A little bit of history Piazza Sant’Eustachio is a very famous square of Rome, in the very center of the Rione Sant’Eustachio (the VIIII district of Rome). This square has always been very famous for the basilica of Saint Eustace, who is revered as a Christian martyr and soldier Saint. A legend places him […]

  A little bit of history Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, in which several thoroughfares intersect, including the Via dei Fori Imperiali 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 […]

  A little bit of history During the Roman Age, Piazza Navona was a Stadium, the Domitian Stadium, built by the emperor Domiziano in 85, it was the biggest stadium of Rome and it could host 30.000 audience. Still today, below the square, you can see the ancient stadium, together with a sport museum. In […]

  A little bit of history Trastevere is the 13th rione of Rome, on the west bank of the Tiber, south of Vatican City. Its name comes from the Latin trans Tiberim, meaning literally “beyond the Tiber”. In Rome’s Regal period (753-509 BC), the area across the Tiber belonged to the hostile Etruscans, the area […]

A little bit of history Piazza di Spagna, at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, is one of the most famous squares in Rome. It owes its name to the Palazzo di Spagna, seat of the Embassy of Spain among the Holy See. Nearby is the famed Column of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed […]

  A little bit of history The Pantheon is built on the site of an earlier building commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian, who retained Agrippa’s original inscription, which has confused its date of construction. The building is […]

  A little bit of history The story of this square begins in the XVI century, when the cardinal Alessandro Farnese bought a lot of houses to demolish them, in order to create the right space to build the palace he made Antonio da Sangallo to project. The palace was finished in 1546 by Michelangelo, […]

A little bit of history Campo de’ Fiori is a square situated between Palazzo della Cancelleria and Palazzo Farnese. Campo de’ Fiori in Italian means “field of flowers”, the name was first given during the Middle Age, when the area was actually a meadow. In Ancient Rome the area was an unused space between Pompey’s Theatre and the […]

A little bit of history The Roman Jewish Ghetto was established as a result of Papal Bull Cum nimis absurdum, promulgated by Pope Paul IV on 14 July 1555. The jewish ghetto was a walled quarter with its gates locked at night. The gates were added as the ghetto was successively enlarged. Initially, there were two gates […]

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