"Palazzo Torlonia, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 28th April 2011
It is one of numerous Roman palaces that were named after the outstandingly rich family of bankers in 19th century. The building belongs to work of A.Bregno, who constructed it approx. in 1500 for the cardinal Adriano Castellesi da Corneto, secretary of Alexander VI Borgia. He was one of the current executors of the project to inhabit the district Borghi, so to create the appropriate surroundings of St Peter's.
Later, till the schism of Henry VIII, the palace was a residence of English ambassadors. Then it became a property of B.Giraud and in 19th century came to Torlonia. The last completed the facade, because its construction was left interrupt. The Torlonia's were using the palace as a place for brilliant balls, which served as the promotion for the activity of international bankers.
Via della Conciliazione, 30,
00193 Roma, Italy
Palazzo Torlonia is Shown By "Map D Zone" As "14"
Subway: Cipro-Musei Vaticani (836 m N), Metro A
Tel: +39 06 686 1044