Index of Places

Church of SS. Quaranta Martiri or S. Pasquale Baylon

Church of SS. Quaranta Martiri or S. Pasquale Baylon The Church of SS. Quaranta Martiri now is bearing the name of S.Pasquale Baylon, protector of spinsters, but before it was dedicated to SS.Quaranta Martiri di Sebaste. Already existing in 1123, it was rebuilt in 1486 and restored in 1608, by the Arciconfraternita del Gonfalone. The facade of pleasant for eye post-Borrominian architecture was created by G.Sardi; the interior is...

Church and Hospice of San Cosimato (Chiesa e Ospizio di S.Cosimato)

Before the 19th century when this part of Trastevere was free from constructions of any type, the zone around the Church and Hospice of San Cosimato (Chiesa e Ospizio di S.Cosimato) was occupied by sportive area where different kinds of competitions between young people took place. S.Cosimato's construction belonged first to the monks of Benedictian order, and then, since...

Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)

This palace was erected in 1914-1928 by Cesare Bazzani. It covers the surface of 9500 sq.m.. In-front of it was built so called Palazzo degli Esami (Palace of Exams) destined to held public competitions, but at present it often cannot give place for all the candidates competing, so exams are held in other places like Palace of Sport. Fomation of Ministero della Pubblica...

The Wall of Urbano VIII (Mura di Urbano VIII)

The walls going down from the Janiculum hill are relatively recent because were built under Urban VIII which comprehended much bigger area than that one of Imperial walls. The Wall of Urbano VIII and the Vanvitelli fountain When, in 1630, port duty was reinstated, it became necessary to separate the port itself from the city. Urbano VIII therefore had a wall built which still...

Porta Portese (Portese Gate)

Porta Portese (Portese Gate) Sunday flea market This is the most recent among the gates of the walls around Rome (17th century). It was built in 1644 by Urban VIII as part of the Janiculum Walls and finished by his successor Innocent X who put on the top of it his coat-of-arms. This antique city gate was one of the main entrances in the city of Rome. In the time of its construction another gate existed on the distance of...

Sublicio/ Aventino Bridge (Ponte Sublicio/ Aventino)

The present Ponte Sublicio/ Aventino (Sublicio/ Aventino Bridge) at Piazza Di Porta Portese is located much away from the place where the ancient Ponte Sublicio stood. The latter was probably the first bridge created by Romans to connect with the Etruscan river coast. The name "Sublicio" in ancient language meant "wooden". According to a legend it was the place where Orazio...

Port of Ripa Grande (Porto di Ripa Grande) & Fountain of Timone (Helm or Rudder)

Now only the name and double stairs in the walls of river side remained of what was the greatest Port of Rome built in the late Middle Ages. Here arrived the ships from all over the Mediterranean Sea till the WWI. The port was destroyed for the construction of the river side (Lungotevere). The name "Ripa Grande" was given to make the difference between another little port of "...

Walks around Aventine Hill (Aventino)

Aventine Hill (Aventino) is one of the seven mythic Roman hills. Till the epoch of emperor Claudius the Aventine Hill was out of residential part of the city and was considered to be the better place for the cult and religion, so here the numerous sacred constructions were built. With the time the hill was populated by the merchants and people working for the down standing...

Savello Park - Orange Garden (Parco Savello - Giardino degli Aranci)

On the site of the Sevelli's stronghold, the family dominated in this zone in the 11th-13th centuries, was arranged in 1932 a little but very beautiful park with the orange trees and some ruins of past times among which is a little fountain with the heraldic symbols of pope Paul V. This garden is also known as Giardino degli Aranci (Garden of Oranges) and was created according...

Church and Museum of Santa Sabina all'Aventino

This is a perfect example of the 5th century basilica, a venerated and admirable model of primitive and pure conception of a Christian temple. The church was built in 425 by a priest from Dalmatia Pietro d'Illiria under the pope Celestine I, probably on the site of the house of the Roman matron Sabina, later confused with St.Sabina from Umbria. It was restored in 824 and 1216...

Basilica/ Church of SS. (Santi) Bonifacio e Alessio (St.Alexis)

Only in the 10th century this Basilica/ Church of SS. (Santi) Bonifacio e Alessio on the Aventine Hill built in the 4th century took the second name of S.Alessio (St.Alexis) under which it is popularly known at present. The church obtained greater importance thanks to the houses gifted by Alberich II, dominator in Rome between 930-954, for the creation of a monastery. The...

Villa Malta & Garden (Villa del Priorato di Malta) on the Aventine Hill

This construction of Villa del Priorato di Malta on the Aventine Hill was built in 939 s a Benedictian monastery, it belonged to the monastery of the Chiesa dei SS.Bonifacio e Alessio from which was separated in 977. By the end of the 12th century the monastery became a property of the Templars, monks-warriors defenders of Christianity against Muslims. In 1312 the Order of...

Church of Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino on the Aventine (Annexed to Benedictine College)

Sant'Anselmo, Benedictine University and College In 1890 the Benedictine Order decided to build a church on the Aventine hill, next toan international college dedicated to Sant'Anselmo, the ologian and doctor of the Church. This big church was erected in 1892-1896 according to the project of a Belgian abbot De Hemptine and Francesco Vespignani. It has a basilica plan with three naves divided by big light granite columns....

Sangallo's Bastion & San Paolo Port (Bastione del Sangallo and Porta San Paolo/ Ostiense)

Porta Ostiense or Porta San Paolo The bastion was created by A.da Sangallo the Younger for the pope Paul III in 1537-1540 in terms of the project, which was later abandoned, to remake completely the fortified walls around Rome to protect the city against probable Muslim aggression. In this case the wall of Aventine Hill had to reach Porta S.Paolo. But the works were stopped for the economical reasons. The...

Resistenza Park (Parco della Resistenza) & Fountain of Anfore (Amphorae)

Entire zone of Porta S.Paolo is dedicated to the memory of Roman patriotism of September 9-10, 1943, when simple Romans and Sardinian grenadiers without a commander tried to resist to nazi forces and protect Rome in unequal fight. The hero of this tragic event was Raffaele Persichetti. The park is located behind a modern post-office building (next to the Pyramid of Cestius,...