This majestic palazzo, three storeys high, has such an unusual name because it was the residence of the Knight of Santo ... More
Palazzo del Commendatore
This majestic palazzo, three storeys high, has such an unusual name because it was the residence of the Knight of Santo Spirito, the person whose role was to direct the hospital of the same name. It is not possible to visit the interior of the building, but the courtyard is open to the public and is worth seeing. Built in the 16th century, it is square with a portico in travertine columns. The lovely clock, in the shape of a cardinal's hat, has just one hand in the form of a salamander, and the face is divided into six segments with Roman numerals. A fountain with a dragon and an eagle, symbol of the Borghese family, bears an inscription that explains that it was transferred here from Piazza San Pietro when the colonnade was built. Along the walls, a series of frescoes depicts the history of the foundation of the Santo Spirito hospital.
The Moro Fountain was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and sculpted by Giovanni Antonio Mari in 1653. Located at the
southern end of Piazza Navona , it is symmetrically opposite the Neptune fountain by Giacomo della Porta, built in ...
Construction of this palace begun in 1455 for the Venetian cardinal, Pietro Barbi, who made it his residence. Construction of
the first palace was completed shortly before his election to the Papacy in 1464 when he adopted the name ...
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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