A short distance from the Trevi Fountain, and hidden in plain sight, is the glass-domed Galleria Sciarra, a reminder of a bygone era of shopping.
The Galleria Sciarra (1885-88), a small shopping mall, was designed by the architect Giulio de Angelis for Prince Maffeo Sciarra. The walls of its courtyard were painted by Giuseppe Cellini with a series of images illustrating 'traditional' female virtues, such as modesty, patience and humility.
Blogging about Rome,
its art, history and culture.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
Search Walks in Rome: