Index of Places

Policlinico (Polyclinic) Umberto I - A Architectural Hospital Insitute

Policlinico (Polyclinic) Umberto I Hospital, Rome The decision to built a Polyclinic was supported mostly by Guido Baccelli, to face the needs of the new Italian state in development of scientific education and research. But while the other faculties were arranged in the zone of Via Panisperna, the faculty of medicine could not find the place for its permanent seat. To resolve this problem was found a compromise between the...

Sapienza University City (Città Universitaria) and Its 21 Museums

Sapienza University City (Città Universitaria) and Its 21 Museums Citta Unisersitaria is one of the northern areas of Rome, sitting of Roman’s universities, such as Universita' Degli Studi Di Roma 'La Sapienza', Centro Universitario Sportivo. This University City (Città Universitaria) was built in 1932-1935 according to a project of M.Piacentini and, later, of other architects, to house the ancient "Studium Urbis", which had its traditional...

Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura (Saint Lawrence outside the Walls)

Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura (Saint Lawrence outside the Walls) This basilica is one of the seven pilgrimage churches of Rome and of the numerous churches dedicated to the deacon Laurence of Spanish origin. In the middle of the 3rd century, in epoch of intensive persecutions of Christians, was a depositary of the property of the Church, when Sixtus II and his collaborator were condemned to death, and distributed all this to the poor people...

Ponte (Bridge) Principe Amedeo

The bridge was built in 1940-42 not far from the site of Ponte Neroniano, i.e. the bridge of Nero, the rests of which could be seen in the periods when the level of water in Tiber is the lowest. Since the middle of the 19th century here was the iron bridge. The bridge is dedicated to the viceroy of Ethiopia prince Amadeus of Savoy Aosta, medal for military valor in World War...

Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo Church (Tasso Monument & Tassian Museum)

Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo Church (Tasso Monument & Tassian Museum) The Chiesa di Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo (Church of Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo)/ Convento e chiostro di Sant'Onofrio (Monastery and cloister of Sant'Onofrio) were founded by Blessed Nicolas da Forca Palena in 1419 and restored by Pius IX in 1857. A L-shaped Renaissance portico (pictured below) connects the church and monastery. By the convent entrance is the tomb of the founder...

Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital (Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù)

The modern children's hospital takes its origins from the hospital for children founded in 1869 by the dukes Salviati at Conservatorio dei SS.Clemente e Crescenino. Now the needs of the hospital brought to enlarging of its territory with the new construction blocks and destruction of the green area, so the old charming scenography of this part of Janiculum Hill was lost and...

Pontifical North American College (Pontificio Collegio Americano del Nord)

This college arose on the part of the territory of ancient Villa Gabrielli, which was bought in 1927. The imposing construction was created by architect Enrico Galeazzi (1949-1953); and the church is rich of the contemporary art work. The North American College takes its origins from 1859, when it was located in the monastery buildings of S.Maria dell'Umilta', close to Trevi...

Ponte (Bridge) Mazzini

Ponte Mazzini, originally called Gianicolense, connects the Tiber embankment opposite Via Giulia with Via della Lungara. This bridge was built by engineers Viani and Moretti in 1904-1908 to give the direct way to Janiculum Hill. It is one of the shortest bridges over the Tiber. The bridge is 106,15 m (118 yd) long and 17 m (19 yd) wide and is decorated with bronze lamps, ram...

Church/ Chiesa di San Giacomo alla Lungara (in Settimiano)

Church/ Chiesa di San Giacomo alla Lungara (in Settimiano) The origins of the San Giacomo alla Lungara church are tracing to the 9th century. Once the church was called San Giacomo in Settignano (Chiesa di S.Giacomo in Settimiano) being nearby the Porta Settimiana. In 1198 it became the department of St Peter's basilica. In 1628 it was given to the monks-penitents who with the help of Urban VIII and cardinal Barberini had the church...

Regina Coeli Prison (Carcere di Regina Coeli)

Regina Coeli Prison (Carcere di Regina Coeli) The name of the prison transferred in this buildings in 1881-1885 comes from the Chiesa conventuale di S.Maria Regina Coeli, i.e. the monastery church existed here before the prison. The prison was built under the direction of Carlo Morgini. The monastery was founded in 1654 by Anna Colonna, the wife of Taddeo Barberini. On the right side of the Carcere there is via delle...

Lighthouse of Gianicolo (or Janiculum)

Lighthouse of Gianicolo (or Janiculum) This lighthouse is usually called "Faro al Gianicolo/ Lighthouse of Gianicolo (or Janiculum)"; it was granted to Rome in 1911 by the Italians from Argentina and it is a work of Manfredo Manfredi. So it is also called Faro degli Italiani d'Argentina (Lighthouse of Italians of Argentina). This is the flagship of Rome, on the Janiculum hill, Lighthouse of Gianicolo (or Janiculum...

Walking Along Gianicolo (or Janiculum) Hill - A Breathtaking View

Walking Along Gianicolo (or Janiculum) Hill - A Breathtaking View The Janiculum is not counted as one of the Seven Hills of Rome and was nicknamed the "8th hill". The name of Janiculum Hill (Monte Gianicolo) is derived from the name of the king of Latium, Janus, who, according to legend, founded a city on the hill. Numa Pompilius, the Sabine successor of Romulus, was buried on the Janiculum, and Ancus Marcius, the 4th king of Rome, is said...

Pontifical Romanian College (Collegio Pio Romeno)

Chiesa Pontifical Romanian College (Collegio Pio Romeno), Rome It is also called Collegio Ruteno; was built under Pius XI. Here the Catholic priests from all over the world are prepared for missionary work. Originally the College was located in Palazzo di Propaganda Fide on Piazza di Spagna. Its church (pictured) stands right on the street Passeggiata del Gianicolo. The Pontifical Gregorian University was born out of the free classes...

Villa Lante on Gianicolo/ Janiculum (Villa Lante al Gianicolo)

Villa Lante on Gianicolo/ Janiculum (Villa Lante al Gianicolo) It is located in the most panoramic place of the Gianicolo (or Janiculum). This villa was built for the maecenas humanist from Tuscany Baldassarre Turino, the friend of Raphael, who wanted to create a residence for the meetings of the poets, writers, scholars and musicians. Villa Lante was used by its owner for literary meetings and parties, but on his death it was sold to...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce Alle Scalette (del Buon Pastore)

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce Alle Scalette (del Buon Pastore) In 1620 was founded the monastery for the women of bad behavior, who were intending to redeem themselves. There was a church attached to it given in the care of cardinal Francesco Barberini. Since 1830 the institution was entrusted to the nuns of Carita' del Buon Pastore di Anggers and the church became famous under this name. Now the institute is being transformed for the new...