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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 Labicana, 95

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.

 

Chiesa dei SS. Quattro
Via dei Santi Quattro, 20

The name of the church refers to different stories about the history of martyrs.

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.

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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Fori Imperiali
Via dei Fori Imperiali

At the end of the Republican Age, when Rome had become the capital of a vast empire stretching from Gaul to Asia Minor, the old

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Galleria Borghese
Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5

Located midst the trees of Rome’s favourite public park is the Borghese Gallery, a treasure trove of artistic gems, a remarkable collection which was first begun by Renaissance Car

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Galleria Colonna
Via della Pilotta, 17

The Colonna Gallery is situated inside the Palace with the same name in Piazza Santi Apostoli.

Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale
Via Zucchelli, 7

Founded in 1925, the collection housed in the Gallery in Via Crispi had since its inception a very specific purpose: to document the Roman artistic environment.

Galleria Doria Pamphilj
Via del Corso, 305

The Doria-Pamphilj gallery is situated in the Palace with the same name, built between the middle of the fifteenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century, that previously belonged to the Della

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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica - Palazzo Barberini
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13

The National Gallery of Ancient Art, founded in 1895 by uniting the Corsini and Torlonia Collections, has since 1949 occupied the main and second floors of Palazzo Barberini and collects works from

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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica - Palazzo Corsini
Via della Lungara, 10

The history of Palazzo Corsini begins in 1511, when the building was erected by Cardinal Raffaele Riario (1461-1521) on his property on Via della Lungara.

Galleria Spada
Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13

In Piazza Capo di Ferro, near Piazza Farnese and Campo de’ Fiori, Borromini’s Prospective Gallery is waiting to be admired in Palazzo Spada.

Giardini Vaticani
Viale Vaticano

Vatican Gardens fill about two thirds of the surface of Vatican City.

Isola Tiberina
Ponte Cestio

Legend has it that the Tiber Island was formed, to say the least, in a rather curious manner: the angry Romans, after having overthrown in a popular uprising the reviled tyrant Lucius Tarquinius Su

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La Galleria Nazionale
Viale delle Belle Arti, 131

The building, made up of some 55 rooms, houses the largest collection of contemporary Italian art, with over 4,400 works of painting and sculpture and about 13,000 drawings and prints by artists –

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Largo di Torre Argentina
Largo di Torre Argentina

Tra il 1926 e il 1929 i lavori di demolizione del vecchio quartiere compreso tra Via del Teatro Argentina, Via Florida, Via S.

MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma
Via Nizza, 138

The opening of the new wing of the main centre of the Macro - Rome's Museum of Contemporary Art – redefines its vocation to encourage contemporary art and to serve as a location promoting images.

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Mausoleo di Augusto
Piazza Augusto Imperatore

Emperor Augustus, after visiting the tomb of Alexander the Great in Alexandria, decided to build a magnificent tomb for himself and for his family in Campus Martius. The works started in 30 B.C.

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Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
Via Appia Antica, 161

Il Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella può essere considerato il monumento simbolo della via Appia antica.

MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo
Via Guido Reni, 4 A

The MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, is the first national museum dedicated to contemporary arts and architecture.

Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali
Via Quattro Novembre, 94

 

Viale Lincoln, 3

The route through the museum, inaugurated in 1967, begins with a display of a few items that date to the period of late antiquity, specifically three imperial portraits from the 5th to 6th centurie

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