Piazza Colonna

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Piazza Colonna with Marcus Aurelius Column, Galleria Alberto Sordi, Palazzo Chigi and opposite Rione Trevi

The Piazza Colonna is a square in the center of Rome and is located in the Colonna district on Via del Corso . Both the square and the district are named after the Marcus Aurelius column , which stands on the (literally translated) "column square".

The square is of great importance in the political life of Italy , as the Palazzo Chigi with the office of the Prime Minister is located on its north side . Immediately adjacent, in the northwest of the square, is the Palazzo Montecitorio with the House of Representatives of Parliament . The western boundary is the Palazzo Wedekind , in the south there are, among other things, the church of Santi Bartolomeo ed Alessandro dei Bergamaschi and the Palazzo Ferrajoli . To the east, the Galleria Alberto Sordi shopping center completes the ensemble of buildings .

There is a fountain near the Marcus Aurelius column, which was built in 1576–1577 based on a design by Giacomo della Porta on behalf of Pope Gregory XIII. originated. The marble of the fountain comes from Carrara .

On the east side of Piazza Colonna, Via del Corso leads north to Piazza del Popolo and south to Piazza Venezia . The Trevi Fountain is about 200 meters to the east , and the Piazza Navona to the west .


Coordinates: 41 ° 54 ′ 3 "  N , 12 ° 28 ′ 47"  E