"Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali (Building of Insurance Company) di Venezia (of Venice)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Tuesday 10th May 2011
On the Piazza Venezia (Venice Square), opposite to the Palazzo Venezia (Venice Palace) we can observe the building of Assicurazioni Generali (insurance company) that replaced old structures. On the square, where the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni stands today, faced Michelangelo’s workshop. The decision to built on the flanks of the Capitoline hill the monument to Victor Emanuel II caused the destruction of the papal square in order to give life to a new political-moral centre of the new country.
It was built in 1906-1911 by architect Pazzi, according to a project of architect Cirilli, with the most of the decorative and basic elements copied from Palazzo Venezia, including the tower. It occupies the area of two previous palaces Palazzo Bolognetti-Torlonia and Palazzo Nepoti, demolished in 1900 for the enlargement of the Piazza Venezia. The Lion of St Mark on the facade is a 16th century detail from the bastion of the Padua's walls.
The modern aspect of the square, after a process of demolition and reconstruction, reflects the ideology of grandeur and the wish to create the myth of the Third Rome on the ruins of the imperial and papal ones. On the other side of Palazzo Venezia was built the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali in imitation of the most famous palace.
On the right side of the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni is a memorial tablet reminding about a disappeared Via Macel dei Corvi on which was a house of Michelangelo, where he worked and died. The palace at present is occupied by financial organizations (insurance company). Spectacular lighting of the Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali you will never forget.
Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali (Building of Insurance Company) di Venezia (of Venice)
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro) / Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)
Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali (Building of Insurance Company) di Venezia (of Venice) is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "130"
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