"Palazzo Ferraioli (Palazzo del Bufalo Ferrajoli), Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
Palazzo Ferraioli (Palazzo del Bufalo Ferrajoli) is located in front of the Palazzo Chigi at Piazza Colonna. Its present look was given it in the first half of the 18th century by Francesco Paparelli, by order of Paolo Del Bufalo Cancellieri, who's family had a vast property in this zone starting from the Middle Ages.
In the 19th century the palace passed to the Ferraioli, and during the Nepoleon's occupation, the uncle of Napoleon lived here. In the 19th and 20th centuries Palazzo Ferraioli housed some popular Caffes, like "Giglio" and "Ronzi e Singer".
The four storey facade onto Piazza Colonna, is divided into four rusticated vertical bands, while between the second and third floor are string-courses. At the sides of the door are six huge workshop doors and four small doors. The mezzanine floor and the attic have square little framed windows, on the piano nobile are eleven architraves windows, the last of which opens onto a balcony at the corner of Via del Corso; the windows on the third floor have simple frames.
The four story façade onto Via del Corso, has workshop doors on ground level, small windows with little balconies at the mezzanine floor, on the left hand side of the piano nobile and on the third floor the windows look onto balconies supported by brackets. The cornice supported by brackets has rosettes and heraldic elements of the Ferrajoli family. On top is an altana with round arches. In the court yard is a fountain with the Ferrajoli coat of arms.
Note: The building can be visited only during parties, congresses and exhibitions.
Palazzo Ferraioli (Palazzo del Bufalo Ferrajoli)
Piazza Colonna, 355 (between Via del Corso and Piazza Colonna, opposite Palazzo Chigi)
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Colonna (Pantheon-Montecitorio-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Palazzo Ferraioli (Palazzo del Bufalo Ferrajoli) is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "38"
Telephone: 0039 06 69200497
Fax: 0039 06 69200497
Web site: http://www.palazzoferrajoli.it/