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Capitol Place 

Piazza del campidoglio (Place of the capitol hill), 2005

The place of Capitole is altered since 1564 on a project of Michel-Angel. In spite of the modifications of Giacomo della Porta, the unit carries the print of Michel-Angel. The palates which frame the place have a very complex structure, still mannerist. The colossal order of the pilasters, which embraces the two stages, is an innovation which the style baroque ensures a long descent.


Place of Spain 

 Piazza di Spagna (Place of Spain), 2005

The fountain of Barcaccia, heart of the irregular place Piazza di Spagna finishes the visual space of the street of Babuino. Splendid, the large staircase of the Trinity of the Mounts converges towards the fountain, creation of Pietro Bernin. The need for creating a connection between the French church of the Trinity of the Mounts and the subjacent zone had often been smelled but had always met the opposition of the popes, not very inclined to recognize the strong presence of France. With the XVIII° century it was not possible any more to differ creation from it when all the zone felt great development determined by the presence of the port of Ripetta. Francesco De Santis, young architect being appropriate as well to the Pope with French. De Santis carried out the connection by a spectacular theatrical scenography: the staircase goes down from the church as a travertine cascade and converges towards the fountain of Barcaccia, from where the street of Condotti starts which arrived at the zone of the port under unclaimed.

Piazza di Spagna

Piazza di Spagna (Place of Spain), may 2003

Piazza di Spagna

  Spanish district


Farnese Place

Piazza Farnese (Place Farnese), 2005

Since 1874, the Farnèse palate is the seat of the embassy of France near the Italian government. In the XVIe and the XVIIe century, it was several time residence of the ambassadors of kings de France attached to the court of Rome. It is to say to which point history relations between Rome, Italy and France is related to this monument of which construction, decoration and the function have represented on the Roman ground, for soon four centuries, a stake which was never indifferent...

Story about the Farnese family and the palate:

Piazza Venezia - Monumento a Vittorio Emanuelle 2

Piazza Venezia, Monumento a Vittorio Emanuelle II

The "Vittoriano", enormous monument which dominates Piazza Venezia, owes its name to the king in honor of which it was built: Victor Emmanuel II, first king of Italy. Realized by Giuseppe Sacconi at the beginning of the XX° century, he is among the monuments most discussed of the city, appreciated by tourists, scorned by major the part of Roman criticism because of his forms, of the choice of the marbles, and also of his dimensions.

Piazza Venezia - Monumento a Vittorio Emanuelle 2

Piazza Venezia - Monumento a Vittorio Emanuelle 2



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