Piazza del Quirinale
Aug 2, 2022

Quirinale Square

Situated on the Quirinal Hill, the highest in Rome, the Quirinal Square offers a superb view of the city and is home to a beautiful collection of prestigious buildings.The Quirinal Hill was already occupied by a residential area in Roman times.At the end of the 16th century, Pope Gregory XIII chose this cool, green location to build the Papal Summer Palace. The palace was not finished until the 1730s, and the greatest baroque architects worked on it (Bernini, Fontana, Maderno, etc.)The Quirinal Palace later became the residence of the Kings of Italy when Rome became the capital …

Piazza del Popolo
Aug 2, 2022

Piazza del Popolo

Located at one end of Via del Corso (the second end is Piazza Venezia), Piazza del Popolo is one of Rome’s great squares and very pleasant to explore. This beautiful complex includes fountains, churches and an obelisk that adorns its centre. The name Piazza del Popolo, often translated as People’s Square, most likely refers to a poplar tree that grew over Nero’s mausoleum…Built at the behest of Popes Pius VI and Pius VII at the end of the 18th century, this square was adorned with two monumental fountains at each end and a portal pierced in the Aurelian walls.The obelisk in the cent…

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Aug 2, 2022

Piazza Navona

Located in the heart of the historic city, near the Pantheon, Piazza Navona is one of the most famous squares in Rome and the largest. Piazza Navona is a must-see!Access: Located in the heart of Rome, it is best to get there on foot or by bus, many lines pass through Corso Vittorio Emmanuele II (40, 46, 62, 63, 64, 70…).Built on the site of the ancient Roman stadium of Domitian (81-96 AD), it takes the form of a runway.Long abandoned, before becoming a market place, it was Pope Innocent X who ordered the renovation of the square around 1650.He commissioned Bernini to design …

Piazza colonna - Colonna di Marco Aurelio
Aug 2, 2022

Piazza Colonna – Marcus Aurelius column

Situated between the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, Piazza Colonna is adorned with the column of Marcus Aurelius in its centre. The square is also at the heart of Rome’s political life, where you can find the Palazzo Chigi, seat of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, itself next to the Piazza di Monte Citorio, seat of the Chamber of Deputies.This column, built in 180 AD, commemorates the wars waged by Marcus Aurelius against the Sarmatians and Germans.Like the Trajan column, from which it was strongly inspired, the bas-reliefs represent these wars in the form of real carto…

Piazza del Campidoglio
Aug 2, 2022

Capitoline Square

Located on one of Rome’s seven hills, the Capitoline Square was the religious (temple of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva) and political heart of ancient Rome. The political role of the Piazza del Campidoglio has remained, becoming the seat of the city government.The current appearance of this magnificent trapezoidal square is due to Michelangelo, who drew up the plans in 1536 at the request of Pope Paul III, who wanted a square worthy of the city and able to host the greats of the time.The square was already occupied by the palaces of the Conservators and Senators. Michelangelo completed …

Piazza di Spagna
Aug 1, 2022

Piazza di Spagna

Situated in the heart of the historic city, near the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna is one of the most famous squares in Rome and offers a beautiful view. A must-see place, it attracts a lot of people who come to rest on the steps connecting Piazza di Spagna to the Church of the Trinità dei Monti.Piazza di Spagna owes its name to the presence of the Spanish embassy, which was established in the square in the 17th century. The square is lined with beautiful buildings in warm colours. But what makes the reputation of the Spanish square, is the perspective of the fountain of the Barcacci…

Aug 1, 2022

Shopping in Rome

Marc Jacobs. Bulgari. Prada. Armani. Gucci. Ferragamo. Burberry. Louis Vuitton. All these and more designer signatures are not missed when shopping in Rome. Within the vicinity of the Spanish Steps specifically between the areas of Vial del Balbuino and Via del Corso is regarded as the best place to grab all the items you would want to have while shopping in Rome. Other haute couture boutiques such as La Perla, Fendi, Versace and Fratelli Rossetti, among the others can also be spotted in Piazza Mignanelli, Piazza di Spagna, Bocca di Leone, Via Borgogna and Via Condotti.Shopping in Rome …

Luoghi famosi di Roma
Aug 1, 2022

Famous Places in Rome

How would you like to travel back in time and experience riding in a chariot amidst ancient ruins and historic architectural structures? If you intend to see all the famous places in Rome, you may have to stay longer than you originally planned.Actually, Rome has numerous sights that can best be seen by walking around the neighborhoods. However the really famous places in Rome are those that are usually suggested by tour guides and are mostly included in tour packages. Some of these places include the Piazza Campidoglio which is the most basic place to get to know Ancient Rome. Michelan…

I sette colli di Roma
Aug 1, 2022

The Seven Hills of Rome

The Seven Hills of Rome is mythically believed to have been found by the twin sons of Mars, Romulus and Remus, who ended up at the foot of the hill Palatine and originated the city. The other six hills are Quirinal, Esquiline, Viminal, Capitoline, Caelian, and Aventine. Rome is known to be built upon these seven hills and form the heart of Rome. Although the Capitoline is the only distinctive hill today, all the seven hills were once recognizable.The Quirinal, Esquiline, Viminal, and Caelian hills are truly promontories of ancient volcanic crest. The Aventine, Palatine, and Capitoline h…
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