This building housed the University of Rome since the middle of the 15th century until 1935. The splendid interior courtyard was created by Giacomo della Porta. The inside church of St Ivo is one of the masterpieces of Architect Borromini.
Corso del Rinascimento, 40, 00186 Roma, Italy
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Palazzo della Sapienza and Nearby Attractions on Map
The Vatican Museum(2 km)
One of the greatest art galleries in the world, the Vatican Museum is most famous for its spiral staircase, the Raphael Rooms and the exquisitely decorated Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's frescoes.
One of the 7 wonders of the medieval world, the Colosseum is perhaps the most famous landmark in Rome.
Trevi Fountain(0.8 km)
Completed in 1762 to a design by Nicola Salvi, this spectacular Baroque fountain features a mythological sculptural composition of Neptune, god of the sea, flanked by two Tritons: one Triton labours to control a violent sea-horse, the other controls a pacified creature, both symbolising the dual nature of the world's oceans.
Villa Giulia National Gallery(2.5 km)
The most extensive collection of Etruscan art and artifacts anywhere.
Piazza di Spagna(1.1 km)
The Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Square) is the most famous square in Rome.
Church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola(1.9 km)
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore(2.1 km)
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of Saint Mary Major) is one of the 4 Papal major basilicas, built in the 5th century atop Esquiline Hill to honor Virgin Mary.
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