Apartments in this quarter:
Via Collegio Capranica): "Raphael", a two bedroom apartment in an 18th century building. Two bathrooms.
The Pantheon is the best preserved monument of antiquity. It is also the most ancient monument in the world that preserved its original function: a religious temple (first pagan and then Christian).
It is an engineering marvel of the Romans transformed later into a Christian church and national monument hosting the graves of Raphael as well as of the former Italian Royal family.
In the next photos you can see: Palazzo Montecitorio (left), an elegant and awesome
sixteen century palace, which is the seat the Italian Parliament. In front you can see one of
the obelisks of ancient Rome. To the right you can see the church of Santa Maria in
Minerva, where the body of St. Catherine of Siena rests (her head rests in Siena, where
she was born).
In front of the church you can see the elephant statue, by the famous sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Palazzo Montecitorio: Parliament
Santa Maria in Minerva
Within a distance of 200 metres (220 yards) you find: the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori etc. (click on the underscored names to see the photos).
In this area you find numberless restaurants (suiting all tastes and wallets - you have all the variants of the Italian cuisine, and also from family-run "trattorie" to fine "ristoranti" or "pizzerie", where they make the pizza both after the Roman or the Neapolitan way. There also ice cream parlors, confectioner's shops, bars, pubs etc. Increasingly you find now an assortment of non-Italian restaurants, especially Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and some also with American cuisine.
One last word about public transport?
the quarter is right in the centre of Rome, and you
can walk to most places. But if you want to use public transport, it is very efficient
in all Rome's centre. You find both very frequent buses in
the larger streets, electric buses in the little streets,
and also a small but efficient subway network.
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To visit the immediately adjacent quarters, click on these addresses-URLs:
- The Piazza Navona - Via della Pace quarter.
- The Piazza Navona - Campo' de Fiori quarter
- The Jewish quarter
- The Trevi Fountain-Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
- The Trastevere quarter
- The Monti-Coliseum quarter
- The Roman Forum
- The Janiculum