Palazzo & Piazza (Historic Buildings, Squares and Streets)

Villa Celimontana (Previously Villa Mattei): Park, Garden, Festival, Geographic Society

Previously it was Villa dei Mattei, dukes of Giove, acquired in 1553 by Giacomo and arranged by Ciriaco Mattei. The latter created gardens and picked a collection of ancient marbles; had G.Del Duca build a house in 1581-1586 and finally obtained from the Senators of Rome a 12m high Egyptian obelisk as a present. The obelisk stood beside the Convent of Aracoeli on the...

San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital Complex at Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano

The Hospital Complex, "S. Giovanni - Addolorata" is on the Celio hill, an area of ancient Roman urban settlements. Under the existing buildings are still visible archaeological remains of great importance, among which of particular interest is the Villa of Domitian Lucilla, mother of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The complex is located in a downtown area of the city of Rome, Italy...

Piazzale (Square) Numa Pompilio

The square is dedicated to the 2nd legendary king of Rome Numa Pompilius, who speaking with a nymph Egiria in this zone, was founding inspiration for his politics of peace. At present this place is one of the most busiest traffic junctions in Rome. Here is situated an piece of ancient construction, which was probably a public toilet invented by Vespasian. On the other side...