"Palazzo Serlupi Crescenzi, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
Palazzo Serlupi Crescenzi or Palazzo Crescenzi is considered to be a masterpiece of minor civic architecture of G.Della Porta. It was built for Ottaviano Crescenzi in 1585 in modest and imposing style with a harmonious courtyard with two leveled arches. The entrance is from Via del Seminario.
Art historian W. Arslen suggests that this palace is "the most noble example of urban Roman architecture from the second half of the 16th century, the most classic." In 1748, the original wooden stairs were replaced by a new, wider marble staircase. The first three steps are primarily functional rather than aesthetic. Indeed, they served as platform so that horsemen or carriage passengers could disembark without stepping onto the ground when the river flooded the courtyard.
XVIIIth century Rome did not have a covered market; fruit and vegetables were sold at Piazza Navona; meat at Piazza della Rotonda, but market stands protected by small canopies were placed also in the streets between these two squares; the area near Palazzo Crescenzi housed the poultry market; the small etching by Giuseppe Vasi does not show women involved either in selling or buying.
Throughout Rome one can find signs which indicate the water level of memorable floods. In this palace, just after the porter’s door, there are two flood marks: one is from 1870 and the other, higher up, is from 1598. During the latter, residents and visitors had to enter the palace through a window on the first floor rather than the ground floor, due to the high water level.
Just like on the first floor of the Palazzo Giustiniani (Palazzo Madama, Italian Parliament/Senato Della Repubblica) that are architraved windows, on the second and third floor are simple framed windows. The same architectural scheme is in the other faces of the building, onto via dei Giustiniani and the salita de’ Crescenzi.
Palazzo Serlupi Crescenzi
Piazza Crescenzi, Via del Seminario, 113
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Colonna (Pantheon-Montecitorio-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Palazzo Serlupi Crescenzi is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "49"
You can reach Via del Seminario By the following Bus Station:
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Bus: 116, 116T
Closest Underground Metro stations near Via del Seminario: (Get an idea of : Rome Underground METRO Lines System and Trains)
METRO A BARBERINI, Barberini (piazza), 10, 374 mt.
METRO A SPAGNA, Della Trinita' Dei Monti (piazza), 3, 552 mt.
METRO A REPUBBLICA, Della Repubblica (piazza), 55, 555 mt.
METRO B COLOSSEO, Del Colosseo (piazza), 1, 607 mt.
METRO B CAVOUR, Visconti Venosta (largo), 228, 615 mt.
METRO A LEPANTO, Lepanto (via), 1, 822 mt.
METRO A FLAMINIO, Piazzale Flaminio (Piazzale), 824 mt.
Closest Railway stations near Via del Seminario:
STAZIONE TERMINI, Dei Cinquecento (piazza), 1, 794 mt.
STAZIONE FLAMINIO, Di Villa Ruffo (via), 1, 885 mt.
STAZIONE TRASTEVERE, Flavio Biondo (piazza), 1, 1.0 km
ROMALIDO PORTA SAN PAOLO, piazzale ostiense, 1, 1.0 km
ROMAPANTANO TERMINI LAZIALI, Giovanni Giolitti (via), 64, 1.1 km
STAZIONE SAN PIETRO, Della Stazione Di San Pietro (piazza), 1, 1.1 km
Closest Tourist Information Points near Via del Seminario:
Fontana di Trevi, Via Minghetti, 127 mt.
Navona, Piazza delle Cinque Lune, 227 mt.
Visitor Center Fori Imperiali, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 484 mt.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, 536 mt.
Trastevere, Piazza Sonnino, 540 mt.
Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Pia, 577 mt.
Getting To Palazzo Serlupi Crescenzi (Via del Seminario) From Collegio Romano at Piazza del Collegio Romano:
Departure from roma piazza del collegio romano , 1
walk 400 meters
to roma via del seminario , 1
distance covered (metres) 400 meters.