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Piazza di Spagna, Rome | 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.

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Circus Maximus
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Via del Circo Massimo
Rome, 00153

The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire. It measured 621 m in length and 118 m in width and could accommodate over 150,000 spectators. In its fully developed form, it became the model for circuses throughout the Roman Empire. The site is now a public park.Events and usesThe Circus was Rome's largest venue for ludi, public games connected to Roman religious festivals. Ludi were sponsored by leading Romans or the Roman state for the benefit of the Roman people (populus Romanus) and gods. Most were held annually or at annual intervals on the Roman calendar. Others might be given to fulfill a religious vow, such as the games in celebration of a triumph. The earliest known triumph ludi at the Circus were vowed by Tarquin the Proud to Jupiter in the late Regal era for his victory over Pometia.

Circus Maximus
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Via del Circo Massimo
Rome, 00153

Il Circo Massimo è un antico circo romano, dedicato alle corse di cavalli, costruito a Roma. Situato nella valle tra il Palatino e l'Aventino, è ricordato come sede di giochi sin dagli inizi della storia della città: nella valle sarebbe avvenuto il mitico episodio del ratto delle Sabine, in occasione dei giochi indetti da Romolo in onore del dio Consus. Di certo l'ampio spazio pianeggiante e la sua prossimità all'approdo del Tevere dove dall'antichità più remota si svolgevano gli scambi commerciali, fecero sì che il luogo costituisse fin dalla fondazione della città lo spazio elettivo in cui condurre attività di mercato e di scambi con altre popolazioni, e – di conseguenza – anche le connesse attività rituali (si pensi all'Ara massima di Ercole) e di socializzazione, come giochi e gare.Con i suoi 600 metri di lunghezza e 140 di larghezza, è considerata la più grande struttura per spettacoli costruita dall'uomo.StoriaLe prime installazioni in legno, probabilmente in gran parte mobili, risalirebbero all'epoca di Tarquinio Prisco, nella prima metà del VI secolo a.C. La costruzione di primi impianti stabili risalirebbe al 329 a.C., quando furono edificati i primi carceres. Le prime strutture in muratura, soprattutto legate alle attrezzature per le gare, si ebbero probabilmente solo nel II secolo a.C. e fu Gaio Giulio Cesare a costruire i primi sedili in muratura e a dare la forma definitiva all'edificio, a partire dal 46 a.C.

Palatine Hill
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Via di San Gregorio
Rome, 00186

The Palatine Hill is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon the Circus Maximus on the other.It is the etymological origin of the word palace and its cognates in other languages (Italian palazzo, French palais, German Palast, Czech palác, etc.).EtymologyAccording to Livy (59 BC - AD 17) the Palatine hill got its name from the Arcadian settlement of Pallantium. More likely, it is derived from the noun palātum "palate"; Ennius uses it once for the "heaven", and it may be connected with the Etruscan word for sky, falad.The term palace itself stems from Palatium.MythologyAccording to Roman mythology, the Palatine Hill was the location of the cave, known as the Lupercal, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf Lupa that kept them alive. According to this legend, the shepherd Faustulus thereafter found the infants, and with his wife Acca Larentia raised the children. When they were older, the boys killed their great-uncle (who seized the throne from their grandfather), and they both decided to build a new city of their own on the banks of the River Tiber.

Basilica San Clemente
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Piazza di San Clemente
Rome, 00184

+39 067740021

Entrance to the Upper Basilica is free. Admission prices to the Excavations (Scavi) are listed on our website.

Basilica di San Clemente
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Via Labicana 95, ROMA, RM, Italia
Rome, 00184

Arco di Costantino
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Via di San Gregorio
Rome, 00186

L'arco di Costantino è un arco trionfale a tre fornici, situato a Roma, a breve distanza dal Colosseo. Oltre alla notevole importanza storica come monumento, l'Arco può essere considerato come un vero e proprio museo di scultura romana ufficiale, straordinario per ricchezza e importanza. Le dimensioni generali del prospetto sono di 21 m di altezza, 25,9 metri di larghezza e 7,4 m di profondità.

Arch of Constantine
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo
Rome, 00184

The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. Dedicated in 315, it is the largest Roman triumphal arch. The arch spans the Via triumphalis, the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph.Though dedicated to Constantine, much of the decorative material incorporated earlier work from the time of the emperors Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius, and is thus a collage. The last of the existing triumphal arches in Rome, it is also the only one to make extensive use of spolia, reusing several major reliefs from 2nd century imperial monuments, which give a striking and famous stylistic contrast to the sculpture newly created for the arch. This earned it the derisive nickname of Cornacchia di Esopo Aesop's Crow.The arch is 21 m high, 25.9 m wide and 7.4 m deep. It has three archways, the central one being 11.5 m high and 6.5 m wide and the lateral archways 7.4 m by 3.4 m each. Above the archways is placed the attic, composed of brickwork reveted with marble. A staircase within the arch is entered from a door at some height from the ground, on the west side, facing the Palatine Hill. The general design with a main part structured by detached columns and an attic with the main inscription above is modelled after the example of the Arch of Septimius Severus on the Roman Forum.

Colosseo di Roma
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo, 1
Rome, 00198

0559757007

Colosseum
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Colosseo
Rome, 00184

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.

The Colloseum, Rome Italy
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
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Rome, 00184

Tiber Island
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza di San Bartolomeo all'isola, 22
Rome, 00153

The Tiber Island is the only island in the Tiber river which runs through Rome. Tiber island is located in the southern bend of the Tiber.The island is boat-shaped, approximately 270m long and 67m wide, and has been connected with bridges to both sides of the river since antiquity. Being a seat of the ancient temple of Asclepius and later a hospital, the island is associated with medicine and healing.HistoryThe island has been linked to the rest of Rome by two bridges since antiquity, and was once called Insula Inter-Duos-Pontes which means "the island between the two bridges". The Ponte Fabricio, the only original bridge in Rome, connects the island from the northeast to the Field of Mars in the rione Sant'Angelo (left bank). The Ponte Cestio, of which only some original parts survived, connects the island to Trastevere on the south (right bank).There is a legend which says that after the fall of the hated tyrant Tarquinius Superbus (510 BC), the angry Romans threw his body into the Tiber. His body then settled onto the bottom where dirt and silt accumulated around it and eventually formed Tiber Island. Another version of the legend says that the people gathered up the wheat and grain of their despised ruler and threw it into the Tiber, where it eventually became the foundation of the island.

Temple of Venus and Roma
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo Roma
Rome,

The Temple of Venus and Roma Latin: Templum Veneris et Romae is thought to have been the largest temple in Ancient Rome. Located on the Velian Hill, between the eastern edge of the Forum Romanum and the Colosseum, it was dedicated to the goddesses Venus Felix ("Venus the Bringer of Good Fortune") and Roma Aeterna ("Eternal Rome"). The architect was the emperor Hadrian and construction began in 121. It was officially inaugurated by Hadrian in 135, and finished in 141 under Antoninus Pius. Damaged by fire in 307, it was restored with alterations by the emperor Maxentius.HistoryIn order to build the temple, erected on the remnants of the porticoed vestibule to Emperor Nero's Domus Aurea, the Colossus of Nero was moved and placed near the amphitheatre, which shortly afterwards became known as the Colosseum. Unimpressed by his emperor's architectural skills, Hadrian's most brilliant architect, Apollodorus, made a scornful remark on the size of the seated statues within the cellae, saying that they would surely hurt their heads if they tried to stand up from their thrones. Apollodorus was banished and executed not long after this.

Colosseo
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo
Rome, 00185

Fori Imperiali Colosseo - Roma
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Via dei Fori Imperiali
Rome, 00186

Colosseo
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo
Rome, 00184

Trastevere App
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
vicolo moroni 47
Rome, 00153

3884775044

Trastevere, XIII Rione di Roma , la pagina esplora il suo passato e presente con foto e post nel sito. Organizzazione visite guidate

Ponte Sisto
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Ponte Sisto
Rome, 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:

Ponte Sisto
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Via dei Pettinari 64
Rome, 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".

Roman Ghetto
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Via Catalana
Rome, 00186

The Roman Ghetto or Ghetto of Rome, Ghetto di Roma, was a Jewish ghetto established in 1555 in the Rione Sant'Angelo, in Rome, Italy, in the area surrounded by present-day Via del Portico d'Ottavia, Lungotevere dei Cenci, Via del Progresso and Via di Santa Maria del Pianto, close to the River Tiber and the Theatre of Marcellus. With the exception of brief periods under Napoleon from 1808 to 1815 and under the Roman Republics of 1798-99 and 1849, the ghetto of Rome was controlled by the papacy until the capture of Rome in 1870.

Temple of Saturn
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Via Sacra, Roman Forum
Rome, 00187

The Temple of Saturn is a temple to the god Saturn in ancient Rome. The original dedication of a temple to Saturn was traditionally dated to 497 BC, but ancient writers disagreed greatly about the history of this site. The ruins of the temple stand at the foot of the Capitoline Hill in the western end of the Forum Romanum.ArchaeologyGradual collapse has left nothing but the remains of the front portico standing. The partially preserved pediment displays the inscription Senatus Populusque Romanus incendio consumptum restituit, meaning "The Senate and People of Rome have restored consumed by fire". The pediment and eight surviving columns represent one of the iconic images of Rome's ancient architectural heritage.HistoryConstruction of the temple is thought to have begun in the later years of the Roman Kingdom under Tarquinius Superbus. Its inauguration by the Consul Titus Lartius took place in the early years of the Republic. The temple was completely reconstructed by Munatius Plancus in 42 BC.

Porticus Octaviae
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Via di Portico d'Ottavia
Rome, 00186

The Porticus Octaviae is an ancient structure in Rome.The structure was built by Augustus in the name of his sister, Octavia Minor, sometime after 27 BC, in place of the Porticus Metelli. The colonnaded walks of the portico enclosed the temples of Jupiter Stator and Juno Regina, next to the Theater of Marcellus. It burned in 80 AD and was restored, probably by Domitian, and again after a second fire in 203 AD by Septimius Severus and Caracalla. It was adorned with foreign marble and contained many famous works of art, enumerated in Pliny's Natural History. The structure was damaged by an earthquake in 442 AD, when two of the destroyed columns were replaced with an archway which still stands. The church of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria was built in the ruins circa 770 AD.Besides the pre-existing temples, the enclosure included a library erected by Octavia in memory of her son Marcus Claudius Marcellus, the curia Octaviae, and a schola. Whether these were different parts of one building, or entirely different structures, is uncertain. It was probably in the curia that the senate is recorded as meeting. The whole is referred to by Pliny the Elder as Octaviae opera.

Roman Forum and Palantine Hill
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Via di San Gregorio,
Rome, 00193

+39 06 0608

Sala della Protomoteca in Campidoglio
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Campidoglio,55
Rome, 00186

0547010184

Palazzo Corsini alla Lungara
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Via della Lungara, 10
Rome, 00186

+390668802323

Info email: [email protected] tel: +390668802323 web: http://galleriacorsini.beniculturali.it

Palazzo Corsini, Rome
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Via della Lungara, 10
Rome, 00153

+390668802323

The Palazzo Corsini is a prominent late-baroque palace in Rome, erected for the Corsini family between 1730–1740 as an elaboration of the prior building on the site, a 15th-century villa of the Riario family, based on designs of Ferdinando Fuga. It is located in the Trastevere section of the city, and stands beside the Villa Farnesina. During 1659–1689, the former Riario palace had hosted the eccentric Christina, Queen of Sweden, who abdicated, converted, and moved to Rome. Under her patronage, this was the site for the first meetings of the Roman Accademia dell'Arcadia.In 1736, the Florentine Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini, nephew of Pope Clement XII (formerly Cardinal Lorenzo Corsini), acquired the villa and land, and commissioned the structure now standing. During the Napoleonic occupation of Rome, the palace hosted Joseph Bonaparte.Today, the palace hosts some offices of the National Academy of Science (Accademia dei Lincei) and the Galleria Corsini. The gardens, which rise up the Janiculum hill, are part of the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Roma "La Sapienza", a botanical garden. This also, is not the sole Palazzo Corsini in Italy; there are a handful of palaces belonging to various lines of this Florentine family, which acquired and built this Roman palace, sometime referred to as Palazzo Corsini Lungarno only upon the ascension of their family member to the papacy. Another Corsini palace of note include the Palazzo Corsini al Parione, facing the banks of the Arno in Florence.

Piazza Del Campidoglio
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Campidoglio
Rome, 00186

Palazzo del Campidoglio
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Campidoglio
Rome, 00186

ROMA: La Capitale
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
piazza del Campidoglio
Rome, 00186

063330863

Piazza Mattei
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Mattei
Rome, 00186

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Trastevere Rome
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
Viale di Trastevere
Rome, Italy 00153

LA MIAO
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
via San Francesco a Ripa, 57
Rome, Italy 00153

Santa Maria dell'Orto
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Via Anicia
Rome, Italy 00153

Santa Maria dell'Orto is a Roman Catholic church in the Rione of Trastevere in Rome (Italy). It is the national church of Japan in Rome.HistoryThe church rises in the middle of the area that, since about 508 BC, was called Prata Mutia . This refers to the plot of land where the Etruscan king Porsena had set his encampment, and that later the Roman Senate donated to Mucius Scaevola as a sign of gratitude of Rome for his heroic act. The origins of the church are associated to a miracle, that is supposed to have happened circa 1488. A sick farmer, afflicted with a serious palsy according to oral history, was healed after praying a picture of the Virgin Mary painted close to the entrance to his own market garden. The event led to popular worship for the picture, and subsequently a small votive chapel was erected, soon followed by a greater church, funded by 12 professional associations . In 1492 Pope Alexander VI allowed the establishment of a confraternity and in 1588 Pope Sixtus V declared it "Archconfraternity" and bestowed on it the rare privilege to ask once a year – during the titular feast – the pardon of a man condemned to death. During the 1825 Jubilee, as attested by Gaetano Moroni in his Dictionary of historic-ecclesiastical erudition, it was eventually honored with the title of Venerable.

Bocca della Verità
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Via della Greca, 4
Rome, Italy 00186

La Bocca della Verità is an image, carved from Pavonazzo marble, of a man-like face, located in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy. The sculpture is thought to be part of a first-century ancient Roman fountain, or perhaps a manhole cover, portraying one of several possible pagan gods, probably Oceanus. Most Romans believe that the 'Bocca' represents the ancient god of the river Tiber.The most famous characteristic of the Mouth, however, is its role as a lie detector. Starting from the Middle Ages, it was believed that if one told a lie with one's hand in the mouth of the sculpture, it would be bitten off. There was also a medieval legend, wrongly believed to originate with the Roman poet Virgil, of an adulterous empress who managed to deceive her husband in a trial using the Mouth. This is an infrequent subject in medieval and Renaissance art, forming part of the Power of Women literary topos. The piece was placed in the portico of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in the 17th century. This church is also home to the relics of Saint Valentine.

Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Distance: 1.3 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.

Colosseo di Roma
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo, 1
Rome, Italy 00198

0559757007

PASTICCERIA BUONTEMPON Isnc
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
via G.Garibaldi 19
Bovezzo, Italy 25073

030 2712265

Sant'Omobono Area
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Vico Jugario 4
Rome, Italy 00186

Die Area sacra di Sant’Omobono ist eine beim Kapitolinischen Hügel befindliche Ausgrabungsstätte in Rom, die nach der dort stehenden Kirche Sant’Omobono benannt ist.LageDie Area sacra liegt südwestlich des Kapitolinischen Hügels am Übergang zur ehemals moorastigen Talsohle, die sich zum Tiber hin öffnet. Sie befindet sich unmittelbar südlich des vicus Iugarius, der – leicht erhöht – entlang des Kapitolinischen Hügels das Forum Romanum durch die Porta Carmentalis mit dem Forum Holitorium und im weiteren Verlauf mit dem Tiberhafen verband. Vermutlich gehörte der Bereich noch zur Regio VIII des antiken Rom.AusgrabungsgeschichteSchon 1937 wurden bei Bauarbeiten die Reste zweier Tempel aus dem 3. Jahrhundert v. Chr. freigelegt und es wurde bereits erkannt, dass sie auf den noch älteren Fundamenten eines Tempels aus dem 6. Jahrhundert v. Chr. errichtet worden waren.Zwischen 1959 und 1964, in den 1970er Jahren und im Jahr 1986 wurde mehrfach versucht, das Areal komplett freizulegen, was jedoch an den Herausforderungen des Grundwasser führenden Terrains scheiterte. Trotzdem konnte mittels Sondagen die Geschichte des heiligen Bezirks weiter geklärt werden.Seit 2010 führen Vertreter der italienischen Denkmalschutzbehörde zusammen mit Vertretern der Universitäten von Michigan und Kalabrien kontinuierliche Untersuchungen in dem Areal durch.

Colosseo
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo
Rome, Italy 00184

Ponte Sisto
Distance: 1.1 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:

Roman Ghetto
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Via Catalana
Rome, Italy 00186

The Roman Ghetto or Ghetto of Rome, Ghetto di Roma, was a Jewish ghetto established in 1555 in the Rione Sant'Angelo, in Rome, Italy, in the area surrounded by present-day Via del Portico d'Ottavia, Lungotevere dei Cenci, Via del Progresso and Via di Santa Maria del Pianto, close to the River Tiber and the Theatre of Marcellus. With the exception of brief periods under Napoleon from 1808 to 1815 and under the Roman Republics of 1798-99 and 1849, the ghetto of Rome was controlled by the papacy until the capture of Rome in 1870.

Cinematic Folks
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Via Eudossiana, 18
Rome, Italy 00184

Cinematic Folks è una community rivolta a tutti gli appassionati di Cinema, agli attori professionisti, presunti tali, principianti & wannabe, ballerini e comparse che abbiano voglia di mettersi in mostra come sul set di un film o sul tappeto rosso di un importante Festival cinematografico. Vi terremo aggiornati e vi inviteremo ai nostri Cinematic Party! Seguiteci anche su www.cinematicfolks.com https://twitter.com/cinematicroma https://www.instagram.com/cinematicroma/

Piazza Del Campidoglio
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Campidoglio
Rome, Italy 00186

Villa Farnesina
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
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.

Via Giulia
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
via giulia 58
Rome, Italy 00186

Via Giulia è una strada storica di Roma lunga circa un chilometro. Si trova quasi tutta nel rione Regola. La parte a nord appartiene al rione Ponte.StoriaLa via fu progettata e realizzata solo in parte da papa Giulio II - dal quale prese il nome - allo scopo di aprire un nuovo percorso nel cuore di Roma. Corre da Ponte Sisto alla chiesa di San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, parallela al corso del Tevere. Ponte Sisto, costruito per ordine di papa Sisto IV ed aperto nel 1475, è stato l'unico ponte sul Tevere ad essere costruito tra la caduta dell'Impero ed il XIX secolo. Divenne la via più alla moda con i nuovi edifici dei mercanti e banchieri e con la presenza della comunità fiorentina, con le sue case, le sue chiese, le sue confraternite. Attualmente è una delle strade di lusso di Roma.La sua storia inizia nel 1508, come uno dei punti del programma di Giulio II per il rinnovamento di Roma e la creazione di una monarchia assoluta dello Stato Pontificio, che doveva ottenere il suo giusto ruolo tra le potenze europee.Per liberare il papato dalla dipendenza dalle grandi famiglie romane, si rivolse ai banchieri toscani, fuori dal circuito sia degli Orsini che dei Colonna, ed in particolare a Agostino Chigi, giunto da poco da Siena. Una parte importante del progetto globale di Giulio II fu la riorganizzazione della città medioevale di Roma, la cui mancata risistemazione diventava visibile man mano che la città cresceva di importanza economica, finita nel XIV secolo.

Rione Monti
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Piazza della Madonna dei Monti
Rome, Italy 00184

Trajan's Forum
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Campus Martius
Rome, Italy 00187

Trajan's Forum was the last of the Imperial fora to be constructed in ancient Rome. The architect Apollodorus of Damascus oversaw its construction.HistoryThis forum was built on the order of the emperor Trajan with the spoils of war from the conquest of Dacia, which ended in 106. The Fasti Ostienses state that the Forum was inaugurated in 112, while Trajan's Column was erected and then inaugurated in 113.To build this monumental complex, extensive excavations were required: workers eliminated the sides of the Quirinal and Capitoline (Campidoglio) Hills, which closed the valley occupied by the Imperial forums toward the Campus Martius.It is possible that the excavations were initiated under Emperor Domitian, while the project of the Forum was completely attributed to the architect Apollodorus of Damascus, who also accompanied Emperor Trajan in the Dacian campaign.During the time of the construction, several other projects took place: the construction of the Markets of Trajan, and the renovation of the Caesar's Forum (where the Basilica Argentaria was built) and the Temple of Venus Genetrix.

Church of the Gesù
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Via degli Astalli 16
Rome, Italy 00186

The Church of the Gesù is the mother church of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a Catholic religious order. Officially named Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesù all'Argentina (Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus at the "Argentina"), its facade is "the first truly baroque façade", introducing the baroque style into architecture. The church served as model for innumerable Jesuit churches all over the world, especially in the Americas. The Church of the Gesù is located in the Piazza del Gesù in Rome.First conceived in 1551 by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits Society of Jesus, and active during the Protestant Reformation and the subsequent Catholic Reformation, the Gesù was also the home of the Superior General of the Society of Jesus until the suppression of the order in 1773. The church having been subsequently regained by the Jesuits, the adjacent palazzo is now a residence for Jesuit scholars from around the world studying at the Gregorian University in preparation for ordination to the priesthood.

Largo di Torre Argentina
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Largo di Torre Argentina
Rome, Italy 00186

Ponte Giuseppe Mazzini
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Ponte Giuseppe Mazzini
Rome, Italy 00186

Ponte Giuseppe Mazzini, also known as Ponte Mazzini, is a bridge that links Lungotevere dei Sangallo to Lungotevere della Farnesina in Rome (Italy), in the Rioni Regola and Trastevere.DescriptionThe bridge was designed by engineers Viani and Moretti and built between 1904 and 1908; it was dedicated to Giuseppe Mazzini, one of the makers of Italian unification. The bridge links Via della Lungara to via Giulia; it was formerly called Ponte Gianicolense, in remembrance of the ancient bridge with the same name.It shows three masonry arches and is 106m long.