Many statues have been used in Rome to represent opinions conflicting opinions, and one of the most famous is that of ... More
Fontana del Facchino
Many statues have been used in Rome to represent opinions conflicting opinions, and one of the most famous is that of Pasquino in the wall of the Palazzo De Carolis and dates from the 16th Century. It shows a man holding a barrel from which a jet of water spurts out. Many hypotheses have been put forward as to who the man is supposed to be: Martin Luther, a member of the Università degli Acquaroli or a certain Abbondio Rizzio, a famous and garrulous drinker.
During the Middle Ages, Piazza del Popolo formed the main entrance to the city for pilgrims and travelers arriving on
the Via Flaminia (from the north). It was only when Pope Sixtus V placed the Egyptian obelisk of Ramses ...
Construction of the Palazzo del Quirinale began in the late 16th Century, commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII, who chose the
top of this hill as the location for the new papal residence. Various architects contributed to the design, including ...
This fountain is in the middle of Piazza del Nettuno, between Palazzo Re Enzo and the Palazzo Comunale . It
was built following the urban renovation project planned by the Legato Pontificio Pierdonato Cesi and commissioned by Pope Pious ...