"Palazzo Dei Convertendi, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 28th April 2011
This palace took the place of destroyed Palazzo del cardinale Soderini and other small constructions of 15-16th centuries. Il Palazzo dei Convertendi, which was also called Palazzo di Raffaello (Palace of Raphael), because the great artist had died here in 1520, is probably the work of Bramante. The very beautiful entrance with the loggia above is attributed to Peruzzi. The building now is the residence of Oriental Congregation.
The palace takes its present name after the Hospice for heretics, women and men, who were willing to reenter in the Catholic faith. Actually the word "convertendi" means "converted". This institution was founded by cardinal Girolamo Gastaldi da Genova.
Another famous person who had died in the walls of the Palazzo in 1487 was the queen of Cyprus Carlotta di Lusignano.
Palazzo Dei Convertendi
Via della Conciliazione, 34, 00193, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Palazzo Dei Convertendi is Shown By "Map D Zone" As "13"
Subway: Ottaviano - S. Pietro (835 m N), Metro: A
Tel: +39 06 488991
Fax: +39 6 481 9316