"Palazzo Gabrielli-Borromeo, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
It was built in 1560 by St Charles Borromeo as a Roman Semenary. In 1773 when the Jesuit Order was suppressed the palace passed to Collegio Romano. After 1870 the Semenary was transferred to its present seat at St John Lateran.
The Palazzo Gabrielli-Borromeo is a palazzo in Rome, in via del Seminario between piazza di Sant'Ignazio and the Pantheon in the ancient Campo Marzio (Campus Martius) and in the second sector of the present-day Colonna rione, not far from Via del Corso. The first palazzo on the site was built by the Gabrielli family, counts of Gubbio, whilst its second name derives from its rebuilding and redecoration by cardinal Vitaliano Borromeo (1720-1793) for use by the Jesuits, following its purchase in 1774 for 32, 000 scudi by Monte di Pietà.
In 1870-1930 Palazzo Borromeo was occupied by Universita' Gregoriana, and after it moved in its present seat in Piazza della Pilotta, its place was taken by a Ministry of Post. At present the palace houses the services of the Chamber of Deputies.
The Seminary had its church located nearby: Chiesetta di S.Macuto, which was built before the 12th century, reconstructed by Confraternity of Bergamo citizens in 1579, and adapted for the chapel of the Seminary in 1725.
Piazza Crescenzi, Via del Seminario
Between piazza di Sant'Ignazio and the Pantheon in the ancient Campo Marzio (Campus Martius)
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Colonna (Pantheon-Montecitorio-Barberini) (Roma centro)
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