Palazzo Margherita (Now USA Embassy), Rome

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Palazzo Margherita, the U.S. Embassy in Rome

At present the palace is occupied by the seat of USA Embassy (USA Diplomatic Mission to Italy). It was erected in 1886-1890 by G.Koch for the Boncompagni Ludovisi, who, after their Palazzo Piombino on Piazza Colonna was destroyed, decided to move their residence to the new construction. It was the residence of Margaret of Savoy, King Humbert I's wife (hence the name). It was originally a palace of Villa Orsini, acquired by the Ludovisi for their Villa. Nevertheless, the Ludovisi lost this property because of its high cost in favour of Royal Savoy House. Here, after the death of Umberto I, the Queen of Italy, Margherita (who's name was given to the Palazzo), lived in 1901-1926.

Palazzo Margherita (Now USA Embassy), Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome
Located at Via Veneto close to the palace is a memorial tablet saying that the queen offered the apartments of her palace for the soldiers wounded in the First World War. Also houses the Venus by Gianbologna, the only work in Rome of the 16th century sculptor. The section of Via Vittorio Veneto (Via Veneto) going from the Embassy up towards the walls of Rome is the most famous. Here the street is lined with the popular bars that were once the scene of Rome's legendary nightlife.

Palazzo Margherita (Now USA Embassy)
Via Vittorio Veneto, 119/A
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ludovisi (Via Veneto) (Roma centro)
Palazzo Margherita (Now USA Embassy) is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "69"
Opening times: Closed to the public. The building can be seen only from the outside.
Diplomatic services: U.S. Citizen Services, Emergency Services - Monday through Friday 8:30 AM-12:30 PM (walk-in)
Telephone: 0039 06 46741
Fax: 0039 06 4882672 - 46742356
Information for American Students Abroad:

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