"Palazzo Rondanini Sanseverino, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
It was built in 1744-1748 for baron Rondanini on the site of the other construction, which was created by F.Ponzio and belonged to an artist Cavalier d'Arpino. After 1760 the new palace was enlarged by G.Valvassori in direction of the church of S.Giacomo and finished by creation of double entrance door bordered by four columns and a balcony above it.
The palace contained a good collection of marbles taken from the burial zone in Tor Pignattara. There are some pieces still left in a courtyard and along a staircase.
One hall inside was famous for its pavement made of a number of precious marbles and rare stones. For a long period it was a house of celebrated work of Michelangelo "Pieta' Rondanini", which was moved later to Milan.
In front of Palazzo Rondanini is a house where Goethe stayed in 1786-1788, now it is a seat of Goethe Museum (pictured below), which contains designs, writings, copies of manuscripts, different documents and etc. all speaking about passion of the poet for Italy and Rome.
Palazzo (palace) Rondanini Sanseverino
Piazza Rondanini (Between Via Angelo Brunetti and Via del Vantaggio)
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione S. Eustachio (Senato-Corso Rinascimento) (Roma centro)
Palazzo Rondanini Sanseverino is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "10"
Subway: Barberini (1.1 km NE), Spagna (1.1 km NE), Flaminio (1.4 km N) - Metro Underground line: A
Contact - Casa di Goethe (Goethe Museum)
Via del Corso, 18
Telephone: 0039 06 32650412
Fax: 0039 06 32650449
Web site: www.casadigoethe.it