Museums, Monuments and Archaeological Areas

San Lorenzo in Lucina and its underground ruins In Rome

San Lorenzo in Lucina and its underground ruins In Rome, Italy It is very interesting to retrace the story of S. Lorenzo in Lucina through the different lower levels preserved in its underground space, starting from the Roman buildings dating back to the 2nd-3rd century to the palaeochristian basilica that includes the baptistery commissioned by Pope Sixtus III. The church keeps remarkable works of famous artists such as the "Christ...

Garbatella area, Rome

Garbatella area, Rome, Italy The garden-suburb called Garbatella is an outstanding example of modern architecture in Rome. It was built in the 1920's in the area right next to the industrial zone of Via Ostiense, in order to secure new lodgings immersed in parks and gardens to the numerous worker class. The idea of the so called "Garden City" is due to Gustavo Giovannoni and other artists, who got the...

Foro Italico, Rome

Foro Italico, Rome, Italy The Foro Italico is a large area that includes buildings and sporting facilities especially built for the 1944 Olympic Games. This Foro, previously called Foro Mussolini, was projected, starting from 1928, by the architect Enrico Del Debbio and later in 1936 continued by the architect Luigi Moretti. Besides the Olympic Stadium, other establishments belong to this area such as...

EUR area in Rome

Your visit will include EUR, one of the most interesting areas in Rome for its peculiar and imposing white buildings. Designed in 1936 for the 1942 Universal Exhibition which, owing to the outbreak of World War II never took place, EUR is the work of a group of experienced and famous architects of the time such as Giuseppe Pagano, Marcello Piacentini, Luigi Piccinato, Ettore...

Orazio Gentileschi - Worked in Rome from a very early age

Orazio Gentileschi - Worked in Rome from a very early age, Italy Brief Description about Italian painter - Orazio Gentileschi Although he worked in Rome from a very early age Orazio Gentileschi originally came from Pisa. He worked alongside the fresco painters employed by Sisto V and Clemente VII. At the end of the sixteenth century the painter, like many other artists who were employed by artistic workshops, followed the style of the...

Caravaggio Painting in Rome

Caravaggio Painting in Rome, Italy Roma is the custodian of numerous valuable works by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, they can be found in palaces, the houses of noble families, churches, galleries and museums. The itinery for discovering the masterpieces of the great artist winds between Piazza Venezia, Piazza del Popolo, and the area near to the green expanse of Villa Borghese and the Vatican City. The...

Villa Torlonia Museum, Park and The Casino dei Principi (The House of the Princes) In Rome

Villa Torlonia Museum, Park In Rome, Italy The Torlonia Museum is located in one of the numerous new-built or adapted palaces of 19th century belonged to this noble family of bankers. Since the 17th century the building and adjoining to it were occupied by the water-mill and factories, using the energy of the Acqua Paola. In this palace were disposed 620 pieces of Greek and Roman statues collected by the founder of...

Case Romane del Celio (The Roman Complex Houses), Rome

Case Romane del Celio (The Roman Complex Houses), Rome, Italy The Roman Complex Houses (Case Romane del Celio) goes back to the second century and was formed from at least three dwelling. The complex of buildings was transformed into porticoed buildings in the first half of the third century; they had shops at street level while living areas were created on the upper floors. Access to the archaeological site is now through the door on...

Rome - World's most beautiful works of art - The buildings of "power"

Rome - World's most beautiful works of art - The buildings of "power" , Italy Besides its archaeological remains and the fact that Rome has some of the world's most beautiful works of art the city is also the site of numerous imposing buildings which are institutions of the Italian Republic There is the Palazzo del Quirinale (www.quirinale.it); the Camera Alta (the Upper house of the parliament) and the Senato (the Senate) in Palazzo Madama (www.senato....

Rome - A Capital with the most Monumental Fountains

Rome - A Capital with the most Monumental Fountains, Italy Rome (Roma) is undoubtedly one of the capital with the most monumental fountains. There are 450 artistic fountains, as well as 2,350 small cast iron fountains. The Fontana di Trevi, which is located in the piazza of the same name, is undoubtedly one of the most famous and spectacular. The architect Nicola Salvi, who constructed the fountain between 1732 and 1762, wanted to...

Panoramas - From the Campidoglio (Rome from above) to Monte Mario

city of rome, campidoglio You may begin tour of "Rome from above" from the Campidoglio in the centre of the city. Going beyond the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, behind Palazzo Senatorio, there is a square on the right from where one of the best views of the Roman Forum and the ancient Via Sacra can be obtained. Among the many archaeological remains which can be seen are sections of the temples...

National Pasta Museum In Rome - A museum of macaroni and spaghetti

National Pasta Museum In Rome - A museum of macaroni and spaghetti, Italy The Museo Nazionale delle Paste alimentari (the National Pasta Museum), at Piazza Scanderberg, is the first structure at an international level dedicated specifically to a food product. In its eleven exhibition rooms the history of Italy’s most typical dish can be traced. The procedures used to produce pasta from durum wheat, and its development through various historical...

Textilia - The ancient textile arts of carpet and textile making gallery in Rome

Textilia - The ancient textile arts of carpet and textile making gallery in Rome , Italy At number 8 via Margutta, a tiny street parallel via del Babuino and which is the focus for the studios and residences of many artists who come to Rome, there is Textilia. It is the first Italian gallery dedicated entirely to the ancient arts of carpet and textile making. There have been more than ten exhibitions since 1995, when Textilia was founded, until the present day....

Walking along the Tiber in Rome - A characteristic element of the Roman landscape

Tiber river in Rome This itinerary unwinds along the Tiber, always a characteristic element of the Roman landscape. Up until the construction of the embankments, in the late 19th century, it was completely navigable and characterised by an unending sequence of buildings that faced onto and were reflected in the water. The river was used for fishing and bathing; the water was used to drink and...

Renaissance Rome

Renaissance Rome, Italy During the Middle Ages, the city of Rome was abandoned due to the transfer of the papal court to Avignon, in France. The absence of the pope thus caused an economic crisis that forced the population to abandon the city. This, reduced to poverty, soon became a mass of ruins where herds of sheep and cattle grazed. But after 1418, the year when Pope Martin V re-established the...