanna - American Catholic Church in Rome

inside the Santa Susanna Church, rome It was founded by pope St Caius in the 3rd century on the site of a house of St Susan, where she was martyred. St Leo III reconstructed it in 795, reducing its basilican plan to only one nave. The apse was decorated by mosaic. In 1475 the restoration works took place; and cardinal Girolamo Rusticucci brought the definite changes with the help of C.Maderno. The facade was...

Church/ Chiesa di San Bernardo alle Terme, Rome

Caterina Nobili Sforza, nephew of Julius III, acquired the old Horti Belleyani in 1593 from the monks of S.Maria delgi Angeli. Here remained one of the two round constructions of the Baths of Diocletian. It was transformed into a church with the name of S.Bernardo alle Terme by an architect Chiaravalle in 1598. The interior reminds Pantheon especially because of its ample dome...

Palazzo del Grand Hotel (Le Grand Hotel - St. Regis), Rome

architecture Inside The St. Regis hotel, Rome It was open on January 10, 1894 with a great celebration of this event. The Grand Hotel was built by Giulio Podesti for an important International hotel corporation, owner of Savoy Hotel in London and of Hotel Ritz in Paris. Cesar Ritz himself and a famous chief-cook A.Escoffier personally collaborated on organization and beginning of work of the new hotel. For its...