Palazzo Lancellotti

"Palazzo Lancellotti" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 10th June 2011

entrance of Palazzo Lancellotti

The palace was erected on the site of other constructions, in the end of the 16th century, by the order of Cardinal Scipione Lancellotti. The project belonged to F.da Volterra and C.Maderno. Domenichino created the main door with the columns supporting a balcony. It was one of the Roman palaces where a Roman noble family closed itself for the period between 1970 until 1929, as a pope did in Vatican palace, to demonstrate their disagreement with the new regime.

Palazzo Lancellotti, Piazzetta di San Simeone
The courtyard is among the most interesting things characterizing the palace. It has a portico and a loggia decorated by ancient marbles and stuccoes. Inside, are the wonderful halls with the vaults frescoed by Agostino Tassi’s perspectives and landscapes and by Guercino’s allegories of Richness and Glory. Interesting the courtyard, embellished by ancient marble decorations and stuccos. In the palace had its seat the Accademia degli Infecondi founded by Filippo Lancellotti in 1650.

In front of Palazzo Lancellotti, in Via dei Coronari, is not a big 18th century palace owned by the Salimei. It is located on the spot of another palace which was bought by Sixtus V in 1585 as a seat for Confraternity Monte di Pieta', which didn't have a regular residence. It remained its property even when Confraternity moved to the new ultimate seat. The palace was transformed in the 18th century. There were many shops selling devotional goods to the pilgrims including rosaries and small crowns (hence Coronari).

Notes: Closed to the public; the building is visible only from the outside.

Palazzo Lancellotti
Piazzetta di San Simeone, 18
Entrance directly on Piazza Navona
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ponte (Via Coronari-Ponte Vittorio) (Roma centro)
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