House of Puppets/ Casa dei Pupazzi (Casa Crivelli o Palazzo dei Pupazzi)

"House of Puppets/ Casa dei Pupazzi (Casa Crivelli o Palazzo dei Pupazzi)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Sunday 5th June 2011

This house near Palazzo Sforza Cesarini was built by a goldsmith from Milan Gian Pietro Crivelli for himself and his family, as an inscription says, in 1537-1539. It was decorated with the finest stucco works of high quality remembering decorations of not far Palazzo Capodiferro Spada. The stuccoes are in forms of little heads, little amours, nude female bodies, and other figures that all together brought another popular name of the house "Casa dei Pupazzi", i.e. House of puppets.

Image 1 Palazzo dei Pupazzi (House of Puppets), Via dei Banchi Vecchi, rome Image 2 - Palazzo dei Pupazzi (House of Puppets), Via dei Banchi Vecchi, rome
It was the first residence of the cardinal Felice Peretti, future pope Sixtus V. The rich decoration is by Giulio Mazzoni: the military emblems were familiarly called pupazzi (puppets) and so the palace is known as Palazzo dei Pupazzi (there is another palace by this name near S. Giuseppe a Capo le Case).

Image 3 - Palazzo dei Pupazzi (House of Puppets), Via dei Banchi Vecchi, rome Image 4 - Palazzo dei Pupazzi (House of Puppets), Via dei Banchi Vecchi, rome
Address:
House of Puppets/ Casa dei Pupazzi (Casa Crivelli o Palazzo dei Pupazzi)/ Palazzo dei Pupazzi
Via dei Banchi Vecchi 22/24
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ponte (Via Coronari-Ponte Vittorio) (Roma centro)
House of Puppets/ Casa dei Pupazzi (Casa Crivelli o Palazzo dei Pupazzi)/ Palazzo dei Pupazzi is Shown By "Map H Zone" As "31"

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