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Rome/Old Rome

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[[Image:Neptune fountain.jpg|thumb|350px|The Fountain of Neptune at the center of the Piazza Navona]]
'''Old Rome''' is the historic medieval and renaissance center of [[Rome]]. While the oldest section of Rome is at the [[Rome/Colosseo|Forum]], and the [[Rome/Modern Center|Modern Center]] has shifted to the Via Veneto, Old Rome remains the city's most charming district, with lovely piazzas (squares) and streets to wander and find small cafes and restaurants. Old Rome includes the neighborhoods of Navona, Campo de' Fiori, Pantheon, and the Ghetto.
==Get in==
* <see name="Chiesa Il Gesù" alt="" address="Via degli Astalli, 16" directions="Piazza del Gesù; not far from Piazza Venezia towards Largo di Torre Argentina." phone="+39 06 69 70 01" email="" fax="" url="" hours="7AM to noon, 4PM to 7PM" price="">This is the Jesuits church in Rome. The interior is Baroque art on steroids. Simply astounding.</see>
* <see name="Sant'Ivo della alla Sapienza" alt="" address="Corso del Rinascimento, 40" directions="" phone="066864987" url="" hours="Su 9AM to noon, closed Jul and Aug" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This little church is hard to find but well worth the extra effort although it is often closed when you get there. Borromini's masterpiece. It is located only a block from Piazza Navona, but not usually visible from the street, as one must enter the courtyard of an old palazzo to reach the church. Sant'Ivo is a small church the dome of which is shaped like the Star of David, but with every other point rounded. The steeple seen from the outside looks like it has a staircase wrapped around it that ascends to heaven. As the church was commissioned by the Barberini family that produced a number of popes and whose family symbol was the bee, some say the steeple resembles the stinger of the insect.. </see>
* <see name="Santa Maria sopra Minerva" alt="" address="piazza della Minerva 42" directions="" phone="066793926" url="" hours="M-Sa 7AM to 7PM, Su 8AM to 1PM, 3 to 7PM, monastery M-Sa 9AM to noon, 4 to 6.30PM" price="" lat="" long="" maria="Maria" alla="alla" email="" fax="">This church is literally right next to the Pantheon. It is Rome's only Gothic church, and well worth looking inside, although its plain square façade makes it look inconspicuous from outside. Excellent stained glass windows.</see>
* <see name="San Luigi dei Francesi" alt="" address="Piazza San Luigi dei Francesi, 5" directions="" phone="066882718" email="" fax="" url="" hours="8AM to noon, 3.30PM to 7PM, closed Thu afternoon" price="">This church is roughly halfway between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. It is most notable for a side chapel which contains three ''Caravaggio'' masterworks: "The Calling of St. Matthew", "St. Matthew and the Angel" and "Martyrdom of St. Matthew".</see>
* <see name="Via della Gatta" alt="Street of the Cat" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The Via della Gatta connects Palazzo Doria Pamphili with Palazzo Grazioli. The sculpture of the cat is on one of the corners of Palazzo Grazzioli</see>
* <see name="Via de Coronari (Street of the Rosary Dealers)" alt="" address="" directions="bus 40, 46, 62, 64, 70, 81, 87, 115, 116, 186, 280, 492" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">In the Middle Ages pilgrims on their way tio St.Peter's had to pass through the Via dei Coronari in order to cross the Tiber at Ponte St.Angelo. The street got its name from the people who sold rosaries to the pilgrims. It follows the ancient road ''Via Recta'' whoch led from what is today Piazza Colonna to the Tiber. In the 15th cent ''Pope Sixtus IV'' initiated the construction of private buildungs. Today, serveral houses datinmg back to the 15th and 16th cent may be seen. House nr. 156/157 is said to have been the House of ''Fiametta'', the mistress of ''Cesare Borgia''</see>
* <see name="Via del Governo Vecchio" alt="" address="" directions="bus 40, 46, 62, 64" phone="" emailurl="" hours="" price="" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="" pricefax="">The street is named after the ''Palazzo del Governo Vecchio'', the seat of the Papal government in the 17th and 18th cent. It was part of the ''Via papalis'' which connected Lateran and St.Peter's. Houses nr. 104 and 106 date to the 15th cent. and there are some houses from the 16th cent. The palace on nr. 123 was intended tto to be the residence of ''Bramante''. The ''Palazzo del Governo Vecchio'' ist is situated just opposite.</see>
===Historical buildings===
* <see name="Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne" alt="" address="Corso Vittorio Emanuele 141" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="chapel only open on March 16 7AM to noon" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The palace was built by the architect ''Baldassare Peruzzi'' on behalf of the Massimo family. The former palace was destroyed during the Sacco di Roma, the pillage of Rome in 1527. The Massimo family can be traced back to ''Quintus Fabius Maximus'' who defeated ''Hannibal'' in the 3rd cent BC. The building is open to the public on March 16 only in order to commemorate the reanimation of ''Paolo Massimo'' by ''St. Filippo Neri'' in 1538.</see>
* <see name="Palazzo del Collegio Romano" alt="" address="Piazza del Collegio Romano" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The Collegio Romano was a college of the Jesuite order. Many popes, cardinals and bishops were educated here. Since 1870 it is a secular (non-monastic) school. The coat of arms on the doorway is that of ''Pope Gregor XIII. Boncompagni'' (1572-1585). The tower was erected in 1787 and served as observatory. Until 1925 all cloocks in Rome followed the signal of the Collegio Romano</see>
* <see name="Palazzo Doria Pamphili" alt="" address="Piazza del Collegio Romano 2" directions="bus 64, 81,85, 117, 119, 492" phone="066797323" url="" hours="F-W 10AM to 5PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></see>
* <see name="Hosteria dell'Orso" alt="Bear's Inn" address="Via dei Soldati 25" directions="bus 70, 81, 116, 186, 204, 280, 492,628" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Sa 8AM to 1PM" price="">a historical inn where reputedly the Italian poet ''Dante Aligheri'' and French travellers of the 16th cent , e.g. the poets ''Francois Rabelais'' and ''Michel de Montaigne'' stayed </see>
* <see name="Palazzo Doria PamphiliiPamphilj" alt="" address="Piazza del Collegion Romano 2, entrance: Via del Corso, 305" directions="bus 64, 81,85, 117, 119, 492" phone="066797323+39 06 6797323" email="" fax="" url="" hours="F-W 10AM to 5PM, closed Jan 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, Auf 15, Dec 25" price="€11"></see>
* <see name="Museo Napoleonico" alt="" address="Piazza di Ponte Umberto 1" directions="bus 70, 81, 87, 116, 186, 280, 492" phone="0668806286" url="" hours="Tu-Su 9AM to 7PM, closed jan 1, May 1 Dec 25" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The museum is dedicated to ''Napoleon Bonaparte'' and his family. After Napoleon's death in 1821 the Pope gave permission to his family to settle down in Rome. His sister married ''Prince Camillo Borghese''</see>
* <see name="Palazzo Altemps" alt="branch of the National Museum of Rome (Museo Nazionale Romano)" address="Piazza Sant'Apollinare 46" directions="bus 70, 81, 87, 115, 116, 280, 492, 628 (Corso del Rinascimiento)" phone="0639967700" url="" hours="Tue to Dun 9AM to 7.30PM, closed Jan1, Dec 25" price="€ 10,00 standard adult/€ 6,50 EU citizens between ages age 18 and -24for access to all four National Museum of Rome sites" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">See Historical Buildings</see>* <see name="Crypta Balbi Crypt" alt="branch of the National Museum of Rome (Museo Nazionale Romano)" address="Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31" directions="Bus: H, 30, 40, 46, 62, 63, 64, 70, 87, 119, 130, 186, 190, 271, 492, 571, 630, 780, 810, 916 - Tram: 8 (Argentina)" phone="+39.06.39967700" url="" hours="Tue to Dun 9AM to 7.45PM, closed Jan1, Dec 25" price="€ 10,00 standard adult/€ 6,50 EU citizens between ages age 18 and -24 for access to all four National Museum of Rome sites" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This museum is built on top of the excavation site of the Balbi Crypt, a building from the first century A.D. which underwent considerable modifications in the following centuries. Through the building's history, the museum gives us glimpses of what Roman life across the ages was like. Free visits of the ruins are possible. The Essedra ruins are only accessible on Saturdays and Sundays, at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.</see>
===Columns, Obelsiks and Statues===
*Wander around the side streets, particularly those between Piazza Navona and the river. There are still many artisans' shops and away from the tourist areas it is sometimes difficult to believe that you are in a major city.
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