Palazzo Pantanella at Piazza Bocca della Verità

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Palazzo Pantanella

It was built in 1878-1881 as a seat of the Societa' dei Molini e Pastificio Pantanella (Society of Mills and Bread-making Pantanella). It was an appropriate site for an organization like this one because of close position to the water mills placed on Tiber and industrial zone of Circus Maximus. The Mitreo of Circus Maximus was discovered in the underground of this former pasta factory Pantanella in the Piazza della Bocca della Verità. On the third floor now placed an Apartment (White Flower Apartment).

In 1939-1952 the palace housed just instituted "Museo di Roma" near the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, later transferred to Palazzo Braschi. At present it is occupied by communal offices (Department of Food Supplies and Markets), and a laboratory of scenography of the Opera Theatre. Beneath the palace, close to the angle of Via dei Cerchi and Via dell'Ara Massima di Ercole, should have been the circular temple Tempio di Ercole, from which the famous "Mouth of Truth" was taken and placed in S.Maria in Cosmedin.
Palazzo Pantanella at Piazza Bocca della Verità (Via dei Cerchi)
The entire building has recently been restructured and renovated, making it a fine example of industrial archaeology in the capital. With large windows providing a bright, uplifting atmosphere and a view of the ancient Roman city walls, the property at once reminds the guest of the ancient history surrounding them all the while providing the modern comforts and warm at-home feel expected from the leading accommodations in Rome. Porta Maggiore, a monumental entrance built by Emperor Claudius is nearby.

Address:
Palazzo Pantanella at Piazza Bocca della Verità
Piazza Bocca della Verità (Via dei Cerchi)
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ripa (Circo Massimo - Bocca Verità - Aventino) (Roma centro)
Palazzo Pantanella at Piazza Bocca della Verità is Shown By "Map K Zone" As "48"
Transport: Basilica/ Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin

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