Index of Places

Rione Testaccio - Via Marmorata: Discover Testaccio, Walk on Monte Testaccio (Testaccio Hill)

Rione Testaccio - Via Marmorata Via Marmorata The name of the street "Marmorata" confirms the existence of a huge deposit of marbles (marmo (it.) = marble) on the coast of the river in times when it was an ancient river port where all the building materials brought to Rome for imperial and other kinds of constructions where unloaded from the ships. In 1867-1870, in the epoch of Pius IX, in course of...

Testaccio Bridge (Ponte Testaccio)

This bridge was unveiled in 1948 and served mostly for the connection of the other side of the river with the Mattatoio (Slaughter-house constructions) and Mercato delle carni (Market of meat), not existing anymore. That is why the bridge lost its former importance now. It is 122m long and 32 m wide. Ponte Testaccio connects the Tiber embankment having its same name with the...

MACRO Testaccio Complex & La Pelanda - Former Mattatoio (Slaughterhouse): Museum and Cultural Centre

Mattatoio was a great complex construction created in 1890 as a huge slaughter-house or abattoir . It is abandoned now, and the plans of its re-utilization take in consideration some sportive constructions on this territory or creation of new museums and centers of commune's life. Rome’s ex-Mattatoio (slaughter-house or abattoir) complex is now an active site for cultural...

Church of Santa Maria Liberatrice In Testaccio Hill

Santa Maria Liberatrice a Monte Testaccio (Church of Santa Maria Liberatrice In Testaccio Hill) stands just west of Porta San Paolo and the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius near the banks of the Tiber River in Rome. The first Santa Maria Liberatrice church was built in the Roman Forum in the 18th Century over the ruins of S. Maria Antiqua. This church in Romanesque-Byzantine style...

Testaccio Stadium (Vecchio Campo Testaccio)

Testaccio Stadium (Campo Testaccio) was a multi-use stadium in Rome, Italy. It was initially used as the stadium of A.S. Roma matches. It was replaced by Stadio Nazionale PNF in 1940. This ample zone was a part of famous recreation territory "Prati del Popolo Romano", and several decades ago was a soccer-camp, one of the first camps among those where the new game imported...

Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome (Protestant Cemetery or Cemetery of the English)

Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome (Protestant Cemetery or Cemetery of the English) This Protestant Cemetery or Cemetery of the English (Cimitero Acattolico o degli Inglesi) was founded in the 18th century with the eldest tomb of construction dated with 1738. The foreigners of other religion than Catholic could have their places of cult only out of the walls surrounding Rome and in case of death could not be buried in the cemeteries belonging to the Catholic...

British Military Cemetery (Cimitero Militare Inglese)

This British Military Cemetery (Cimitero Militare Inglese) is a memory about the WWII in Latium. The cemetery contains the tombs of a little group of British warriors died on the camps of battle for Rome. To this cemetery corresponds the French military one located to the north of the city. The American military cemetery is located in Nettuno. The Aurelian's wall beyond the...

Pyramid of Cestius or Piramide Cestia (Piramide di Caio Cestio)

Pyramid of Cestius or Piramide Cestia (Piramide di Caio Cestio) It is of the best conserved and most characteristic monuments of ancient Rome. This pyramid was built in 12 a.D. during a period of 300 days, and it is 27m high, with the size of the base side 22m. It is covered by marble and stands on a basement of travertine. The Pyramid of Cestius or Piramide Cestia (Piramide di Caio Cestio); also called Pyramid of Gaius Cestius is an...

Campidoglio Square (Piazza del Campidoglio)

In the Middle Ages, on this part of the city a big market and a political center of Rome were settled. The latter, till our days, is distinguished by four letters "SPQR: Senatus Populus Que Romaus". The present look of this place was created by the project of Michelangelo, who made of it one of the most beautiful squares in Rome. He ingeniously made use of a little space and...

Palazzo Senatorio

Palazzo Senatorio (Town Council) is the central palace in Piazza del Campidogio. Its name derives from the fact that it was a seat of Roman Senate till 1870, when became the official seat of Comune di Roma and the Mayor of Rome. On the remains of the ancient Tabularium in the 11th century was built a fortress by the Corsi, and the Senate was probably installed here in 1143....

Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini) and Palazzo Nuovo (New Palace)

Palazzo Nuovo (New Palace) Palazzo Nuovo (New Palace) is on the left of the Piazza del Campidoglio. It was built according to a project of Michelangelo in 1603-1655 (Clement VIII - Alexander VII, who's coat-of-arms is above the entrance by Girolamo and Carlo Rainaldi. Palazzo Nuovo contains the Museo Capitolino, an extremely interesting collection of ancient sculpture, begun...

Climbing the Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill)

In the ancient epoch the way leading to the Capitoline Hill was made of step slope of a rock, on which a group of houses stood. The side street Via delle Tre Pile was open in 1692 by Innocent XII Pignatelli. The so called House of Michelangelo was located on it, but now its reconstruction is in the beginning of the Passeggiata del Gianicolo. Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill) or...

Palazzo Caffarelli

Charles V in occasion of his visit to Rome in 1536 gave to the Caffarelli an exclusive right to build a private residence on the Capitoline Hill. Thus, Palazzo Caffarelli was built in 1584, many times demolished and rearranged, and in 1854 passed to the Prussia and became a symbolic residence of German emperor on the Capitoline hill. After the WWI the palace was acquired by...

Mamertine Prison (Carcere Mamertino) or Tullianum

Mamertine Prison (Carcere Mamertino) [also called Tullianum] according to a legend was the Prison or jail (Carcere) where St Peter and St Paul was imprisoned. They would have stayed here for nine months and could runaway thanks to the help of other prisoners converted by apostles. Thus it was transformed in the place of cult with the name San Pietro in Carcere. It consists...

Temple of Vespasian (Tempio di Vespasiano)

Temple of Vespasian (Tempio di Vespasiano) Three white marble Corinthian columns made part of the Temple of Vespasian erected in memory of the emperor after his death in 79 A.D. by two sons Titus and Domitian, and two years later after the death of Titus, dedicated to him as well. On the basement are signs of the probable spots where the statues of two emperors stood. The inscription says about restoration conducted in...