The palace on the lovely Via Giulia was bought by the state of Hungary in 1928, since which it has been the home of the ... More
The palace on the lovely Via Giulia was bought by the state of Hungary in 1928, since which it has been the home of the Hungarian Academy. Here cultural initiatives are held, providing a meeting point between the Hungarian and Italian cultures. Design of the palace was by Bramante whom Pope Julius II had commissioned to design a road to connect Ponte Sisto to Ponte Trionfale together with buildings on either side. However, the final touches to this palace were added by Borromini, without spoiling the 16th c. structure of the building. The palace was named after Orazio Falconieri who bought it from the Farnese family in 1638. Inside there is a magnificent stairway and richly decorated ceilings. Admission: Free.
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 ...
Construction of the Palazzo del Quirinale began in the late 16th Century, commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII, who chose the
top of this hill as the location for the new papal residence. Various architects contributed to the design, including ...
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 ...
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