Index of Places

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, Rome

Inside the Church of Saint Ignatius at Campo Marzio (Campus Martius) It was erected by Jesuits on the site of previous Chiesetta dell'Annunziata, which was also built by Jesuits in 1562-1564, with the help of cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi. The new church served the needs of students' community of the adjoining Collegio Romano. St Ignatius de Loyola was canonized in 1622, and construction of the church was begun in 1626 by project of Jesuit O....

Piazza di Sant'Ignazio, Rome

Piazza di Sant' Ignazio di Loyola, Rome It was arranged by F.Raguzzini in 1727-1728 with the rococo aspect by construction of a series of buildings similar to chests of drawers (Fr.bureaux). The square is located on important archeological site, where the rests of the archways of Acquedotto Vergine, which served Terme di Agrippa, were found. Nearby was the Temple of Isis. Fig: Piazza di Sant'Ignazio Street and...

Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain), Rome

Trevi Fountain at Piazza di Trevi, Rome Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) is one of the most famous sights of Rome, and of the most successful monuments built in Rome in the 18th century. The fountain was built under Clement XII in 1732-1762 by the project of N.Salvi (finished after Salvi's death by Giuseppe Pannini), who's project was chosen among other 16. The statue of the Ocean is by P.Bracci (1762), the rest of...

Albergo Ambasciatori/ Ambasciatori Palace Hotel/ La Terrazza Dell'Hotel Ambasciatori, Rome

Ambasciatori Palace Hotel, Via Veneto, Rome Albergo Ambasciatori/ Ambasciatori Palace Hotel/ La Terrazza Dell'Hotel Ambasciatori was erected in 1926 according to the project of M.Piacentini. The name of the hotel reminds about the splendid hospitality for foreign ambassadors existed in Rome for centuries. Now it is a luxury hotel for the 1st class tourism. There is a little curiosity about it: a little fountain for dogs...

Piazza Mattei and Fontana delle Tartarughe (Tortoise Fountain)

Piazza Mattei and Fontana delle Tartarughe (Tortoise Fountain) The name of this square derives from the property that the Mattei family had in this zone. In the middle of it is Fontana delle Tartarughe, built according to a design of G.Della Porta in 1581-1584, with the bronze sculptures by T.Landini, and restored in 1658 probably by G.L.Bernini. Piazza Mattei (Mattei Square) is situated in the heart of Renaissance Rome. It is overlooked...

Places In Rome Shown By "Map F Zone"

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Villa Torlonia, Museums [Casino Nobile, Casina delle Civette (Owls), Casino dei Principi (Princes)]

granite obelisks, Villa Torlonia, Museums It could be considered as the last of the great princely villas because it was totally remade during the 19th century by Torlonia, rich family of bankers, to compete with the analogue property of the ancient Roman noble families. The last owner of the previous villa was the Bolognetti family from who Giovanni Torlonia bought it in 1806. The architects working on its...

British Embassy to the Holy See/ Ambasciata di Gran Bretagna (Britannica)

British Embassy to the Holy See/ Ambasciata di Gran Bretagna (Britannica) This is a modern construction inspired by colonial style and realized by Basil Spencer in 1971 to substitute another building strongly damaged by a terrorist's bomb in 1946 and completely destroyed later. The British Embassy occupies the site of not existing anymore Villa Costaguti which stood here from the 16th century and was characterized by some beautiful gardens and...

Places In Rome Shown By "Map G Zone"

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Places In Rome Shown By "Map H Zone"

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Palazzo Vecchiarelli

At present this palace is a property of the Emo-Capodilista, who executed an accurate restoration in 1956; it has three facades with the most beautiful one on Via dei Vecchiarelli. Here the elegant entrance is surmounted by a balcony.

Piazza Navona - Square With 3 Fountains: Fiumi (Rivers), Moro (Moor) & Nettuno (Neptune)

obelisk of Navona square (Obelisco di piazza Navona), Rome The square repeats in its dimensions and form the Stadio di Domiziano (Stadium of Domitian) built here in 86 close to the Baths of Nero. On the site of present Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne stood another impressive construction of Domitian, Odeon. It is probable also, that between Piazza Navona and Tiber was located Naumacchia di Domiziano built for the water performances that...

Places In Rome Shown By "Map I Zone"

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Villa Doria Pamphili (Pamphilj): Museum, Casino, Theatre, Fountains, Chapel And Garden

Pamphili house Located on the Gianicolo (or Janiculum) Hill the park with its 180 hectares is the largest green area in the Italian capital by including in it a number of oak trees and fence to enclose this wonderful heritage. Better known under the name of Villa Doria Pamphili (Villa Doria Pamphilj) the only change made to its perimeter that was due to "cut" for the opening of the Olympic...

Places In Rome Shown By "Map J Zone"

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