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Palazzo Farnese

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Overview

Title
Palazzo Farnese
Author
Vanessa82
Rating
3.80
Year
1514 AD
Cost
Free Admission
Average visit time
45 minutes
Address
67 Piazza Farnese, 00186 Rome RM
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Description

The Palazzo Farnese in Rome was built around 1514 by architect Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane. It is located near Campo dei Fiori and is considered a noteworthy example of the Italian Renaissance. It was once the home of the famous Farnese family and contained valuable collections of art, some of which are now kept in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. The cornice of the roman building is the work of Michelangelo, while the rear façade was designed by Giacomo della Porta. To build the palace, as often happened at the time, the materials were recovered from the ancient imperial palaces and roman ruins. After the Farnese family, the beautiful residence was occupied by the Bourbon family and since 1910 has been home to the French Embassy.

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