The Basilica of Saint Peter is situated in the Vatican City, residence of popes since 1377.
The present basilica has been built on the ruins of the ancient early Christian church dedicated to Peter, where the Apostle's tomb is situated.
The construction of the new basilica had been decided by Niccolò V, but it has been started by Giulio II; Bramante, Rossellino, the young Antonio from Sangallo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Bernini, Borromini, Maderno, Giacomo della Porta, Domenico Fontana, are some of the great names that have left their trace in the design of the basilica, inside and outside. The dome, clearly visible from a lot of areas of the city, dominates the scenery of Rome, designed by Michelangelo and finished by Fontana Della Porta, is one of the most famous building in the world.
Auditorium Music Park Rome
The Auditorium opened on the 21st of April 2002 with an extraordinary musical kermesse. From 2003 the Auditorium ( Music Park ) has become the center of the Santa Cecilia National Academy. Realized according to Renzo Piano's project, the Auditorium represents the most important urban, cultural and social event realized in Rome since the sixties. It is also the biggest artistic unit of its kind in Europe.
The new Flaminio Stadium is located in the area used to be the one of the Turin Stadium, known for his strict architectonical style and for its classical design.
Built in 1911 it has been rebuilt in 1927, because it was considered too old-fashioned from a technical point of view and inadequate because of the damages caused by the time.
The new Flaminio Stadium is the answer to all the requirements of a modern and up-to-date facility.
The father of Foro Italico - at the origin called Foro Mussolini - is Renato Ricci.
While it was being designed, three locations were rejected: of the University, Casal Palocco and the area of Villaggio Olimpico. The area that was finally chosen was along the Tevere River and it needed to be drained before becoming the location for the project.
Ricci was forbidden to build in the surrounding area of Monte Mario, to provide a green environment for the Foro and for the city.
The most important part of Borghese Gallery, sculptures and paintings, goes back to Cardinal Scipione's collection (1579-1633), son of Ortensia Borghese, sister of the Pope Paolo V and of Francesco Caffarelli, but the events of the following centuries have left remarkable traces as well.
The original core of the Olympic Stadium has been built during the Thirties. It has been renovated in 1953 on the occasion of the Rome Olympic Games in 1960. The last renovation has been made for the Soccer World Cup in 1990. Nowadays the stadium has 82.656 seats: 23.473 the North Curve, 23.473 the South Curve, 17.745 Monte Mario Tribune, 17.965 Tevere Tribune. The Stadium has been realized paying a particular attention to sports like soccer and athletics.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is situated in Rome since 1871, when Florence left the place of capital of the Kingdom of Italy to the eternal city. From then on the Ministery has been housed in the Palace of Council (from 1871 to 1922), Chigi palace (from 1923 to 1959) and the actual building from 1959.
The project of Farnesina, by the architects Del Debbio, Foschini and Morpurgo, had been planned in 1935, during the planning of the area called "Orti della Farnesina", situated between Monte Mario and the Tevere River.