Palazzo Capranica, Piazza Capranica, Rome

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Palazzo Capranica, Rome

It was built in 1457 by cardinal Domenico Capranica, who wanted settle here a school. After his death, the brother of him enlarged the palace. One of the few surviving buildings of Rome dating back to the 15th century. The palace is an interesting example of the beginning of Renaissance architecture (1457).

Palazzo Capranica (Piazza Capranica)
Fig: Palazzo Capranica (Piazza Capranica)

At present one part of the palace is occupied by an "Almo Collegio Capranica", and the other one by a Cinema, which was previously a site of a private theatre created in 1695 by the Capranica. The facade of the palace was executed in the 17th century and contains elegant cross windows. According to a tradition Palazzo Capranica grew on the place of martyr Agnese's house, that is why Capranica College celebrates its own holiday on January 21, the feast of St Agnes.

Palazzo Capranica
Piazza Capranica, 101
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Second Entrance: Via del Collegio Capranica, 36-43
Zone: Rione Colonna (Pantheon-Montecitorio-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Palazzo Capranica is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "39"

Closest Underground Metro stations near Piazza Capranica: (Get an idea of : Rome Underground METRO Lines System and Trains)
METRO A BARBERINI, Barberini (piazza), 10, 406 mt.
METRO A SPAGNA, Della Trinita' Dei Monti (piazza), 3, 578 mt.
METRO A REPUBBLICA, Della Repubblica (piazza), 55, 587 mt.
METRO B COLOSSEO, Del Colosseo (piazza), 1, 658 mt.
METRO B CAVOUR, Visconti Venosta (largo), 228, 666 mt.
METRO A LEPANTO, Lepanto (via), 1, 779 mt.
METRO A FLAMINIO, Piazzale Flaminio (Piazzale), 782 mt.

Closest Railway stations near Piazza Capranica:
STAZIONE TERMINI, Dei Cinquecento (piazza), 1, 826 mt.
STAZIONE FLAMINIO, Di Villa Ruffo (via), 1, 843 mt.
STAZIONE TRASTEVERE, Flavio Biondo (piazza), 1, 966 mt.
ROMALIDO PORTA SAN PAOLO, piazzale ostiense, 1, 971 mt.
STAZIONE SAN PIETRO, Della Stazione Di San Pietro (piazza), 1, 1.1 km
ROMAPANTANO TERMINI LAZIALI, Giovanni Giolitti (via), 64, 1.1 km
STAZIONE OSTIENSE, Dei Partigiani (piazzale), 36, 1.1 km
ROMAVITERBO EUCLIDE, Filippo Civinini (via), 1.1 km
FR3 QUATTRO VENTI, Viale dei Quattro Venti, 1.1 km

Closest Tourist Information Points near Piazza Capranica:
Fontana di Trevi, Via Minghetti, 158 mt.
Navona, Piazza delle Cinque Lune, 184 mt.
Trastevere, Piazza Sonnino, 503 mt.
Visitor Center Fori Imperiali, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 535 mt.
Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Pia, 535 mt.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, 568 mt.

Getting To Palazzo Capranica (Piazza Capranica) From Fontana (Fountain) di Piazza Colonna, Piazza Colonna:
Departure from roma piazza colonna , 1
walk 250 meters
to roma piazza capranica , 1
distance covered (metres) 250 meters.

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