Immersed in History
Via dei Coronari is only a few metres away from many of the most famous roman landmarks and places of worship, such as Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica, the Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna, St. Angelo's Castle. Two very important places are situated directly behind the 'Antica Dimora De Michaelis' and can visited: the Church, Our Lady of Peace (Santa Maria della Pace) and the Chiostro del Bramante.
Santa Maria della Pace was built on the the foundations of a pre-existing chapel dedicated to St. Andrew de Aqua Icariis in 1482, commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV. The church was rededicated to the Virgin Mary to remember the bleeding of an image of the Madonna which is believed to have occurred in this sacred place. Between 1656 and 1667 Pope Alexander VII had the edifice restored by Pietro da Cortona, who in order to push the façade forward had several houses demolished, creating a Trapezoid space almost to fill it's tiny piazza and simulate a theatrical set, placing this piece among the main Roman Baroque great works of art.
Besides the numerous paintings and sculptures by various artists from the seventeenth century, along with Raphael's frescoes, who is said to have received instructions from the Angels to create "Le Quattro Sibille", a prominent element is most certainly the Choistro del Bramante. The Chiostro was commissioned in 1500 and was one of the marchigiano architect's early roman works. Round arches, pillars and columns, Corinthian and Ionic elements adapted to the stiff roman architecture make this is one of the most important works of the Italian Renaissance. Nowadays, the Bramante also hosts important art exhibitions.
Via dei Coronari
Opened by Pope Sixtus IV Francesco della Rovere under the name "Via Recta" it passes the tangent Stadium Domitian, now known as Piazza Navona. Later, during the Middle Ages it was called "Via di Tor Sanguigna" and finally "dei Coronari" indicating the multitude of vendors selling sacred objects, known as paternostrari, stationed along the road that brought the pilgrims to St. Peter. It is one of the most beautiful streets in Rome where three different architectural styles coexist: the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque as indelible signs of a rich history. The house of Fiammetta De Michaelis is the most important example of baroque architecture, the courtesan known for being Cesare Borgia's mistress, Cardinal and leader who inspired Machiavelli while writing the Principe. Nowadays the road shines as if it were a permanent exhibition, pac-ked with furniture, lamps, statues and antiques of all sorts in many of the renowned antique shops.
You can contact us every day us at the following telephone numbers and email below for enquiries or to request any special requirements. Our staff will be ready to provide the best possible stay in Rome.
We look forward to welcoming you in our beautiful suites where you will breathe a seventeenth century atmosphere, seasoned with a pinch of malice, typical of buildings belonging to that period.
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