Index of Places

Church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

Together with the adjoining monastery of Benedictians located here since the 16th century, the church of S.Cecilia is one of the most characteristic constructions of Trastevere district immersed in silence and loneliness of a Medieval part of the city. Notwithstanding the baroque period of reconstruction the church conserved its original character as a house of martyr (Cecilia...

Fountain (Fontana) & Square (Piazza) of Santa Maria in Trastevere

Night view of Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere This square was for all of the history of Trastevere district its real center and it remained it till now. In the center of it there is fountain documented since the middle of the 15th century, which was reconstructed by C.Fontana in 1692 and was restored in the 19th century. It is named after the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, which dominates the piazza and was the...

Places In Rome Shown By "Map K Zone"

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

Church of San Bonaventura al Palatino (Palatine Hill)

The Church of San Bonaventura al Palatino (Palatine Hill) was built in 1625 by initiative of cardinal Francesco Barberini and Blessed Bonaventura da Barcellona. It stands on the highest summit of the Palatine Hill. Previously this site was occupied by Conserva d'Acqua Claudia, water reservoir, which served all the needs of the imperial palaces. Its water came from the...

Places In Rome Shown By "Map L Zone"

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

Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla) - Opera Theater - Caracalla Baths

These baths were begun by Septimius Severus in 206 and were finished by his son Antoninus Caracalla in 216. The model for it served the baths of Trajan. Nevertheless the works over this complex construction continued till Alexandrus Severus and restoration works till Theodorus. The baths were rich with the works of art and apart from the baths contained the gyms, libraries,...

Church of San Cesareo in Palatio

The Church of San Cesareo in Palatio (Chiesa di S.Cesareo de Appia) was built over another Roman construction. It was restored in the end of the 16th century by G.Della Porta. Interior is represented by a hall with a rich golden ceiling and various Cosmatesque works like high altar, the bishop's throne, the ambo, the candelabrum, and the fronts of the side-altars. In the 4th...

San Sebastiano Park - Venue of Roma Vintage

Parco di San Sebastiano (San Sebastiano Park, also called Rome Vintage Park) occupies the territory between the Casina del cardinale Bessarione and the Aurelian Walls. Around it there are numerous villas erected partly over ancient constructions, partly over the ancient tombs. It is a property of the Commune of Rome and not so long ago was opened to public. The park has a...

Porta (Gate) Ardeatina and Via Ardeatina Road

Ardeatina Gate (Porta Ardeatina) was opened in 1939 as the beginning of the Via Cristoforo Colombo, which leads to the sea and in that epoch was named "Imperiale". The name of the gate derives from an ancient Porta Ardeatina, which was destroyed in 1538 by A.da Sangallo the Younger, together with a long tract of the imperial walls, for the construction of the nearby bastion....

Rome Summer Festival - A Hundred Days of Performance, Concerts and Cultural Events

Rome Summer Festival - Concerts and Cultural Events, Roman Summer Festival is a hundred days of performance, concerts, and cultural events involving the whole city, and stretches from the centre to the suburbs. The event encompasses theatre, music, performance, cinema and art. as well as the discovery of places and stimuli. The festival is an annual summer ritual in Rome. It is becoming increasingly important in the city's...

Via di Porta San Sebastiano and Burial Tomb of Scipio (Scipioni)

Before arriving at Porta San Sebastiano - the ancient Porta Appia in the city walls built in the second half of the third century A.D. by the Emperor Aurelian - there existed (and still exists under the names of Via delle Terme di Caracalla and Via di Porta San Sebastiano) the initial stretch of the road, almost a mile long that, starting off from Porta Capena in the walls of...

Arch of Drusus (Arco di Druso)

This triumphal arch was previously an archway of Caracalla's aqueduct, that carried it over the Via Appia in direction of the Baths of Caracalla. The arch of Drusus was built in the years 211- 216 AD with the purpose of supporting the Antoninian aqueduct that supplied water to the Baths of Caracalla, along the via Appia. The Arch of Drusus (Arco di Druso), just before the...

Gate/ Porta San Sebastiano (Ancient Appia Gate) & Museum of Walls (Museo Mura)

The ancient gate Porta Appia, better known as Porta San Sebastiano successively took the name of the nearby basilica of S.Sebastiano. It is the largest and best preserved gateway in the Aurelian Wall. The two medieval towers at the sides rest on basements of marble blocks. The gate was reconstructed by Honorius in the beginning of the 5th century and restored a century later....

Church/ Basilica of St. John at Latin Gate (San Giovanni a Porta Latina)

The Church/ Basilica of St. John at Latin Gate (Chiesa/ Basilica di San Giovanni a Porta Latina) was erected in the 5th century, and reconstructed in 722 and in 1191. Interior is on basilican plan with a nave and two aisles divided by 5 ancient columns on each side. The church preserved the traces of fine 12th century frescoes representing 46 different scenes from the Old and...

Church and Temple of San Giovanni in Oleo

At Porta Latina, within the enclosure of the Aurelian Walls, stands the octagonal Church and Temple of San Giovanni in Oleo (Tempietto di S.Giovanni in Oleo), whose current structures date back to 1509. This is a little octagonal construction erected by Bramante on the site where according to a legend St John Evangelist had to by martyred by emperor Domitian, but stepped out...