"Palazzo Sciarra Colonna, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
It was begun in the end of the 16th century by F.Ponzio and finished by O.Torriani in 1630 for the Sciarra Colonna family. The courtyard was rearranged two centuries later by Settimi. Maffeo Sciarra had the palace enlarged and adjoined Galleria Sciarra (architect Giulio De Angelis) entirely frescoed and a Teatro Quirino.
Foundation’s (Fondazione Roma) offices are located in this historical building named Palazzo Sciarra which overlooks the Via del Corso in the centre of Rome where some of the most ancient sacred buildings rose during early Christianity and important noble mansions were built as from the XV century. The Palace was considerably reduced in size between 1871 and 1898 when Prince Maffeo Sciarra commissioned the architect Giulio de Angelis to open the adjacent Via Minghetti, build the island by the Palace, the Quirino theatre and the Galleria Sciarra in the rear.
The theatre was built in 1871 in wood and had a popular character; in 1882 it was reconstructed in stone and completed in 1898. Quite quickly it became one of the most interesting theatres in Rome and until now it is one of the big centers of prose.
In 1900 the palace was sold for debts to the Cassa Nazionale di Previdenza (a financial institution), and the paintings from its Gallery were spread in different museums of Italy and abroad. Palazzo Sciarra Colonna was also a seat of some famous magazines like "La Tribuna" and "Il Giornale d'Italia". At present it is occupied by the seat of Cassa di Risparmio di Roma (Savings Bank of Rome).
Palazzo Sciarra Colonna
Fondazione Roma - Palazzo Sciarra - Via M. Minghetti, 17
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
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