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Palazzo di Giustizia (Law Courts), Rome

Palazzo di Giustizia (Law Courts), Rome The construction of gigantic Palace of Justice strongly desired by G.Zanardelli, minister of Justice and later Prime Minister, by the project of G.Calderini, was conducted through difficulties and scandals from 1889 till 1911 (22 years). Because of its huge weight the palace was in danger of collapse and in 1970 was evacuated. Although it is still under restoration, it has...

Piazza Cavour (The Cavour square), Rome

Piazza Cavour (The Cavour square), Rome Piazza Cavour (The Cavour square) was began in 1876, when appeared the idea to built another impressive building close to such a great examples of architecture as St Peter's and Castel Sant'Angelo. The first thoughts were about Stock and Opera Theatre, but won the project of the Palace of Justice. The monument in the center of the square is to the one of the most important...

Casa dei Mutilati (The palace of War Cripples), Rome

Casa dei Mutilati (The palace of War Cripples), Rome The full name of this construction is Palazzo dei Mutilati e Invalidi di Guerra, i.e. The palace of War Cripples. It is a seat of the namesake national Association. The idea belonged to C.Delcroix and its realization to M.Piacentini in 1928. The Auditorium Casa Madre dell'Associazione Nazionale fra Mutilati ed Invalidi di Guerra is used by the association to conduct a...

I Muraglioni e i Lungotevere - Embankments on the Banks of the Tiber along the Lungotevere of the Tiberina isle, Rome

Tiberina isle The construction of the river-side and high walls was the first and the most important work of the new Italian state. Before the Middle ages, the greatest part of the city inhabitants was living on the hill parts, but starting from the 5th-6th century the population moved close to the river sides and frequent river floods became a real disaster for the city of Rome. All the...

Palazzo Primoli, Mario Praz Museum, Museo Napoleonico, Rome

Museo Napoleonico (Napoleonico Museum), Palazzo Primoli, Rome In the Palazzo Primoli (15th century) have their seats Fondazione Primoli and Museo Napoleonico. Museo Napoleonico in its 14 rooms contains picture, miniatures, sculptures, drawings with the memory about the presence of Napoleon in Rome. It was presented to the city of Rome in 1927 by count Joseph Primoli. Joseph Primoli assured himself a long fame because of his qualities...

Palace of Chancellery/ Palazzo della Cancelleria - Extraterritorial Property Of The Holy See

Palace of Chancellery/ Palazzo della Cancelleria of the Holy See In the past the palace was attributed to Bramante, but for chronological stylistic motives this opinion was changed and now Palazzo della Cancelleria is attributed to A.Bregno, leaving to Bramante the merit of a perfect courtyard and a church incorporated in construction. The palace is considered to be the masterpiece of patronage of the family of pope Sixtus IV della Rovere,...

Ponte (Bridge) Fabricio - Connects The Tiber island

Ponte Fabricio was built in 62 b.C. by L.Fabricius curator viarum (as it is inscribed on both sides of the bridge). This is the oldest Roman bridge to have survived in the city, and still in use for pedestrians. In the Middle Ages it was called "Pons Judeurum" (Jewish bridge) because of the proximity of Ghetto. It is also known as the Ponte Quattro Capi from the two herms of...

Palazzo and Church of San Callisto (Saint Callixtus)/ Palazzo e Chiesa di S.Callisto

Apart from the old buildings that overlook the square (Piazza) Santa Maria in Trastevere, among which is the monumental 17th century Palazzo San Callisto (1613) belonging to the Holy See in the heart of Trastevere. On the site of palazzo di S.Callisto since the Middle Ages stood a palace erected for the cardinals responsible for the life of basilica of S.Maria in Trastevere...

The Wall of Urbano VIII (Mura di Urbano VIII)

The walls going down from the Janiculum hill are relatively recent because were built under Urban VIII which comprehended much bigger area than that one of Imperial walls. The Wall of Urbano VIII and the Vanvitelli fountain When, in 1630, port duty was reinstated, it became necessary to separate the port itself from the city. Urbano VIII therefore had a wall built which still...