Home of the President of the Italian Republic, and the Quirinal Gardens.
Home of the President of the Italian Republic, and the Quirinal Gardens. Built in 1573 as a papal summer residence, and has since also served as the residence for the pope and later for the king of Italy. The public are occasionally allowed in to view the gardens, but be prepared for a long queue.
Piazza del Quirinale, 00187 Roma, Italy
+39 06 46991
A museum devoted to pasta, Italy's premier gift to world cuisine
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
Dating back to the 13th century, the Palazzo Colonna has been home to the aristocratic Colonna family for over 20 generations
Four fountains from the time of Pope Sixtus V when much of Rome was redeveloped
On the other side of the Via dei Fori Imperiali to the Roman Forum
The Palazzo Barberini is an imposing 17th century Baroque building, designed partly by Bernini, commissioned by the Barberini family to celebrate and commemorate their ascension to papacy
Porta San Sebastiano is a gate in the amazingly well-preserved Aurelian Walls
A very small and beautiful church, the first design commission of Francesco Borromini
With Bernini's famous Triton Fountain
Built in 1645, the crypt of the church contains a macabre display - a series of chapels decorated with the bones of thousands of dead monks