Palazzo Vecchiarelli

"Palazzo Vecchiarelli" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Wednesday 9th November 2011

At present this palace is a property of the Emo-Capodilista, who executed an accurate restoration in 1956; it has three facades with the most beautiful one on Via dei Vecchiarelli. Here the elegant entrance is surmounted by a balcony.

Palazzo Vecchiarelli at Via dei Vecchiarelli entrance of Palazzo Vecchiarelli at Via dei Vecchiarelli, Near <a href= Palazzo was built by a Curia-member, Mariano Vecchiarelli da Rieti, in the epoch of Gregory XIII. Later it was inhabited by a future pope Innocent XII Pignatelli.

This large late Renaissance building was most likely designed by Bartolomeo Ammannati, a Florentine sculptor and architect who often worked in Rome, employed by popes and families who came from Tuscany. It does not attract a lot of attention, even though it has one of the first and most elegant Roman loggias.

In front of the palace, on Via dei Coronari #122/123 is a 16th century building popularly named Casa di Raffaello (House of Raphael), but there is no any proof that it has any relation to the great artist.

Address:
Palazzo Vecchiarelli
Via dei Vecchiarelli 38
Near Piazza Navona, Castel St. Angelo and St. Peter’s Square
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ponte (Via Coronari-Ponte Vittorio) (Roma centro)
Palazzo Vecchiarelli is Shown By "Map H Zone" As "48"
Metro: Ottavaino-San Pietro e Spagna
Bus: 40, 46, 62, 64, 70, 81, 87, 116, 186, 280, 492.

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