24 aprile 2014 · Ultime notizie:

Monument to Victor Emmanuel II

After an extenuating competition, the realization of the monument was entrusted to Giuseppe Sacconi and was be­gun in 1885, to be finished and inaugurated in 1911. Its intentions were those of celebrating the splendor of the nation after the Unification of Italy, and with this in mind Sacconi envisioned it in imposing classi cisti c [...]

Museum of Palazzo Venezia

(Open: weekdays 9-14, holidays 9-13, closed Mondays) It is installed in the rooms of Paul II’s Apartment and in the adja­cent Cybo Apartment (as well as in part of the Palazzetto di Venezia). Charac­terized by the variety of material on exhibition (in part due to the varied tastes of the pope-collectors), the collections of Palazzo [...]

Palazzo Venezia

Outstanding monuments and historical buildings over­look the Piazza Venezia. The most important, on the west side of the square, is the Palazzo Venezia, the design lor which is attributed to Leon Battista Alberti, while the actual building was carried out under Bernardo Rossellino. Commissioned by Pietro Barbo (future Pope Paul II) and terminated by Marco [...]

Palazzetto Venezia

Built between 1455 and 1468 for Cardinal Pietro Barbo, it was destroyed and later rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century when demolition work was undertaken for the Victor Emmanuel Monument. The facade has three floors with line arched windows and an elegant portal. Inside is a li ne porticoed courtyard with a loggia [...]

Church of Santa Maria d’Aracoeli

Mention of the church appears as early as the 7th century. In the 10th century it became a Benedictine Abbey and then passed to the Friars Minor, who saw to its reconstruction around 1320. A pIace for associative life as well as a place of worship, the church continued in this unique calling into the [...]

Palazzo dei Conservatori

(Open: 9-14, Tuesdays and Saturdays 17-20, holi­days 9-13, closed Mondays). Remodelled by Giacomo Della Porta from a design by Michelangelo, it served as model for the neighboring Palazzo Nuovo, which it matches. The facade is softened by the elegant rhythmic procession of large pilaster strips with large balconi ed windows and a charming portico set [...]

Palazzo Nuovo

Built by Girolamo Rainaldi for Pope lnnocent X, it is identi­cal to the neighboring Palazzo dei Conservatori and was al so originally designed by Michelangelo. The rhythmic procession of large pilaster strips lends grace to the facade and presents, on the attic, a scenography of marble statues “decorated” with a balustrade. The large balconi ed [...]

Capitoline Museums

The Capitoline Museums are housed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo or del Museo, which face each other across the Piazza del Campidoglio; they were built in the Campidoglio and included in the design of the Square drawn up by Michelangelo.The two buildings are characterised by the use of, enormous orders of [...]

The Capitoline

From earliest times on, the Capitoline hill (or Campidoglio) was the center of the political, sodal, and religious life of Rome. In addition to the old asylum, this was the site of the great Italic tempIe dedicated to the Capitoline Jupiter, and the name of Capitolium was used almost exclusively to designate the tempie rather [...]