Museums, Monuments and Archaeological Areas

Basilica of St. Giovanni in Laterano (St John Lateran)

Basilica of St. Giovanni in Laterano, Italy The cathedral, whose full name is: Patriarcal Arcibasilica and Cathedral of Holy Saviour, St. John the Baptist and Evangelist in Lateran (Arcibasilica Papale e Cattedrale del Santissimo Salvatore e dei Santi Giovanni Battista ed Evangelista in Laterano), rises from the same place where the basilica of Costantino was erected round 314. The ancient basilica had four aisles for...

Major Squares and Fountains in Rome

Major Squares and Fountains in Rome, Italy Undoubtedly there is no city in the world that has more waters and fountains than Rome. It has been thus since ancient times, when 11 aqueducts supplied thousands and thousands of litres of water to the city each day, feeding the countless fountains and magnificent baths. The sacking of the Goths, resulting in the cutting of the aqueducts, ended this richness, and only at the...

Piazza del Campidoglio on the Capitoline Hill, Rome

Piazza del Campidoglio on the Capitoline Hill, Rome, Italy This itinerary can start from nowhere else but the Piazza del Campidoglio, situated on the Capitoline Hill, which has always been the privileged seat of divinity and power.Although it is the lowest and least extensive of the Seven Hills of Rome, in the early 6th century B.C. there stood the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus, by far the most important temple of...

Baroque Architectural Era in Rome

Façade of the Church of the Gesù, the first truly baroque era in rome If there is a period in art that can be said to have left its nature indelibly impressed on the city of Rome, this is the Baroque. The concrete expression of the triumphant Church that managed to overcome the crisis caused by the Protestant Reformation, the Baroque is the style of theatricality, wonder and amazement par excellence that emotionally involves the viewer. During...

Medieval Rome with its Monuments - Artistic Remainders of the Middle Ages

Medieval Rome with its Monuments It is not easy to find artistic remainders of the Middle Ages in Rome, also because they are often incorporated into buildings built during later periods, or hidden in places rarely visited by the occasional tourists. In addition to the ancient, Renaissance or Baroque city, there is also a medieval Rome with its monuments and works of art which can, in part, be discovered...

Ancient Roman Villas and Gardens in Rome

Ancient Roman Villas and Gardens in Rome, Italy Since its most ancient times, Rome has been characterised by the presence of vast green areas. Following the penetration of the Greek culture in the 2nd century B.C., it became the vogue for rich and noble Romans to attach their names to sumptuous gardens, called Horti. These fell into decline with the crisis of the Roman Empire, and only a thousand years later, during the...

Rome Museums, Monuments, and Archaeological Areas

Rome Museums, Monuments, and Archaeological Areas, Italy Notes It should be kept in mind that: Museums hours are subject to change without notice as per Superintendency instructions. As a rule, ticket offices close 30 to 60 minutes before the actual closing times. It is advisable to check opening hours by calling directly the place you intend to visit. For further information please visit the web site of the Ministero per i beni...

Archaeology Museums In Rome

Archaeology Museums In Rome, Italy Municipal Antiquarium Household objects from the 6th century B.C. to the time of barbarian invasions. Includes the famous doll with jointed limbs that was part of the funeral accouterment of Crepereia Tryphaena. Via Parco del Celio 22 - phone 06 70 01 569 Temporarily closed for restoration. Antiquarium of the Forum Finds coming from the Forum excavations and frescoes once...

National Roman Museum In Rome

National Roman Museum In Rome, Italy One of the most important archeological collections in the world, it is split up into five sites. Split up into five sites, the Museum is one of the most important archaeological collections in the world. Special tickets are available: a Euro 9,00 ticket valid 7 days for all the sites of the Museum; a Euro 20,00 ticket also includes the Colosseum, the Palatine, the Baths of...

Monuments and Archaeological Areas In Rome

Colosseum (Amphitheater of Flavius), rome Colosseum (Amphitheater of Flavius)     In the amphitheater, the most important monument of ancient Rome, bloody battles between gladiators and against ferocious animals were once held. Divided into four levels of seats, it could hold at least fifty thousand spectators. Piazza del Colosseo Information and reservation phone 06 39 96 77 00 On-line booking: www....

Christian Catacombs In Rome

Christian Catacombs In Rome, Italy Places of burial and worship of the early Christians, whose most ancient nuclei date from the 2nd century, they were created along the edges of the consular roads outside of the city walls. At present the upkeep and management of all Roman Christians catacombs are under the care of the Pontificia Commissione di Archeologia Sacra Via Napoleone III 1 - tel 06 44 65 610 - fax 06...

Rome Municipal Archaeological Sites that may be visited on request

Cloaca Maxima at the Velabrum, Rome Cloaca Maxima at the Velabrum The sewer crossed the Forum, collecting the water drained off from the higher land, and conveyed it into the Tiber. Via del Velabro 3 - phone 06 67 10 38 19 - fax 06 67 90 795 Temporarily closed for restoration. Columbarium of Pomponius Hylas An underground family burial place from the Julian period, decorated with frescoes and mosaics. Via...

Rome Main Exhibition Areas

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, rome Rome, cradle and centre of European culture, is often seat of important temporary art exhibitions both in its most important museums and in particularly remarkable exhibitions areas: Palazzo delle Esposizioni The Palazzo delle Esposizioni is a neoclassical exhibition hall, cultural center and museum on Via Nazionale in Rome. Via Nazionale 194 - phone 06 48 85 465 Internet...

Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museum), Rome

Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museum), Rome, Italy The Campidoglio is the seat of the City Council and the heart of Rome's cultural heritage. The Capitoline Museums are the world's most ancient museum and the most visited municipal museum in Rome. The Capitoline Museums (Italian: Musei Capitolini) are a group of art and archeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy. The museums...

The Victor Emmanuel Monument, Rome

National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II, Piazza Venezia, Rome Starting June 2, 2002, Anniversary of the Italian Republic, the Victor Emmanuel Monument is entirely open to the public. Both the interior and the exterior are accessible through six entrances including the new passageway connecting the Piazza del Campidoglio to the Terraces by way of the Ara Coeli Convent. The Victor Emmanuel Monument is a gigantic building located on...