Via Dei Coronari is a street in the historic center of Rome. The road, flanked by buildings mostly erected in the 15th and the 16th century, belongs entirely to the Rione Ponte and is one of the most picturesque roads of the old city, having maintained the character of an Italian Renaissance street.

The road existed already in the Roman age, when it was part of the straight road correspondent to the modern axis Via Delle Coppelle – Via Dei Coronari, known under the arbitrary name of Via recta. This cobbled Renaissance street lined with antique shops, boutiques and costume jewelers is a lovely place for a stroll.
It follows the course of the ancient Roman road that connected Piazza Colonna with the Tiber but owes its name to the medieval Coronari who used to hang out here, hawking their wares to pilgrims as they passed en route to St Peter’s Basilica.
The street name comes from the Coronari: these, also named Paternostrari, were the sellers of rosary beads (“Corone” in Italian), holy miniatures and other holy objects; they had their shops along the road.

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