Index of Places

Palazzo (Palace) Rusticucci, Rome

Palazzo (Palace) Rusticucci, Rome It is a reconstruction of a palace built in 1585, which with its present name and its previous name Palazzo degli Accoramboni, occupied the side of the old square Rusticucci, from where the district of Borgi was facing the facade of St Peter's basilica. Address: Palazzo (Palace) Rusticucci Via Rusticucci, 00193, Rome, Lazio, Italy Palazzo (Palace) Rusticucci is Shown By "Map...

Palazzo Dei Convertendi, Rome

Palazzo Dei Convertendi, Rome This palace took the place of destroyed Palazzo del cardinale Soderini and other small constructions of 15-16th centuries. Il Palazzo dei Convertendi, which was also called Palazzo di Raffaello (Palace of Raphael), because the great artist had died here in 1520, is probably the work of Bramante. The very beautiful entrance with the loggia above is attributed to Peruzzi. The...

Palazzo Torlonia, Rome

Palazzo Torlonia, Rome It is one of numerous Roman palaces that were named after the outstandingly rich family of bankers in 19th century. The building belongs to work of A.Bregno, who constructed it approx. in 1500 for the cardinal Adriano Castellesi da Corneto, secretary of Alexander VI Borgia. He was one of the current executors of the project to inhabit the district Borghi, so to create the...

Chiesa/Church Santa Maria (Parrocchia S.M.) in Traspontina, Rome

Chiesa/Church Santa Maria (Parrocchia S.M.) in Traspontina, Rome The church stands on the place where before 1527 was residence of Borgo's Governor. Begun in 1566 by Giovanni Peruzzi (the son of famous B.Peruzzi) the construction of church was continued by O.Mascherino in 1581-1587 and finished by Francesco Peparelli in 1637, who also had built a bell-tower. Interior. One nave with five chapels on each side (famous is Cappella di S.Barbara...

Palazzo Cardinal Cesi, Rome

Palazzo Cardinal Cesi, Rome In 1520 cardinal Armellini built a new palace enlarging the old one of 15th century, which was bought by future cardinal Pier Donato Cesi and his brother Angelo in 1565. The Cesi's had it innovated by M.Longhi the Younger. On the right end of the facade there are rests of the sculptured lion head. It is one of examples of the rich collection of antiques realized by the...

Palazzo Serristori, Rome

The architect created this fine building for the noble family Serristori, merchants and bankers of Tuscanian origins, is unknown. In 1555 it was the residence of Tuscany's Embassy; in 1867 it was papal Zouaves' barracks. Today it is the School of Pius IX transferred here in 1935 because of the destruction of their previous seat on piazza Pia. Address: Palazzo Serristori Via...

Palazzo dei Penitenzieri, Columbus Hotel, Rome

Palazzo dei Penitenzieri, Columbus Hotel, Rome It was erected in 1480-90 for the cardinal Domenico Della Rovere, probably by B.Pontelli in Palazzo Venezia style. Starting from the 17th century the palace entered in the period of its decadence loosing external decorations and suffering from the installation of new windows. (pictured above: inner courtyard) On the facade facing Via della Conciliazione there are two pretty...

Chiesa/Church dell'Annunziatina (S. Maria Annunziata in Borgo), Rome

From the back of the modern palace built on the place of the old papal military hospital of S.Carlo, in 1950 was reconstructed Chiesa dell'Annunziatina, the church previously destroyed during the work of the zone arrangement. The facade is by P.Passalacqua (18th century). Inside: "Madonna" by A.Romano and lunette with "Apparizione di S.Michele Arcangelo al papa Gregorio Magno...

Via della Conciliazione, Borgo, Rome

Via della Conciliazione, Borgo, Rome This street is a realization of ancient projects about opening the perspective from Tiber to St Peter's, represented continuously for many centuries. It was begun in 1936 and finished in 1950. This construction caused destruction of many interesting examples of architecture. Two rows of obelisks with lamps on the top create a visual effect covering the irregularity of side...

Borgo Santo Spirito, Borgo, Rome

Borgo Santo Spirito, Borgo, Rome Borgo derives from a word of Germanic origin "burg", which means "little inhabited center". This term was given to a block of buildings and streets around St Peter's, grown up here in 6th century and enlarged starting from the 8th century by colonies of foreigners, houses and hospices for pilgrims of any nationality, monasteries and other religious organizations. So all this...

Corridore (Corridori) di Borghi, Rome

Corridore (Corridori) di Borghi, Rome The Corridore (Corridori) is formed by Mura Leonine (pictured) built by Leo IV in 848-852 to defend St Peter's. When popes returned from Avignon they were using it as a passage between their residence in the Vatican and Castel S.Angelo. Alexander VI modified it and Urban VIII cleaned the corridor from the old little houses standing here and there. In 1527 Clement VII used it...

Borghi Pio e Vittorio (Trianon Borgo Pio Residence), Rome

Borghi Pio e Vittorio (Trianon Borgo Pio Residence), Rome While the Borghi like S.Spirito, Vecchio, Nuovo, Sant'Angelo were created spontaneously according to the historical development as a natural approach to St Peter's, Borgo Pio and Borgo Vittorio are the products of Renaissance town-planning. Borgo Pio takes its name from Pius IV (Pio) who begun its construction in 1561 and was completed by Gregory XIII with the special taxes...

Piazza Risorgimento, Rome

Piazza Risorgimento, Rome Till 1890 on this place existed Porta Angelica (gate) built in 15th century and named after Pius IV. From the contemporary Piazza del Risorgimento during past centuries was possible to admire the horrible view of cages located on the top of the Porta, containing the human heads. Piazza (Square) Risorgimento forms the meeting place of Via Cola di Rienzo and the quieter Via...

Via Cola di Rienzo, Rome

Museo Storico dell'Arma dei Carabinieri, Rome Dedicated to the tribune of 4th century, the street Via Cola di Rienzo was designed as the principal road of the Prati District and as a connection between piazza del Popolo and the Vatican zone. On the angle between Via Cola di Rienzo and Via Crescenzio there is Museo Storico dell'Arma dei Carabinieri (pictured above), opened in 1925, which contains the documents and works of...

Piazza Adriana, Rome

Piazza Adriana, Rome The Park of Castel Sant'Angelo was created in the middle of 1930's as a consequence of liberation the castle from military construction and cleaning of the surrounding area. Here you will find Auditorium - Auditorium Casa Madre dell'Associazione Nazionale fra Mutilati ed Invalidi di Guerra (ANMIG) with 200 seats Concert halls. To the left of the park and piazza Adriana in the...