British Embassy to the Holy See/ Ambasciata di Gran Bretagna (Britannica)

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British Embassy to the Holy See/ Ambasciata di Gran Bretagna (Britannica)

This is a modern construction inspired by colonial style and realized by Basil Spencer in 1971 to substitute another building strongly damaged by a terrorist's bomb in 1946 and completely destroyed later.

The British Embassy occupies the site of not existing anymore Villa Costaguti which stood here from the 16th century and was characterized by some beautiful gardens and water games. The palace of the villa was reconstructed by A.Sarti in 1835 by the order of Marino Torlonia, the duke of Bracciano, who bought the villa in the beginning of the 19th century. That is why it was bearing the name Villa Torlonia or Villa Bracciano.
British Embassy to the Holy See/ Ambasciata di Gran Bretagna (Britannica), Rome
British Embassy to the Holy See, representing Her Majesty to His Holiness the Pope, with contact details, news and information about the Pope and the Vatican. The Chancery of the British Embassy to the Holy See is located at Porta Pia, the city gate in the Aurelian city walls, at the confluence of the Via Nomentana and the Via XX Settembre.

The Embassy is not open to the public for consular, visa, or passport services, as these are handled by the British Embassy to Italy. It is British Embassies to the Holy See, to Italy and to the UN Organizations in Rome.

Also See: Villa Wolkonsky - British Ambassador'S Residence

Address:
British Embassy to the Holy See/ Ambasciata di Gran Bretagna (Britannica)
Via 20 Settembre, 80 A
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Castro Pretorio (Porta Pia) (Roma centro)
British Embassy to the Holy See/ Ambasciata di Gran Bretagna (Britannica) is Shown By "Map F Zone" As "8"
Buses: 16, 60, 61, 62, 175, 492 and 910 stop on the Via Venti Settembre
Hours: Embassy receive only by appointment.
Consular: Monday to Friday 09:15am-01:30pm, Closed Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Tel: (+39) 06.4220.4000 (switchboard)
Fax: (+39) 06 4220 4205 Office hours: Local time (UK time +1): 09:00 - 17:00. UK time: 08:00 - 16:00. Monday to Friday, except on some UK and Italian public holidays.
E-mail: Holy...@fco.gov.uk , Mana...@fco.gov.uk
Chancery of the British Embassy to the Holy See: http://ukinholysee.fco.gov.uk

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