Wanted by the emperor Vespasianus and completed by his son Titus in 80 A.D.the Flavio amphitheater, better known as Colosseo, was intended to combats and games between gladiators and hunting simulations to wild and exotic animals.
The impressiveness of the front gives an idea of the gigantic size of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches ever. The Vatican Museums are located within the Vatican State and represent one of the largest collections of art in the world. The Sistine Chapel and the papal apartments decorated by Michelangelo and Raffaello works that are part of the museum visitors can admire in their path.
Symbol of Baroque Rome, it was to celebrate the greatness of the Pamphili family and Innocenzo X wanted the homonymous palace to be erected there and the square to be adorned with valuable works.
The most famous work in the center of the square is the Fountain of the Four Rivers. Made by Bernini between 1648 and 1651, it is one of the greatest expressions of the Roman Baroque and of the artist’s ingenuity.
Sant’Agnese in Agone
Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza
Fontana di Trevi
The churches, the squares, the galleries guard the treasures of the Baroque and more !!
The works of Bernini and Borromini enrich every corner of the city by throwing themselves into the sky, drawing the skyline of the city.
Ratto di Prosperina
Fontana della Barcaccia
Prospettiva del Borromini
Fontana del Tritone
Fontana dei quattro Fiumi
The Villa Borghese Pinciana, which today houses the Galleria Borghese, it was built to be a museum, a place of culture, for the exhibition of images of ancient and modern art pieces, music, studies in a small library, but also to the contemplation of nature, the fossil specimens and modern technology of that time.
Triumph of Art in the hearth of Rome. A Palace built in the early ‘500 that hides an interesting history, made up of nobility, politics and the unions between some of the most Italian noble families, from Della Rovere to Doria Pamphili
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One of the oldest and largest private palaces of Rome. Its construction began in the fourteenth century by the Colonna family, who still resides there since eight centuries.The Colonna family dates back to the twelfth century and comes from the town of Colonna, near Rome,
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The Villa Farnesina in Rome, built in the early six¬teenth century for the rich sienese banker Agostino Chigi and now owned by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, is one of the noblest and most harmonious creations of the Italian Renaissance.
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Palazzo Barberini is the prototypical Baroque palace, designed by three of the most important architects of the 1600s: Carlo Maderno, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini. The heart of the construction is the entrance hall with frescoes by Pietro da Cortona..
Historical and Traditional districts
The districts of Rome are the profound link between the Romans to their popular history, and dialect to the city habits. Their name is derived historically from 14 regiones in which the emperor Augustus divided the city. Of today’s 22 districts, 19 are located to the east of the Tiber River and 3, Trastevere, Borgo and Prati, to the west.
Districts of Rome
The fourteenth and last of regiones Augustean, then called trans Tiberim, was characterized from the beginning for its popular connotations and trade, who still find ample evidence today. The one that is the most popular District and attended in Rome you can visit the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Janiculum Hill, the Botanical Gardens and then get lost in the many lanes between old shops and clubs.