Built between 1644 and 1650, this elegant baroque palazzo has been home to the Brazilian Embassy since 1920. It's not open to the...
Museo di Roma
The baroque Palazzo Braschi houses the Museo di Roma’s eclectic collection of paintings, photographs, etchings, clothes and furniture,...
Fontana del Moro
Originally designed in 1576, this Piazza Navona fountain was embellished over the course of three centuries. Bernini added the Moor...
Excellent cocktails, vintage Parisian ambience and late-night closing (2am) ensure a cool crowd of laid-back locals at this trendy...
Cul de Sac
A perennially popular wine bar just off Piazza Navona, with an always-busy terrace and narrow, bottle-lined interior. Choose your tipple...
Piazza Pasquino · interesting places nearby
This unassuming sculpture is Rome’s most famous ‘talking statue’. During the 16th century, when there were no safe outlets for dissent, a Vatican tailor named Pasquino began sticking notes to the statue with satirical verses lampooning the church and aristocracy. Soon others joined in and, as the trend spread, talking statues popped up all over town.
Until recently, Romans were still writing messages, known as pasquinade, and sticking them to the statue. However, the sculpture is now off-limits and disgruntled Romans have to make do with more contemporary social media.