Rome - tourist attractions (page 4)

markerA Pincian Hill The Pincian Hill (Mons Pincius) is located North-East of the centre of Rome. It is a steep elevation towering over the Piazza di Spagna and the Piazza del Popolo. It is not recognised as one of the seven hills on which Rome is situated. In the ancient times, during rules of Emperor Aurelian III in ... Pincian Hill - photo
markerB The Vatican Museums The Vatican Museums (Musei del Vaticano) is a great complex of museums and galleries located mostly inside papal palaces in the Vatican. They have an unusual value mostly due to the variety and richness of masterpieces kept there. During the years papal authorities have gathered a huge collection o... The Vatican Museums - photo
markerC The Milvian (or Mulvian) Bridge The Milvian (or Mulvian) Bridge, usually called the Bridge of Lovers, is located in the northern part of Rome. It is one of the oldest bridges over the Tiber. According to historians, king Maksentius suffered defeat on that bridge in the battle with the army of Constantine the Great in 312. There i... The Milvian (or Mulvian) Bridge - photo
markerD National Gallery of Modern Art National Gallery of Modern Art is an art gallery in Rome also known as GNAM (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna). It is located in Il palazzo delle Belle Arti (Fine Arts Palace) in Rome which was built in 1911 by Cesare Bazzani. Its 75 rooms house the largest collection of works by 19th and 20th ce... National Gallery of Modern Art - photo
markerE The Turtle Fountain The Turtle Fountain (Fontana delle Tartarughe) is placed in the Piazza Mattei in the centre of Rome. It was designed by the architect Giacomo delola Porta and the sculptor Taddeo Landini. The fountain was created between 1580 and 1588. The first construction plan anticipated that the fountain would... The Turtle Fountain - photo
markerF The St. Angel Castle The St. Angel Castle, known also as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, was supposed to serve as a tomb for the Emperor Hadrian, his family and his successors. It is located on the left bank of the Tiber river in Rome, Italy. The construction began in 135 and finished in 139. At first, it was built on the pl... The St. Angel Castle - photo
markerG Villa Ada (Villa Savoia) The Villa Ada (Villa Savoia) is the largest park in Rome covering an area of 182 hectares. It is located in the north-east part of the city. Nowadays, it is commonly known as the Villa Ada but some sources still give the name Villa Savoia. This results from the fact that in the second half of the 1... Villa Ada (Villa Savoia) - photo
markerH Parc and hill Colle Oppio The Park on the Oppian Hill is are a public space in Rome, Italy, covering an area of 11 hectares. During the Roman epoch, the Oppian Hill used to be an important trade and economic centre. It was a higly urbanized area, for which many architectural projects were commissioned. In the Medieval times... Parc and hill Colle Oppio - photo
markerI Villa Borghese gardens The Villa Borghese gardens is the second biggest park located in the very centre of Rome, Italy. It covers an area of over 80 hectares. The park was designed by the architect Flaminio Ponzio to complement the Villa Borghese located on the Pincian hill. In 1605, the cardinal Scipione Borghese starte... Villa Borghese gardens - photo
markerJ Palazzo Farnese Palazzo Farneseis one of the most important High Renaissance palaces in Rome. Owned by the Italian state, it was given to the French Government in 1936 for a period of 99 years, and currently serves as the French embassy in Italy. First designed in 1517 for the Farnese family, the building expanded... Palazzo Farnese - photo
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