"Palazzo Bonaparte (now Palazzo Misciatelli/ oggi Misciatelli)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Wednesday 4th May 2011
Palazzo Bonaparte (now Palazzo Misciatelli) stands at the end of the Via del Corso nearest Piazza Venezia. Across the way is the Palazzo Salviati, owned in the 19th by Louis Bonaparte. Lying at the centre of Rome, Piazza Venezia is bordered by palaces; on the north side stands the Palazzo Bonaparte, where Napoleon's mother died in 1836. The Palazzo Doria Pamphili, one of Rome's largest palaces, is bounded by the Corso, Via del Plebiscito, Via della Gatta, Piazza del Collegio Romano and Via Lata, with the Palazzo Bonaparte forming an enclave at the south eastern corner.
This palace was built in 1660 by G.A.De Rossi and belonged successively to the D'Aste, the Rinuccini, the Misciattelli, and finally to the mother of Napoleon I, Maria Letizia Ramorino Bonaparte, who lived here until her death in 1836 during her exile from France after the fall of her son.
The three story palace has an elegant architecture with gable windows. It is characterized by a covered balcony on the first floor, one of the few still surviving, called "dice box", and by a high belvedere where you can read "Bonaparte". In the atrium accessed from Via del Plebescito is a memorial tablet dedicated to Madame.
Palazzo Bonaparte (now Palazzo Misciatelli/ oggi Misciatelli)
Via del Corso
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Palazzo Bonaparte (now Palazzo Misciatelli/ oggi Misciatelli) is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "110"