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Peter’s Square. Winter 10 RENAISSANCE ROME 30 liveliest. For eating or drinking there is a vast selection to choose from, although for a “Roman” style pizza we recommend Baffetto on Via del Governo Vecchio and Il Corallo on the street of the same name. Also delightful is the restaurant Ciccia Bomba at Via del Governo Vecchio 76. At Via Monserrato 107 we find Hollywood, a store specialised in videocassettes of quality films, with an extraordinary quantity of cassettes to rent or buy. And on Via del Pellegrino, the Libreria del viaggiatore is the most well-supplied bookshop specialised in travel books in Rome.
This all took place before the amused eyes of the nobles and clergy who watched the scene. An outstanding member of the family was Marcantonio Colonna, the winner in 1571 of the Battle of Lepanto, which put an end to the Turkish domination in the Mediterranean. The episode is commemorated in the frescoes adorning the rooms, and also in the sumptuous consoles which have figures of Turkish slaves in chains as their base. On the steps leading to the art gallery is preserved a cannon ball fired from the Janiculum, remaining embedded here, during the fighting between the French and Garibaldi’s troops in the defence of the Roman Republic in 1849.
Admission fee, reservations compulsory. Free of charge for those under 18 or over 65 years of age. Ticket reservations: ph. 06328101. L. Bernini: David – Borghese Gallery Length of itinerary: entire day if all museums are visited. Itinerary 12 ¡4 H THE PLACES OF THE SAINTS in a crystal urn at the end of the left side of the transept, are venerated. From the church sacristy we reach the Rooms of St. Philip (to visit them, apply to the sacristan), which are on two floors. It is still possible to visit the Saint’s little private chapel and the red room, originally the convent pantry.