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St. Peter's Square, Fiumicino | Tourist Information


Vatikan
Fiumicino, Italy 00120


St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome, directly west of the neighbourhood or rione of Borgo.At the centre of the square is an Egyptian obelisk, erected at the current site in 1586. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square almost 100 years later, including the massive Tuscan colonnades, four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". A granite fountain constructed by Bernini in 1675 matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.HistoryThe open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII, as an appropriate forecourt, designed "so that the greatest number of people could see the Pope give his blessing, either from the middle of the façade of the church or from a window in the Vatican Palace" (Norwich 1975 p 175). Bernini had been working on the interior of St. Peter's for decades; now he gave order to the space with his renowned colonnades, using the Tuscan form of Doric, the simplest order in the classical vocabulary, not to compete with the palace-like façade by Carlo Maderno, but he employed it on an unprecedented colossal scale to suit the space and evoke a sense of awe.

Catholic Church Near St. Peter's Square

Pantheon, Rome
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Piazza della Rotonda 00186 Rome, Italy
San Cesareo, Italy 00186

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. He retained Agrippa's original inscription, which has confused its date of construction.The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3metres.It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, in large part because it has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs" (Santa Maria ad Martyres) but informally known as "Santa Maria Rotonda". The square in front of the Pantheon is called Piazza della Rotonda. The Pantheon is a state property, ruled by Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism through the Polo Museale del Lazio; in 2013 it was visited by over 6 million people.

St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Square
Rome, Italy 00187

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica Sancti Petri; Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano), is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as "holding a unique position in the Christian world" and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom".Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of St. Peter, one of Christ's Apostles and also the first Pope; supposedly, St. Peter's tomb is directly below the high altar of the Basilica. For this reason, many Popes have been interred at St. Peter's since the Early Christian period. There has been a church on this site since the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Construction of the present basilica, replacing the Old St. Peter's Basilica of the 4th century AD, began on 18 April 1506 and was completed on 18 November 1626.

Piazza San Pietro, Roma, Italia
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Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy 00120

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Vaticano, Roma
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Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy 00193

+393208792642

Basilica Di San Pietro - Roma
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Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy 00120

069884466

Sistine Chapel
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Viale Vaticano
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza della Minerva 42
Rome, Italy 00186

06 69 92 03 84

Santa Maria sopra Minerva is one of the major churches of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers in Rome, Italy. The church's name derives from the fact that the first Christian church structure on the site was built directly over the ruins or foundations of a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis, which had been erroneously ascribed to the Greco-Roman goddess Minerva.The church is located in Piazza della Minerva one block behind the Pantheon in the Pigna rione of Rome within the ancient district known as the Campus Martius. The present church and disposition of surrounding structures is visible in a detail from the Nolli Map of 1748.While many other medieval churches in Rome have been given Baroque makeovers that cover Gothic structures, the Minerva is the only extant example of original Gothic church building in Rome. Behind a restrained Renaissance style façade the Gothic interior features arched vaulting that was painted blue with gilded stars and trimmed with brilliant red ribbing in a 19th-century Neo-Gothic restoration.

Petersdom - Vatikan
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Piazza S. Pietro
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova)
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Piazza Chiesa Nuova
Rome, Italy 00186

+39 06 6875289

Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza della Minerva 42
Rome, Italy 00186

0066793926

Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Popolo, 12
Rome, Italy 00187

+39 06 3610836

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo is an Augustinian church in Rome, Italy. It stands on the north side of Piazza del Popolo, one of the most famous squares in the city. The church is hemmed in between Porta del Popolo (the ancient Porta Flaminia) and the Pincio hill. Porta Flaminia was one of the gates in the Aurelian Wall as well as the starting point of Via Flaminia, the most important route from the north. The church contains works by several famous artists, such as Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.HistoryIn 1099, a chapel was built by Pope Paschal II to Our Lady over the tomb of the Domitii Ahenobarbi. Tradition has it that the site was haunted by Nero's ghost or demons in the form of black crows; therefore the pope chopped down the walnut tree sheltering the crows and built a chapel in its place. The name del Popolo ("of the people") probably derives from its funding by the people of Rome, but some sources say it comes from the Latin word populus, meaning poplar and referring to a tree located nearby. The chapel was enlarged and became a church by will of Pope Gregory IX in 1235, and was given to the Augustinian friars, who still oversee it, in 1250.

Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120
Rome, Italy 75023

+39 06 6988 3731

Sant'Andrea della Valle
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Piazza Vidoni, 6
Rome, Italy 00186

+39 06 686 1339

Sant'Andrea della Valle is a basilica church in the rione of Sant'Eustachio of the city of Rome, Italy. The basilica is the general seat for the religious order of the Theatines. It is located on Piazza Vidoni at the intersection of Corso Vittorio Emanuele (facing facade) and Corso Rinascimento.OverviewA church was initially planned when Donna Costanza Piccolomini d'Aragona, duchess of Amalfi and descendant of the family of Pope Pius II, bequeathed her palace and the adjacent church of San Sebastiano in central Rome to the Theatine order for construction of a new church. Since Amalfi's patron was Saint Andrew, the church was planned in his honor. Work initially started around 1590 under the designs of Giacomo della Porta and Pier Paolo Olivieri, and under the patronage of Cardinal Gesualdo. With the previous patron's death, direction of the church passed to Cardinal Alessandro Peretti di Montalto, nephew of Pope Sixtus V. Work restarted by 1608, financed by what was then an enormous endowment of over 150,000 gold scudi, and with a more grandiose plan designed mainly by Carlo Maderno. The interior of the church was completed by 1650, with some changes added by Francesco Grimaldi.

SANTUARIO DELLA DIVINA MISERICORDIA
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Borgo Santo Spirito 2
Rome, Italy 00193

06-6879310

Cetro di Spiritualità della Divina Misericordia istituito canonicamente nel mese di Gennaio del 1994 per volontà del Santo Padre GIOVANNI PAOLO II e per decreto del Cardinale Vicario Camillo Ruini

Santuario di San Salvatore in Lauro
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piazza di San Salvatore in Lauro 15
Rome, Italy 00186

tel/fax +39 06 6875187

Il Santuario di San Salvatore in Lauro si trova nel cuore di Roma, fra Castel Sant’Angelo e Piazza Navona, accanto a via dei Coronari. È il Santuario della Madonna di Loreto a Roma dal 1600 e sede del Coordinamento Diocesano dei Gruppi di Preghiera di Padre Pio. www.sansalvatoreinlauro.org SEGRETERIA DEL SANTUARIO: tel/fax +39 06 6875187 Ogni giorno dalle 9 alle 12.30 e dalle 15 alle 18.

Sant'Agnese in Agone
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Piazza Navona - Via S.Maria dell’Anima, 30/A
Rome, Italy 00186

+390668192134

Sant'Agnese in Agone is a 17th-century Baroque church in Rome, Italy. It faces onto the Piazza Navona, one of the main urban spaces in the historic centre of the city and the site where the Early Christian Saint Agnes was martyred in the ancient Stadium of Domitian. Construction began in 1652 under the architects Girolamo Rainaldi and his son Carlo Rainaldi. After numerous quarrels, the other main architect involved was Francesco Borromini.The church is a titular deaconry, with Gerhard Ludwig Müller being the current Cardinal-Deacon.HistoryThe building of the church was begun in 1652 at the instigation of Pope Innocent X whose family palace, the Palazzo Pamphili, is adjacent to this church. The church was to be effectively a family chapel annexed to their residence (for example, an opening was formed in the drum of the dome so the family could participate in the religious services from their palace).The first designs for a centralised Greek Cross church were prepared by the Pamphili family architect, Girolamo Rainaldi, and his son Carlo Rainaldi in 1652. They reorientated the main entrance to the church from the Via Santa Maria dell’Anima, a street set one urban block away from the piazza, to the Piazza Navona, a large urban space that Innocent was transforming into a showcase associated with his family. It had been the intention to build the new church over the old church which would become the crypt; this meant the new church was to be raised well above piazza level, but this idea was abandoned once construction started. The original drawings are lost but it is thought that the Piazza Navona facade design included a narthex between two towers and broad stairs descending to the piazza.

Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo
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Piazza del Popolo, 12
Rome, Italy 00187

Santa Maria del Popolo è una celebre basilica di Roma, sita in piazza del Popolo, dalla quale prende il nome, a lato della porta del Popolo ("populus" in latino significa popolo o "pioppo")StoriaLa chiesa ha origine da una piccola cappella, eretta da papa Pasquale II nel 1099, dopo aver fatto demolire il Mausoleo dei Domizi Enobarbi, tomba dell'imperatore Nerone.Forse l'occasione era stata il ringraziamento per la liberazione del Santo Sepolcro, avvenuta quell'anno, e l'opera venne pagata dal Popolo romano, da cui il nome.Nel 1227 la cappella fu ingrandita da papa Gregorio IX, che vi fece trasportare dalla cappella del Santissimo Salvatore in Laterano l'immagine di santa Maria del popolo, che ancora oggi si venera nella chiesa. Successivamente venne ricostruita e ampliata, sotto Sisto IV, da Andrea Bregno, tra il 1472 ed il 1477, con un aspetto rinascimentale; la tradizione, ribadita dal Vasari, che attribuisce la sua costruzione a Baccio Pontelli, è da respingere. Dal 1250 la chiesa è officiata dagli Agostiniani, dapprima quelli della Tuscia e poi, dal 1472, quelli della Congregazione Lombarda.

Palazzo Altemps
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VICOLO SFORZA CESARINI 4
Rome, Italy 00186

Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza
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Corso del Rinascimento 40
Rome, Italy 00186

Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza is a Roman Catholic church in Rome. Built in 1642-1660 by the architect Francesco Borromini, the church is a masterpiece of Roman Baroque architecture.The church is at the rear of a courtyard at 40, Corso del Rinascimento; the complex is now used by the Archives of the City of Rome.HistoryIn the 14th century, there was a chapel here for the palace of the University of Rome. The University is called La Sapienza, and the church was dedicated to Saint Yves (patron saint of jurists). When a design was commissioned from Borromini in the 17th century, he adapted to the already existing palazzo. He choose a plan resembling a star of David - which would have been recognized at the time as a Star of Solomon, symbolizing wisdom - and merged a curved facade of the church with the courtyard of the palace. The corkscrew lantern of the dome was novel. The complex rhythms of the interior have a dazzling geometry to them.The main artwork of the interior is the altarpiece by Pietro da Cortona, portraying St. Yves.ExteriorThe church rises at the end of a courtyard, known as the courtyard of Giacomo della Porta. The façade is concave, molding the church into the courtyard as if completing it rather than disrupting it. The façade itself looks like a continuation of the courtyard arches except with the openings filled in with small windows, a door, and a larger glass window above the door. Above the façade is a large parapet structure so that only the higher stages of the church is seen past the façade. A key exterior aspect is the top of the church: the lantern of Sant'Ivo is topped with a spiral shape, surmounted by a Cross.

Sant'Eustachio
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Piazza di Sant'Eustachio
Rome, Italy 00186

La basilica di Sant'Eustachio è una chiesa di Roma, costruita nell'VIII secolo e dedicata al santo omonimo, nel rione Sant'Eustachio. Ha la dignità di Basilica minore.

Community and Government Near St. Peter's Square

Museo dell'Ara Pacis
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Lungotevere in Augusta (angolo via Tomacelli)
Rome, Italy 00186

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Gli spazi del museo progettato da Richard Meier, sono modulati sul contrasto luce e penombra. Particolarmente legati a questo effetto, risultano i primi due corpi di fabbrica: dopo una zona in penombra, la Galleria di accesso, si passa al padiglione centrale che ospita l'Ara Pacis, nella piena luce naturale che filtra attraverso 500 mq di cristalli; questi, pur non interrompendo visivamente la continuità con l'esterno, favoriscono il silenzio necessario per il pieno godimento del monumento. Nella quiete dell'isolamento acustico è possibile apprezzare i ritmi pacati dei motivi decorativi; assistere allo scorrere del corteggio, posto lungo i fianchi del recinto dell'Ara, composto dalle massime cariche sacerdotali di età augustea e dai membri della famiglia imperiale, guidati dallo stesso Augusto; ripercorrere le mitiche origini di Roma e le glorie augustee che hanno donato all'impero la possibilità di vivere tempi tanto felici da essere denominati seculum aureum.

Ponte Sant'Angelo
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Ponte Sant'Angelo
Rome, Italy 00186

Ponte Sant'Angelo, once the Aelian Bridge or Pons Aelius, meaning the Bridge of Hadrian, is a Roman bridge in Rome, Italy, completed in 134 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian, to span the Tiber, from the city center to his newly constructed mausoleum, now the towering Castel Sant'Angelo. The bridge is faced with travertine marble and spans the Tiber with five arches, three of which are Roman; it was approached by means of ramp from the river. The bridge is now solely pedestrian, and provides a photogenic vista of the Castel Sant'Angelo. It links the rioni of Ponte (which was named after the bridge itself), and Borgo, to whom the bridge administratively belongs.HistoryStarting with the early Middle Ages, the original name went forgotten: after the ruin of the Nero's Bridge, pilgrims were forced to use this bridge to reach St Peter's Basilica, hence it was known also with the name of "bridge of Saint Peter" (pons Sancti Petri). In the sixth century, under Pope Gregory I, both the castle and the bridge took on the name Sant'Angelo, explained by a legend that an angel appeared on the roof of the castle to announce the end of the plague. Dante writes in his Comedy that during the jubilee of 1300, due to the large number of pilgrims going and coming from Saint Peter, two separate lanes were arranged on the bridge. During the 1450 jubilee, balustrades of the bridge yielded, due to the great crowds of the pilgrims, and many drowned in the river. In response, some houses at the head of the bridge as well as a Roman triumphal arch were pulled down in order to widen the route for pilgrims.

Rome / Cite Du Vatican, Chapelle Sixtine, Basilique St Pierre
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
vatican
Rome, Italy 00153

0042389870720

Fountain Of Four Rivers, Rome, Italy
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Navona, 1651
Rome, Italy 00186

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Palazzo Montecitorio
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza di Monte Citorio 1
Rome, Italy 00186

The Palazzo Montecitorio is a palace in Rome and the seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.HistoryThe building was originally designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for the young Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi, nephew of Pope Gregory XV. However, with the death of Gregory XV by 1623, work stopped, and was not restarted until the papacy of Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli), when it was completed by the architect Carlo Fontana, who modified Bernini's plan with the addition of a bell gable above the main entrance. The building was designated for public and social functions only due to Innocent XII's firm antinepotism policies which were in contrast to his predecessors.In 1696 the Curia apostolica (papal law courts) was installed there. Later it was home to the Governatorato di Roma (the city administration during the papal period) and the police headquarters. The excavated obelisk of the Solarium Augusti, now known as the Obelisk of Montecitorio, was installed in front of the palace by Pius VI in 1789.With the Unification of Italy in 1861 and the transfer of the capital to Rome in 1870, Montecitorio was chosen as the seat of the Chamber of Deputies, after consideration of various possibilities. The former internal courtyard was roofed over and converted into a semi-circular assembly room.

Camera dei Deputati - Palazzo dei Gruppi Parlamentari - Via Campo Marzio
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via Campo Marzio 78
Rome, Italy 00186

3348166150

Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Piazza di San Pietro, 00120
Rome, Italy 75023

+39 06 6988 3731

Ponte Umberto I
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Ponte Umberto I
Rome, Italy 00186

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Ponte Umberto I, also known as Ponte Umberto, is a bridge that links Piazza di Ponte Umberto I to Piazza dei Tribunali in Rome (Italy), in the rioni Ponte and Prati.DescriptionThe bridge was designed by architect Angelo Vescovali and built between 1885 and 1895; it was dedicated to Umberto I, King of Italy, who inaugurated the bridge together with his consort Margherita of Savoy. The bridge links the Palace of Justice (popularly known as Palazzaccio) to the area surrounding Piazza Navona.It is made of three masonry arches covered with travertine and stone of Subiaco and is about 105 m (344 ft) long.

Piazza pio XI Roma
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Piazza Pio XI
Rome, Italy 00165

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Polo Infermieristico P.L. Monti Idi
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
via santa maria mediatrice 22
Rome, Italy 00165

Stazione di Valle Aurelia
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
VIA ANASTASIO II
Rome, Italy 00136

La stazione di Valle Aurelia è la stazione ferroviaria a servizio dei quartieri Aurelio e Trionfale della città di Roma. La stazione è ubicata lungo le ferrovie Roma-Capranica-Viterbo e Vigna Clara-Roma San Pietro.StoriaLa stazione è stata creata al tempo dei lavori del 2000 per il raddoppio della tratta urbana Roma Ostiense-Cesano, ed è stata la prima stazione in Italia a sorgere completamente su un viadotto. Si trova in corrispondenza del bivio per Vigna Clara che costituisce la prima parte della futura Cintura Nord (in fase di riattivazione dopo 26 anni di abbandono), inizialmente utilizzato solo per pochi giorni durante i Mondiali del 1990.Strutture e impiantiLa stazione dispone di un fabbricato viaggiatori sopraelevato, che ospita, le banchine coperte e la biglietteria automatica. È dotata di due binari passanti per il servizio viaggiatori.MovimentoLa stazione è servita dai treni del servizio regionale FL3; la tipica offerta nelle ore di morbida dei giorni lavorativi è di un treno ogni 15 minuti per Roma Ostiense e per Cesano (tratta urbana), un treno ogni 30 minuti per Bracciano e un treno ogni ora per Viterbo. Fermano anche tutti i treni diretti da e per Viterbo.

Palazzo Montecitorio Camera dei Deputati
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Parlamento 24
Rome, Italy 00186

3348166150

Palazzo della Cancelleria
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Piazza della Cancelleria, 1
Rome, Italy 00186

The Palazzo della Cancelleria is a Renaissance palace in Rome, Italy, situated between the present Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and the Campo de' Fiori, in the rione of Parione. It was built between 1489–1513 by Donato Bramante as a palace for Cardinal Raffaele Riario, Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church, and is regarded as the earliest Renaissance palace in Rome. The palazzo houses the Papal Chancellery, is an extraterritorial property of the Holy See and is designated as a World Heritage Site.HistoryThe Cancelleria was built for Cardinal Raffaele Riario who held the post of Cardinal Camerlengo to his powerful uncle, Pope Sixtus IV. The rumor was that the funds came in a single night's winnings at gaming. The building has traditionally been attributed to Bramante and Andrea Bregno. Current opinion of the architect's identity is divided, with Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Baccio Pontelli suggested as having been involved in the early stages of design.

Consiglio di Stato
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Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13
Rome, Italy 00186

Tribunale dei Minori
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Via dei Bresciani, 32
Rome, Italy 00186

06 688931

Senato della Repubblica - Palazzo Giustiniani - Sala Zuccari
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Via della Dogana Vecchia 29
Rome, Italy 00186

3348166150

Villa Farnesina
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Trastevere
Rome, Italy 00165

+39 06 68027397

The Villa Farnesina is a Renaissance suburban villa in the Via della Lungara, in the district of Trastevere in Rome, central Italy.

The Pantheon, Rome
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Via Alberico Ii
Rome, Italy

Sant'Eustachio
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Piazza di Sant'Eustachio
Rome, Italy 00186

La basilica di Sant'Eustachio è una chiesa di Roma, costruita nell'VIII secolo e dedicata al santo omonimo, nel rione Sant'Eustachio. Ha la dignità di Basilica minore.

Senate of the Republic
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Piazza Madama, 11
Rome, Italy 00186

The Senate of the Republic is a house of the bicameral Italian Parliament . It was established in its current form on 8 May 1948, but previously existed during the Kingdom of Italy as Senato del Regno, itself a continuation of the Senato Subalpino of Sardinia-Piedmont established on 8 May 1848. Members of the Senate are styled Senator or The Honourable Senator and they meet at Palazzo Madama, Rome.

Historical Place Near St. Peter's Square

Pantheon
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Piazza della Rotonda
Rome, Italy 00186

0698875854

Appena entrate alzate gli occhi al cielo, un fascio di sole catturerà la vostra attenzione, uno spettacolare raggio di luce filtra obliquo attraverso l’oculus, l’apertura circolare larga 9 m sulla sommità della cupola, illuminando l’intero edificio. In caso di pioggia riparatevi e osservate l’acqua che cade giù prima di sparire nei 22 fori quasi invisibili del pavimento. Dedicato al culto di tutti gli dei (Pan- tutti Theon- divinità), il Pantheon fu costruito dall’imperatore Adriano tra il 118 e il 125 d.c. sui resti di un precedente tempio del 27 a.c. di cui porta ancora l’iscrizione e consacrato come chiesa cristiana nel 609 con il nome di Santa Maria ad Martyres. Nel 1870 è divenuto sacrario dei re d’Italia, e accoglie, le spoglie di Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto I e Margherita di Savoia. Vi è anche sepolto il sommo artista rinascimentale Raffaello Sanzio.

Pantheon, Rome
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Piazza della Rotonda 00186 Rome, Italy
San Cesareo, Italy 00186

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. He retained Agrippa's original inscription, which has confused its date of construction.The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3metres.It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, in large part because it has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs" (Santa Maria ad Martyres) but informally known as "Santa Maria Rotonda". The square in front of the Pantheon is called Piazza della Rotonda. The Pantheon is a state property, ruled by Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism through the Polo Museale del Lazio; in 2013 it was visited by over 6 million people.

Trastevere App
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vicolo moroni 47
Rome, Italy 00153

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Trastevere, XIII Rione di Roma , la pagina esplora il suo passato e presente con foto e post nel sito. App in progress

Piazza del Popolo
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Piazza Del Popolo
Rome, Italy 00187

Piazza del Popolo è una delle più celebri piazze di Roma, ai piedi del Pincio.StoriaL'origine del nome della piazza è incerta: c'è un'etimologia che deriva "popolo" dal latino populus, sulla base della tradizione che vuole ci fosse, nella zona, un boschetto di pioppi pertinente alla tomba di Nerone, che era lì presso. È notizia storica, comunque, che fece costruire a ridosso delle mura una cappella, a spese del popolo romano : del popolo era la Madonna, del Popolo diventò la piazza.

Colloseum
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Piazza del Colosseo, Roma
Rome, Italy 00184

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Piazza del Popolo
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Piazza del Popolo
Rome, Italy 00187

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Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome. The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplars (populus in Latin, pioppo in Italian) after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name.The piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, once the Porta Flaminia of ancient Rome, and now called the Porta del Popolo. This was the starting point of the Via Flaminia, the road to Ariminum (modern-day Rimini) and the most important route to the north. At the same time, before the age of railroads, it was the traveller's first view of Rome upon arrival. For centuries, the Piazza del Popolo was a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826.Valadier's designThe layout of the piazza today was designed in neoclassical style between 1811 and 1822 by the architect Giuseppe Valadier, He removed a modest fountain by Giacomo Della Porta, erected in 1572, and demolished some insignificant buildings and haphazard high screening walls to form two semicircles, reminiscent of Bernini's plan for St. Peter's Square, replacing the original cramped trapezoidal square centred on the Via Flaminia.

Castel Sant'Angelo
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Lungotevere Castello, 50
Rome, Italy 00193

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castle was once the tallest building in Rome.Hadrian's tombThe tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian, also called Hadrian's mole, was erected on the right bank of the Tiber, between 134 and 139 AD. Originally the mausoleum was a decorated cylinder, with a garden top and golden quadriga. Hadrian's ashes were placed here a year after his death in Baiae in 138, together with those of his wife Sabina, and his first adopted son, Lucius Aelius, who also died in 138. Following this, the remains of succeeding emperors were also placed here, the last recorded deposition being Caracalla in 217. The urns containing these ashes were probably placed in what is now known as the Treasury room deep within the building. Hadrian also built the Pons Aelius facing straight onto the mausoleum – it still provides a scenic approach from the center of Rome and the left bank of the Tiber, and is renowned for the Baroque additions of statues of angels holding aloft elements of the Passion of Christ.

Colosseo, Roma, Italia
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma
Rome, Italy 00195

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St. Peter's Square
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Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano
Rome, Italy 00120

Piazza San Pietro è la piazza antistante la basilica di San Pietro.Posta a margine del centro storico di Roma, la piazza fa parte della Città del Vaticano ed è delimitata dal confine con lo Stato italiano; attraverso il rione Borgo che giace a est, i principali accessi sono da via di Porta Angelica o da via della Conciliazione.DescrizioneLa celeberrima piazza, notevole esempio di architettura ed urbanistica barocca, è dedicata all'omonimo santo ed è quotidiano punto d'incontro per migliaia di fedeli cattolici provenienti da tutto il mondo.Lo spazio della piazza è formato da due parti: la prima a forma di trapezio rovescio il cui lato maggiore corrisponde alla facciata con specifiche motivazioni prospettiche e la seconda, più grande, di forma ovale con l'obelisco Vaticano al centro.I due grandi spazi sono unificati da un imponente colonnato architravato sormontato da 140 statue, 70 a destra e 70 a sinistra. Nella situazione attuale, davanti alla piazza vera e propria troviamo un altro spazio che funge da vestibolo (Piazza Rusticucci, oggi piazza Pio XII) e su cui sbocca in asse, la novecentesca Via della Conciliazione.StoriaLa Platea Sancti Petri fino al XV secoloLa Piazza di San Pietro e la basilica retrostante occupano una piccola valle posta tra il colle Vaticano e colle Gianicolo occupata in epoca classica dal Circo di Nerone, dalla via Cornelia e da un'area cimiteriale ora denominata Necropoli vaticana, dove fu posta, secondo la tradizione, la tomba di san Pietro dopo il martirio nel vicino Circo. Per tale motivo nel IV secolo fu eretta su tale area la grande basilica costantiniana. Con tale costruzione venne creata, interrando anche l'area cimiteriale, una vasta spianata chiamata platea Sancti Petri, in parte occupata dalla chiesa, in parte dal quadriportico ed in parte lasciata libera.

Campo de' Fiori
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
VIA DEI GIUBBONARI 23
Rome, Italy 00193

Campo de' Fiori is a rectangular square south of Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy, at the border between rione Parione and rione Regola. It is diagonally southeast of the Palazzo della Cancelleria and one block northeast of the Palazzo Farnese. Campo de' Fiori, translated literally from Italian, means "field of flowers". The name dates to the Middle Ages when the area was a meadow.HistoryIn Ancient Rome the area was unused space between Pompey's Theatre and the flood-prone Tiber. Though the Orsini established themselves on the south flank of the space in the 13th century, until the 15th century the square remained undeveloped. The first church in the immediate vicinity was built during the pontificate of Boniface IX (1389-1404), Santa Brigida a Campo de' Fiori; with the building-up of the rione, the church has now come to face that part of the former square that is now Piazza Farnese. In 1456 under Pope Callixtus III, Ludovico Cardinal Trevisani paved the area as part of a large project to improve rione Parione. This renewal was both the result and cause of several important buildings being built in the surroundings; in particular, the Orsini palace on Campo de' Fiori was rebuilt. The Renaissance Palazzo della Cancelleria can be seen in Vasi's etching, rising majestically beyond the far right corner of the square.

Terrazza del Pincio
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Piazzale del Pincio
Rome, Italy 00187

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Janiculum
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Passeggiata del Gianicolo
Rome, Italy 00165

The Janiculum is a hill in western Rome, Italy. Although the second-tallest hill (the tallest being Monte Mario) in the contemporary city of Rome, the Janiculum does not figure among the proverbial Seven Hills of Rome, being west of the Tiber and outside the boundaries of the ancient city.SightsThe Janiculum is one of the best locations in Rome for a scenic view of central Rome with its domes and bell towers. Other sights on the Janiculum include the church of San Pietro in Montorio, on what was formerly thought to be the site of St Peter's crucifixion; a small shrine known as the Tempietto, designed by Donato Bramante, marks the supposed site of Peter's death. The Janiculum also houses a Baroque fountain built by Pope Paul V in the late 17th century, the Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, and several foreign research institutions, including the American Academy in Rome and the Spanish Academy in Rome. The Hill is also the location of The American University of Rome, Pontifical Urban University, and Pontifical North American College, as well as the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Roma "La Sapienza" and the Palazzo Montorio, residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.

Ponte Sant'Angelo
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Ponte Sant'Angelo
Rome, Italy 00186

Ponte Sant'Angelo, once the Aelian Bridge or Pons Aelius, meaning the Bridge of Hadrian, is a Roman bridge in Rome, Italy, completed in 134 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian, to span the Tiber, from the city center to his newly constructed mausoleum, now the towering Castel Sant'Angelo. The bridge is faced with travertine marble and spans the Tiber with five arches, three of which are Roman; it was approached by means of ramp from the river. The bridge is now solely pedestrian, and provides a photogenic vista of the Castel Sant'Angelo. It links the rioni of Ponte (which was named after the bridge itself), and Borgo, to whom the bridge administratively belongs.HistoryStarting with the early Middle Ages, the original name went forgotten: after the ruin of the Nero's Bridge, pilgrims were forced to use this bridge to reach St Peter's Basilica, hence it was known also with the name of "bridge of Saint Peter" (pons Sancti Petri). In the sixth century, under Pope Gregory I, both the castle and the bridge took on the name Sant'Angelo, explained by a legend that an angel appeared on the roof of the castle to announce the end of the plague. Dante writes in his Comedy that during the jubilee of 1300, due to the large number of pilgrims going and coming from Saint Peter, two separate lanes were arranged on the bridge. During the 1450 jubilee, balustrades of the bridge yielded, due to the great crowds of the pilgrims, and many drowned in the river. In response, some houses at the head of the bridge as well as a Roman triumphal arch were pulled down in order to widen the route for pilgrims.

Ponte Sisto
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Ponte Sisto, Lungotevere, Roma, Italia
Rome, Italy 00153

Ponte Sisto, noto anche come pons Agrippae, pons Aurelius, pons Antonini, pons Valentiniani o ponte Gianicolense, è un ponte che collega piazza S. Vincenzo Pallotti a piazza Trilussa, a Roma, nei rioni Regola e Trastevere.DescrizioneIl ponte fu costruito per permettere l'attraversamento del Tevere da papa Sisto IV tra il 1473 e il 1479 sul sito di un più antico ponte romano. Collega le due rive del fiume fra via del Pettinari e piazza Trilussa.Un primo ponte venne costruito da Agrippa, amico e genero dell'imperatore Augusto prima della sua morte nel 12 a.C., probabilmente per mettere in collegamento le sue proprietà sulle opposte rive del Tevere. L'esistenza di questo ponte è attestata dall'iscrizione su un cippo dei magistrati che si occupavano del fiume (curatores Tiberis) scoperto nel 1887, che parla di lavori sul ponte all'epoca dell'imperatore Claudio. Il ponte fu in un primo momento identificato con resti di piloni visibili nel fiume a valle di ponte Sisto, che appartengono invece probabilmente ad una fortificazione tarda del fiume. Un frammento dei Fasti ostiensi scoperto nel 1938 e che parla di restauri al ponte di Agrippa sotto Antonino Pio, ha permesso di identificarlo con il "ponte Aurelio" o "ponte di Antonino". Dalla posizione, in quanto permetteva di raggiungere il Gianicolo ebbe anche il nome di "ponte Gianicolense".

Palazzo Grazioli
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Via del Plebiscito, 102
Rome, Italy 00186

Ponte Sisto
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Ponte Sisto
Rome, Italy 00153

Ponte Sisto is a bridge in Rome's historic centre, spanning the river Tiber. It connects Via dei Pettinari in the Rione of Regola to Piazza Trilussa in Trastevere. The construction of the current bridge occurred between 1473 and 1479, and was commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV (r. 1471-84), after whom it is named, from the architect Baccio Pontelli, who reused the foundations of a prior Roman bridge, the Pons Aurelius, which had been destroyed during the early Middle Ages. Currently traffic on the bridge is restricted to pedestrians.Roman Pons AureliusThe predecessor bridge to Ponte Sisto, the Pons Aurelius, was first mentioned by authors in the 4th and 5th centuries and was later known in the Middle Ages as "Pons Antoninus", "Pons Antonini in Arenula", and "Pons Ianicularis id est pons ruptus vulgariter nominatus et Tremelus et Antoninus".The Pons Antoninus was partially destroyed in 772, at the time the Lombard king Desiderius took Rome, and rebuilt in its current form by Pope Sixtus IV, whose name it carries to this day.Renaissance Ponte SistoThe bridge is architecturally characteristic because of the circular "oculus" or eye lightening the masonry of its central spandrel: this was erected to diminish the river's pressure on the bridge in case of flood.On the left bridge head are placed the copies of two marble slabs (removed in the 1990s after continued vandalism) bearing an elegant Latin inscription composed by Renaissance humanist Bartolomeo Platina in honour of Sixtus IV in occasion of the construction of the bridge. They recite:

Roma, Piazza Navona
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Navona
Rome, Italy 00185

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Via della Conciliazione
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Via della Conciliazione
Rome, Italy 00193

Via della Conciliazione è una via di Roma.Collega idealmente la capitale d'Italia con lo Stato Vaticano, secondo una direttrice che si sviluppa da Castel Sant'Angelo fino a piazza San Pietro; la strada sbocca in piazza Pio XII, dove una sottile linea di travertino romano, preso dalle vicine cave di Tivoli, delinea il confine di Stato con la Città del Vaticano, inquadrando scenograficamente la basilica petrina.Si tratta di una delle opere urbanistiche più discusse e aspramente criticate del Novecento.

En el Vaticano
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Piazza San Pietro, Città Del Vaticano
Rome, Italy 00121

Piazza Colonna
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Colonna
Rome, Italy 00186

Piazza Colonna is a piazza at the center of the Rione of Colonna in the historic heart of Rome, Italy. It is named for the marble Column of Marcus Aurelius, which has stood there since AD 193. The bronze statue of Saint Paul that crowns the column was placed in 1589, by order of Pope Sixtus V. The Roman Via Lata (now the Via del Corso) runs through the piazza's eastern end, from south to north.OverviewThe piazza is rectangular. Its north side is taken up by Palazzo Chigi, formerly the Austria-Hungary's embassy, but is now a seat of the Italian government. The east side is taken up by the 19th century public shopping arcade Galleria Colonna (since 2003 Galleria Alberto Sordi), the south side is taken up by the flank of Palazzo Ferraioli, formerly the Papal post office, and the little Church of Santi Bartolomeo ed Alessandro dei Bergamaschi (1731-35). The west side is taken up by Palazzo Wedekind (1838) with a colonnade of Roman columns taken from Veii.The piazza has been a monumental open space since Antiquity; the temple of Marcus Aurelius stood on the site of Palazzo Wedekind (TCI).

History Museum Near St. Peter's Square

Colosseum
Distance: 2.0 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo, Roma
Rome, Italy 00184

+39 0677400922

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir Titus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius).The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles (for only a short time as the hypogeum was soon filled in with mechanisms to support the other activities), animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

Castel Sant'Angelo
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Lungotevere Castello, 50
Rome, Italy 00193

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castle was once the tallest building in Rome.Hadrian's tombThe tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian, also called Hadrian's mole, was erected on the right bank of the Tiber, between 134 and 139 AD. Originally the mausoleum was a decorated cylinder, with a garden top and golden quadriga. Hadrian's ashes were placed here a year after his death in Baiae in 138, together with those of his wife Sabina, and his first adopted son, Lucius Aelius, who also died in 138. Following this, the remains of succeeding emperors were also placed here, the last recorded deposition being Caracalla in 217. The urns containing these ashes were probably placed in what is now known as the Treasury room deep within the building. Hadrian also built the Pons Aelius facing straight onto the mausoleum – it still provides a scenic approach from the center of Rome and the left bank of the Tiber, and is renowned for the Baroque additions of statues of angels holding aloft elements of the Passion of Christ.

Roman Forum and Palantine Hill
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
Via di San Gregorio,
Rome, Italy 00193

+39 06 0608

Altare della Patria
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Venezia
Rome, Italy 00186

The Altare della Patria, also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II or Il Vittoriano, is a monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome, Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill.The eclectic structure was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi in 1885; sculpture for it was parceled out to established sculptors all over Italy, such as Leonardo Bistolfi and Angelo Zanelli. It was inaugurated in 1911 and completed in 1925.The Vittoriano features stairways, Corinthian columns, fountains, an equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas. The structure is 135m wide and 70m high. If the quadrigae and winged victories are included, the height reaches 81m. It has a total area of 17,000 square metres.The base of the structure houses the museum of Italian Unification. In 2007, a panoramic lift was added to the structure, allowing visitors to ride up to the roof for 360 degree views of Rome.

Via Veneto
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
Via Vittorio Veneto
Rome, Italy 00187

Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Lungotevere in Augusta (angolo via Tomacelli)
Rome, Italy 00186

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Gli spazi del museo progettato da Richard Meier, sono modulati sul contrasto luce e penombra. Particolarmente legati a questo effetto, risultano i primi due corpi di fabbrica: dopo una zona in penombra, la Galleria di accesso, si passa al padiglione centrale che ospita l'Ara Pacis, nella piena luce naturale che filtra attraverso 500 mq di cristalli; questi, pur non interrompendo visivamente la continuità con l'esterno, favoriscono il silenzio necessario per il pieno godimento del monumento. Nella quiete dell'isolamento acustico è possibile apprezzare i ritmi pacati dei motivi decorativi; assistere allo scorrere del corteggio, posto lungo i fianchi del recinto dell'Ara, composto dalle massime cariche sacerdotali di età augustea e dai membri della famiglia imperiale, guidati dallo stesso Augusto; ripercorrere le mitiche origini di Roma e le glorie augustee che hanno donato all'impero la possibilità di vivere tempi tanto felici da essere denominati seculum aureum.

Vatican Museums
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
viale Vaticano, 6, 00120 Città del Vaticano
Rome, Italy 00182

0039 06 69884676

The Vatican Museums are the museums of the Vatican City and are located within the city's boundaries. They display works from the immense collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel, with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo and the Stanze di Raffaello decorated by Raphael, are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. In 2013, they were visited by 6 million people, which combined makes it the 6th most visited art museum in the world.There are 54 galleries, or sale, in total, with the Sistine Chapel, notably, being the very last sala within the Museum. It is one of the largest museums in the world.HistoryThe Vatican Museums trace their origin to one marble sculpture, purchased 500 years ago: the sculpture of Laocoön and his Sons was discovered 14 January 1506, in a vineyard near the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. Pope Julius II sent Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo Buonarroti, who were working at the Vatican, to examine the discovery. On their recommendation, the pope immediately purchased the sculpture from the vineyard owner. The pope put the sculpture of Laocoön and his sons on public display at the Vatican exactly one month after its discovery.

Colosseo di Roma
Distance: 2.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo, 1
Rome, Italy 00198

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Museo Vaticano Roma
Distance: 2.5 mi Tourist Information
Viale Vaticano
Rome, Italy 00165

Centrale Montemartini
Distance: 2.7 mi Tourist Information
Via Ostiense 106
Rome, Italy 00154

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Situata lungo la via Ostiense sulla riva sinistra del Tevere, di fronte agli ex Mercati Generali, la Centrale Montemartini è uno straordinario esempio di riconversione in sede museale di un edificio di archeologia industriale. Il primo impianto pubblico per la produzione di energia elettrica, intitolato a Giovanni Montemartini, è oggi il secondo polo espositivo dei Musei Capitolini ed ospita una considerevole parte delle sculture dell'antichità classica tornate alla luce nel corso degli scavi eseguiti a Roma tra la fine dell'Ottocento e i primi decenni del Novecento. L'esposizione ricostruisce i complessi monumentali antichi ripercorrendo lo sviluppo della città dall'età repubblicana fino a quella tardo imperiale con episodi particolarmente significativi e spesso quasi sconosciuti al grosso pubblico, come nel caso del grandissimo mosaico con scene di caccia proveniente da S. Bibiana. I grandiosi ambienti della Centrale ed in particolare la Sala Macchine con i suoi preziosi arredi in stile Liberty conservano inalterati turbine, motori Diesel e la colossale caldaia a vapore. In questo scenario affascinante e suggestivo, i marmi antichi risplendono per il loro trasparente nitore e per la raffinatezza di intaglio. Sembra addirittura che alcuni capolavori della scultura antica, come il ciclo di statue che decorava il frontone del tempio di Apollo Sosiano, il colossale acrolito raffigurante la dea Fortuna da largo Argentina e la figura pensosa della musa Polimnia vengano esaltati in questa atmosfera che rievoca da un lato la grandezza monumentale di Roma antica e dall'altro un passato più recente e la memoria di uno dei primi ambienti industriali romani.

Palazzo Barberini
Distance: 1.7 mi Tourist Information
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13
Rome, Italy 00186

+39064814591

Palazzo Barberini is a palace in Rome, facing the Piazza Barberini in Rione Trevi. It houses the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica.HistoryThe sloping site had formerly been occupied by a garden-vineyard of the Sforza family, in which a palazzetto had been built in 1549. The sloping site passed from one cardinal to another during the sixteenth century, with no project fully getting off the ground.When Cardinal Alessandro Sforza met financial hardships, the still semi-urban site was purchased in 1625 by Maffeo Barberini, of the Barberini family, who became Pope Urban VIII.Three great architects worked to create the Palazzo, each contributing his own style and character to the building. Carlo Maderno, then at work extending the nave of St Peter's, was commissioned to enclose the Villa Sforza within a vast Renaissance block along the lines of Palazzo Farnese; however, the design quickly evolved into a precedent-setting combination of an urban seat of princely power combined with a garden front that had the nature of a suburban villa with a semi-enclosed garden.Maderno began in 1627, assisted by his nephew Francesco Borromini. When Maderno died in 1629, Borromini was passed over and the commission was awarded to Bernini, a young prodigy then better known as a sculptor. Borromini stayed on regardless and the two architects worked together, albeit briefly, on this project and at the Palazzo Spada. Works were completed by Bernini in 1633.

Terme Di Diocleziano
Distance: 2.1 mi Tourist Information
Viale Enrico de Nicola, 79
Rome, Italy 00185

Museo Leonardo da Vinci - Piazza del Popolo
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Del Popolo
Rome, Italy 00187

(+39) 063219454

Museo Leonardo da Vinci brings you an all-encompassing view of a man who is arguably the greatest genius the world has known and someone who definitely lived an extraordinary life. The museum is situated in the vibrant heart of Rome at the famous Basilica Santa Maria in Piazza del Popolo, a short five-minute walk from the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese. Bringing to life the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as an inventor, artist scientist, anatomist, engineer and architect, the museum is a fascinating and inspirational experience, perfect for visitors of all ages and suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Museo Leonardo da Vinci presents interactive and life-size machines crafted by Italian artisans from Leonardo’s codices, studies of his most famous Renaissance art, anatomical sketches and multimedia animations which tell the fascinating stories of The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man and the Sforza equestrian sculpture.

Forum of Caesar
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
Via del Tulliano, 1
Rome, Italy 00186

The Forum of Caesar, also known as Forum Iulium or Forum Julium, Forum Caesaris, is a forum (or plaza) built by Julius Caesar near the Forum Romanum in Rome in 46 BC.ConstructionCaesar decided to construct a forum bearing his name in the northeast section of the Forum Romanum, of which he purchased a very expensive, select amount of parcels of land in that area. Forum construction began in 54 BC, and it was dedicated to Caesar and his deeds in 46 BC upon completion. Some scholars, however, believe that Augustus furnished the west side with the shops and offices that were considered part of the Forum of Caesar, therefore being the one to see its completion. The Forum spanned from the Argiletum on the southeast side of the Forum Romanum to the Atrium Libertatis and spanned 160 meters by 75 meters. As part of the dedication, lavish games were offered and funded by Caesar, indicating the staggering cost and thus the personal interest that Caesar had invested in the project.PurposeThe Forum of Caesar originally meant an expansion of the Forum Romanum. The Forum, however, evolved so that it served two additional purposes. As Caesar became more and more involved in this project, the Forum became a place for public business that was related to the Senate in addition to a shrine for Caesar himself as well as Venus Genetrix.Before his assassination, Caesar would have the Senate meet him before his temple, an act deemed very unpopular by the Senate. The Forum of Caesar also had an effect on the Curia, which Caesar began to reconstruct in 44 BC. This reconstruction moved the Forum of Caesar much closer to the Curia. The ten tabernae located on the western side of the Forum and its now close approximation to the Senate house symbolized the unity that Caesar felt between himself and the Senate.

Forum of Augustus
Distance: 1.6 mi Tourist Information
Foro Traiano
Rome, Italy 00184

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The Forum of Augustus is one of the Imperial forums of Rome, Italy, built by Augustus. It includes the Temple of Mars Ultor.HistoryThe triumvir Octavian vowed to build a temple honoring Mars, the Roman God of War, during the battle of Philippi in 42 BC. After winning the battle, with the help of Mark Antony and Lepidus, Octavian had avenged the assassination (murder) of his adoptive father Julius Caesar. He became the Princeps of Rome in 27 BC under the name Augustus, and planned for the temple to be built in a new forum named after himself. Augustus used social propaganda by continuing Julius Caesar's will to create a Temple to Mars Ultor "greater than any in existence", by placing it within the Temple, linking himself to his divine adopted father, obtaining a strong link to the Roman population through their love for the deceased dictator.The land the Forum was to be built on was already owned by Augustus himself. However, the initial plans called for more space than he had. In order to keep those on the land he would need to purchase to build upon, the plans were altered slightly, so some asymmetry is apparent, especially in the Eastern corner of the precinct; for which Suetonius states that Augustus did not want to take the houses of the nearby owners by force. This self-proclaimed good deed was more than likely just a ploy to save Augustus money and trouble. These land issues, as well as numerous architectural mishaps, prolonged construction. The incomplete forum and its temple were inaugurated, 40 years after they were first vowed, in 2 BC. In 19 AD Tiberius added two triumphal arches either side of the temple in honour of Drusus the Elder and Germanicus and their victories in Germania.

Keats-Shelley House, Rome
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Piazza di Spagna, 26
Rome, Italy 00187

+39 06 678 4235

Palazzo Venezia
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Via del Plebiscito, 118
Rome, Italy 00186

+390669994284

The Palazzo Venezia is a palazzo in central Rome, Italy, just north of the Capitoline Hill. The original structure of this great architectural complex consisted of a modest medieval house intended as the residence of the cardinals appointed to the church of San Marco. In 1469 it became a residential papal palace, having undergone a massive extension, and in 1564, Pope Pius IV, to win the sympathies of the Republic of Venice, gave the mansion to the ambassadors of La Serenissima on condition that a part of the building should be kept as a residence for the cardinals—the Apartment Cibo—and that the Venetian Republic should provide for the building's maintenance and future restoration. The palazzo faces Piazza Venezia and Via del Plebiscito. It currently houses the National Museum of the Palazzo Venezia.HistoryIt took on a new layout in 1451, when owned by Cardinal Pietro Barbo, nephew of Pope Eugenius IV and the future Pope Paul II. It was a fortified building, composed of a half-basement and a mezzanine that functioned as a piano nobile, extending over a small area between the basilica and the gate of the present palazzo overlooking the piazza, with a small external tower. It was a building of no exceptional size but was sufficiently dignified as a cardinal's residence so that, even in 1455, Pietro Barbo could proudly boast of it, having a commemorative medal struck in its honor. In 1455, the building manifested some of the first Renaissance architectural features in Rome; although the overall aspect is of a massive, defensible medieval structure with battlemented crown.

Galleria Borghese - Roma
Distance: 2.0 mi Tourist Information
Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5
Rome, Italy 00197

+39 06 32810 (Info e Reservation)

Galleria Borghese Prenota online: http://goo.gl/oOrPD8 Booking online: http://goo.gl/QTA71k La prenotazione è obbligatoria Reservation required Orari turni delle visite: Mar - Dom 9.00 - 11.00 11.00 -13.00 13.00 - 15.00 15.00 - 17.00 17.00 - 19.00

MUSEO LABORATORIO DELLA MENTE
Distance: 3.3 mi Tourist Information
ASL ROMA 1 Piazza Santa Maria della Pietà 5 - Padiglione 6
Rome, Italy 00135

Museo Del Risorgimento
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
Complesso del Vittoriano - p.zza Venezia, 00186 Roma tel: 066793598 e-mail: [email protected]
Rome, Italy 00186

Public Square Near St. Peter's Square

Piazza Navona
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Navona
Rome, Italy 00186

+39 3928085884

Piazza del Popolo
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Del Popolo
Rome, Italy 00187

Piazza del Popolo è una delle più celebri piazze di Roma, ai piedi del Pincio.StoriaL'origine del nome della piazza è incerta: c'è un'etimologia che deriva "popolo" dal latino populus, sulla base della tradizione che vuole ci fosse, nella zona, un boschetto di pioppi pertinente alla tomba di Nerone, che era lì presso. È notizia storica, comunque, che fece costruire a ridosso delle mura una cappella, a spese del popolo romano : del popolo era la Madonna, del Popolo diventò la piazza.

Piazza San Pietro, Roma, Italia
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Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy 00120

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Piazza del Popolo
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Popolo
Rome, Italy 00187

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Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome. The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplars (populus in Latin, pioppo in Italian) after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name.The piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, once the Porta Flaminia of ancient Rome, and now called the Porta del Popolo. This was the starting point of the Via Flaminia, the road to Ariminum (modern-day Rimini) and the most important route to the north. At the same time, before the age of railroads, it was the traveller's first view of Rome upon arrival. For centuries, the Piazza del Popolo was a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826.Valadier's designThe layout of the piazza today was designed in neoclassical style between 1811 and 1822 by the architect Giuseppe Valadier, He removed a modest fountain by Giacomo Della Porta, erected in 1572, and demolished some insignificant buildings and haphazard high screening walls to form two semicircles, reminiscent of Bernini's plan for St. Peter's Square, replacing the original cramped trapezoidal square centred on the Via Flaminia.

Piazza Trilussa
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Trilussa
Rome, Italy 00153

+393474233068

Piazza Cavour
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Cavour
Rome, Italy 00193

Campo de' Fiori
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
VIA DEI GIUBBONARI 23
Rome, Italy 00193

Campo de' Fiori is a rectangular square south of Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy, at the border between rione Parione and rione Regola. It is diagonally southeast of the Palazzo della Cancelleria and one block northeast of the Palazzo Farnese. Campo de' Fiori, translated literally from Italian, means "field of flowers". The name dates to the Middle Ages when the area was a meadow.HistoryIn Ancient Rome the area was unused space between Pompey's Theatre and the flood-prone Tiber. Though the Orsini established themselves on the south flank of the space in the 13th century, until the 15th century the square remained undeveloped. The first church in the immediate vicinity was built during the pontificate of Boniface IX (1389-1404), Santa Brigida a Campo de' Fiori; with the building-up of the rione, the church has now come to face that part of the former square that is now Piazza Farnese. In 1456 under Pope Callixtus III, Ludovico Cardinal Trevisani paved the area as part of a large project to improve rione Parione. This renewal was both the result and cause of several important buildings being built in the surroundings; in particular, the Orsini palace on Campo de' Fiori was rebuilt. The Renaissance Palazzo della Cancelleria can be seen in Vasi's etching, rising majestically beyond the far right corner of the square.

Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Rome, Italy 00153

Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere è una delle piazze più importanti di Roma situata nel centro del quartiere Trastevere.StoriaLa piazza prende il nome dalla Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere fondata nel III secolo da papa Callisto I e rinnovata nel XII secolo per volere di papa Innocenzo II. Al centro della Piazza la fontana omonima, una delle più antiche di Roma, che nei secoli subì vari interventi di restauro di cui l'ultimo ad opera dell'architetto Carlo Fontana verso la fine del XVII secolo.

Piazza Risorgimento
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Piazza del Risorgimento
Rome, Italy 00192

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Largo di Torre Argentina
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Largo di Torre Argentina
Rome, Italy 00186

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Piazzale Flaminio
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazzale Flamino, 3
Rome, Italy 00196

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Piazza Farnese
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Farnese
Rome, Italy 00186

Piazza Di Montecitorio
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Montecitorio
Rome, Italy 00186

Pantheon - Piazza Della Rotonda
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Piazza Della Rotonda
Rome, Italy 00186

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Piazzale Clodio
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Piazzale Clodio
Rome, Italy 00195

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Piazza di Pietra
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Via dei bergamaschi
Rome, Italy 00186

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Piazza San Silvestro
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Piazza San Silvestro
Rome, Italy 00187

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Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina
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Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina
Rome, Italy 00187

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Roma, Piazza Navona
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Navona
Rome, Italy 00185

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Piazza del Parlamento
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Parlamento
Rome, Italy 00179

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Tourist Attraction Near St. Peter's Square

Piazza di Spagna
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Roma
Rome, Italy 00187

L’eleganza è senza dubbio la caratteristica principale della piazza: la cornice offerta dai palazzi color ocra, la fontana del Bernini e la scalinata su cui si erige la chiesa Trinità dei Monti contribuiscono a creare un’atmosfera raffinata e settecentesca. Non è infatti un caso che griffe dell’alta moda del calibro di Gucci, Bulgari e Valentino abbiamo scelto di posizionare proprio nei pressi della piazza i loro flagship stores. Antica casa di poeti illustri quali John Keats e Percy Bysshe Shelley, la piazza rappresenta oggi un patrimonio culturale di inestimabile valore. Posizionata ai piedi della collina del Pincio, Piazza di Spagna ha da sempre rappresentato il centro della vita culturale e turistica della città di Roma.

Pantheon
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Piazza della Rotonda
Rome, Italy 00186

0698875854

Appena entrate alzate gli occhi al cielo, un fascio di sole catturerà la vostra attenzione, uno spettacolare raggio di luce filtra obliquo attraverso l’oculus, l’apertura circolare larga 9 m sulla sommità della cupola, illuminando l’intero edificio. In caso di pioggia riparatevi e osservate l’acqua che cade giù prima di sparire nei 22 fori quasi invisibili del pavimento. Dedicato al culto di tutti gli dei (Pan- tutti Theon- divinità), il Pantheon fu costruito dall’imperatore Adriano tra il 118 e il 125 d.c. sui resti di un precedente tempio del 27 a.c. di cui porta ancora l’iscrizione e consacrato come chiesa cristiana nel 609 con il nome di Santa Maria ad Martyres. Nel 1870 è divenuto sacrario dei re d’Italia, e accoglie, le spoglie di Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto I e Margherita di Savoia. Vi è anche sepolto il sommo artista rinascimentale Raffaello Sanzio.

Pantheon, Rome
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Piazza della Rotonda 00186 Rome, Italy
San Cesareo, Italy 00186

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. He retained Agrippa's original inscription, which has confused its date of construction.The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3metres.It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, in large part because it has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs" (Santa Maria ad Martyres) but informally known as "Santa Maria Rotonda". The square in front of the Pantheon is called Piazza della Rotonda. The Pantheon is a state property, ruled by Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism through the Polo Museale del Lazio; in 2013 it was visited by over 6 million people.

Trastevere App
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
vicolo moroni 47
Rome, Italy 00153

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Trastevere, XIII Rione di Roma , la pagina esplora il suo passato e presente con foto e post nel sito. App in progress

St. Peter's Basilica
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
St. Peter's Square
Rome, Italy 00187

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica Sancti Petri; Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano), is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as "holding a unique position in the Christian world" and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom".Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of St. Peter, one of Christ's Apostles and also the first Pope; supposedly, St. Peter's tomb is directly below the high altar of the Basilica. For this reason, many Popes have been interred at St. Peter's since the Early Christian period. There has been a church on this site since the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Construction of the present basilica, replacing the Old St. Peter's Basilica of the 4th century AD, began on 18 April 1506 and was completed on 18 November 1626.

Piazza del Popolo
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Del Popolo
Rome, Italy 00187

Piazza del Popolo è una delle più celebri piazze di Roma, ai piedi del Pincio.StoriaL'origine del nome della piazza è incerta: c'è un'etimologia che deriva "popolo" dal latino populus, sulla base della tradizione che vuole ci fosse, nella zona, un boschetto di pioppi pertinente alla tomba di Nerone, che era lì presso. È notizia storica, comunque, che fece costruire a ridosso delle mura una cappella, a spese del popolo romano : del popolo era la Madonna, del Popolo diventò la piazza.

Piazza del Popolo
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Popolo
Rome, Italy 00187

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Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome. The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplars (populus in Latin, pioppo in Italian) after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name.The piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, once the Porta Flaminia of ancient Rome, and now called the Porta del Popolo. This was the starting point of the Via Flaminia, the road to Ariminum (modern-day Rimini) and the most important route to the north. At the same time, before the age of railroads, it was the traveller's first view of Rome upon arrival. For centuries, the Piazza del Popolo was a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826.Valadier's designThe layout of the piazza today was designed in neoclassical style between 1811 and 1822 by the architect Giuseppe Valadier, He removed a modest fountain by Giacomo Della Porta, erected in 1572, and demolished some insignificant buildings and haphazard high screening walls to form two semicircles, reminiscent of Bernini's plan for St. Peter's Square, replacing the original cramped trapezoidal square centred on the Via Flaminia.

Castel Sant'Angelo
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Lungotevere Castello, 50
Rome, Italy 00193

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castle was once the tallest building in Rome.Hadrian's tombThe tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian, also called Hadrian's mole, was erected on the right bank of the Tiber, between 134 and 139 AD. Originally the mausoleum was a decorated cylinder, with a garden top and golden quadriga. Hadrian's ashes were placed here a year after his death in Baiae in 138, together with those of his wife Sabina, and his first adopted son, Lucius Aelius, who also died in 138. Following this, the remains of succeeding emperors were also placed here, the last recorded deposition being Caracalla in 217. The urns containing these ashes were probably placed in what is now known as the Treasury room deep within the building. Hadrian also built the Pons Aelius facing straight onto the mausoleum – it still provides a scenic approach from the center of Rome and the left bank of the Tiber, and is renowned for the Baroque additions of statues of angels holding aloft elements of the Passion of Christ.

St. Peter's Square
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Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano
Rome, Italy 00120

Piazza San Pietro è la piazza antistante la basilica di San Pietro.Posta a margine del centro storico di Roma, la piazza fa parte della Città del Vaticano ed è delimitata dal confine con lo Stato italiano; attraverso il rione Borgo che giace a est, i principali accessi sono da via di Porta Angelica o da via della Conciliazione.DescrizioneLa celeberrima piazza, notevole esempio di architettura ed urbanistica barocca, è dedicata all'omonimo santo ed è quotidiano punto d'incontro per migliaia di fedeli cattolici provenienti da tutto il mondo.Lo spazio della piazza è formato da due parti: la prima a forma di trapezio rovescio il cui lato maggiore corrisponde alla facciata con specifiche motivazioni prospettiche e la seconda, più grande, di forma ovale con l'obelisco Vaticano al centro.I due grandi spazi sono unificati da un imponente colonnato architravato sormontato da 140 statue, 70 a destra e 70 a sinistra. Nella situazione attuale, davanti alla piazza vera e propria troviamo un altro spazio che funge da vestibolo (Piazza Rusticucci, oggi piazza Pio XII) e su cui sbocca in asse, la novecentesca Via della Conciliazione.StoriaLa Platea Sancti Petri fino al XV secoloLa Piazza di San Pietro e la basilica retrostante occupano una piccola valle posta tra il colle Vaticano e colle Gianicolo occupata in epoca classica dal Circo di Nerone, dalla via Cornelia e da un'area cimiteriale ora denominata Necropoli vaticana, dove fu posta, secondo la tradizione, la tomba di san Pietro dopo il martirio nel vicino Circo. Per tale motivo nel IV secolo fu eretta su tale area la grande basilica costantiniana. Con tale costruzione venne creata, interrando anche l'area cimiteriale, una vasta spianata chiamata platea Sancti Petri, in parte occupata dalla chiesa, in parte dal quadriportico ed in parte lasciata libera.

Vaticano, Roma
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Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy 00193

+393208792642

Janiculum
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Passeggiata del Gianicolo
Rome, Italy 00165

The Janiculum is a hill in western Rome, Italy. Although the second-tallest hill (the tallest being Monte Mario) in the contemporary city of Rome, the Janiculum does not figure among the proverbial Seven Hills of Rome, being west of the Tiber and outside the boundaries of the ancient city.SightsThe Janiculum is one of the best locations in Rome for a scenic view of central Rome with its domes and bell towers. Other sights on the Janiculum include the church of San Pietro in Montorio, on what was formerly thought to be the site of St Peter's crucifixion; a small shrine known as the Tempietto, designed by Donato Bramante, marks the supposed site of Peter's death. The Janiculum also houses a Baroque fountain built by Pope Paul V in the late 17th century, the Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, and several foreign research institutions, including the American Academy in Rome and the Spanish Academy in Rome. The Hill is also the location of The American University of Rome, Pontifical Urban University, and Pontifical North American College, as well as the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Roma "La Sapienza" and the Palazzo Montorio, residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.

Parco Di Villa Borghese
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Villa Borghese Roma
Rome, Italy 00185

06 6710 3238

Piazza di Spagna
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinità dei Monti
Rome, Italy 00187

La plaza de España es una de las plazas más famosas de Roma. Toma su nombre del Palacio de España, sede de la embajada española ante la Santa Sede y ante la Orden de Malta. En la plaza destacan la conocida escalinata que sube hasta la iglesia de Trinità dei Monti y la barroca Fontana della Barcaccia.La plazaLa plaza se encuentra en el cruce de las calles Via del Babuino desde el norte, por el oeste la Via del Condotti y por el sur la Via dei 2 Macelli y la Via della Propaganda, justo en el centro podemos encontrar la famosa Fuente de la Barcaza , del barroco temprano, esculpida por Pietro Bernini y su hijo, el célebre Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Al sur de la fuente, se encuentra la columna de la Inmaculada Concepción, dogma católico con especial difusión entre los católicos españoles.En la esquina derecha de la escalinata se encuentra la casa del poeta inglés John Keats, que vivió y murió en el lugar en 1821. Hoy es un museo dedicado a él y a su amigo Percy Bysshe Shelley, ambos figuras del Romanticismo inglés.

Sistine Chapel
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Viale Vaticano
Rome, Italy

Gardens of Vatican City
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Vatican City
Rome, Italy 00186

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The Gardens of Vatican City also informally known as the Vatican Gardens in Vatican City are private urban gardens and parks which cover more than half of the country, located in the west of the territory and is owned by the Pope. There are some buildings, such as Radio Vatican, within the gardens.The gardens cover approximately 23ha which is most of the Vatican Hill. The highest point is above mean sea level. Stone walls bound the area in the North, South and West. The gardens and parks were established during the Renaissance and Baroque era and are decorated with fountains and sculptures. There is no general public access, but guided tours are available to limited numbers. The gardens also enshrine 15 Marian images venerated worldwide at the designation of the Roman Pontiff, who is the owner of the gardens.HistoryPious tradition claim that the foundation site of the Vatican Gardens was spread with sacred soil brought from Mount Calvary by Empress Saint Helena to symbolically unite the blood of Jesus Christ with that shed by thousands of early Christians, who died in the persecutions of Emperor Nero Caesar Augustus.

Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Piazza S. Apollinare, 46
Rome, Italy 00100

+39.06.68485186

Fountain Of Four Rivers, Rome, Italy
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Piazza Navona, 1651
Rome, Italy 00186

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Palazzo Ferrajoli
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Piazza Colonna
Rome, Italy 00186

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Via Giulia Roma
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Via Giulia
Rome, Italy 00186

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Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza della Minerva 42
Rome, Italy 00186

06 69 92 03 84

Santa Maria sopra Minerva is one of the major churches of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers in Rome, Italy. The church's name derives from the fact that the first Christian church structure on the site was built directly over the ruins or foundations of a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis, which had been erroneously ascribed to the Greco-Roman goddess Minerva.The church is located in Piazza della Minerva one block behind the Pantheon in the Pigna rione of Rome within the ancient district known as the Campus Martius. The present church and disposition of surrounding structures is visible in a detail from the Nolli Map of 1748.While many other medieval churches in Rome have been given Baroque makeovers that cover Gothic structures, the Minerva is the only extant example of original Gothic church building in Rome. Behind a restrained Renaissance style façade the Gothic interior features arched vaulting that was painted blue with gilded stars and trimmed with brilliant red ribbing in a 19th-century Neo-Gothic restoration.

Local business Near St. Peter's Square

Vaticano, Roma
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Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy 00193

+393208792642

Roma San Pietro
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Piazza della Stazione San Pietro 4
Rome, Italy

Obelisco Di Piazza San Pietro
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Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy

Vatican Post Office
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Servizio Poste Vaticane, Città del Vaticano VATICANO
Rome, Italy 00120

06 6989 0400

Piazza San Pietro, Roma, Italia
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Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy 00120

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En el Vaticano
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Piazza San Pietro, Città Del Vaticano
Rome, Italy 00121

Petersdom - Vatikan
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Piazza S. Pietro
Rome, Italy

Roma Piazza San Pietro
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Largo Del Colonnato
Rome, Italy 00120

Udienza Generale Del Mercoledì - Papa Francesco
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Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy 00193

Santi Michele e Magno, Rome
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Via Ercole Rosa 1
Rome, Italy 00193

+39 336 766135

The Church of Saints Michael and Magnus is a Roman Catholic church in Rome, Italy, dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel and the Bishop Saint Magnus of Anagni. It lies in Rione Borgo, and is the national church dedicated to the Netherlands. It is also known as the "Church of the Frisians" . In 1989, the church was granted to the Dutch community in Rome.HistoryThe Frisians were converted to Christianity in the 8th century by Saint Willibrord, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands. The Northumbrian missionary crossed the North Sea with eleven companions to bring the Gospel. From that time on, Frisian pilgrims regularly visited Rome. The old name for the people from the Low Countries who came to Rome has remained in use ever since.A colony of Frisians was living in Rome as early as the 8th century. The Schola of the Frisians is mentioned at the time of Pope Leo III's return to Rome in 799, at Charlemagne's visit in 800 and by Louis II of Italy in 844. In 845, the Frisians and the inhabitants of the other scholae defended Old St. Peter's Basilica and its neighborhood against a Saracen invasion. The schola was plundered nonetheless. Shortly after, the neighborhood was surrounded by a wall, remains of which can still be seen. Any pilgrim from the Frisian territory who came to Rome would stay in the Frisian hospice, the closest to the St Peter's.

Apostolic Palace
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Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy 00120

The Apostolic Palace is the official residence of the Pope, which is located in Vatican City. It is also known as the Papal Palace, Palace of the Vatican and Vatican Palace. The Vatican itself refers to the building as the Palace of Sixtus V in honor of Pope Sixtus V.The building contains the Papal Apartments, various offices of the Catholic Church and the Holy See, private and public chapels, Vatican Museums, and the Vatican Library, including the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, and Borgia Apartment. The modern tourist can see these last and other parts of the palace, but other parts, such as the Sala Regia and Cappella Paolina, are closed to tourists. The Scala Regia can be seen into from one end but not entered.HistoryIn the fifth century, Pope Symmachus built a papal palace close to the Old St. Peter's Basilica which served an alternative residence to the Lateran Palace. The construction of a second fortified palace was sponsored by Pope Eugene III and extensively modified under Pope Innocent III in the twelfth century.

Caserma della Guardia Svizzera Pontificia
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città del vaticano
Rome, Italy 00193

Trattoria Marcella
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Via del Mascherino, 26
Rome, Italy 00193

066865545

Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri
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Via Sant'Anna, 00120
Rome, Italy

The Church of Saint Anne in the Vatican, known as Sant'Anna de' Parafrenieri, is a Roman Catholic parish church in Vatican City, dedicated to Saint Anne. The church is the parish church of the State of Vatican City and is placed under the jurisdiction of the Vicariate of the Vatican City and is located beside the Porta Sant'Anna, an international border crossing between Vatican City State and Italy.Commissioned by the Venerabile Arciconfraternita di Sant'Anna de Parafrenieri, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola introduced the oval plan to church design, for the first time in the churches of Sant'Andrea in Via Flaminia and Saint Anne in Vatican, pioneering a plan which was to become influential to Baroque architecture.HistoryBy motu proprio of 20 November 1565, Pope Pius IV authorized the Archconfraternity of the Pontifical Grooms to build a church, close to the Apostolic Palace, dedicated to Saint Anne. The construction began that same year. With a design attributed to Renaissance architect Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, the church was one of the first in Rome with an elliptical plan. According to David Watkin, Vignola introduced the oval plan to church design for the first time in the churches of Sant'Andrea in Via Flaminia and Saint Anne in the Vatican, pioneering a plan which was to become influential to Baroque architecture.

Pontifical Urban University
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via Urbano VIII, 16
Rome, Italy 00165

063613717

The Pontifical Urban University, also called the Urbaniana after its names in both Latin and Italian is a pontifical university under the authority of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. The university's mission is to train priests, religious brothers and sisters, and lay people for service as missionaries. Its campus is located on the Janiculum Hill in Rome, on extraterritorial property of the Holy See.HistoryFrom its beginnings, the Urbaniana has always been an academic institution with a missionary character that has served the Catholic Church through the formation of missionaries and experts in the area of Missiology or other disciplines, necessary in the evangelizational activity of the Church.The origins of the university date back to Pope Urban VIII who decided to establish a new college with his papal bull Immortalis Dei Filius of August 1, 1627. Pope Urban saw that it was necessary to establish a central seminary for the missions where young priests could be educated, both for countries which had no national college, but also those that did. A central international college would allow priests to make acquaintances and form mutually helpful relationships in other countries. The new college was called the Collegium Urbanum from the name of its founder and placed under the immediate direction of the Congregation of Propaganda (now called the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples).

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