Trevi Fountain & Quirinal hill

The Trevi district lies at the foot of the Quirinals, one of the seven hills of classical Rome, on which the Italian presidential palace also stands. Here you can expect an extremely lively atmosphere and a happily babbling fountain. The main sights in this area (Trevi Fountain, Piazza Barberini, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Quirinal, Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria and Santa Maria degli Angeli) can be easily reached with a short walk.

1. Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is located near the Piazza di Spagna and is one of the main attractions of Rome, everyone wants to have their picture taken there and toss a coin in the fountain to make sure they will come back to Rome one day. The fountain is modeled on a large stage. Part of the Fontana di Trevi is integrated into the facade of the Palazzo Poli and has the shape of a triumphal arch. In the center is a statue of the sea god Oceanus.

Restaurants / Ice cream shops:

 

Le Tamerici

Good and authentic cuisine.Restaurant for fish lovers.Location: Just a few steps from the Trevi Fountain.

Address Vicolo Scavolino 79, Roma

Phone +39 06 69 20 07 00

 

Eisdiele Il Gelato di San Crispino

This ice cream parlor is well known and not far from the Trevi Fountain (but there are other outlets in different areas of the city).The San Crispino ice cream stands out for the quality of the ingredients used and the absence of artificial preservatives, excellent for health lovers.

Address Via della Panetteria 42, Roma

2. Piazza Barberini & Palazzo Barberini museum

Piazza Barberini is near the Fontana di Trevi. In the middle of Piazza Barberini stands the baroque Triton Fountain (Fontana del Tritone), a work by Bernini from the 17th century. Via Veneto begins in Piazza Barberini, where in the 1950s the bars and meeting places of the Roman highSociety lay.

 

Museum in the Palazzo Barberini - The Palazzo Barberini is located near the Piazza Barberini. It houses part of the important art museum Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica. Access to the museum is on Via Quattro Fontane. Carlo Maderno was the first architect to work, after his death Gian Lorenzo Bernini took over the construction management. Francesco Borromini was also involved in the work and designed, among other things, the spiral staircase in the south wing.

Link: https://www.barberinicorsini.org/en/- Information on the Galleria Nazionale Barberini Corsini, in English.

Restaurants:

Colline Emiliane

Tiny good quality family run restaurant near Piazza Barberini

Address Via degli Avignonesi 22, Roma

Phone +39 06 481 75 38

 

The Flair

Located in the attic of the famous Roman hotel, you can take a look at the beauties of the capital.Good Italian food.Location: near Piazza Barberini

Address Piazza Barberini 23, Roma

Phone +39 06 42 01 04 69

3. Santa Maria della Vittoria & Moses Fountain

The church of Santa Maria della Vittoria seems inconspicuous from the outside, but turns out to be an impressive church on the inside. In the Cornaro Chapel you will find one of Bernini's most beautiful statues, the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, executed in 1646. The figures are characterized by a tremendous dynamism. The ingenious lighting perfectly stages the moment of rapture. Equally impressive is the staging of the Cornaro Chapel. Members of this Venetian doge family are like spectators of this vision. The church is near Piazza Barberini. Right next to this church Santa Maria della Vittoria is the fountain Fontana dell'Aqua Felice or also called Fontana di Mose (Moses Fountain). The fountain was built in the 16th century to a design by Domenico Fontana under the pontificate of Pope Sixtus V. The fountain is located at the end of the Aqua Felice aqueduct. In the central niche, the large statue of Moses, which has never been properly appreciated by critics, alludes to the miraculous waters that spring from the rock.

4. Santa Maria degli Angeli & Museo Nazionale Romano

Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli - Continuing walking from the Moses Fountain in the direction of the railway station (Roma Termini), you will reach the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, located in Piazza della Repubblica. Construction of the church began in 1560 under the direction of Michelangelo. It arose in the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian. ​

 

Museo Nazionale Romano, in the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, near the Roma Termini train station - this is one of the locations of the Roman National Museum, which is well worth seeing. Other museum locations: Palazzo Altemps near Piazza Navona and Crypta Balbi near Piazza Venezia (ticket valid for all three museums)

5. Quirinal hill & Scuderie al Quirinale museum

A little south of the Fontana di Trevi is the Quirinal (with the Piazza del Quirinale), one of Rome's seven hills. The palazzo that now adorns the hill was built in the 16th century by the architects Bernini, Madama and Fontana. The Palazzo del Quirinale was the official residence of the Italian monarch. Today the President of the Republic resides here. From the square in front of the palace, with the monument of Castor and Pollux in the middle, there is a beautiful view over Rome.

 

Scuderie del Quirinale Museum - Right next to the Palazzo del Quirinale, the government palace that can usually be visited on Sunday mornings, is the Scuderie del Quirinale Museum. Interesting special exhibitions are regularly held here.

Link: https://www.scuderiequirinale.it/- Information about the Scuderie del Quirinale museum, also in English.

 

Sant' Andrea al Quirinale- In the immediate vicinity of the Piazza del Quirinale is the church of Sant' Andrea al Quirinale, which is considered a pearl of Baroque architecture because of the rose-colored marble interior. It is based on Bernini's plans and was built for the Jesuit order in the 17th century.

6. Church San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane - Not far from the Piazza del Quirinale is the church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, at the crossroads with the four fountains. The church, built by Borromini in the 17th century, is so small that it is also called San Carlino. It is a monument to Borromini. The oval dome and the facade turned out to be particularly masterful. Link: http://www.sancarlino.eu/- Information about the Church of San Carlino, in German.

 

Le Quattro Fontane (The Four Fountains) is a Baroque fountain complex built in the 16th century. It consists of four individual marble fountains located at the corners of the intersection of two streets at the top of the Quirinale hill. The Four Fountains were built by Domenico Fontana and Pietro da Cortona on behalf of the Pope. Four deities were chosen as fountain figures, all of which are shown lying on the ground.

Trevi Fountain

Piazza Barberini

Church Santa Maria della Vittoria and Moses Fountain

Church Santa Maria degli Angeli

Quirinale Palace

Piazza Quattro Fontane

Trevi Fountain

Rom

Piazza della Repubblica

Quirinale museum

Palazzo Barberini museum and gardens

Monument on Quirinal hill

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