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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>
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