Monumental altar in white marble created to celebrate the return of Augustus from his military ventures in Gaul and Spain: on every wall there are reliefs depicting the imperial family’s dedicational procession.
Born as the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, it was then transformed into the papal fortress. Precious Mannerist frescoes adorn its walls.
Also called Flavian Amphitheatre, constructed by Vespasian and used for combat between gladiators, public executions and for the hunt of wild animals. The Hassler Roma is the ideal hotel near colosseum for visiting this magnificent Rome landmark.
The true nerve center of political, social, and economic life of the Roman era.
Pagan temple later transformed into a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Raphael’s tomb as well as those of Italy’s first kings dwell inside.
Art – Museums and Galleries
KEATS – SHELLEY MEMORIAL HOUSE
Residence of Romantic literature’s John Keats, who is buried in Rome’s Acatolic cemetery.
DE CHIRICO HOUSE MUSEUM
Museum-home of Giorgio De Chirico, inventor of metaphysical painting.
The world’s first public museum, created by Pope Sistus IV. Roman sculpture collections and the Capitoline Picture Gallery, also includes works of art by Caravaggio and Guercino.
VATICAN MUSEUMS AND SISTINE CHAPEL
The seat of papal power. Beautiful rooms painted by Raphael and the unequalled Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s frescoes.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART
Inside one can find valuable art collections of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Museum for the arts of the 21st Century, designed by Architect Zaha Hadid.
SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE
Ex riding stables of the President’s Palace, and currently a venue for important art exhibitions.
ST. PETER’S BASILICA
Basilica erected on the tomb of the Apostle Peter. Michelangeloìs Pietà as well as Il Baldacchino and the Cattedra of St. Peter’s by Bernini reside inside.
TRINITÀ DEI MONTI CHURCH
Church dedicated to the Sacred Trinity. A must-see: Daniele da Volterra’s masterpiece “La Deposizione”.
St. Paul’s Within the Walls Church
On Via Nazionale. Anglican Church with decorations by representatives of the Arts and Crafts movement.
SANT’ANDREA DELLA VALLE CHURCH
Beautiful façade and divine frescoes by Domenichino.
ARA COELI CHURCH
On Capitol Hill, it contains the Ancient Temple of Jupiter. Antique columns, nostalgic atmosphere, and the “Sacred Child”. Enormous marble staircase.
CHURCH OF MADONNA DELLA PACE
Six beautiful frescoes by Raphael adorn its interior.
CHURCH OF THE CAPUCHINS
Located in Piazza Barberini, this is where one may see Guido Reni’s famous painting “St. Michael”.
CHURCH OF SAN CLEMENTE
The most complete relic of a primitive Church; chorus place in the center of the construction.
CHURCH OF JESUS
Begun by Vignola in 1575; Chapel and tomb of St. Ignatius. The Gesuit Order’s mother church.
CHURCH OF ST. AGNES IN PIAZZA NAVONA
Erected in the place in which the saint was.