Composers / Edvard Grieg / Places catalog

Piazza Barberini

Piazza Barberini is a big square at the entrance to the Strangers’ Quarter. Its centre is adorned by a Baroque fountain with the figure of Triton by G. L. Bernini. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson had lodgings here and spent a total of almost ten years in Rome. On the southern frontage of the square, the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, who lived on Via Sistina, had his atelier. During his first visit to Rome, around the turn of 1866, Grieg often met many Scandinavian artists on Piazza Barberini, including the Norwegian writer and poet Andreas Munch, the Danish composer Carl Christian Hartmann and his friend Georg Bohlmann, an organist and conductor. Grieg treated this square as the starting and finishing point of his trips to the hills of Rome, especially Tivoli. In his diary, he wrote a detailed description of one such trip on 18 February 1866, which led from Piazza Barberini through Porta St Carlo to the Protestant cemetery of Rome, in which the remains of many Scandinavian artists lay, including the Norwegian professor Peter Andreas Munch and the Danish sculptor Peter Christian Schierbeck.

Place Category
100 Via Sistina
2 Øvre Voldgate Flats
Antico Caffè Greco
Avenue to the Grieg Museum Education, Other
A Walk around Grieg’s Villa Flats
Bergen Public Library Other
Berlin Appearances
Brussels Appearances
Church of St John Churches / Places of worship
Church of St Mary Churches / Places of worship
Church of St Thomas Churches / Places of worship
Composer’s Atelier Flats
Den Nationale Scene Appearances
Eremitagen in Jægersborg Manors / Palaces / Castles
Fish Market
Fredensborg Castle Manors / Palaces / Castles
Frederiksborg slott Manors / Palaces / Castles
Geneva Appearances
German Quay Other
Gewandhaus Appearances
Grand Café Coffeehouses
Grand Casino Hall Appearances
Grieghallen Appearances
Grieg Museum Other
Griegs’ Townhouse Flats
Hals Brothers’ Concert Hall Appearances
Hans Tank Secondary School Education
Haukeland Flats
Helsinge in Gribskov Other
Helsingör Manors / Palaces / Castles
Hotel Cecil Hotels / Inns
Hotel Westminster Hotels / Inns
Humlebæk Other
Kalfaret Churches / Places of worship
Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) Hotels / Inns
Lago Maggiore Other
Lake Gurre Other
Landås Court Flats
Leipzig Conservatory Education
Leipzig Opera Other
Leipzig Train Station Other
Lodge Education
London Other
Mendelssohn House Other
Missionary House Appearances
Mothsgaard/Søllerød Kro
National Theatre Appearances
Odd Fellows Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Old (Gamle) Bergen Museum of Architecture Flats
Old Town with the Old Town Hall (Leipzig) Other
Paris Other
Peters Edition Publishers / Bookshops
Piazza Barberini Other
Piazza del Popolo Churches / Places of worship, Other
Pincio Other
Prague Other
Royal Conservatory of Music Education
Royal Theatre Appearances
Rungstedlund Flats
Sanatorium on Voksenkollen Hotels / Inns
Scandinavian Society Other
Sorrento Hotels / Inns
Spanish Steps Other
Stockholm Other
The Grave of Edvard and Nina Cemeteries
The Wet Dock Other
Tivoli Other
Troll Hall (Troldsalen) Appearances
Vienna Other
Villa Medici Other
Villefranche-sur-Mer Other
Warsaw Appearances, Other
Wilhelm Hansen Edition Publishers / Bookshops