"Quartiere del Barocco (Baroque District), Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
The part of Rome located in form of triangle between Piazza del Popolo, Via del Babuino and Via Marghutta, Piazza di Spagna, and Via di Ripetta is named Quartiere Barocco, i.e. Baroque District. It was built in the 16th-18th centuries on the empty area, so it was possible to make an urbanistic planning and projecting of the streets and squares. The houses and all the infrastructure here was built for the medium class, which explains the absence of particularly beautiful and imposing palaces, as well as absence of cheap poor constructions. This district was a favourite part of Rome for foreigners and colonies of artists. Here the first in Rome houses with the apartments in rent appeared. The part of this triangle between Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna and Via del Corso was centuries was the most animated and visited of all the city, with a great number of fashionable shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, antic shops and hotels.
Quartiere del Barocco (Baroque District)
00197, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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