Giordano Bruno statue in Rome

Giordano Bruno looms over Campo de' Fiori in central Rome. Giordano Bruno was a 16th-century friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet and astrologer. The Roman Inquisition found him guilty of denying...
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Rome's Palazzo della Cancelleria

This Renaissance palace, which is a World Heritage Site and is attributed to Bramante, was once the papal chancery and remains an extraterritorial property of the Vatican. Located between Campo de' F...
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Borromini at Palazzo Spada in Rome

Hidden Roman treasures: Borromini's optical illusion. Palazzo Spada, located between Campo de' Fiori and Rome's river Tiber, is home to a gallery whose sumptuous art collection contains works by 16th...
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Hidden Roman treasure: Passetto del Biscione

A hidden frescoed lane-way just metres from Rome's Campo de' Fiori. Il Passetto del Biscione is a small but significant treasure often missed on the tourist trail, despite its central location around...
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Hollywood tutto sul Cinema

With customers including Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, this small but well-stocked Roman shop (the first in Italy to specialise in auteur cinema) has a collection of about 5,000 movies to buy or...
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Palazzo Spada

On the ground floor of the elegant Palazzo Spada you can admire a magnificent colonnade with an enormous statue of Mars at the end. This is a clever trick of perspective by Borromini, because the gall...
Campo de' Fiori neighbourhood Curiosities in Campo de' Fiori neighbourhood
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