Piazza Di Pietra
Piazza Di Pietra
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The area

Neighborhood: Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very center of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping center, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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dapper777
Monaco64,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
The origins of the name of Piazza di Pietra are not yet known, although it appears very likely that it derives from the fact that in this area there were many "stones" that came from the ruins of the ancient "Hadrianeum", the temple built in honor of emperor Hadrian, deified after his death by his successor Antoninus Pius in 145 AD.
In 1873 the building was purchased by the Chamber of Commerce, which placed its headquarters there, after some restoration works by architect Virginio Vespignani.
Noteworthy on the square is the noble palace Ferrini Cini, designed by Onorio Longhi at the beginning of the seventeenth century and finished only in 1743 under the direction of the architect Ferdinando Fuga.
The square becomes more evocative in the evening with the skilful play of lights, sounds and images that illuminate the colonnade of the Temple of Hadrian at nightfall.
Visit it after sunset!
Written August 19, 2020
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,734 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a fairly small square north of Piazza di Sant'Ignazio where you find the ruins of the Temple of Hadrian (2nd-century), now part of the Rome Stock Exchange and Chamber of Commerce building. You can also see the charming Palazzo Ferrini-Cini (17th-century) and a couple of casual eateries. Pass through the square after dark and see the 11 original Corinthian columns of the Temple of Hadriano light up.
Written April 23, 2024
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EddySch
Greater London, UK362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Wonderful little square, the highlight of which are the eleven columns of Hadrian’s Temple. Sit down at one of the bars and enjoy the buskers playing in the square. Each evening there is a light and audio show beamed on the columns which map or the story of the square through the ages. A wonderful place to enjoy the atmosphere of a Roman evening.
Written September 2, 2019
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Kate B
Crewe, United Kingdom52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
We only discovered this very interesting Piazza because we walked from the Trevi Fountains to the Pantheon. It is very impressive with huge pillars which one passes but cannot pass by without standing to gaze in wonderment at their size and wonder again, "how on earth did the Romans manage to build such marvellous structures!" Fortunately they are being preserved as best they can.
Written April 24, 2016
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Don P
Dallas, TX13,873 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is just kind of an average small piazza except one wall has these ancient columns from the Temple of Hadrian that was built in 145AD. It really is cool to run into this as you walk through the city.
Written July 14, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,858 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Piazza Di Pietra is not a particularly beautiful or remarkable square. The name of the piazza originates from the fact that the stones which were used to build it, came from the temple which at one time dominated this area! The temple has a rather long history and was built to honour the emperor Hadrian. Today, unfortunately the only thing from the temple that survives is just a few columns, which have been incorporated into the walls of the palace built for a pope, and now occupied by a big bank.
Written October 17, 2017
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Karin W
Los Angeles, CA637 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
If you are near the Pantheon and on your way to shops on Via di Corso or the Trevi Fountain, you can stroll past these ancient columns to see another example of Roman architecture. There is a little fountain where you can fill up your water bottle (for free) and shops and places to eat. It's a smaller square and not as crowded as some of the others. The San Ignacio church is just around the corner, and it has some incredible art. Also, Sabatino restaurant is there, so go check it out.
Written April 22, 2017
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783sophie
Edinburgh, UK38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
The fact that these columns are still standing is amazing. There is not really anything to do here except stare and be in awe. Nice cafes and restaurants though.
Written March 21, 2017
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nilintentum_reliquit
Melbourne, Australia2,603 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Small but pretty square that is dominated by the striking tall columns left from the Temple of Adriano. Worth a stop and including in your down town wanderings.
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Written January 2, 2017
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Trainbook
Ohio694 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
As you walk between Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, you will pass by the only remaining wall of Temple of Hadrian with 11 of the 15 Corinthian columns still standing in the Piazza di Pietra. We were amazed at the size.
Written November 19, 2016
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