Monday, June 4, 2012

piazza farnese

Don't stop in Campo de' Fiori! Escape the market and tourist chaos, and find some respite in the quieter and breathtaking Piazza Farnese, with its twin marble basin fountains, and the stunning Palazzo: one of the most important High Renaissance palaces in Rome. It currently serves as the French embassy in Italy.

First designed in 1517 for the Farnese family, the structure was altered when Alessandro Farnese became Pope in 1534, to designs by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. Its building history involved some of the most prominent Italian architects of the 16th century, including Michelangelo, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, and Giacomo della Porta.


  1. Blue suit and jeans at the last photo made me a bit nervous. I tried to use "zoom")).
    Ciao, bella!

  2. Lovely. The tchotchke sold in the touristy piazzas keep me out of them, and shopping for food only works if you have a nearby apartment. This is nice. I'll remember Piazza Farnese.

  3. Now you're really pulling at my nostalgia cords. Lived just a few blocks away…

  4. Love this piazza. The roman bathtub fountains are a revelation. Now if only I could get into the French embassy to see the Carracci frescoes.

  5. Hi Eleonara..found you via Carla and happy that I did. I love your blogs and look forward to following along. Fabulous photography! :)

  6. That last photo is an amazing capture. This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll be back for more of these great shots!

  7. Più di vent'anni fa, partendo da Vicolo delle grotte, volevo andare a prendere la macchina lasciata proprio in quella piazza la sera prima. Era piena di macchina. Ma quella mattina...tutta vuota! Che spavento. l'ho recuperato, però quando leggo 'piazza Farnese', ancora quello è il mio ricordo. Mi dispiace, ma preferisco gl'agretti che una volta vendevano a Campo dei fiori. Non li ho mai più trovati fuori dal Italia.

  8. That area is incredible becouse in Piazza Farnese you can see one of the most beatifull squares and in Campo de Fiori one of the mst tipycal.


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