A Tourist in Rome - Galleria Sciarra

Location:41.89986, 12.48206 Two blocks west and one block south from the Trevi Fountain
Time:about 20 minutes
Hours:Viewable at any time

If you leave the Trevi Fountain on via delle Muratte, turn left at the second street. It ends in 1 block, and at the end of that short street you'll come to the Galleria Sciarra, a richly ornate public passage whose entrance is blocked to traffic by a large chain. Just step over the chain and enter the intricately decorated 3-story courtyard. It was built in the late 1800s as a private courtyard, but in 1880 the owner had a long extension built at the back and it was soon turned into a public passage. Now it belongs to the Bank of Rome. Its inner walls are gorgeously frescoed, representing one of the few examples of Art Nouveau in Rome.

Galleria Sciarra
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