Ponte, Rome

Rione Ponte, Rome

Rione Ponte, Roma

Ponte is the 5th rione of Rome, identified by the initials R. V, located in Municipio I. The name comes from Ponte Sant'Angelo, which is also depicted on the coat of arms and belonged to the Borgo district until the district was founded by Pope Sixtus V in the 16th century.

In ancient Rome, this area was part of the , was considered part of Campo Marzio. The current Sant'Angelo Bridge occupies the ancient Elio Bridge, built by Emperor Hadrian to connect his mausoleum with the rest of the city. Another bridge was built by Emperor Nero and was called a triumphal one because the Via Trionfale (later Sacra) passed through it, which was forced to cross by armies returning from battles. Later this bridge was called pons vaticanus because it connected the Vatican City with the rest of the city.

In the 16th century, the Rione had important streets such as Via Giulia and Via dei Coronari, which is why several palaces of the greatest families of Rome were built by renowned artists, making the area very famous. Although Ponte was a fairly affluent area, it suffered the most from the frequent flooding of the Tiber River. The appearance of the rion changed completely after Rome became the capital of a reunified Italy in 1870: river embankments were built to stop flooding and new bridges were built connecting the Vatican and Prati Rion with the rest of Rome.

Churches located in Rione Ponti: Basilica di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare, Chiesa dei Santi Celso e Giuliano Chiesa di San Biagio degli Armeni, Chiesa di San Salvatore in Lauro, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio, Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Anima, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pace.

Interesting and beautiful places in Rione Ponti, Lungotevere degli Altoviti, Lungotevere dei Fiorentini, Lungotevere Tor di Nona. Fontana del Leone on piazza San Salvatore in Lauro, Fontana della Terrina on piazza della Chiesa Nuova. Palazzo Gambirasi, Palazzo Lancellotti, Palazzo Milesi, Palazzo Sacchetti. Via dei CoronariVicolo Domizio, Largo di Febo, Via dei Filippini, Largo dei Fiorentini, Via Giulia, Vicolo delle Vacche.


Basilica Santi Celso e Giuliano in Rione Ponte
Rione Ponte, Rome

Accommodations in Rione Ponte, Rome

Via Paola 38 - Impero Vaticano Navona Apartment 4*
Via Paola 46 - La Residenza Dell'Angelo 4*
Via dell'Arco dei Banchi 3 - Ronda St. Angelo Suites 3*
Via Del Banco Di Santo Spirito 3 - The Bridge Suites 4*
Via Del Banco Di Santo Spirito 52 - Casa De Fiori Apartments 3*
Via dei Coronari 119 - Maison d'Art Apartments - Maison d'Art Collection 4*
Via Di Monte Giordano 21 - HiSuiteROME 4*
Via dei Banchi Nuovi 12 - Suite Lungara 3*
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 294 - Boutique Hotel Atelier '800 2*
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 308 - Corso Vittorio 308 4*
Via Del Banco Di Santo Spirito 21 - Raffaello Charmsuite 4*
Via Dei Gabrielli 92 - Locanda degli Antiquari 4*

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