Index of Places

Veterinario Monti Parioli, Rome

Veterinario Monti Parioli, Rome It is a hill system of volcanic tufa, which from the great bend of Tiber reaches Via Salaria. The name "Parioli" might had probably be derived from the term "Peraiolo", which in its turn derives from "pero", i.e. pear-tree, once cultivated here. The principal traffic way is Viale dei Parioli with the center in Piazza Ungheria. Between two World Wars on the surface of Monte...

Villaggio Olimpico, Rome

Villaggio Olimpico, Rome This residential center conserved its original name "Olympic Village", as it was built with the goal to accommodate the athletes participating in the Olympic Games of 1960. At present it is reserved for the State employees. All this zone starting from the beginning of the 20th century was occupied by sport constructions like Competition Camp, National Stadium (1911),...

Ponte (Bridge) Flaminio/ Museo (Museum) Torretta Valadier, Rome

Ponte (Bridge) Flaminio/ Museo (Museum) Torretta Valadier, Rome This bridge was built in 1939-51 with the pause between 1943 and 1947. It is made of reinforced cement, has seven arches and is 292m long and 40m wide. It serves as the entrance to the city from the north. This is one of Rome’s unknown gems because not many people know that the tower that is on the bridge is actually a small museum/art gallery named - Torretta Valadier -...

Villa Giulia National Museum, Rome

Villa Giulia National Museum, Rome It was realized for pope Julius III in 1551-55, by enlargement of his family property extending on the greatest part of the hills and plains between Porta del Pololo and Ponte Milvio. It was composed of three centers, the oldest one was named "old vine-yard", the second was the "vine-yard of the port" (as it stood on the riverbank, where a specially built port gave the...

Villa Poniatowsky, Rome

It was born from the division of Villa Giulia in 1570, first as Vigna Mignanelli, then it belonged to the Gonzaga and the Cesi, by who's order Vignola created a beautiful portico and a terrace, accessed by a staircase decorated with marbles, later it was known as Villa Sinibaldi, and finally in 1781 it became a property of Polish prince Stanislao Poniatowsky, who had it...

Viale delle Belle Arti, Rome

Viale delle Belle Arti, Rome It goes along the zone located at the feet of the Monti Parioli. Here in 1911 was organized the Exposition of Fine Art (Esposizione delle Belle Arti), which later became the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, and gave name to the road. The zone of Valle Giulia, between the extreme end of Villa Borghese and Monti Parioli, was all occupied by foreign cultural Institutions:...

Galleria Nazionale D'Arte Moderna & Museo (National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art and Museum), Rome

National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art and Museum, Rome The palace of the gallery was built in 1911 by Cesare Bazzani, and enlarged in 1933. It contains the most important in Italy collection of 19th-20th century Italian art, founded in 1883. It was slowly reconstructed and rearranged. At present it's been completely reopened. The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art and Museum (Galleria Nazionale D'Arte Moderna &...

Villa Glori (Viale di Villa Glori), Rome

Villa Glori (Viale di Villa Glori), Rome It was a vineyard of a certain signor Glori, who escaped from here in October 1867, when a bloody battle between a troop of Garibaldi's army and pontifical gendarmes took place on this territory. In the head of this revolutionary attempt were two brothers Enrico and Giovanni Cairoli. This occasion is commemorated by a column and a dry stable of almond-tree, beside which Enrico...

Acqua Acetosa (Fontana dell'Acqua Acetosa), Rome

Acqua Acetosa (Fontana dell'Acqua Acetosa), Rome The mineral spring called Acqua Acetosa is located between the hill of Villa Glori and the Tiber. The name "acetosa" derives form the word "aceto" (it.) meaning "vinegar", as its taste was slightly similar to it. The spring was closed in 1959 and the water was determined "undrinkable" for the hygienic reasons that got worst due to the population of territories located above...

Villa Paganini, Rome

Villa Paganini, Rome This villa is a part of a property acquired by cardinal Giulio Alberoni, minister of Philip V of Spain, during his Roman sojourn in 1721. At present it is a public garden. Address: Villa Paganini (Largo di Villa Paganini) 00198, Rome, Lazio, Italy Transit: Policlinico (861 m S), Metro B Shown By "Map B Zone" As "1" Nearby Bed & Breakfast: Ristorante Villa Paganini Di...

Quartiere Coppede, Piazza Mincio, Rome

Quartiere Coppede, Piazza Mincio, Rome This neighborhood, located between Via Tagliamento, Via Clitunno, Via Serchio, Via Ombrone and Via Arno (Italian rivers), with the center in Piazza Mincio, is named after it author, architect G.Coppede'. It grew in 1921-1926, and is noted for its very curious architecture: fantastic entrance arch from Via Tagliamento, a series of towers, loggias, and medieval fragments. In...

Catacombe di Priscilla Church, Rome

Catacombe di Priscilla Church, Rome This are one of the most important catacombs in Rome, founded in the 2nd century A.D.. They are named after the Roman matron Priscilla from the Acili Glabroni family, who gave her territorial property for this construction. After the peace of Constantine, on the surface above the catacombs, Chiesa di S.Silvestro was erected, where numerous popes were buried. The catacomb of...

Monte Antenne, Rome

Monte Antenne, Rome The name of this hill derives from the phrase "ante amnes", i,e. "in front of two rivers", because it is located in the junction point of Aniene and Tiber. Here, in ancient epoch was located a Sabine town Antemnae, to which the famous Raped Sabines belonged. On the summit of Monte Antenne (62m) is one of the fortresses of the Roman fortification built in 1877-84. The...

Viale della Moschea (Islamic Center of Italy), Rome

Viale della Moschea (Islamic Center of Italy), Rome The name of this hill derives from the phrase "ante amnes", i,e. "in front of two rivers", because it is located in the junction point of Aniene and Tiber. Here, in ancient epoch was located a Sabine town Antemnae, to which the famous Raped Sabines belonged. On the summit of Monte Antenne (62m) is one of the fortresses of the Roman fortification built in 1877-84. The...

Palazzo Sistino/Sistina/Sistine, Vatican City, Rome

Palazzo Sistino/Sistina/Sistine, Vatican City, Rome Pius IV and Gregory XIII added to the ancient palace the new wing at the corner, covered with the loggia similar to that one of Bramante - Raphael. The work was conducted by P.Ligorio, M.Longhi and O.Mascherino. But the idea to build the third wing with loggia, which would belong to one side of the new palace, and thus create the little courtyard called Cortile di S.Domaso...