Regola, Rome‘s 7th rione, was part of the Ancient Roman quarter Campo Marzio. Nowadays the district is one of the most pictureque partsof the city.
Regola District Rome (Rione VII)
The name comes from the word Renula: Rena is the kind of sand the Tiber used to leave behind after flooding the area. These floods were a regular occurrence, and it was not until the Middle Ages that the Romans tried to do something about it.
In 1875 they managed to build high walls around the river and the quarter changed completely. Many important palazzi and churches started being built there.
Piazza Farnese is one of Rome’s most beautiful squares, surrounded by gorgeous buildings like the Palazzo Farnese (seat of the French Embassy). The Palazzo Spada, with the museum of the same name, can also be found in the rione Regola.