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Piazza Benedetto Cairoli

Published on March 28, 2018 by fromhometorome

Along via Arenula, just a few steps from the Largo Argentina Sacred Area, you will find another beautiful square in Rome, Piazza Benedetto Cairoli. Originally called Piazza Tagliacozza, in honour of Miss Isabella Orsini from Tagliacozzo who was the owner of some buildings in the neighbourhood, the actual name derives from one of the patriots of the Italian Risorgimento, the political and social movement thanks to which the different states of the Italian Peninsula were agglomerated into a single state in the 19th century. Continually modified during the 19th century, the square is delimited by several magnificent buildings, such as the Baroque church of St. Carlo ai Catinari or Maderno’s Palazzo Santacroce. The monument in the middle of the garden is dedicated to Federisco Seismit, another important personality for the Italian Risorgimento, while the fountain, realised in 1888 by Edouard Andrè, is composed by a large granite basin taken from the Roman Forum, over which two smaller basins are erected. Have a look at the charming fountain in the courtyard at vicolo dei Catinari 3!

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