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The tale of two great baroque architects in one building, in 1644 the façade facing Piazza di Spagna was renovated by Bernini and the side façade facing Via dei Propaganda in 1655 by Borromini. The choice is yours, the plain imposing structure by Bernini or...More
CAMPO MARZIO is a great neighbourhood in Rome and for a first time visitor like me to this most gorgeous of cities a great starting point to admire some of the wonderful sites in this city.
The Spanish Steps,Trinita Del Monti,Obelisco Sallustiano then down the...More
Palazzo Propaganda Fide, near the Spanish Steps, gives the viewer a great opportunity to compare the genius of two of the great Baroque architects, Borromini and Bernini. One section of the palazzo (Via di Propaganda) is by Borromini, instantly recognizable by its undulating curves; the...More
Date of experience: May 2016
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Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very centre of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural
storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.