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Via dei Fori Imperiali, 1

The church of Santi Cosma e Damiano was made by order of Pope Felice IV (and thus also defined Basilica "Beati Felicis") in an aula of the Foro della Pace, in 527.

San Clemente
Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, 45

Its late Baroque external hides treasures dating back mainly to the Middle Ages: stand the ciborium and the floor of Cosmati, the magnificent schola cantorum and the mosaic of Roman school depictin

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San Giovanni in Laterano
Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano

Referred to as the “Mother of all churches in the world”, the Basilica of St. John Lateran constitutes the perfect linkage between the pagan and Christian eras.

San Paolo fuori le Mura
Piazzale di San Paolo, 1

The Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls is one of the four papal basilicas of Rome, the second largest after St. Peter’s.

Basilica di San Pietro
Piazza San Pietro

San PietroThe stateliness of Carlo Maderno’s seventeenth

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Piazza di Santa Cecilia, 22

Santa Cecilia, music’s patron saint, became martyr here on 230 d. C.. The church, founded before C.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18

SANTA MARIA IN COSMEDIN The church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin was founded in C.VII, on the place where once was the Ara Maxima Erculi (a big hall with a porch from Flavius’ time, from which one onl

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Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere

The Basilica was probably the first official place of Christian worship in Rome.

Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore

The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is the most important and best preserved of Roman churches dedicated to the Madonna.

Piazza della Minerva, 42

Founded on the ruins of a temple dedicated to Minerva Calcidica during C. VII, it was rebuilt with Gothic shapes during C.XII.

Piazza Pietro d'Illiria, 1

Founded by Pietro, priest from Illiria, between 422 and 432, on an antique "Titulus Sabinae" probably raised in the house of a Sabina matron that then ended up identifying itself with the saint wit

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Bocca della verità
Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18

A circular marble sculpture of a large face with an open mouth, which was in all likelihood used as drain cover, owes its allure to the superstition according to which the “Bocca della Verità” bite

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Campo de' Fiori
Campo Dè Fiori

A celebrated and picturesque market by day, Camp dè Fiori quickly turns into a hub for nightlifers in the evening.

Casa Museo Alberto Moravia
Lungotevere della Vittoria, 1

Alberto Moravia, writer, traveller, intellectual, lived through the Twentieth century and gave his distinctive voice to European culture.

Centrale Montemartini
Via Ostiense, 106

The Centrale Montemartini is a fine example of the successful reconversion of an industrial archaeological building into a major museum.

 

Piazza del Gesù

Nel 1551 sant’Ignazio di Loyola commissionò all’architetto fiorentino Nanni di Baccio Biggio il disegno di una Chiesa per la Compagnia di Gesù.

Via del Quirinale, 23

One of the famous baroque churches for its scenographic setting and for its solemnity, the church of St Charles of the Four Fountains is often unjustly forgotten.

Piazza Sant'Ignazio

The church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola was built on a drawing by the Jesuit mathematician Orazio Grassi, on the basis of projects by Carlo Maderno and others, and to the expense of Cardinal Ludovico

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Cappella di s. Zenone
Via di Santa Prassede, 9/a

Parallel to Via Merulana, next to Santa Maria Maggiore, lies Via di Santa Prassede.

Piazza del Popolo, 12

SANTA MARIA DEL POPOLO Santa Maria del Popolo is one of the most significant buildings from Rome’s Renaissance, not only for its architectural elements, but also for the paintings and sculptures th

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Santa Maria in Vallicella
Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, 1

The figure of San Filippo Neri, ”Apostolo di Roma”, canonized in 1622, is historically tied to the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella.

Via di Santo Stefano Rotondo, 7

One of Italy’s most antique churches with a round plan, probably built during C.V and consecrated to religion by Pope Simplicio at the end of C.V.

Circo Massimo
Via del Circo Massimo

To an untrained eye the Circus of Maxentius just looks like a vast green pasture where locals jog or take their dogs for a walk, but in ancient times this oblong ground was, as its

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Via Garibaldi

If, per chance, you should one day be enjoying the splendid panorama from the Gianicolo’s belvedere and suddenly hear a loud cannon-shot, do not be alarmed…just check your watches because it will b

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Piazza del Colosseo

The construction of the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire was started by Vespasian in 72 AD.

Santi Quattro Coronati - Facciata e cortili
Via dei Santi Quattro, 20

A medieval fortress in the centre of Rome.

Domus Aurea
Via della Domus Aurea, 1

After his first residence on the Palatine Hill was destroyed by the big fire that broke out in the year 64 AD, Nero built the Domus Aurea.

Piazza di Trevi

Work on the celebrated rococo fountain was first begun in 1732 by Nicola Salvi (who beat off competition to be awarded the commission by Pope Clement XII) and was completed by Giuseppe

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Fontanone dell'Acqua Paola (Fontanone del Gianicolo)
Via Garibaldi

Designed and built to mark the terminus of the Trajan Aqueduct, between 1610 and 1614, by architects Giovanni Fontana (1540-1614) and Flaminio Ponzio

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