Chiesa di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Built on the site of an ancient temple to Minerva, the Dominican Chiesa di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is Rome’s only Gothic church....
A striking 2000-year-old temple, now church, the Pantheon is the best preserved of Rome’s ancient monuments, and one of the most...
Piè di Marmo
La Casa del Caffè Tazza d’Oro
A busy, stand-up cafe with burnished 1940s fittings, this is one of Rome's best coffee houses. Its espresso hits the mark nicely and...
It’s unusual to find good Chinese food in Rome, and this five-room feng shui-designed restaurant is something entirely different: a...
Piazza della Minerva · interesting places nearby
Just south of the Pantheon, the Elefantino is a curious and much-loved sculpture of a puzzled elephant carrying a 6th-century-BC Egyptian obelisk. Unveiled in 1667 and designed to glorify Pope Alexander VII, the elephant, symbolising strength and wisdom, was sculpted by Ercole Ferrata to a design by Bernini. The obelisk was taken from the nearby Chiesa di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.