Index of Places

Circo Flaminio/ Circus of Flaminius (Cortile del Tempio di Apollo in Circo)

An archaeological site very important for ancient Rome that comprises the area between the temple of Apollo and the temple of Bellona. In the court and in the portico of the building are now displayed stones that, in ancient times, occupied, together with the theatre of Marcello, the southern part of the so called "Circo Flaminio". The area between Piazza Cairoli, Teatro di...

Palazzo Guglielmi

Palazzo Guglielmi This imposing palace was built in the early 19th century, on the site of destroyed Chiesetta dei SS.Sebastiano e Valentino, which probably grew on the house of St Valentine. The church was also named "dei mercanti" because it was a seat of Confraternity of the merchants. The Palazzo Guglielmi was for a certain period of time a residence of the members of royal Savoy family....

Palazzo Mattei (Palazzo Mattei di Giove & Palazzo Mattei Paganica)

Palazzo Mattei, rome, italy The Mattei family occupied the zone between Via dei Funari, Piazza delle Tartarughe, Via Paganica, Via delle Botteghe Oscure, and Via Gaetani in the middle of the 15th century. Here they built a series of palaces under the names of their feuds. The first palace was in Piazza delle Tartarughe built in the middle of the 16th century and attributed to Nanni di B.B. It has a...

Palazzo Caetani

Palazzo Caetani It was built by order of Alessandro Mattei in 1564 probably by A.Lippi. It has two courtyards, the first of which has a triple row of arches, and the second has a fountain and ancient marbles. Later it passed to the Negroni, and in 1776 to the Caetani. The most celebrated member of this family was Michelangelo Caetani (who's name was given to adjoining street Via di...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Caterina dei Funari

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Caterina dei Funari The name of the Church/ Chiesa di Santa Caterina dei Funari reminds about the production of ropes (funi) in this area. S.Caterina dei Funari was first mentioned in 1192 and was entrusted by Paul III to St.Ignatius di Loyola in 1536, who founded here the Conservatory for tottering girls. In 1564 the church was reconstructed by cardinal Federico Cesi with the help of architect G...

Chiesa di Santo Stanislao dei Polacchi/ Church of the Polish (alle Botteghe Oscure)

Chiesa di Santo Stanislao dei Polacchi/ Church of the Polish (alle Botteghe Oscure) Starting from the 16th century it was the Polish center. Gregory XIII gave to cardinal Osio an old church Chiesa di S.Salvatore in pensili de Sorraca, which originally was on this site; he transformed it into a new church and a hospice for his compatriots. In 1735 the radical reconstruction took place executed by Francesco Ferrari. The present look is quite simple. Chiesa di...

Palazzo Ginnasi

This palace substituted another one, which was destroyed in 1935 for the enlargement of Via delle Botteghe Oscure. It was erected in the end of the 16th century by O.Mascherino for the Ginnasi family. The Baroque funerary monuments of the family which were in S. Lucia have been relocated in a modern chapel inside the new building. The coat of arms once stood on the façade of...

Former Italian Communist Party Headquarter and Temple on the Via delle Botteghe Oscure

on the Via delle Botteghe Oscure, rome, italy The name of this street derives from existence here in the Middle Ages of obscure ravines where the rope makers and other artisans should have worked. Under this street and its palaces were found the remains of Theatre of L.Cornelius Balbus, built in 13 b.C.. Via delle Botteghe Oscure was enlarged in 1936 by means of destruction of the buildings mostly on its left side. The...

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Campitelli (Church of Santa Maria in Campitelli)

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Campitelli (Church of Santa Maria in Campitelli) The primitive church with this name was located on the site of present Palazzo Lovatelli, but was abandoned in 1619 to build a new one on the house of Blessed Ludovica Albertoni in 1662-1667 by C.Rainaldi. The order was by Alexander VII, who wished to create an appropriate temple in honour of a miraculous image of the Madonna, which was believed to have halted an outbreak of...

Palazzo Cavalletti

It is at Piazza Campitelli #1. It was built in the 16th century and reconstructed in the late 17th century. The palace is attributed to G.Della Porta. Here the last senator of Rome, Francesco Cavalletti Rondanini, lived. Address: Palazzo Cavalletti Piazza Campitelli 1 00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro) Palazzo...

Palazzo Albertoni Altieri Spinola

Palazzo Albertoni Altieri Spinola It was built on the houses of the Albertoni, succeeded by Spinola, who still have a part of it as their property. The palace is at Piazza Campitelli #2. It was begun by G.Della Porta and completed by G.Rainaldi in the early 17th century on expenses of Baldassare Paluzzi Albertoni. In 1616 he also ordered to build an arch connecting this palace with the other houses of his...

Palazzo Capizucchi

Palazzo Capizucchi It is at Piazza Campitelli #3 and at present bears the name Palazzo Gasparri. It was built in 1585 on the houses of the Capizucchi, who lived here from the middle of the 15th century. The palace is by G.Della Porta. Giacomo Della Porta designed the two palaces opposite the church known today as Palazzo Palazzo Capizzuchi (1580) and Palazzo Albertoni Spinola (1600). In the...

Palazzo di Flaminio Ponzio

Palazzo di Flaminio Ponzio It is on the angle between Piazza Campitelli and Via Montanara, and at present houses the offices of Commune of Rome. It is a copy of the Palace of F.Ponzio, built in 1600 in Via Alessandrina near the Imperial Fora, and destroyed in 1933. Beneath the new palace are the ruins of ancient Roman constructions. Address: Palazzo di Flaminio Ponzio Piazza Campitelli 6 00186, Rome,...

Palazzo Caetani Lovatelli

Palazzo Caetani Lovatelli Palazzo Caetani Lovatelli (formerly Paluzzi Serlupi) is on the angle between Piazza Campitelli and Via della Tribuna Campitelli. It was erected in 1580-1620 by the Serlupi in the modest style, on the old houses of this family and on the area of the primitive Chiesa di S.Maria in Campitelli, and is attributed to G.Della Porta. The palace is more interesting inside than outside...

Templi di Apollo Sosiano e di Bellona (Temple of Apollo Sosiano & Temple of Bellona)

Templi di Apollo Sosiano (Temple of Apollo Sosiano) On the right of Portico di Ottavia, in the Hebrew district, the remains of a temple dedicated to God Apollo, built between 433 and 431 BC, can be found. The temple is called of Apollo Sosiano from the name of the consul C. Sosia who in 32 BC rebuilt completely the building enriching it with many works of art. The temple was...