Montecitorio Obelisk Rome

The present Montecitorio Obelisk was brought to Rome in the year 10 BC, together with another obelisk now known as the Flaminio Obelisk. Another name for the monument is Obelisco Solare, since its original function was that of sundial for the meridian in the present Piazza del Parlamento. Continue reading “Montecitorio Obelisk Rome”

Piazza della Rotonda Rome

The Piazza della Rotonda is the official name of the square that faces the Pantheon in Rome, so most people know it by the name Piazza del Pantheon. It is one of Rome‘s liveliest squares, with a jumble of open-air café tables and a picturesque central fountain. The alleys leading up to the square are lined with tourist shops, wine bars, restaurants and small cafés. Continue reading “Piazza della Rotonda Rome”

San Lorenzo in Lucina Church Rome

The San Lorenzo in Lucina Basilica is a church in the Colonna district of Rome. It is one of the oldest Christian churches in the city and contains works of art by o.a. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Michelangelo and Guido Reni. Continue reading “San Lorenzo in Lucina Church Rome”

Via Sistina Rome

The Via Sistina is a street in the center of Rome, connecting the Piazza Trinità dei Monti to the Piazza Barberini. The part closest to the Piazza Barberini is in the rione Colonna, whereas the part closer to Trinità dei Monti belongs to the rione Campo Marzio. Continue reading “Via Sistina Rome”

Museo Missionario di Propaganda Fide Rome

The Palazzo di Propaganda Fide, a 17th century Baroque architectural masterpiece in Rome designed by Bernini (Gianlorenzo) and Francesco Borromini, has opened its doors to the public in the form of a museum, called the Museo Missionario di Propaganda Fide. Continue reading “Museo Missionario di Propaganda Fide Rome”

Oratorio del Caravita Church Rome

The Oratorio del Caravita is located just off the Via del Corso in the historical center of Rome. It used to also be called the Oratorio della Santissima Comunione Generale (“Oratorium of the Holy General Communion”). Continue reading “Oratorio del Caravita Church Rome”