Little-known due to the overshadowing presence of the nearby Piazza Rotonda in front of the Pantheon , Piazza Maddalena was ... More
Piazza della Maddalena
Little-known due to the overshadowing presence of the nearby Piazza Rotonda in front of the Pantheon , Piazza Maddalena was built in 1628 with the aim of providing the church of Santa Maria della Maddalena with a space for religious ceremonies and processions. The request for the space was granted by Pope Urban VIII and the piazza was paid for privately. When the church was given its facade by Giuseppe Sarti in the 18th Century (the only Rococo facade in Rome), the piazza was the only place from which the elaborate front could be admired.
During the Christmas season, Piazza Navona is packed with stalls selling toys, sweets and decorations for the nativity scene or
Christmas tree, making it a favorite spot for children. Its unusual shape recalls the time of Domitian, who built ...
This baroque church was built by the architect Carlo Maderno at the beginning of the 17th Century. It was originally
named after St Paul the apostle, but after The Adoration of the Infant was brought here, spoil from the ...
Via della Conciliazione is the main street leading to St Peter's from Adrian's Mausoleum or Castel Sant'Angelo . The project
to create this monumental street began in 1936 and ended only in 1950 (it was finally inaugurated during the ...