"Torre e Palazzo Del Grillo Robilant (Palazzo Robilant)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 12th May 2011
Palazzo del Grillo, a famous building built in 1223. This 17th century aristocratic building featuring the art of the Baroque of Bernini and Borromini in the very heart of Old Rome overlooking the archaeological area called the IMPERIAL FORUMS between the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia (the Capitol and “Altare della Patria”). It is decorated by artists of the Bernini School, is a famous example of roman rococo architecture.
This tower and adjoining palace bear the name of their owners, who possessed them from the 17th century. At present it is named Palazzo Robilant. It is noted for a beautiful Baroque doorway and the heads of the lions in the cymae of the windows. The del Grillo (cricket) are remembered for a member of the family who behaved in a very extravagant way and enjoyed playing pranks. His life inspired a 1981 movie, which is still very popular in Rome.
Torre e Palazzo Del Grillo Robilant (Palazzo Robilant)
Mercati di Traiano (Trajan's Market)
Piazza del Grillo, 1
Salita del Grillo (Old Town)
00184, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)
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