Index of Places

Statue of St Francis of Assisi (Monumento a San Francesco)

Statue of St Francis of Assisi (Monumento a San Francesco) The Statue of St Francis of Assisi (Monumento a San Francesco/ Monument to St. Francis) bronze sculptural group is work of Giuseppe Tonnini. It was erected in 1927 with the view on the Cathedral of Rome. Before the meeting of St Francis and Innocent III, the pope had a vision with St Francis supporting the Lateran patriarchate ready to drop down. It stands to the right of the...

Via Sannio Market (Mercato di Via Sannio)

Via Sannio Market (Mercato di Via Sannio) This market is kind of every-day "Porta Portese", specialized mostly in clothes. It was born after the WWII on Piazza Dante where the clothes send from USA as the help were distributed to Romans. Later the market moved in this street. It became permanent and grew bigger. Snuggled up along a stretch of the ancient Aurelian Wall off Via Sannio are the covered stalls of the...

Mausoleum (Tomb) of Caecilia Metella/ Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella

Mausoleum (Tomb) of Caecilia Metella/ Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella The Mausoleum (Tomb) of Caecilia Metella/ Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella is one of the most famous monuments situated on the Via Appia. The mausoleum was built at the third mile of the Appian Way in the years 30-20 BCE, on a dominant position overlooking the road, just at the point of arrestation of a leucite lava flow ejected 260,000 years ago from the Alban Hills volcanic...

Catacombs of San Callisto (Saint Callistus/ Callixtus), Via Appia Antica

Catacombs of San Callisto (Saint Callistus/ Callixtus), Via Appia Antica Catacombs of San Callisto (Saint Callistus/ Callixtus) [Italian: Le Catacombe di San Callisto] is the biggest underground burial site in Rome, it is formed of several separate areas joined together by tunnels on four different levels, over a distance of 16 km. The Catacombs of San Callisto are the best known of the Roman catacombs and the first official underground burial site...

Villa Circus Maxentius and Romulus Mausoleum (Tomb) or Circus of Caracalla at Via Appia Antica

Along the Appian Way you find the Catacombs of St. Sebastian and also of St. Callistus. One mile after you find the Circus of Maxentius, the Mauseoleum and the house of Romulus (Tomba di Romolo/ Mausoleo di Romolo) - the founder of Rome, and just after it, the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, daughter of a Roman patrician family. The first circus in Rome was the Circus Maximus, in the...

Jewish Catacombs Under Villa Torlonia at Vigna Randanini on Via Appia Antica

Jewish Catacombs Under Villa Torlonia at Vigna Randanini on Via Appia Antica There are 6 known Jewish catacombs (Catacombe Ebraiche) in Rome, two of which are open to the public: Vigna Randanini and Villa Torlonia. Two-thirds of the known Jewish inscriptions from Ancient Rome come from two catacombs. The catacomb at the Vigna Randanini on the Via Appia, excavated in 1859-62 and still surviving, has produced about 200 epitaphs (JIWE ii 204-401, 609-611...

"Lungo il Tevere Roma" (Along the Tiber Rome)

"Lungo il Tevere Roma" (Along the Tiber Rome) is one of the most followed summer events in Rome, where the appreciation of the public has risen up exponentially through the years. The annual summer fair on the banks of the Tiber in Trastevere. The main purpose is informing citizens and tourists about the existence of a place that offers the possibility to enrich their own...

Mondofitness Outdoor Fitness Center In The Park at Tor di Quinto

But the “Roman Summer” is not only culture. It is also for fitness. Rome's popular outdoor keep fit center Mondofitness is in the park at Tor di Quinto. A 1,000 square-meter open-air center with weights, cardio machines, spinning, classes in aerobics, pilates, dance, martial arts, an aqua gym, roller boarding, a basketball court for three-on-three games, a climbing wall, a...

L'isola del Cinema (Cinema Isle) Summer Film Festival at Tiber Island in Rome

The Tiber Island in Rome hosts the Isola del Cinema open air film festival during summer. Surrounded by the action of the Lungo il Tevere festival, this theater is on the Isola Tiberina, in the middle of the Tiber river at Trastevere. Isola del Cinema festival held on the Isola Tiberina right in the center of Rome, wedged in the river Tiber. A fascinating programme of...

Bi-Annual Rome Jazz Festival at Auditorium Parco della Musica

Bi-Annual Rome Jazz Festival at Auditorium Parco della Musica, General Information One of the most popular musical events of Rome's autumn season, the "Rome Jazz Festival". The Rome Jazz Festival, now in its 34th year, has always focused on developing a central theme around which to design artistic choices. This has allowed us to conduct a true journey through jazz over the years, not only from a historical and musical point of view but also from a social...

Palazzo Clementino

Clement XI built this palace in the beginning of the 18th century on the site of the ruins remained from the ancient Baths of Diocletian. It was used as a provision store of the city. Later it was adapted for the prison for condemned to public works, and in the end of the past century the palace was transformed in the Hospice for Blind People under the protection of Queen...

The Cemetery of Verano, Rome

statues at Monumental Cemetery of Verano, rome Near the Basilica of St. Lawrence Outside the Walls stands out the imposing area of Monumental Cemetery of Verano (Cimitero Monumentale del Verano). It was first founded under the French management according to St. Cloud's edict of 1804, then projected by Giuseppe Veladier and finally, in the half of the 19th century, completed by Virginio Vespignani. Construction of "Campo...

Quartiere Della Vittoria

Quartiere Della Vittoria This neighborhood grew in the 20's-30's of the 20th century for initiative of construction cooperatives and organizations promoting popular and economic residence constructions: Istituto per le Case Popolari, Istituto per le Case degli Impiegati Statali, Istituto per le Case dei Dipendenti Comunali, etc., all of them appeared by impulse of Luigi Luzzatti in the beginning of...

Ponte del Risorgimento, Roma, Italy

Ponte del Risorgimento, Roma, Italy It was built in 1909-1911 to connect the Della Vottoria Neighbourhood with the Viale delle Belle Arti. It was the first bridge to be built in the city in reinforced concrete, with a single span of 100m. It is 159m long and 20m wide. To the north of it, at Lungotevere della Vittoria 31, is the Museo dell'Arma del Genio, illustrating Italian military transport, bridge building...

Ponte Giacomo Matteotti

Ponte Giacomo Matteotti It was built in 1929-29 by Antonelli, and has three brick spans covered by travertine panels. Originally it was named Ponte Littorio, and received its present name after the WWII. The bridge is 133m long. Address: Ponte Giacomo Matteotti, 00192, 00195, 00196, Rome, Lazio, Italy Shown By Map A Zone As "3"