Index of Places

Hospital Ospedale Santo Spirito in Saxia (Sassia), Rome

Hospital Ospedale Santo Spirito in Saxia (Sassia), Rome The Hospital was founded by Innocent III in 1200. He enlarged the old hospice (Schola Saxonum) of the Saxon king Ine. The word "Sassia" derives from "Saxonum". Pope gave the institution in the hands of Guido di Montpellier, who established l'Ordine Ospedaliero di Santo Spirito taking care of orphans, abandoned and illegitimate children, giving them board and lodging, as well...

Piazza di Ponte, Sant'Angelo, Rome

Piazza di Ponte Square, rome Centuries ago this square was a place of executions of the Castel Sant'Angelo prisoners; among the most famous figures who lost their lives here were Beatrice Cenci and her family members in 1599. One side of the square was occupied by Palazzo Altoviti, here was a famous loggia from which in 19th century the honorable guests could see the famous fireworks of Castel S.Angelo...

Places In Rome Shown By "Map E Zone"

Alphabetical Index of "Map E Zone" places In Rome (monuments, Landmarks, building, streets, sightseeing and other Tourist information) Pick and Browse Below The Map:

Borghese Gallery and Museum (Museo e Galleria Borghese), Rome

Raphael's Deposition at Borghese Gallery, Rome The palace of Villa Borghese houses worldly famous art gallery. It was projected by F.Ponzio and continued after his death by G.Vasanzio, who decorated the facade with stuccoes that bordered ancient sculptures, moved in Louvre under Napoleon. In the end of the 18th century internal decoration of the palace was notable changed under direction of A.Asprucci. The building was...

Chiesa (Church) di Gesu' e Maria, Rome

Inside the Chiesa (Church) di Gesu' e Maria, Rome In 1615 the Augustinian brothers acquired a piece of land between modern Via di Gesu' e Maria and Via di S.Giacomo, between Via del Corso and Via del Babuino, which before was a villa of cardinal Flavio Orsini. The church was built many years later, in 1670, because all this time they were collecting money for its construction. The architect was C.Rainaldi. The exterior is...

All Saints Church (Anglicana All Saints), Rome

All Saints Church (Anglicana All Saints), Rome The church was erected in 1882-1887 on the site of destroyed Cappella di S.Antonio Abata belonging to the Convent of Gesu' e Maria. The project is by G.E.Street, the architects were Pietro Barucci and Vincenzo Canizzaro.The construction is an example of "gothic revival", which aspect is not quite appropriate for the zone in which it is located. Fig: All Saints Church, Via...

Museo/Museum dell'Ara Pacis (Ara Pacis Augustae), Rome

Museo/Museum dell'Ara Pacis (Ara Pacis Augustae), Rome This religious monument was erected in 13-9 b.C. to celebrate the peace established in the Roman empire by Augustus. Originally it was located on the site of present Palazzo Fiano. The altar was partly excavated beneath the palace in 1568 and in the 19th century, and its fragments went to different collections and museums of Europe. The basement and last pieces of Ara Pacis...

Church/Chiesa dei SS.Ambrogio e Carlo (San Carlo al Corso), Rome

Church/Chiesa dei SS.Ambrogio e Carlo (San Carlo al Corso), Rome Popularly the church is named Chiesa di S.Carlo al Corso. It is a "national" church of Lombards in Rome, built on the site of previous little medieval church of S.Nicola de Tofo. It was assigned to the Confraternity of Lombards by Sixtus IV as a sign of his favour to the colony of immigrants consisted in its greater part of masons, builders and other construction workers, who...

Via del Corso, Rome

Via del Corso, Rome This is the most famous street of Rome, which at present is a busy traffic way unfortunately leaving no space for crowds of tourists and Romans, and even no air to breath due to big quantity of exhaust gases (as it is nearly everywhere in Rome). It is a straight and fairly narrow street, nearly 1.5km long, connecting Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Venezia. Many fashionable shops...

Piazza della Trinita' dei Monti, Rome

Piazza della Trinita' dei Monti, Rome This is one of the places offering a wonderful view on Rome and is located right in front of the Chiesa della Trinita' dei Monti. Usually it is all occupied by artists working here during the day. In the middle of the square is an obelisk, a Roman imitation of Imperial epoch of the Egyptian obelisks. It was erected here in 1789 by the wish of Pius VI. The obelisk is 13m high...

Church/Chiesa San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome

Church/Chiesa San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome It was built in the 4th-5th centuries on the site of the house of matron Lucina. In the beginning of the 12th century the church was reconstructed by order of Pascal II. The portico with six Ionic columns and a bell-tower of present church remained in the 12th century form. The interior was rearranged in 1650 by C.Fanzago. It has one nave and four chapels on each side. In...

Palazzo del Parlamento (Palazzo di Montecitorio), Rome

Palazzo del Parlamento (Palazzo di Montecitorio), Rome It was built by E.Basile in 1908-1918 as a seat of Camera dei Deputati (Chamber of Deputies), adjoining to the Palazzo di Montecitorio. The Chamber is panelled in oak and brightly illuminated from above by a row of windows pierced in the cornice. Below the cornice is frieze by G.A.Sartorio (1908), representing the development of Italian civilization. The fine bas-relief in...

Church /Chiesa di S.Maria in Campo Marzio (Santa Maria In Campo Marzio) , Rome

Church /Chiesa di S.Maria in Campo Marzio (Santa Maria In Campo Marzio) , Rome The church was probably built in the 7th century, but was completely reconstructed in present form on a Greek-cross plan in 1685 by G.A.De Rossi. It has a little courtyard-cloister created at the same time with a little 1577 fountain in the middle, and a good portico. Inside, over the high altar is a Madonna, part of a triptych probably of the 12th-13th century. Since 1920...

Palazzo Capranica, Piazza Capranica, Rome

Palazzo Capranica, Rome It was built in 1457 by cardinal Domenico Capranica, who wanted settle here a school. After his death, the brother of him enlarged the palace. One of the few surviving buildings of Rome dating back to the 15th century. The palace is an interesting example of the beginning of Renaissance architecture (1457). Fig: Palazzo Capranica (Piazza Capranica) At present one part of...

Piazza della Rotonda and Its Fountain (Fontana del Pantheon), Rome

Piazza della Rotonda, Rome This square in front of Pantheon was given its medieval name "della Rotonda" by Romans, which derives from the round form of Pantheon. For centuries it was a very animated place and a site of market, moved away from here only in 1847. After it the square was paved with the characteristic Roman stones "sampietrini", and in 1906 was covered by wooden panels in form of parquet,...