How to Read the Gazetteer

  • Nolli Name: The name as used by Nolli in his map index called “INDICE DEI NUMERI DELLA PIANTA.” The name is recorded exactly the same as the original.
  • Accepted Name: The name as commonly used, particularly in modern times.
  • Nolli Number (NN): Nolli’s number as it appears in his numerical inventory and as it
    appears on the map. It lists sites topographically by Rioni. In a few cases there is more than one number on the map such as the Palazzi Massimi NN 625 is listed twice.
  • Architect: Attribution, if known is noted; many entries are multiple reflecting contributions by more than a single author over time.
  • Period: Summarizes the primary period or periods in which a given site was created. These periods are:

    PERIOD (APPROX. DATES)
    Kings 753 - 509 BC
    Republic 509 - 32 BC
    Empire 32 BC - 576 AD
    Early Christian 200 - 700 AD
    Medieval 700 -1420
    Early Renaissance 1420 - 1500
    High Renaissance 1500 - 1527
    Late Renaissance 1527 - 1600
    Baroque 1600 - 1700
    Late Baroque 1700 - 1750
    Neoclassical 1750 - 1850
    Roma Capitale 1870 - 1922
    Fascism 1922 - 1945
    Post-WWII 1945 -

  • Rioni: Gives the 18th century district name and number. The 14 Rioni are commonly listed with Roman numerals. They are:

    I Monti
    II Trevi
    III Colonna
    IV Campomarzio
    V Ponte
    VI Regola
    VII Pariaone
    VIII S. Eustachio
    IX Pigna
    X Campitelli
    XI S. Angelo
    XII Ripa
    XIII Trastevere
    XIV Borgo

  • Type: Indicates a commonly accepted modern typology of buildings and sites such as “church” or “piazza.” Nolli also lists sites typologically but uses an 18th century classification system and noted below.
  • Alphabetical Name: Nolli has a second alphabetical index called “INDICE ALFABETICO DELLA PIANTA” organized typologically by 19 categories; each category is listed alphabetically and then listed alphabetically again within each category. There are more alphabetical listings than numerical listings (1,429 alphabetical listings as opposed to 1,320 numerical listings) because some sites, e.g. the Pantheon, are listed in more than one category: as an ancient monument and also as a church. Some entries are listed in three different categories.

    The 19 Nolli types are:

    1. ANTICHITA’ CH’ESISTONO
    2. ACQUEDOTTI E ARCHI MODERNI
    3. CAPPELLE
    4. CHIESE DE SECOLARI O CON MONASTERI CONVENTI OSPIZI, ETC.
    5. COLLEGJ E SEMINARJ
    6. CONSERVATORJ E MONASTERJ DI DONNE SENZA CHIESA
    7. FONTANE RINOMATE
    8. LUOGHI PUBBLICI
    9. ORATORJ
    10. OSPIZJ ROGOLARI SENZA CHIESA
    11. OSPIZJ SECOLARI
    12. OSPIZI SECOLARI NAZIONALI
    13. PALAZZI
    14. PIAZZE
    15. SPEDALI
    16. SPEDALI NAZIONALI
    17. STRADE
    18. TORRI
    19. VICOLI

  • Alphabetical ID: The left decimal number gives the category number according to the 19 types noted above and the left decimal number lists the order in which they occur within each category.
  • Alphabetical Name (2): Records a second alphabetical l listing if it exists (see above).
  • Alphabetical ID (2): Records the second alphabetical listing number.
  • Annotations: Annotations summarize significant facts about the site that shed light on its history and meaning including its current state.
  • Map Link: Provides a link to the Map Engine for this site
 
 
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