Esquilino District Rome (R. XV)

The Esquilino district is one of the oldest of Rome, although it is not considered to be part of the historical centre. The Latin word esquiliae means more or less suburbs. Esquilino is bordered by the Via Marsala in the north, the Via Cavour and the Monti neighborhood in the east and the quarters Prenestino-Labicano and Tiburtino in the south west.

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Roman Aquarium and House of Architecture Rome

The Acquario Romano (“Roman Aquarium“) is located in the center of a small park in the Esquilino district in Rome. It was built towards the end of the 19th century in a style typical of the period, called Umbertino, after the then king of Italy. Originally an aquarium, the building has held several functions during the time of its existence. At the moment it is the seat of the Casa dell’Architettura (“House of Architecture“).

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Sant’Antonio da Padova Basilica Rome

The Basilica of Sant’Antonio da Padova all’Esquilino was the first church built in Rome after the Unification of Italy in 1870. Together with the Palazzo Brancaccio it is the best known work of the architect Luca Carimini. The church is also know under the name Sant’Antonio al Laterano.

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Santa Maria dell’Immacolata Concezione all’Esquilino Church Rome

The Santa Maria dell’Immacolata Concezione all’Esquilino Church in Rome was built around the turn of the 19th and 20th century. At the moment it is part of the Santi Marcellino and Pietro Church.

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Santa Croce in Gerusalemme Basilica Rome

The Santa Croce in Gerusalemme Basilica is one of the seven pilgrim churches of Rome. Pilgrim churches are allowed to give out indulgences. An indulgence is the remission, under certain conditions, of punishment due for sins that have already been forgiven. Statues of saints adorn the facade of the basilica, but the biggest attraction is formed by the relics of the Cross, brought from Jerusalem by Saint Helena.

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