Category: The Surroundings of Rome

The Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola

When building this magnificent  residence in the town of Caprarola, a strategic place but also particularly healthy ,Cardinal Alessandro Farnese decided to resume the dream of his grandfather, Pope Paul III. Work began In 1559 on the project of the architect Vignola. Built on a pentagonal plan , …

Palestrina and the ancient Sanctuary of the Fortune

The Sanctuary of the Fortune, one of the most important architectural complexes of the Republican period (second century BC.)  is constructed on six artificial terraces , located on a steep rocky slope . In  the center  a big half- columned ramp, led to the Terrace of the Hemicycles …

The Monasteries of Saint Benedict and Saint Scholastica in Subiaco

To the visitor walking through the Sacred Grove the monastery of St. Benedict appears embedded in the rock overlooking the valley below. Walls, vaults and stairs, perfectly integrated into the stone which supports them, ensure with their irregularities an authentic suggestion. Consisting of two overlapping churches, chapels and …