Palazzo Ricci

"Palazzo Ricci" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 2nd June 2011

Two facades of the palace facing the square in front of it have an extraordinary characteristics: they are covered by the paintings by P.da Caravaggio executed before 1525. The paintings, nearly not visible now, were re-depicted in th 19th century; they were dedicated to some Roman stories. The other similar paintings were in the courtyard, where are still conserved the ancient marbles. The other examples of depicted houses are very few in Rome.

Palazzo Ricci, Via Giulia
Palazzo Ricci is one of the most interesting Renaissance palaces of Rome, owing to the paintings which decorate it. Orazio Ricci, a member of the family, bought a modest house near Piazza di Pasquino, but this was not an obstacle to placing on it his name and his heraldic symbol (a hedgehog, in Italian riccio).

The palace had a lot of owners. The cardinal Giulio Ricci acquired it in 1577, moving here from the Palazzo Saccheti.

Apart from the churches described in the specific page, in Via Giulia there are sumptuous palazzi, like the Palazzo Sacchetti, and the Palazzo Donatelli-Ricci is situated. Owned by the Sacchetti, a Florentine family, the former palazzo was built by Nanni di Baccio Bigio. The Cardinal's Audience Hall, on the first floor, was decorated by Francesco Salviati. In the above map of 1693, Via Giulia (running from left to right) is seen from the Tiber. The Palazzo Sacchetti and the Donatelli-Ricci, behind it, can be singled out. They are bound by the Authority for the Environmental and Architectural properties. The paintings of Palazzo Ricci were recently restored: they show episodes of the history of Ancient Rome.

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

Palazzo Ricci
Via Giulia, 146
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ponte (Via Coronari-Ponte Vittorio) (Roma centro)
Palazzo Ricci is Shown By "Map H Zone" As "10"
Bus: 116 - 116T

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