History
of district

Rione Ponte

The District takes its name from the bridge near Ponte Sant'Angelo, whom leads to the homonymous castle, but the current Ponte Sant'Angelo resumed the ancient bridge Helios, built by Emperor Hadrian, as his mausoleum connected to the rest of the city .
This bridge was later called Pons Vaticanus, the Vatican area that connects to the rest of the city and Pons Ruptus (broken bridge), because it was ruined in medieval times. In ancient Rome in this area was a port that was used to bring the materials needed to construct the great works in Campo Marzio.
Following the district, located at the end of the Ponte Sant'Angelo, where all the major roads to get to St. Peter's Basilica, also enjoyed a continuous influx of pilgrims, who helped to enrich the local economy: increased so inn, taverns, stores and trade of sacred objects.
During 1500, the district acquired a certain importance, mainly because of its road network and for this great palaces were built of aristocratic or rich merchant families, often the work of famous architects and artists. This contributed a lot to beautify the district to make him famous.
Even today, the typical character of the neighborhood can still be seen and appreciated by all visitors to the world.

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Where we are


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The house is located in a small pedestrian alley in the historical center of Rome, crossroad of via del Governo Vecchio, full of boutiques, bars and restaurants; very near to piazza dell’Orologio where is a famous tower of Bernini, also visible from terrace of the house. At 200 mt Piazza Navona, a few steps from Campo de’ Fiori and Castel Sant'Angelo. From the house is possible to walk to the major monuments of the capital from St. Peter to the Vatican Museums, Roman Forum to the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Trinità de’ Monti, up to the Colosseum.
Many bus stops allow easy access to other districts or places of the capital.

Termini Station 5 km, Fiumicino and Ciampino airport 30 km.

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