Index of Places

Church of San Tommaso ai Cenci

Church of San Tommaso ai Cenci This church was built by the wish of the Cenci family, which could trace its origins back to the 14th century. This was the time when they started a very intensive purchasing of the territory and constructions on it in this zone, finishing with the creation of real stronghold supplied with the towers, living space and common services, in the center of which was the church of...

Church of Santa Maria del Pianto

The church was erected in 1608-1612 on the site of more ancient church (S.Salvatore de'Cacabariis) and was destined to save and honour the image of the Virgin coming from Portico d'Ottavia, which was seen to be crying by cause of mortal brawl in 1546. The architect who's project was applied for the church was Nicola Sebregondi; the church is on a Greek cross. The real...

Hospice of 100 Priests/ Old Priests/ San Michele (Ospizio dei Cento Preti/S.Michele)

Pope Sixtus V had D.Fontana build this hospice in 1587, but in the modern construction nearly nothing left from the original one. Sixtus V tried to resolve a problem of mendicancy picking all the mendicant friars from the streets of Rome and putting them in one building. The hospice was dedicated to St Francis of Assisi and was managed by a Congregation of 100 priests ( from...

Ospizio (Hospice) del Clementino

In 1715 pope Clement XI transferred in one part of an old hospice founded by Sixtus V a little hospice for poor girls, who in preparation for the Holy Year of 1700 were picked together by Innocent XII. Because of a modest dresses and especially the shoes with the wooden sole that the girls were wearing the people called them "zoccolette" (zoccolo = wooden-soled shoes); later...

Ponte (Bridge) Sisto/ Aurelio/ Antonino - Bridge of Gianicolense (Janiculum)

This is an ancient Ponte Gianicolense (Bridge of Janiculum), also known as Ponte Aurelio or Ponte Antonino. It was rebuilt probably on the same piers by Sixtus IV. The primitive Roman bridge was built around 180-200 A.D. by Marcus Aurelius or by Caracalla and was restored by Valentinian who also erected on the left end of it a triumphal arch. The bridge fell down in 792, and...

Casa dei Crescenzi - Now called "casa di Cola di Rienzo" (House of Cola di Rienzo)

What is now called "casa di Cola di Rienzo" (House of Cola di Rienzo) are the rests of ex-tower erected by a powerful Crescenzi family in the 10th century to control the opposite side of the river. The materials for its construction were taken from other more ancient monuments. The name of Cola di Rienzo was given to it because of its close position to the Regola district,...

Ponte (Bridge) Garibaldi

The bridge was built in 1886-1888 according to the project of Vescovali. It was the first among the new bridges of the growing capital of Rome. In 1959 it was notable enlarged for the needs of traffic passing through it. It is 120m long and 23m wide. The bridge links the districts Regola and Trastevere and is named after Garibaldi. It was built in 1888 in memory of the...

Isola Tiberina (Tiber island)

The size of this little island rises in the middle of the river Tiber is 300mx80m, along the creek that divides Trastevere from the area of the Piazza Navona. The legend wants it to be born in 510 b.C. either on the deposits of corn thrown to the river by Romans during an uprising, or upon the grounded nave which was chosen by a snake of Aesculapius to arrive here. The island...

Ponte (Bridge) Cestio - Connects Tiber Island to Trastevere district

Ponte (Bridge) Cestio was probably built in 46 b.C. by L.Cestius en-charged by Caesar together with other five personalities to govern Rome in time of his absence. This bridge links the Tiber Island to Trastevere district. Unfortunately to make the bridge longer because of enlargement of the distance from Isola Tiberina (Tiber island) to the main land, two side arches of the...

Fatebenefratelli Hospital (Ospedale Fatebenefratelli) of Tiber island

With the expansion of Rome, the various wooden structures of the Isola Tiberina, such as the arcades of the two bridges, were substituted by marble and masonry and the whole structure became a place dedicated to medicine. It is still today, as it can be inferred from the presence of the Fatebenefratelli Hospital (Ospedale Fatebenefratelli). The hospital occupies the major...

Church of San Giovanni Calibita on the Tiber island

Church of San Giovanni Calibita on the Tiber island The Chiesa di S.Giovanni Calibita/ Church of San Giovanni Calibita was built in the 9th century, but its modern look was created in 1640. It contains harmonious decorations of the 18th century and numerous paintings of C.Giaquinto. The name of the church comes from the story about S.Giovanni, who lived in the 5th century and was a son of rich parents, first retired as a hermit...

Caetani Tower (Torre dei Caetani) of Tiber Island

Caetani Tower (Torre dei Caetani) of Tiber Island The tower (torre) stands on the left of Ponte (Bridge) Fabricio and behind the Basilica di San Bartolomeo all'Isola. It belonged first to the Pierleoni family who built it in the 10th century and later was bought by the Caetani family who lived in the houses close to the tower till 1470 and included in this architectonic complex construction the church of S.Bartolomeo. In 1087...

Church of San Bartolomeo all'Isola on the Tiber Island

The Basilica or Chiesa di S.Bartolomeo all'Isola/ Church of San Bartolomeo all'Isola on the Isola Tiberina (Tiber island) was erected in the end of the 10th century by a Germanic emperor Otto III and reconstructed in 1624 after the damage brought by a flood of 1557. In reconstruction works participated O.Torriani and probably M.Longhi the Younger. The dedication to S....

Ponte Rotto/ Emilio (Broken/ Emilio Bridge)

What is remained from an original construction is an arch belonging to the Ponte S.Maria or Ponte Senatorio, which after two previous collapses was reconstructed in the epoch of Gregory XIII (before 1575) on the rests of the ancient bridge Ponte Emilio. The latter was erected in 179 b.C. in help to near by standing and more ancient bridge Ponte Sublicio. Ponte Emilio was...

Ponte (Bridge) Palatino

It was one of the first bridges realized for the expansion of the city which became a capital of united Italy. It was built in 1886-1991. The project belongs to Vescovali and executed by a Belgian construction company specialized in iron bridges. In the middle of the 19th century, it was necessary to build a bridge to serve the area that had been served by the Ponte Rotto in...