"Palazzo della Missione, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
Palazzo della Missione was erected in 1642 by initiative of one religious French lady with the goal to give it to the Congregation founded in Paris by St Vincent of Paoli, which was also called Congregation of Lazzarists or "Signori della Missione". There was also a church Chiesa della Trinita della Missione annexed to the palace, but destroyed in 1907.
During the excavations in the courtyard of the palace in 1703 a red granite column was extracted. It was dedicated to Antoninus Pius and stood in the center of Ustrinum, which was a site of cremation of emperor and empress Antoninus and Faustina.
The column was damaged and split during the transportation to Piazza di Montecitorio, and because of its state, it was not possible to erect the monument. Nevertheless its pieces were later used for restoration of the Obelisk of Augustus, which was placed in Piazza di Montecitorio instead.
At present Palazzo della Missione is a seat of parliamentary groups of the Chamber of Deputies. A little archway built in 1904 connects it with the Palazzo di Montecitorio.
Usually, Palazzo di Montecitorio can be visited for free the first Sunday of the month, with the exception of August and first week of September.
Schools, groups and cultural associations visit the Palazzo from Monday to Friday, upon reservation. The request must be addressed to the Consigliere Capo per la Sicurezza della Camera dei Deputati /Palazzo del Parlamento (Palazzo di Montecitorio), via della Missione 10 - 00186 Roma (tel. +39 0667603875; fax +39 0667609950).
Public relations office (URP): tel. +39 67604150 / 67603097.
Palazzo della Missione/ Italian Chamber of Deputies
Consigliere Capo per la Sicurezza della Camera dei Deputati /Palazzo del Parlamento (Palazzo di Montecitorio),
via della Missione 10
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Colonna (Pantheon-Montecitorio-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Palazzo della Missione is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "34"