Index of Places

Capocci and Graziani Tower (Torri dei Capocci e dei Graziani) at San Martino ai Monti

Capocci and Graziani Tower at San Martino ai Monti, rome These are two twin medieval towers, of which the highest (36m) one was built by the Arcionis and subsequently passed to the Capoccis, who erected around it a series of fortification. The other tower was constructed by the Cerronis, a family to which probably belonged a famous painter Pietro Cavallini; from Cerroni the tower passed to the Graziani's, a family of Sabin origins...

Basilica of San Martino ai Monti (Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti)

Basilica of San Martino ai Monti (Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti) This is one of the most ancient churches in Rome, erected in the period of religious peace decreed by emperor Constantine under the pope St Silvester I in the 4th century. The church grew over the house of annexed to the Baths of Trajan (Terme di Traiano). In the beginning of the 6th century pope St Simmacus had a the primitive church transformed in a real basilica dedicating...

Cistern Baths of Trajan Called "Sette Sale" (Seven Halls)

Cistern Baths of Trajan Called "Sette Sale" (Seven Halls) "Sette Sale" (Seven Halls) are the rests of grandiose water reservoirs served for the Baths of Trajan (110). The baths were public and had some gyms and a library; they were very rich of decoration, furniture and sculptures. The water reservoir was exceptional and could contain more than 8500 cube meters of water; it was compound of nine rooms, seven of them were discovered...

Palazzo Brancaccio (Home of National Museum of Oriental Art and IsIAO)

Palazzo Brancaccio (Home of National Museum of Oriental Art and IsIAO) Brancaccio Palace is the last Roman Patrician Palace built in 1880 in the heart of the eternal city, Rome. Located on Colle Oppio, near Emperor Nero's,"Domus Aurea" and the seven hills, between Colosseum and the famous Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. The palace was built in 1892-1895 for the noble Neapolitan Brancaccio family, which wanted to move to the new capital of...

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Alfonso all'Esquilino

This church and convent in Via Merulana were erected on the territory of previous Villa Caserta. The church was built for Fathers-redeemers in 1855-1859 according to a project of English architect George Wigley. It is one of the neo-Gothic churches built in Rome in the end of the past century by catholic and protestant initiative (after 1870, when the non-Catholic confessions...

Church/ Chiesa di S.Vito (SS. Vito e Modesto)

It was initially called Chiesa dei SS.Vito e Modesto, and it probably was built in the 4th century. In 1447 it was reconstructed by pope Sixtus IV, but only few decoration element and a fine marble door remained from that reconstruction. Particular important has a fresco by A.Romano (1483) representing Madonna with the Child and Saints. Inside of the church is a "wicked stone...

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino The church was probably founded in the 4th century and reconstructed in 1238 by Gregory IX when the apse and a bell-tower were added. The complete radical change of the look took place in 1711 when C.Fontana remade also the facade. There are documents which witness the existence of the church since the C.V century. It is one of the most ancient churches of Rome. It is believed...

Roman Aquarium Architecture House (Casa dell'Architettura all'Acquario Romano)

Roman Aquarium Architecture House (Casa dell'Architettura all'Acquario Romano) This typical construction of the Umbertine's epoch was unveiled in 1885, but after a short time the aquarium was closed and its building was adapted for different needs. This rather grand building was designed as Rome's aquarium (and its name is still the Acquario Romano, Roman Aquarium). Located close to Stazione Termini, Now it serves as a store for the scene decorations of...

Stazione Termini (Termini Station) - Center Of Rome Railway Train Connection

Inside the Stazione Termini (Termini Station), rome Termini Station is the center of railway system of Rome, except modest traffic of such minor stations as: Tiburtina, Ostiense, Trastevere. Till the 60's it could be considered as one of the biggest and most popular meeting places of Romans and those who were of other origins. The railways appeared in Rome quite late, only with Pius IX were promoted the first projects with the...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Bibiana

The Church/ Chiesa di Santa Bibiana was built in the 5th century in the so called Horti Liciniani. Its façade has been Bernini’s first architectural work. It is on a basilican plan, and was restored in 1220, then in 1626 reconstructed by G.L.Bernini by the order of Urban VIII. Bernini created a new facade, remade the apse, added two side chapels and renewed the high altar. The...

Tempio Di (Temple of) Minerva Medica - Horti

Inside wall of Tempio Di (Temple of) Minerva Medica - Horti This temple took the name from the statue of Minerva with the snake, symbol of medicine, which was found here; but originally it was probably a construction remained from the Horti Liciniani, dating from the 4th century. The diameter of this decagon edifice is 25m, and its semi-spherical ceiling dropped down in 1828. There is a large brick building in Via Giolitti in the...

Church Sacred Heart of Jesus Castro Pretorio/ Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesù a Castro Pretorio

The church was erected by Leo XIII by design of Francesco Vespignani in 1887. Its bell-tower is surmounted by a golden statue of Redeemer. The church possesses the modern parish and educational services, created specially for the new city neighbourhood Castro Pretorio. On the right is the hospital of the Salesians, where the saint operated during its trips to Rome between...

Piazza Indipendenza (Independence Square)

This is a vast square planted with the trees and serving as a stop for numerous bus lines. The square is dominated by two buildings: Palazzo dei Marescialli, erected in the end of the 30's and now the seat of Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura; and the big Palazzo della Federazione dei Consorzi Agrari, erected in the 50's. After 1870 the space around Piazza Indipendenza...

Castro Pretorio (Praetorian Camp)

In 21-23 A.D. by initiative of a minister Sejanus, on the edge of the city, the Castra Praetoria, the seat of emperor's bodyguards, was erected. The walls around these barracks were 3m high, 440m long and 380m wide, with the four gates. It was compound of the camp for military exercises, the seat of the commander, praetorium, aerarium (cash-box), armamentarium (armoury),...

National Central Library of Rome (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale)

logo of National Central Library of Rome (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale) The National Library Vittorio Emanuele II, was founded in 1873, it contains the funds of circa 70 suppressed convents and was transferred here from the old seat in Palazzo del Collegio Romano. The new seat was opened on January 31, 1975 and occupies the territory of 56,000 sq.m.. It consists of three buildings. The book store's capacity is 6 million volumes; the reading halls...