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Favorite thing: Piazza Colonna is situated in the historic heart of Rome. It is named after the marble Column of Marcus Aurelius which stood here since 193 C.E. One of the Popes, who doesn't deserve to be named, ordered bronze statue of Saint Paul to crowns the column.
The fountain is designed by Giacomo della Porta in 1577 and was restored in 1830 when two sets of dolphins were added.
Fondest memory: Galeria Colonna is Art Nouveau construction from the beginning of the 20th century. It is shopping arcade with some very nice shops. Since 2003 the gallery is named Galeria Alberto Sordi, after great Italian actor, one of my favourite.
Palazzo Chigi is the official residence of Prime Minister of Italy. It was built in the 16th century to be a residence for some noble families and the last owner was Chigi family. In 1878 it become the residence of the Austro-Ungarian Ambassador in Italy. In 1916 the palace was bought by the Italian state.
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