The vault, widely used from the time of Augustus, was highly suited for mass burials. The name is derived from the shape of ... More
Colombario di Pomponio Hylas
The vault, widely used from the time of Augustus, was highly suited for mass burials. The name is derived from the shape of these sepulchres, whose walls had niches capable of holding hundreds of urns containing the ashes of the deceased. The vault of Pomponius Hylas is one of the most interesting, reached by a small staircase with statues of two griffins on each side to protect the sepulcher from the evil eye. The interior contains brightly colored mosaics depicting birds, vines and dancers in a garden. There are also portrayals of mythological figures like Achilles, Ochus, and Orpheus.
The statue of St Catherine of Siena stands in a flowerbed in the gardens around Castel Sant'Angelo . It was
designed in 1961 by Francesco Messina who also created the Dying Horse in front of the RAI television offices ...
This original monument by sculptor Pietro Canonica was donated to the city council in 1940. The sculpture portrays Scodela, the
famous mule awarded with a medal for his bravery, determination and resistance when transporting a small cannon around the ...
An incredible, almost theatrical square with the lovely Spanish Steps leading up to the Chiesa di Trinita dei Monti. One
of the most important fashion shows is held here, the steps being used as a catwalk. It is now ...