Palazzo Della Valle

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Palazzo Della Valle

The present palace grew on the site of the medieval houses of the Valle family, which took its name from the name of this zone. Lorenzetto erected this palace for the cardinal Andrea Della Valle. The major boast of the palace is its courtyard compound of harmonious arches based on Doric columns.
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Cardinal Della Valle had a large collection of ancient statues and reliefs which embellished his palace until 1584 when it was sold to Cardinal Ferdinando de' Medici who utilized its contents to decorate his villa.
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The palace is slightly curved; it was enlarged in the XVIIth century and the main entrance was relocated; in the following century a story was added; Vasari attributes the design of the palace to Lorenzo Lotti aka Lorenzetto, a friend of Raphael, but today there are doubts about Vasari's statement.
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Palazzo Della Valle
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Near Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ponte (Via Coronari-Ponte Vittorio) (Roma centro)/ Rione Parione (Navona-Campo de' Fiori) (Roma centro) / Rione Pigna (Torre Argentina) (Roma centro)
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Tel: 06 68521
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