Via della Conciliazione is surrounded by large buildings that belonged to rich families or groups: for example, the building ... More
Palazzo dei Convertendi
Via della Conciliazione is surrounded by large buildings that belonged to rich families or groups: for example, the building known as the Palazzo dei Convertendi was the one on which the Oriental Congregation rebuilt its palace. The building is from the 16th century and first belonged to the Spinola family in Genova. It passed to Cardinal Castaldi who fitted it out to house heretics who wished to convert to Catholicism (from which it gets its name). It is thought that it was the building in which Raphael died. Features of the elegant building, whose design is attributed to Bramante, are the balcony by Peruzzi which has a large tympanum supported by two pillars and two columns below which stands the triple ashlared entrance.
The elegant Palazzo Torlonia was built for Cardinal Andriano Castellesi da Corneto, secretary to Pope Alessandro VI Borgia, but he
never lived there. He let it before it was finished to Henry VIII of England who made it into ...
Via della Conciliazione is the main street leading to St Peter's from Adrian's Mausoleum or Castel Sant'Angelo . The project
to create this monumental street began in 1936 and ended only in 1950 (it was finally inaugurated during the ...
If you want to see Vignola's beautiful church, the masterpiece amongst his buildings on an elliptic plan, then you need
to enter the Vatican City through the gate of Saint Anna, to the right of which you will find ...