Rome sightseeing and popular attractions

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia and Venice Square is a square in Rome where four major roads meet. Namely the Via del Corso, Via del Plebiscito, Via di Teatre Marcello and Via dei Fori Imperiali. Through these four roads Piazza Venezia is also known for its chaotic traffic.

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia is located at the foot of the Capitoline Hill. He owes his name to Palazzo Venezia is located on the square.

Palazzo Venezia building was commissioned by Pietro Barbo. He later became Pope Paul II. The building was designed by architect Francesco del Borgo. It was started construction in 1455.

Then Palazzo Venezia has served as Embassy of the Republic of Venice, was then used by the Austrian ambassador. The Italian government took over the palace during the First World War. Today Palazzo Venezia museum of Medieval and Renaissance art, Museo di Palazzo.

This monument was erected to the first King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II. It is also called Altare della Patria, called altar of the fatherland.

The monument was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi and was built between 1895 and 1911. Inside the museum is a museum about the unification of Italy.

Palazzo Bonaparte was built in 1666 for the family d’Aste. The building is occupied by several families. A well-known resident is the mother of Napoleon Bonaparte, Maria Laetitia Ramolino. Her half brother arranged for her this house when she was expelled from France. Palazzo Bonaparte was named after her.

Basilica San Marco is one of the oldest basilicas of Rome. It was built in 336 AD. There have been various remodeling to Basilica San Marco in which the conversion was the largest in the ninth century. In 1451 the basilica was part of Palazzo Venezia

This basilica is actually located on the San Marco square. But since this little square surrounded on all sides by Piazza Venezia you can also see it as a point of this square

Madame Lucrezia is a bust which stands at Basilica San Marco. He was placed there by Cardinal Lorenzo Cybo in 1500. At that time he was the Cardinal of San Marco.

The sculpture represents the Egyptian goddess Isis and is probably derived from a Isis temple.

Madame Lucrezia is also known as one of the most striking images. At the time when the popes were in power in Rome and wrote the people stuck several slogans on image to express their dissatisfaction.

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