Index of Places

Fontana (Fountain) del Mosè, Rome

The fountain was erected in 1588 by D.Fontana to celebrate reactivation of ancient aqueduct bringing to Rome Acqua Alessandrina, executed by Sixtus V (Felice Peretti), from who the present name of this water derives: Acqua Felice. The statue of Moses is by Leonardo Sormani, the relieves are by Flaminio Vacca. The lions of the basins are the copies of original Egyptian lions,...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

The church grew on the site of a little chapel dedicated to St Paul. The monks Carmelites had the work begun in 1608 by C.Maderno and Filippo Breccioli, who occupied himself with the convent. Here was found a celebrated statue of Hermaphrodite, presented by monks to cardinal Scipione Borghese, who was building his palace (at present Palazzo Rospigliosi) nearby. The cardinal in...

Church/ Chiesa di San Camillo de Lellis

Church/ Chiesa di San Camillo de Lellis San Camillo de Lellis church was built on the territory of Villa Barberini, which in the middle of the 19th century became Villa Spithover. The project of the construction was by Tullio Passarelli, and it was dedicated to S.Camillo de'Lellis. The church was built in 1906-1910 in Romanesque-Lombard style. The red brick facade has three portals. The upper order is dominated by a...

Church/ Chiesa di San Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi

Chiesa di S.Patrizio is in Via Boncompagni and was built in 1911 together with the adjoining Irish College. The project is by Aristide Leonori in Romanesque-Byzantine style. Address: Church/ Chiesa di San Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi Via Boncompagni, 31 00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy Zone: Rione Ludovisi (Via Veneto) (Roma centro) Church/ Chiesa di San Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi is...

Istituto Archeologico Germanico/ German Archaeological Institute (DAI)

The Evangelic church in North European Romanesque style was built in 1911-1922 (with the pause caused by the WWI) by German architect Franz Schwechten. Beside it is a German Archeological Institute, which moved here from the seat in Palazzo Caffarelli on the Capitoline Hill. It is the greatest institute in the world making archeological research. It was founded in Rome on...

Corso d'Italia

This road was laid out in the end of the 19th century - beginning of the 20th century. Among the constructions standing along Corso d'Italia is Chiesa di S.Teresa with the annexed convent, built by the project of Tullio Passarelli in 1901 in Romanesque-Lombard style. The church is noted for grandiose interior with the nave and two aisles, and sumptuous decorations. In 1960...

Palazzo Albani Del Drago

Palazzo Albani Del Drago was built by D.Fontana for Muzio Mattei. In the beginning of the 18th century it passed to the Albani, who had it enlarged by A.Specchi. The latter also erected a little tower from which opens a panoramic view on the city. Cardinal Alessandro Albani made the palace a center of culture and antics, joining here an important library, which was lost in...

Palazzo del Ministero della Difesa (Ministry of Defence)

Palazzo del Ministero della Difesa (Ministry of Defence) was born as a "Ministry of War" in the palace reconstructed and adapted for this needs in 1882-1885 by Durand de la Penne of the previous monastery delle barberine. There were also destroyed three churches: S.Caio, S.Teresa and SS.Incarnazione, all of them were of significant historical importance. In front of the...

Church/ Chiesa di San Carlo (San Carlino) alle Quattro Fontane

Church/ Chiesa di San Carlo (San Carlino) alle Quattro Fontane The church is dedicated to the SS.Trinita' and to St Charles Borromeo (S.Carlo), but it is popularly called "S.Carlino" because of its reduced dimensions. They say that the church enters precisely in the area of one of the pilasters that support the dome of St Peter's, so the popular saying was born "St Peter's is beautiful because it is big, and S.Carlino is beautiful because...

Quattro Fontane (Four Fountains)

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), rome, italy It is a part of a street laid out by Sixtus V with the name Via Felice (derives from the name of pope Felice Peretti). The name "Quattro Fontane" was given it from the composition of four fountains located in the crossing point between this street and Via XX Settembre. The fountains are placed in the corners of the four buildings that stand at the crossing between Via delle...

Church/ Chiesa di San Paolo entro le mura (American Episcopal Church)

Bell Tower at American Episcopal Church, Via Napoli, Rome Chiesa di San Paolo entro le mura (St. Paul's Within the Walls) is a Protestant church erected by G.E.Street in 1873-1880. It was the first non-Catholic church built in Rome after the fall of Pontifical State. The red-and -white exterior, in travertine and red brick, is in a similar to Romanesque style. The external and internal mosaics are by E.Burne-Jones. In 1977 were...

Church/ Chiesa di San Paolo Primo Eremita, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di San Paolo Primo Eremita, Rome At present this church is deconsecrated and is adapted for the civic services. But originally it was built in 1767-1772 by C.Orlandi in mixed berninian-borromian forms. Interior is on a Greek-cross plan. Should be noticed a little semicircular portico with the sculptured palm, crow and two lions on its top. These are the images from a legend about St Paul Hermit, to whom the...

Church/ Chiesa di San Vitale

Basilica of San Vitale, rome The Basilica of Sts. Vitalis, Valeris, Gervase and Protase (Italian: Basilica di Santi Vitale e Compagni Martiri in Fovea or also named as Parrocchia Santi Vitale E Compagni Martiri In Fovea) is a titular minor basilica church in Rome. The Roman Catholic church is commonly named Basilica di San Vitale. The Cardinal Priest of the Titulus S. Vitalis is Adam Maida. It was built...

Palazzo delle Esposizioni

La sala Cinema at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, rome It was built by the project of P.Piacentini in 1878-1882 and opened in 1883. As an important exhibition center, due to a danger of collapse in 1986, it has been radically restored, and a new system of illumination has been installed. The palace was reopened to public in 1990. The Palazzo delle Esposizioni is the largest multidisciplinary exhibition center in Rome’s downtown...

Traforo Umberto I (Tunnel "Umberto I")

Traforo Umberto I (Tunnel "Umberto I") This tunnel under Quirinal Hill was built in 1902-1905 to connect two new important roads: Via Nazionale and Via del Tritone. It is 347m long and 16m wide. The project belongs to engineer Viviani. The latter was one of the most important personalities who projected the rearrangement and adaptation of Rome to its new role as a Capital of Italy. The front part of the tunnel...