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Piazza del Quirinale 1
Rome, Italy 00187

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Community and Government Near Quirinale

Fori Imperiali Colosseo - Roma
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Via dei Fori Imperiali
Rome, Italy 00186

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Villa Medici - Villa Médicis
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Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1
Rome, Italy 00187

T. + 39 06 67611

Accademia di Francia a Roma - Villa Medici Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1 - Roma

Capitoline Hill
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Piazza del Campidoglio
Rome, Italy 00186

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The Capitoline Hill, between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the Seven Hills of Rome. It was the citadel (equivalent of the ancient Greek acropolis) of the earliest Romans. The name capitol seems to have meant "dominant height", although ancient tradition places its origin in caput ("skull": a specific skull found while laying the Temple of Jupiter foundation). By the 16th century, Capitolinus had become Capitolino in Italian, with the alternative Campidoglio stemming from Capitolium, one of the three major spurs of the Capitolinus (the others being Arx and Tarpeius). The Capitoline contains few ancient ground-level ruins, as they are almost entirely covered up by Medieval and Renaissance palaces (now housing the Capitoline Museums) that surround a piazza, a significant urban plan designed by Michelangelo.The English word capitol derives from Capitoline. Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. is widely assumed to be named after the Capitoline Hill, but the causation is not crystal clear.

Verona Italia
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VIA SALAZZARI
Verona, Italy

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Ministero dell'Interno
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Piazza del Viminale, 1
Rome, Italy 00199

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Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico
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Via Vittorio Veneto, 33
Rome, Italy 00187

0642043

Palazzo Barberini
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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.

Presidenza Del Consiglio Dei Ministri
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Palazzo Chigi, Piazza Colonna 30
Rome, Italy 00197

0667791

Theatre of Marcellus
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Via di Monte Savello 30
Rome, Italy 00186

The Theatre of Marcellus is an ancient open-air theatre in Rome, Italy, built in the closing years of the Roman Republic. At the theatre, locals and visitors alike were able to watch performances of drama and song. Today its ancient edifice in the rione of Sant'Angelo, Rome, once again provides one of the city's many popular spectacles or tourist sites. Space for the theatre was cleared by Julius Caesar, who was murdered before its construction could begin; the theatre was so far advanced by 17 BC that part of the celebration of the ludi saeculares took place within the theatre; it was completed in 13 BC and formally inaugurated in 12 BC by Augustus.The theatre was 111 m in diameter and was the largest and most important theatre in Ancient Rome; it could originally hold between 11,000 and 20,000 spectators. It was an impressive example of what was to become one of the most pervasive urban architectural forms of the Roman world. The theatre was built mainly of tuff, and concrete faced with stones in the pattern known as opus reticulatum, completely sheathed in white travertine. However, it is also the earliest dateable building in Rome to make use of fired Roman brick, then a new introduction from the Greek world.

Palazzo Montecitorio
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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.

Corte Costituzionale
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Piazza del Quirinale, 41
Rome, Italy 00187

0646981

Pagina non ufficiale della Biblioteca della Corte costituzionale.

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

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Italian Red Cross - Croce Rossa Italiana
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Via Toscana, 12
Rome, Italy

800.166.666

L'Associazione Italiana della Croce Rossa, ente di diritto pubblico non economico con prerogative di carattere internazionale, ha per scopo l'assistenza sanitaria e sociale sia in tempo di pace che in tempo di conflitto. Ente di alto rilievo, è posta sotto l'alto patronato del Presidente della Repubblica, sottoposta alla vigilanza dello Stato e sotto il controllo del Ministero del Lavoro, Salute e Politiche Sociali, del Ministero dell'Economia e della Difesa per quanto di competenza, pur mantenendo forte la sua natura di organizzazione di volontariato. La C.R.I. fa parte del Movimento Internazionale della Croce Rossa. Nelle sue azioni a livello internazionale si coordina con il Comitato Internazionale della Croce Rossa, nei Paesi in conflitto, e con la Federazione Internazionale di Croce Rossa e Mezzaluna Rossa per gli altri interventi.

Forum of Augustus
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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
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Piazza di Spagna, 26
Rome, Italy 00187

+39 06 678 4235

Roman Ghetto
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Via Catalana
Rome, Italy 00186

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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.

Quirinale Presidenza della Repubblica
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Piazza Del Quirinale
Rome, Italy 00187

Palazzo Montecitorio Camera dei Deputati
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Piazza del Parlamento 24
Rome, Italy 00186

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Campidoglio Aula Giulio Cesare
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Piazza del Campidoglio
Rome, Italy 00186

Campidoglio - Sala Rossa
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Piazza del Campidoglio
Rome, Italy

Historical Place Near Quirinale

Spanish Steps
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Spanish Steps 60
Rome, Italy 00187

The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.The monumental stairway of 135 steps was built with French diplomat Étienne Gueffier’s bequeathed funds of 20,000 scudi, in 1723–1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy, and the Trinità dei Monti church that was under the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France, both located above — to the Holy See in Palazzo Monaldeschi located below. The stairway was designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi.

Colosseo
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Piazza del Colosseo
Rome, Italy 00184

Piazza di Spagna
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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.

ROMA: La Capitale
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piazza del Campidoglio
Rome, Italy 00186

063330863

Pantheon
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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.

Piazza Venezia
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Piazza Venezia
Rome, Italy 00187

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Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, Italy, in which several thoroughfares intersect, including the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Via del Corso. It takes its name from the Palazzo Venezia, built by the Venetian Cardinal, Pietro Barbo (later Pope Paul II) alongside the church of Saint Mark, the patron saint of Venice. The Palazzo Venezia served as the embassy of the Republic of Venice in Rome.One side of the Piazza is the site of Italy's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Altare della Patria, part of the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italy.The piazza or square is at the foot of the Capitoline Hill and next to Trajan's Forum. The main artery, the Viale di Fori Imperiali begins there and leads past the Roman Forum to the Colosseum.In 2009, during excavations in the middle of the square for the construction of the Rome C Metro Line, remains of the emperor Hadrian's Athenaeum were unearthed.

Piazza Del Campidoglio
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Piazza del Campidoglio
Rome, Italy 00186

Trevi Fountain Rome
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Piazza de Trevi
Rome, Italy 00187

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Roman Forum and Palantine Hill
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Via di San Gregorio,
Rome, Italy 00193

+39 06 0608

Altare della Patria
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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.

Fori Imperiali Colosseo - Roma
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Via dei Fori Imperiali
Rome, Italy 00186

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Piazza Barberini
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Piazza Barberini, Roma
Rome, Italy 00187

Piazza Barberini is a large piazza in the centro storico or city center of Rome, Italy and situated on the Quirinal Hill. It was created in the 16th century but many of the surrounding buildings have subsequently been rebuilt.The current appellation was given in 1625 when it was named after the Palazzo Barberini, the substantial Baroque palace built in an elevated position on the south side of the piazza for the Barberini. Originally, there was a large entrance gateway to the palace designed by the Baroque painter and architect Pietro da Cortona on the south east corner of the piazza but this was demolished to make way for the construction of a new road in the 19th century. However, its appearance is known from engravings and early photographs of the piazza.At the centre of the piazza is the Fontana del Tritone or Triton Fountain (1642–3) sculpted by Bernini. Another fountain, the Fontana delle Api (1627–1629), also by Bernini is in the nearby Via Vittorio Veneto but it has been reconstructed somewhat arbitrarily following its removal from its previous position on the corner of a palace where the Piazza Barberini meets the Via Sistina. Until the 18th century, unknown human corpses were displayed here for public identification. Between 1632 and 1822 an antique obelisk stood here; it was transferred to Villa Medici.

Palazzo Grazioli
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Via del Plebiscito, 102
Rome, Italy 00186

Roma, Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona
Rome, Italy 00185

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Piazza Santi Apostoli Roma
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Piazza dei Santi Apostoli
Rome, Italy 00187

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Sala della Protomoteca in Campidoglio
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Piazza del Campidoglio,55
Rome, Italy 00186

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Trajan's Forum
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Campus Martius
Rome, Italy 00187

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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.

Victor Emmanuel Monument, Rome
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Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma, Italy
Rome, Italy 00186

+39 06 678 0664

Piazza Colonna
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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).

Landmark Near Quirinale

Teatro Sistina Di Roma
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Via Sistina, 136
Rome, Italy 00195

Palazzo del Quirinale
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Piazza del Quirinale
Rome, Italy 00187

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Galleria Alberto Sordi
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Piazza Colonna
Rome, Italy 00187

06 6919 0769

Piazza Barberini
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Piazza Barberini, Roma
Rome, Italy 00187

Piazza Barberini is a large piazza in the centro storico or city center of Rome, Italy and situated on the Quirinal Hill. It was created in the 16th century but many of the surrounding buildings have subsequently been rebuilt.The current appellation was given in 1625 when it was named after the Palazzo Barberini, the substantial Baroque palace built in an elevated position on the south side of the piazza for the Barberini. Originally, there was a large entrance gateway to the palace designed by the Baroque painter and architect Pietro da Cortona on the south east corner of the piazza but this was demolished to make way for the construction of a new road in the 19th century. However, its appearance is known from engravings and early photographs of the piazza.At the centre of the piazza is the Fontana del Tritone or Triton Fountain (1642–3) sculpted by Bernini. Another fountain, the Fontana delle Api (1627–1629), also by Bernini is in the nearby Via Vittorio Veneto but it has been reconstructed somewhat arbitrarily following its removal from its previous position on the corner of a palace where the Piazza Barberini meets the Via Sistina. Until the 18th century, unknown human corpses were displayed here for public identification. Between 1632 and 1822 an antique obelisk stood here; it was transferred to Villa Medici.

Piazza San Silvestro
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Piazza San Silvestro
Rome, Italy 00187

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Piazza del Quirinale
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Piazza del Quirinale
Rome, Italy 00187

Palazzo Grazioli
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Via del Plebiscito, 102
Rome, Italy 00186

Trajan's Forum
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Campus Martius
Rome, Italy 00187

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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.

Fontana del Tritone
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Piazza Barberini
Rome, Italy 63100

Fontana del Tritone is a seventeenth-century fountain in Rome, by the Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Commissioned by his patron, Pope Urban VIII, the fountain is located in the Piazza Barberini, near the entrance to the Palazzo Barberini that Bernini helped to design and construct for the Barberini, Urban's family. This fountain should be distinguished from the nearby Fontana dei Tritoni by Carlo Francesco Bizzaccheri in Piazza Bocca della Verità which features two Tritons.The fountain was executed in travertine in 1642 - 43. At its centre rises a larger than lifesize muscular Triton, a minor sea god of ancient Greco-Roman legend, depicted as a merman kneeling on the sum of four dolphin tailfins. His head is thrown back and his arms raise a conch to his lips; from it a jet of water spurts, formerly rising dramatically higher than it does today. The fountain has a base of four dolphins that entwine the papal tiara with crossed keys and the heraldic Barberini bees in their scaly tails.

Piazza Colonna
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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).

Sant'Ignazio Church, Rome
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Via del Caravita, 8a
Rome, Italy 00186

The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola at Campus Martius (Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola in Campo Marzio, Ecclesia Santi Ignatii a Loyola in Campo Martio) is a Roman Catholic titular church, of deaconry rank, dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, located in Rome, Italy. Built in Baroque style between 1626 and 1650, the church functioned originally as the chapel of the adjacent Roman College, that moved in 1584 to a new larger building and was renamed the Pontifical Gregorian University. The most recent Cardinal of the Titulus S. Ignatii de Loyola in Campo Martio was Cardinal Roberto Tucci, S.J.; he had been its Cardinal Deacon until he became its Cardinal Priest (i.e., opted for the order of cardinal priests, with this church being elevated "pro hac vice" to title).HistoryThe Collegio Romano opened very humbly in 1551, with an inscription over the door summing up its simple purpose: "School of Grammar, Humanity, and Christian Doctrine. Free". Plagued by financial problems in the early years, the Collegio Romano had various provisional centres. In 1560, Vittoria della Tolfa, Marchesa della Valle, donated her family isola, an entire city block and its existing buildings, to the Society of Jesus in memory of her late husband the Marchese della Guardia Camillo Orsini, founding the Collegio Romano. She had previously intended to donate it to the Poor Clares for the founding of a monastery. The nuns had already started to build what had been intended to become the Church of Santa Maria della Nunziata, erected on the spot where the Temple of Isis had stood.

Quirinal Palace
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Piazza del Quirinale
Rome, Italy 00187

The Quirinal Palace is a historic building in Rome, Italy, one of the three current official residences of the President of the Italian Republic, together with Villa Rosebery in Naples and tenuta di Castelporziano. It is located on the Quirinal Hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome. It has housed thirty Popes, four Kings of Italy and twelve presidents of the Italian Republic. The palace extends for an area of 110,500 square metres and is the ninth largest palace in the world in terms of area. By way of comparison, the White House in the United States is one-twentieth of its size.HistoryOriginsThe current site of the palace has been in use since Roman times, as excavations in the gardens testify. On this hill, the Romans built temples to several deities, from Flora to Quirinus, after whom the hill was named. During the reign of Constantine the last complex of Roman baths was built here, as the statues of the twins Castor and Pollux taming the horses decorating the fountain in the square testify. The Quirinal, being the highest hill in Rome, was very sought after and became a popular spot for the Roman patricians, who built their luxurious villas. An example of those are the remains of a villa in the Quirinal gardens, where a mosaic, part of the old floor has been found.

Palazzo Barberini
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
via delle Quattro Fontane, 13 - 00184 Roma
Rome, Italy 00187

Palazzo Barberini è un palazzo di Roma che ospita parte dell'importante Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica e l'Istituto Italiano di Numismatica. Si trova in via Quattro Fontane, nel centro storico, a circa 200 metri da Piazza Barberini.StoriaIl palazzo fu costruito nel periodo 1625-1633 ampliando (nelle forme del primo barocco) il precedente edificio della famiglia Sforza creando una struttura ad acca, caratterizzata da un atrio a ninfeo, diaframma fra il loggiato d'ingresso e il giardino sviluppato sul retro. Autore del progetto è l'anziano Carlo Maderno, coadiuvato da Francesco Borromini.Dopo la morte di Maderno il cantiere passa dal 1629 sotto la direzione di Bernini sempre con la collaborazione di Francesco Borromini, cui si devono numerosi particolari costruttivi e decorativi quali l'elegante scala elicoidale nell'ala ovest del palazzo, con la quale dialoga lo scalone d'onore berniniano a pianta quadrata nell'ala est.Nel 1631 è avvenuta la prima assoluta di Il Sant'Alessio di Stefano Landi con Marc'Antonio Pasqualini e nel 1632 è avvenuta l'inaugurazione del Teatro di Palazzo Barberini alle Quattro Fontane da 3.000 posti con la prima di Il Sant'Alessio con Pasqualini. Nel 1633 avviene la prima di Erminia sul Giordano di Michelangelo Rossi con Pasqualini.

Palazzo Barberini
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
via delle Quattro Fontane, 13 - 00184 Roma
Rome, Italy 00187

Palazzo Barberini è un palazzo di Roma che ospita parte dell'importante Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica e l'Istituto Italiano di Numismatica. Si trova in via Quattro Fontane, nel centro storico, a circa 200 metri da Piazza Barberini.StoriaIl palazzo fu costruito nel periodo 1625-1633 ampliando (nelle forme del primo barocco) il precedente edificio della famiglia Sforza creando una struttura ad acca, caratterizzata da un atrio a ninfeo, diaframma fra il loggiato d'ingresso e il giardino sviluppato sul retro. Autore del progetto è l'anziano Carlo Maderno, coadiuvato da Francesco Borromini.Dopo la morte di Maderno il cantiere passa dal 1629 sotto la direzione di Bernini sempre con la collaborazione di Francesco Borromini, cui si devono numerosi particolari costruttivi e decorativi quali l'elegante scala elicoidale nell'ala ovest del palazzo, con la quale dialoga lo scalone d'onore berniniano a pianta quadrata nell'ala est.Nel 1631 è avvenuta la prima assoluta di Il Sant'Alessio di Stefano Landi con Marc'Antonio Pasqualini e nel 1632 è avvenuta l'inaugurazione del Teatro di Palazzo Barberini alle Quattro Fontane da 3.000 posti con la prima di Il Sant'Alessio con Pasqualini. Nel 1633 avviene la prima di Erminia sul Giordano di Michelangelo Rossi con Pasqualini.

Forum of Augustus
Distance: 0.4 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.

San Marcello al Corso
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Piazza di S. Marcello, 5
Rome, Italy 00187

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San Marcello al Corso, a church in Rome, Italy, is a titular church whose cardinal-protector normally holds the (intermediary) rank of cardinal-priest. The church, dedicated to Pope Marcellus I, is located just inset from Via del Corso, in ancient times called via Lata, and which now connects Piazza Venezia to Piazza del Popolo. It stands diagonal from the church of Santa Maria in Via Lata and two doors from the Oratory of Santissimo Crocifisso.

Temple of Hadrian
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Piazza di Pietra
Rome, Italy 00186

+ 39 06 6789345

The Temple of Hadrian is a temple to the deified Hadrian on the Campus Martius in Rome, Italy, built by his adoptive son and successor Antoninus Pius in 145 and now incorporated into a later building in the Piazza di Pietra (Piazza of Stone – derived from use of the temple's stones to build the piazza). It was once erroneously known as the Temple of Neptune.One wall of the cella survives, together with eleven of the 15-metre-high Corinthian columns from the external colonnade, on a 4 m high peperino base. The fixing holes for its original marble covering can still be seen. This facade, along with the architrave (reconstructed after antiquity), was incorporated into a 17th-century papal palace by Carlo Fontana, now occupied by the Borsa bank. The building was octastyle and had 15 columns on each long side (four have been lost from the surviving side).Inside the bank the remains of the non-apsidal naos can be seen, once covered by a barrel vault supported on columns between which were battle-trophies. The base of the columns had reliefs of personifications of the provinces of the empire (some of which are now in the National Roman Museum and Capitoline Museums), demonstrating Hadrian's less warlike policy than his predecessor Trajan.

Roma-Colle del Quirinale
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Quirinale
Rome, Italy 00184

Basilica di San Marco
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Piazza S. Marco 48
Rome, Italy 00186

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San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Via del Quirinale, 23
Rome, Italy 00187

The church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, also called San Carlino, is a Roman Catholic church in Rome, Italy. The church was designed by the architect Francesco Borromini and it was his first independent commission. It is an iconic masterpiece of Baroque architecture, built as part of a complex of monastic buildings on the Quirinal Hill for the Spanish Trinitarians, an order dedicated to the freeing of Christian slaves. He received the commission in 1634, under the patronage of Cardinal Francesco Barberini, whose palace was across the road. However, this financial backing did not last and subsequently the building project suffered various financial difficulties. It is one of at least three churches in Rome dedicated to San Carlo, including San Carlo ai Catinari and San Carlo al Corso.HistoryThe monastic buildings and the cloister were completed first after which construction of the church took place during the period 1638-1641 and in 1646 it was dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo. Although the idea for the serpentine facade must have been conceived fairly early on, probably in the mid-1630s, it was only constructed towards the end of Borromini's life and the upper part was not completed until after the architect's death.The site for the new church and its monastery was at the south-west corner of the "Quattro Fontane" which refers to the four corner fountains set on the oblique at the intersection of two roads, the Strada Pia and the Strada Felice. Bernini's oval church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale would later be built further along the Strada Pia.

Monument Near Quirinale

Colosseum
Distance: 0.7 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.

Colosseo
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo
Rome, Italy 00184

Pantheon
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Piazza della Rotonda
Rome, Italy 00186

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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.

Piazza Venezia
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Venezia
Rome, Italy 00187

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Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, Italy, in which several thoroughfares intersect, including the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Via del Corso. It takes its name from the Palazzo Venezia, built by the Venetian Cardinal, Pietro Barbo (later Pope Paul II) alongside the church of Saint Mark, the patron saint of Venice. The Palazzo Venezia served as the embassy of the Republic of Venice in Rome.One side of the Piazza is the site of Italy's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Altare della Patria, part of the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italy.The piazza or square is at the foot of the Capitoline Hill and next to Trajan's Forum. The main artery, the Viale di Fori Imperiali begins there and leads past the Roman Forum to the Colosseum.In 2009, during excavations in the middle of the square for the construction of the Rome C Metro Line, remains of the emperor Hadrian's Athenaeum were unearthed.

Castel Sant'Angelo
Distance: 1.1 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.

Basilica di San Pietro (Saint Peter's Basilica)
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy 00120

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Palatine Hill
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Via di San Gregorio
Rome, Italy 00186

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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.

Palazzo del Quirinale
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Piazza del Quirinale
Rome, Italy 00187

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Altare della Patria
Distance: 0.4 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.

Restauro Fontana di Trevi
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Fontana di Trevi
Rome, Italy 00100

Alla Fontana di Trevi e al suo restauro sono dedicati un sito web e un'app smartphone per iPhone e dispositivi Android. Il sito web sarà raggiungibile agli indirizzi www.restaurofontanaditrevi.it e www.trevifountain.it . L’app smartphone Fontana di Trevi sarà, invece, scaricabile gratuitamente su App store o Google Play. La navigazione interattiva con Timeline Il sito web e l’app contengono una sezione tematica che illustra il progetto di RESTAURO e che consentirà al pubblico di seguire l'andamento dei lavori. Una specifica area tematica è, inoltre, dedicata alla Fontana, di cui l'utente potrà ripercorrere la STORIA e le fasi della COSTRUZIONE. La sezione IMMAGINARIO, infine, propone una selezione di contenuti fotografici e audio/video che mostra come Fontana di Trevi sia divenuta nel tempo uno dei monumenti più celebri al mondo. Caratteristica del sito è la navigazione in modalità Timeline, che consente al visitatore di visualizzare i contenuti sulla base di una linea temporale grafica. Scatta il tuo SELFIE! L’app smatphone Fontana di Trevi consentirà a tutti i visitatori della fontana (entro una distanza georeferenziata di 200 metri) di scattare un selfie con l’apposito tasto “Scatta il Tuo Selfie”. Le foto scattate dai visitatori saranno raccolte in un’area del sito web, mentre ogni utente, che invierà il selfie, riceverà via mail un poster della Fontana di Trevi personalizzato con la propria foto. Il lancio della MONETINA Sempre tramite l’applicazione smartphone, sarà possibile lanciare nella fontana una monetina virtuale e celebrare così il gesto che, secondo la nota tradizione, esprime il desiderio di ogni turista di ritornare un giorno a Roma.

Vittoriano, piazza Venezia
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
piazza Venezia
Rome, Italy

Ponte Sant'Angelo
Distance: 1.0 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.

Arco di Costantino
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Via di San Gregorio
Rome, Italy 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.

Roma Piazza San Pietro
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
Largo Del Colonnato
Rome, Italy 00120

Bocca della Verità
Distance: 0.8 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.

Colosseo di Roma
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Piazza del Colosseo, 1
Rome, Italy 00198

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Phanteon Roma
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Piazza della Rotonda
Rome, Italy

Tempio di Adriano - Roma
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Piazza di Pietra
Rome, Italy 00186

+ 39 06 6789345

Casa dell'Architettura
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Manfredo Fanti 47
Rome, Italy 00185

Tel. +39 06 97604580 Fax +39 06 97604581

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Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Beniamino Gigli, 1, 00184 - Roma
Rome, Italy 00184

The Teatro dell'Opera di Roma is an opera house in Rome, Italy. Originally opened in November 1880 as the 2,212 seat Costanzi Theatre, it has undergone several changes of name as well modifications and improvements. The present house seats 1,600.The original Teatro Costanzi: 1880 to 1926The Teatro dell'Opera was originally known as the Teatro Costanzi after the contractor who built it, Domenico Costanzi (1810-1898). It was financed by Costanzi, who commissioned the Milanese architect Achille Sfondrini (1836-1900), a specialist in the building and renovation of theatres. The opera house was built in eighteen months, on the site where the house of Heliogabalus stood in ancient times, and was inaugurated on 27 November 1880 with a performance of Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini.Designing the theatre, Sfondrini paid particular attention to the acoustics, conceiving the interior structure as a "resonance chamber", as is evident from the horseshoe shape in particular. With a seating capacity of 2,212, the house had three tiers of boxes, an amphitheatre and two separate galleries, surmounted by a dome adorned with splendid frescoes by Annibale Brugnoli.Costanzi was obliged to manage the theater himself. Under his direction, and despite financial problems, the opera house held many world premieres of operas, including Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni on 17 May 1890. For a brief period the theatre was managed by Costanzi's son, Enrico, who gained renown by organizing another great premiere, that of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini on 14 January 1900.

Museum Near Quirinale

Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Via Nazionale, 194
Rome, Italy 00184

+39 06 39967500 - call center

Palatine Hill
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Via di San Gregorio
Rome, Italy 00186

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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.

Chiostro del Bramante
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
via Arco della Pace,5
Rome, Italy 00186

06.68809035

DART Chiostro del Bramante è l’istituzione che gestisce tutte le attività dello spazio museale e polivalente del Chiostro del Bramante. La sua missione è da sempre quella di rendere il Chiostro uno spazio aperto al pubblico con una offerta di servizi culturali e di incontro sociale a 360°. Il Chiostro del Bramante, nel cuore della capitale, a due passi da Piazza Navona, offre in ogni stagione lo spettacolo unico della sua architettura rinascimentale, che a seguito di una innovativa opera di restauro, si è andata ad integrare perfettamente con i nuovi servizi museali - Sale Espositive, Caffetteria Bistrot, Store, Bookshop, Accomodation - attribuendo al complesso museale una nuova visione. Il Chiostro del Bramante oltre ad ospitare rilevanti mostre di arte moderna e contemporanea è difatti un luogo di socialità.

Vittoriano, piazza Venezia
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
piazza Venezia
Rome, Italy

Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Distance: 0.7 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.

Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Via Quattro Novembre, 94
Rome, Italy 00187

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Il Museo dei Fori Imperiali nei Mercati di Traiano è legato topograficamente e concettualmente al grandioso sistema urbanistico dei Fori Imperiali: di Cesare (46 a.C.), di Augusto (2 a.C.), il Tempio della Pace (75 d.C.), di Nerva (97 d.C.) e di Traiano (112 e 113 d.C.). Inaugurato nell’autunno 2007, costituisce il primo museo di architettura antica ed espone ricomposizioni di partiture della decorazione architettonica e scultorea dei Fori ottenute con frammenti originali, calchi e integrazioni modulari in pietra, secondo la scelta museografica della reversibilità. Esse restituiscono la “percezione” dei volumi e della ricchezza dei Fori e dei programmi figurativi, strumenti di propaganda imperiale. Il Museo occupa gli edifici della Grande Aula e del Corpo Centrale e comprenderà il Grande Emiciclo con la sezione del Foro di Traiano. Si avvale di un sistema di comunicazione mista, con pannelli tradizionali e tecnologie multimediali. Il percorso espositivo inizia nella Grande Aula con l’introduzione all’area dei Fori e la rappresentazione di ognuno attraverso i rinvenimenti più importanti. Al livello superiore sono le sezioni del Foro di Cesare e della “Memoria dell’antico” e, nel Corpo Centrale, del Foro di Augusto, “modello” adottato nelle Provincia romane. Il complesso monumentale denominato “Mercati di Traiano” in occasione della “riscoperta” negli anni 1926-1934, era un centro “polifunzionale” con attività amministrative al servizio del Foro di Traiano: costruito contestualmente ad esso, è articolato con edifici distinti da strade su 6 livelli lungo le pendici del colle Quirinale, che sostruisce con il Grande Emiciclo. Rioccupato e trasformato nel tempo, negli anni 2005-2007 è stato oggetto di restauri strutturali e conservativi all’avanguardia. Oltre al Museo dei Fori Imperiali, ospita mostre temporanee.

Frida Kahlo alle Scuderie Del Quirinale
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Via XXIV Maggio
Rome, Italy

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Terme di Diocleziano - Museo Nazionale Romano
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Via Enrico de Nicola 79
Rome, Italy 00185

+3906477881

Le Terme di Diocleziano sono il più grande complesso termale mai realizzato nell'antica Roma. Erette tra il 298 e il 306 d.C., le Terme di Diocleziano avevano un'estensione di oltre 13 ettari e potevano accogliere fino a 3000 persone; un vasto recinto rettangolare racchiudeva un'ampia area a giardino al centro della quale si trovava l'edificio principale con una serie di ambienti (calidarium, tepidarium, frigidarium e la natatio, una piscina di 2500 metri quadrati) distribuiti lungo l'asse centrale e oggi riconoscibili nella Basilica di S. Maria degli Angeli. Integramente conservati sono il frigidarium, la maestosa aula con volta a triplice crociera, e il tepidarium a pianta circolare ; del calidarium non resta che una piccola parte di abside conservata nella facciata della Basilica stessa. Sulle ali laterali erano simmetricamente disposte le palestre porticate e numerosi altri ambienti comunicanti tra loro, le cosidette Grande Aule, di cui fa parte l'Aula X. Con funzioni originarie non del tutto chiare, l'Aula è stata recentemente restaurata e riallestita per ospitare alcuni importanti monumenti funerari : la tomba dei Platorini, la Tomba Dipinta e la Tomba degli Stucchi della Necropoli della via Portuense. La certosa e il chiostro di Michelangelo : Nel 1561, il Papa Pio IV decise di erigere all'interno del frigidarium una chiesa consacrata al culto della Madonna degli Angeli e una Certosa: la progettazione dell'intero complesso fu affidata a Michelangelo. La Certosa fu realizzata secondo lo schema canonico dell'Ordine: un chiostro grande, un chiostro piccolo e le casette per i monaci. Il Chiostro Grande è comunemente noto come Chiostro di Michelangelo, anche se è probabile ritenere che Michelangelo abbia realizzato i disegni preparatori e che abbia partecipato solo alle fasi iniziali della costruzione prima la sua morte nel 1564. Con i suoi 10.000 metri quadrati di superficie e i suoi bracci di 100 metri, scanditi da 100 colonne monolithiqu, il Chiostro di Michelangelo è uno dei più grandi d'Italia; lungo le ali, originariamente concepite come passaggi coperti della Certosa, sono oggi esposte sculture, sarcofagi, altari e basi di statue dell'età imperiale. I musei : Il museo Epigrafico Dedicato alla comunicazione del mondo romano, il Museo espone una parte della collezione epigrafica del Museo Nazionale Romano, una delle più importanti e ricche del mondo con un patrimonio di circa 10.000 iscrizioni: la raccolta, formata da collezioni storiche e dai reperti provenienti dai grandi interventi per la costruzione di Roma Capitale, si arricchise ancora oggi dei materiali rinvenuti nel territorio dell'area comunale romana. Nei tre piani espositivi del Museo, nel Chiostro Michangiolesco e nel Giardino dei Cinquecento sono esposti più di mille reperti, comprendenti non solo iscrizioni di varia tipologia, ma anche sculture, mosaici e oggetti della vita quotidiana. Il Museo Protostorico Allestito nel secondo piano del Chiostro di Michelangelo, riunisce le testimonianze archeologiche sulle fasi più antiche della cultura che emerge in tutto il Lazio antico nella tarda protostoria, fra XI-X e inizi del VI secolo a.C. La prima parte della collezione riguarda la cultura Laziale e il territorio del cosidetto Latium Vetus (a sud del Tevere con al centro i Colli Albani); attraverso i materiali archeologici vengono ricostruiti la struttura sociale, l'economia, la religione, l'ideologia, l'organizzazione territoriale e politica, i rapporti con le regioni vicine. Nella seconda parte, sono esposti materiali provenienti da recenti scavi condotti in alcuni centri del territorio di Roma (Osteria dell'Osa-Castiglione, Castel di Decima, Acqua Acetosa Laurentina, Fidene, Crustumerium, La Rustica). Il Museo Virtuale della Via Flaminia L’applicazione immersiva, realizzata dall’Instituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai Beni Culturali del CNR, consente un viaggio virtuale lungo le principali aree monumentali poste lungo la Via Flaminia : Ponte Milvio, Malborghetto e sopratutto la Villa di Livia, ai cui interno si svelano al visitore le architetture e le decorazioni ricostruite dell’età augustea nel loro splendore originale, e si incontrano personaggi che introducono alla storia e alla quotidianità delle ville in epoca imperiale.

Capitoline Hill
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Piazza del Campidoglio
Rome, Italy 00186

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The Capitoline Hill, between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the Seven Hills of Rome. It was the citadel (equivalent of the ancient Greek acropolis) of the earliest Romans. The name capitol seems to have meant "dominant height", although ancient tradition places its origin in caput ("skull": a specific skull found while laying the Temple of Jupiter foundation). By the 16th century, Capitolinus had become Capitolino in Italian, with the alternative Campidoglio stemming from Capitolium, one of the three major spurs of the Capitolinus (the others being Arx and Tarpeius). The Capitoline contains few ancient ground-level ruins, as they are almost entirely covered up by Medieval and Renaissance palaces (now housing the Capitoline Museums) that surround a piazza, a significant urban plan designed by Michelangelo.The English word capitol derives from Capitoline. Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. is widely assumed to be named after the Capitoline Hill, but the causation is not crystal clear.

Museo Vaticano Roma
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Viale Vaticano
Rome, Italy 00165

Palazzo Ferrajoli
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Piazza Colonna 355
Rome, Italy 00187

Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps
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Piazza S. Apollinare, 46
Rome, Italy 00100

+39.06.68485186

Victor Emmanuel Monument, Rome
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Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma, Italy
Rome, Italy 00186

+39 06 678 0664

Villa Medici Accademia Di Francia
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Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1
Rome, Italy 00187

06 67611

Palazzo Ferrajoli
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Piazza Colonna
Rome, Italy 00186

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Museo di Roma in Trastevere
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Piazza S. Egidio, 1/b
Rome, Italy 00153

060608

Il Museo di Roma in Trastevere ha sede nell'ex monastero di sant'Egidio, dove fino alla presa di Roma vissero le carmelitane scalze. Una volta restaurato, nel 1976 l'edificio è divenuto sede del Museo del Folklore e dei poeti romaneschi, dove si conservavano materiali relativi alle tradizioni popolari romane provenienti dal Museo di Roma e dal Gabinetto Comunale delle Stampe. Nel 2000 è stato riaperto al pubblico con la denominazione di Museo di Roma in Trastevere. La nuova ristrutturazione consente un uso più rispondente alle attuali esigenze museografiche, prestandosi in particolar modo all'organizzazione di mostre temporanee soprattutto di fotografia, di spettacoli, convegni e concerti. La collezione permanente del museo mostra gli aspetti salienti della vita popolare romana della fine del Settecento e dell'Ottocento, filtrata attraverso i gusti e i convincimenti degli artisti e dei folkloristi che l'hanno rappresentata. I temi maggiormente presenti nella collezione sono i costumi, le danze popolari, le feste laiche e religiose, i mestieri. In particolare la collezione comprende una raccolta di dipinti, stampe, disegni e acquerelli, tra cui una selezione della famosa serie "Roma sparita", di Ettore Roesler Franz (Roma 1845 - 1907): un presepe di ambientazione ottocentesca romana; sei rappresentazioni veristiche d'ambiente, meglio conosciute come Le Scene Romane, che riproducono a grandezza naturale aspetti della vita popolare romana dell'ottocento. Fanno parte della collezione del museo i materiali appartenuti al grande poeta Trilussa (Roma 1871 - 1950) donati dopo la sua morte al comune di Roma e in parte esposti nella videoinstallazione denominata la "Stanza di Trilussa".

Palazzo Barberini
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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
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Viale Enrico de Nicola, 79
Rome, Italy 00185

Palazzo Barberini
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via delle Quattro Fontane, 13 - 00184 Roma
Rome, Italy 00187

Palazzo Barberini è un palazzo di Roma che ospita parte dell'importante Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica e l'Istituto Italiano di Numismatica. Si trova in via Quattro Fontane, nel centro storico, a circa 200 metri da Piazza Barberini.StoriaIl palazzo fu costruito nel periodo 1625-1633 ampliando (nelle forme del primo barocco) il precedente edificio della famiglia Sforza creando una struttura ad acca, caratterizzata da un atrio a ninfeo, diaframma fra il loggiato d'ingresso e il giardino sviluppato sul retro. Autore del progetto è l'anziano Carlo Maderno, coadiuvato da Francesco Borromini.Dopo la morte di Maderno il cantiere passa dal 1629 sotto la direzione di Bernini sempre con la collaborazione di Francesco Borromini, cui si devono numerosi particolari costruttivi e decorativi quali l'elegante scala elicoidale nell'ala ovest del palazzo, con la quale dialoga lo scalone d'onore berniniano a pianta quadrata nell'ala est.Nel 1631 è avvenuta la prima assoluta di Il Sant'Alessio di Stefano Landi con Marc'Antonio Pasqualini e nel 1632 è avvenuta l'inaugurazione del Teatro di Palazzo Barberini alle Quattro Fontane da 3.000 posti con la prima di Il Sant'Alessio con Pasqualini. Nel 1633 avviene la prima di Erminia sul Giordano di Michelangelo Rossi con Pasqualini.

Museo Leonardo da Vinci - Piazza del Popolo
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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.

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Palazzo del Quirinale
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Piazza del Quirinale
Rome, Italy 00187

3348166150

Piazza del Quirinale
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Piazza del Quirinale
Rome, Italy 00187

Palazzo Colonna
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Via della Pilotta, 17
Rome, Italy 00196

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The Palazzo Colonna is a palatial block of buildings in central Rome, Italy, at the base of the Quirinal Hill, and adjacent to the church of Santi Apostoli. It is built in part over ruins of an old Roman Serapeum, and has belonged to the prestigious Colonna family for over twenty generations.HistoryThe first part of the palace dates from the 13th century, and tradition holds that the building hosted Dante in his visit to Rome. The first documentary mention notes that the property hosted Cardinal Giovanni and Giacomo Colonna in the 13th century. It was also home to Cardinal Oddone Colonna before he ascended to the papacy as Martin V (1417–1431).With his passing, the palace was sacked during feuds, and the main property passed into the hands of the Della Rovere family. It returned to the Colonna family when Marcantonio I Colonna married Lucrezia Gara Franciotti Della Rovere, the niece of pope Julius II. The Colonna's alliance to the Habsburg power, likely protected the palace from looting during the Sack of Rome (1527).Starting with Filippo Colonna (1578–1639) many changes have refurbished and create a unitary complex around a central garden. Architects including Girolamo Rainaldi and Paolo Marucelli labored on specific projects. Only in the 17th and 18th centuries were the main facades completed, one facing Piazza SS. Apostoli and the other Via della Pilotta. Much of this design was completed by Antonio del Grande (including the grand gallery), and Girolamo Fontana (decoration of gallery). In the 18th century, the long low facade designed by Nicola Michetti with later additions by Paolo Posi with taller corner blocks (facing Piazza Apostoli) was constructed recalls earlier structures resembling a fortification.

Santi Apostoli, Rome
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Piazza dei Santi Apostoli
Rome, Italy 00187

La basilica dei Santi XII Apostoli è un luogo di culto cattolico del centro storico di Roma situato nel rione Trevi nell'omonima Piazza Santi Apostoli. Ha la dignità di basilica minore.StoriaIn questo luogo, nel secolo IV papa Giulio I fece costruire una chiesa che venne chiamata Basilica Iulia dal nome del fondatore. La basilica viene già citata in testi del secolo V con la qualifica di "titulus apostolorum". In età bizantina, sui resti della chiesa originaria venne ricostruita una nuova basilica con pianta a croce greca, la cui edificazione fu poi proseguita da papa Pelagio I sotto il regno Narsete, nel VI secolo. La basilica conserva le reliquie degli apostoli Filippo e Giacomo il Minore.Quella dei Santi Apostoli è l'unica basilica di Roma che non sia stata edificata su edifici romani preesistenti, anche se furono precocemente utilizzati materiali di spoglio (si pensa provenienti dalle terme di Costantino, e non, come vuole una leggenda, dal vicino Foro di Traiano). Il modello architettonico della chiesa originale era quello a pianta centrale del bizantino Apostoleion di Costantinopoli

Novarcheos SPQR
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VIA QUATTRO NOVEMBRE 99
Rome, Italy 00187

06.67.89.317

Novarcheos
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VIA IV NOVEMBRE 99
Rome, Italy 00187

06.67.89.317

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
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Via del Quirinale, 23
Rome, Italy 00187

The church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, also called San Carlino, is a Roman Catholic church in Rome, Italy. The church was designed by the architect Francesco Borromini and it was his first independent commission. It is an iconic masterpiece of Baroque architecture, built as part of a complex of monastic buildings on the Quirinal Hill for the Spanish Trinitarians, an order dedicated to the freeing of Christian slaves. He received the commission in 1634, under the patronage of Cardinal Francesco Barberini, whose palace was across the road. However, this financial backing did not last and subsequently the building project suffered various financial difficulties. It is one of at least three churches in Rome dedicated to San Carlo, including San Carlo ai Catinari and San Carlo al Corso.HistoryThe monastic buildings and the cloister were completed first after which construction of the church took place during the period 1638-1641 and in 1646 it was dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo. Although the idea for the serpentine facade must have been conceived fairly early on, probably in the mid-1630s, it was only constructed towards the end of Borromini's life and the upper part was not completed until after the architect's death.The site for the new church and its monastery was at the south-west corner of the "Quattro Fontane" which refers to the four corner fountains set on the oblique at the intersection of two roads, the Strada Pia and the Strada Felice. Bernini's oval church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale would later be built further along the Strada Pia.

San Marcello al Corso
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Piazza di S. Marcello, 5
Rome, Italy 00187

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San Marcello al Corso, a church in Rome, Italy, is a titular church whose cardinal-protector normally holds the (intermediary) rank of cardinal-priest. The church, dedicated to Pope Marcellus I, is located just inset from Via del Corso, in ancient times called via Lata, and which now connects Piazza Venezia to Piazza del Popolo. It stands diagonal from the church of Santa Maria in Via Lata and two doors from the Oratory of Santissimo Crocifisso.

Trajan's Forum
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Campus Martius
Rome, Italy 00187

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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.

Galleria Alberto Sordi
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Piazza Colonna
Rome, Italy 00187

06 6919 0769

Teatro Sistina Di Roma
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Via Sistina, 136
Rome, Italy 00195

Palazzo Barberini
Distance: 0.3 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.

LIBRERIA ZALIB
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via della gatta, 1b
Rome, Italy 00186

066789276

Palazzo Chigi
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Piazza Colonna, 370
Rome, Italy 00186

3348166150

The Palazzo Chigi is a palace or noble residence in Rome and the official residence of the Prime Minister of the Italian Republic. Since February 22nd 2014, the occupant of Palazzo Chigi has been Matteo Renzi.The Palazzo, overlooking the Piazza Colonna and the Via del Corso, was begun in 1562 by Giacomo della Porta and completed by Carlo Maderno in 1580 for the Aldobrandini family. In 1659 it was purchased by the Chigi family. It was then remodelled by Felice della Greca and Giovan Battista Contini. It has five floors, a broad stairway that leads to the living rooms, and a courtyard decorated with a fountain, designed by Giacomo della Porta. The fountain has been copied in many sites in Rome and other Italian cities.In 1878 it became the residence of the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Italy. In 1916 it was bought by the Italian state and became the seat of the Minister for Colonial Affairs. Later it was the official residence of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 1961 it became the official meeting place of Council of Ministers whose President is the head of the Italian government.The Library Hall was commissioned by Agostino Chigi at the end of the 17th century in order to house the enormous library of cardinal Flavio Chigi. The project was realized by Giovan Battista Contini, a famous architect of the period. The Chigi library or Chigiana contained thousands of valuable manuscripts, to a large part based on the personal library of Pope Alexander VII, a member of the Chigi family. Since the time of Pope Benedict XV, the Vatican attempted to acquire this library, but lacked the necessary funds. Eventually, Pietro Tacchi Venturi was tasked by Pope Pius XI to negotiate the purchase with the newly formed fascist government of Benito Mussolini. Venturi managed to convince Mussolini to donate the library to the Vatican free of charge.

Forum of Augustus
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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.

Palazzo Grazioli
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Via del Plebiscito, 102
Rome, Italy 00186

Rione Monti
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Piazza della Madonna dei Monti
Rome, Italy 00184

Piazza Madonna Dei Monti
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Piazza Madonna Dei Monti
Rome, Italy 00184

Palazzo Montecitorio
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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.

Santa Maria sopra Minerva
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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.