Index of Places

Five Moons Square (Piazza delle Cinque Lune)

Five Moons Square (Piazza delle Cinque Lune) is next to Piazza Navona. This square was received as a result of the arrangement of the zone in course of creation of Corso del Rinascimento. It remembers a street, a square and a fried food shop, all bearing the name "Cinque Lune", i.e. "Five Moons", derived from the coat-of-arms of the Piccolomini family (a cross with five...

Via dei Coronari Street

The tract of this beautiful Renaissance street is nearly 500m long and leads from Piazza Navona & connected Piazza Colonna with the River Tiber and the most important buildings, squares and Baroque churches of the city, such as the Santa Maria della Pace Church, with Rosso Fiorentino, Raffaello and Pietro da Cortona masterpieces or the Sant'Agostino Church, with works of...

Church of San Salvatore in Lauro (laurel wood/ bay-trees)

Church of San Salvatore in Lauro (laurel wood/ bay-trees) The name of the church reminds about the former look of this zone all covered by little forest of laurel wood/ bay-trees (lauro) in the epoch of its construction. The church is documented since 1117, it was reconstructed in 1449 by cardinal Latino Orsini and entrusted to the canons of S.Giorgio in Alga di Venezia, named "celestini". The fire of 1591 caused complete...

Piceni Hospice (Ospizio dei Piceni) - San Salvatore in Lauro

palazzo dei Piceni, Salvatore in Lauro The hospice of Piceni is a complex of buildings, cloisters and courtyards, and is annexed to the church of S.Salvatore in Lauro. This is one of the most important "national" hospices in Rome, because of a great number of people from region Marche, who visited Rome or came here for living. It is presumed that a notable part of the immigration in Rome after pestilence and sack...

Palazzo Lancellotti

entrance of Palazzo Lancellotti The palace was erected on the site of other constructions, in the end of the 16th century, by the order of Cardinal Scipione Lancellotti. The project belonged to F.da Volterra and C.Maderno. Domenichino created the main door with the columns supporting a balcony. It was one of the Roman palaces where a Roman noble family closed itself for the period between 1970 until 1929, as...

Palazzo Chiovenda

This palace is attributed to the project of B.Peruzzi, but it is more likely the successful imitation of the great artistic models. It is characterized by the ashlar basement, not big main entrance in the center, two floors on Ionic and Corinthian pilasters giving an impression of lightness and space. Address: Palazzo Chiovenda Piazza di Montevecchio (Vicolo di Montevecchio...

Palazzo Tanari

Palazzo Tanari It is adjoined to the complex of the palace Orsini. Palazzo Tanari was built in the 17th century and belonged to the Tanari family, relatives of of the Orsini family. The palace was acquired in the middle of the 19th century by a great engraver from Ravenna Luigi Rossini, who left an important documentation of the views of Rome and its life. The palace has a high loggia with a...

Chiesa di/ Church of Santa Maria della Pace

nave of Santa Maria della Pace This beautiful church and the space around it were created by initiative of Sixtus IV in 1480-1484 in the moment of grave political and religious threat for the peace on the territory of Italy, shaken by the Florentinian plot of the Pazzi and aggression of Turks. Previously this site was occupied by an old little church documented since the Middle Ages and named "of...

Palazzo Gambirasi

entrance of Palazzo Gambirasi It was built by the Arch-confraternity of S.Giacomo degli Spagnoli. The project was edited in 1659 by G.A.De Rossi. Soon the palace passed to the prelate from Bergamo, Donato Gambirasi. At present it belongs to the Teutonic Institutes of S.Maria dell'Anima. On July 7, 1657, the rich merchant Donato Gambirasi from Bergamo acquired several houses and a palazzo in the...

Teatro Pace

In the buildings #1/a and #3 on Via del Teatro Pace once a theatre was located. It was founded in the end of the 17th century, and functioned in 1720-1853. It was mostly performing musical operas with famous "sopranos", famous emasculates destined to the singing and theatre, because women-actresses didn't exist. In 1754 in the theatre were performed comedies of C.Goldoni. In...

Church of Santa Maria dell'Anima - National Church of Germans

Bell tower of Church of Santa Maria dell'Anima This is a national Catholic church of Germans. Chiesa di S.Maria dell'Anima (Church of Santa Maria dell'Anima) was erected in the middle of the vast property of the German colony in Rome: hospices, hospitals, inns and private houses. The church and its hospice were begun after the Jubilee of 1350 on the site of some constructions that were purchased by two rich German pilgrims...

Church of Saint Nicholas of the Lorrains (San Nicola dei Lorenesi/ in Agone)

Church of Saint Nicholas of the Lorrains (San Nicola dei Lorenesi/ in Agone) The Church of Saint Nicholas of the Lorrains (Italian: San Nicola dei Lorenesi (also called Chiesa di S.Nicolo' in Agone, French: Saint-Nicolas-des-Lorrains) is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Nicholas and the apostle Saint Andrew. This little church, located nearly in front of the church S.Maria dell'Anima, is a "national" seat of Lorraine [national churches in...

Palazzo Nardini (Via Del Governo Vecchio Street)

The palace was built for the cardinal from Milan Stefano Nardini in 1473-1477, made governor of Rome by Sixtus IV. In that period this zone was very popular among the members of curia, who preferred to build their residences here. Cardinal Nardini donated his palace to Spedale di S. Giovanni in Laterano; in 1624 Pope Urban VIII acquired the building to house the offices of...

Church of St. Thomas (San Tommaso) at Parione - National Church of Ethiopia

The Church of St. Thomas at Parione (Chiesa di San Tommaso in Parione) was built in 1139-1149 and belonged to the Company of the writers and copy-makers of the Curia. It was reconstructed according to a design of F.da Volterra in 1582. Another restoration took place in the 19th century. The church has particular importance for Romans because here was ordained St Philip Neri,...

Palazzo Braschi - Seat of Museo di Roma (Museum of Rome)

This was the last palace in Rome erected for the papal family, and is one of the most imposing constructions of the pontifical Rome. Palazzo Braschi was built by C.Morelli for the duke Luigi Braschi-Onesti, nephew of Pius VI, on the site of Palazzo Orsini, which was built by Francesco Orsini in the beginning of the 15th century. A magnificent great staircase is work of G....