"Via Vittoria, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
Via Vittoria lies between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Augusto Imperatore, and runs parallel to via Condotti and connects via del Corso with via del Babuino. Via Vittoria also near Viale Pietro De Coubertin and Via Vincenzo Bellini.
The origins of the name of this street are uncertain. It is noted for being a place of Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia, which was completely rearranged by Italian State in 1875. It went out of a Congregation of musicians of Rome, which protector was S.Cecilia, and was founded in 1584 by Gregory XIII. It had a great influence on formation of Roman school of music. The Academy itself was founded only in 1839 at the Congregation and quite quickly became dominating and absorbed the original organization. The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, situated at the Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome designed by architect Renzo Piano, is one of the largest music complexes in the world today. The historical patrimony, completely reorganised and catalogued according to the most modern technologies, has been transferred in 2005 to the new biblio-mediatech. The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia's museum of musical instruments has been inaugurated in 2008 and it holds one of the foremost collections of instruments in Italy.
At present Academy of S.Cecilia is the most important organization of studies and promotion of music in Italy. The big concert hall of St Cecilia (Auditorium) is on Via della Conciliazione in Palazzo Pio. The 3,400 square metre, 2,800 seat Sala Santa Cecilia (Santa Cecilia Hall) [pictured above] is one of the most innovative concert halls in the world of music. It was conceived for symphonic concerts, and comfortably holds both an orchestra and chorus. The ample 336 square metre stage is set in the centre, and given its modular structure, allows for perfect visibility and optimal acoustics (reverberation time is 2.2 seconds). The dimensions of the hall (1,200 square metre orchestra seating) are at the limit that allows for both natural acoustics and audience attention. As it is in all major concert halls, the audience is seated on 'terraced' risers. The architectonic project as a whole encompasses a volume of about 30,000 cubic metres. The weight-bearing structure of the roof, of exceptional dimensions, is constructed of laminated wooden beams joined by stainless steel components. The lowered acoustical ceiling, truly a conceptual innovation, is made of 26 shells in American cherry wood, each of which has a median surface area of about 180 square metres. The orchestra and balconies are also covered in wood, making the entire Sala a resonating chamber of optimal acoustic performance.
The little Chiesa di S.Orsola, also located on Via Vittoria, was transformed in a performance hall of the Accademia di Arte Drammatica. Accademia Nazionale Di Arte Drammatica "Silvio D'Amico" [pictured below] aim of its educational and cultural activity is to promote the traditional theatrical heritage and its renewal through experimentation and search. Every year about 8 shows realized by students are presented to the public. From the rows of the institute came actors like Anna Locksmiths, Vittorio Gassman, Gianmaria Volontè, Nino Manfredi, Monica Vitti, Giancarlo Giannini.
And another fact making this street famous is the residence here of G.Garibaldi in 1879 during his last stay in Rome, where he was visited by king of Italy Umberto I.
Via Vittoria is one of the most elegant streets in Rome. It is located in the historic centre of Rome, a stone’s throw away from the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. It is surrounded by magnificent attractions but also by the main shopping streets of the capital. Here you can find boutiques and ateliers of the top Italian and international brands inside ancient and beautiful palaces. Via Vittoria is 5 minutes walk from Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, walking distance from all major attractions in Rome. visit to the Ara Pacis Augustae and of course the Bernini fountain - affectionately known as the ‘Barcaccia’ – located in front of the famous steps of Piazza di Spagna (scalinata di Trinità dei Monti), which in Spring, with its Azaleas, seems to have jumped out of a Renoir painting.
Between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Augusto Imperatore. Near via Condotti, via del Corso, via del Babuino, Viale Pietro De Coubertin and Via Vincenzo Bellini.
00187 - 00196 Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)
Via Vittoria is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "19"
Contact Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Largo Luciano Berio, 3 (Viale Pietro de Coubertin, 10), 00196 Roma
Tel. 06 80242501
Fax. 06 80242300/01
Contact Accademia Nazionale Di Arte Drammatica "Silvio D'Amico"
Via Vincenzo Bellini, 16, 00198 Rome, Lazio, Italy
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Closed Sunday
Telephone: 0039 06 8543680
Fax: 0039 06 8542505
Web site: www.silviodamico.it
You can reach Via Vittoria By the following Bus Station:
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186, piazzale della farnesina
186, porta s. giovanni
224, augusto imperatore
224, l.go sperlonga
Closest Railway stations near Via Vittoria:
STAZIONE FLAMINIO, Di Villa Ruffo (via), 1, 695 mt. away
STAZIONE TERMINI, Dei Cinquecento (piazza), 1, 928 mt. away
ROMAVITERBO EUCLIDE, Filippo Civinini (via), 982 mt. away
STAZIONE SAN PIETRO, Della Stazione Di San Pietro (piazza), 1, 1.1 km away
ROMAPANTANO TERMINI LAZIALI, Giovanni Giolitti (via), 64, 1.2 km away
Closest Tourist Information Points near Via Vittoria:
Fontana di Trevi, Via Minghetti, 305 mt. away
Navona, Piazza delle Cinque Lune, 432 mt. away
Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Pia, 565 mt. away
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, 678 mt. away
Getting To Via Vittoria From Church/Chiesa dei SS.Ambrogio e Carlo (San Carlo al Corso):
Departure from roma via del corso , 1
walk 300 meters
to roma via vittoria , 1
distance covered (metres) 300 meters.