ROME 2019 Travel Guide - Where to go in Rome?

Rome offers so much and often people focus on the most classic monuments, sculptures, parcs, churches… Local Traveller aims to bring you to secret cultural spots. We would like to help you to discover the most prestigious master pieces fo the city.


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1. MOSES, CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO IN VINCOLI 

The Moses of Michelangelo is a master piece of the Italian High Renaissance and Manierism. The Scupture is housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. Commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb, the subject illustre the Moses with horns on his head sign of a contact with god.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_(Michelangelo) Copyright Wikipedia

Address: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli, 4/a, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Phone: +39 06 9784 4952


2. FONTANA DELLE TARTARUGHE

The Fontana delle Tartarughe is a fountain of the late Italian Renaissance, located in Piazza Mattei, in the Sant'Angelo district of Rome, Italy. It was built between 1580 and 1588 by the architect Giacomo della Porta and the sculptor Taddeo Landini.

Address: Piazza Mattei, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Phone: +39 06 0608


3. AUGUSTUS OF PRIMA PORTA - ITALY, VATICAN CITY

Augustus of Prima Porta is a 2m high marble statue of Augustus Caesar. It is an innovative and new political artwork to show and impose the role and prestige of emperors of Ancient Rome. The statue is housed in Villa of Livia at Prima Porta, near Rome. A travel back into the ancien Rome!

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4. MUSEI CAPITOLINI

http://www.museicapitolini.org/

The birth of the Capitoline Museums dates back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated to the Roman people a group of bronze statues preserved until then to the Lateran, which constituted the initial nucleus of the collection. The collections were subsequently increased by the popes with works from the excavations of Rome, from the Vatican or purchased specifically for the museum, such as the Albani collection

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Phone: +39 06 0608

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5. LAOCOÖN - VATICAN CITY

Master piece of the Art History, this sculpture must be one of the most studied around the world. Laocoön, the son of Acoetes, is a figure in Greek and Roman mythology and the Epic Cycle. He was a Trojan priest who was attacked, with his two sons, by giant serpents sent by the gods. Made around 40 BC it looks like it could have been made by a Michelangelo!

http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/museo-pio-clementino/Cortile-Ottagono/laocoonte.html

Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma RM


6. GALLERIA DORIA PAMPHILJ, ROME

The Doria Pamphilj Gallery is a large art collection housed in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome, Italy, between Via del Corso and Via della Gatta. The principal entrance is on the Via del Corso. The palace façade on Via del Corso is adjacent to a church, Santa Maria in Via Lata.

http://www.doriapamphilj.it/roma/

Address: Via del Corso, 305, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Phone: 0039 06 679 7323


7. THE RAPE OF PROSERPINA

The Rape of Proserpina is a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed between 1621 and 1622. Bernini was only twenty-three years old at its completion. It depicts the Abduction of Proserpina, where Proserpina is seized and taken to the underworld by the god Pluto.

Galleria Borghese‎, ‎Rome

http://galleriaborghese.beniculturali.it/it

Photo Credit: Antoine Taveneaux


8. BATHS OF CARACALLA

The Baths of Caracalla were Roman public baths, or thermae. The site is peaceful, spectacular and an easy way to have a culture break from the crowed city. Perfect place for kids also…

Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Roma RM, Italy Architectural style: Ancient Roman architecture Function: Thermae


9. EQUESTRIAN STATUE OF MARCUS AURELIUS

For the location, for the Statue and the travel in history! The art work is made of bronze and stands 4.24 m tall. Breath taking!

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Phone: +39 06 0608


10. DAVID BY BERNINI - Galleria Borghese

David is a life-size marble sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The sculpture was one of many commissions to decorate the villa of Bernini's patron Cardinal Scipione Borghese.

http://galleriaborghese.beniculturali.it/it

Address: Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

Phone+39 06 841 3979

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