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Palazzo Altieri, Rome

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Palazzo Altieri is a palace in Rome, which was the home of the Altieri family in the city. The palace faces the square in front of the Church of the Gesù.The AltieriThe Altieri were one of the prominent families in Rome claiming descendancy from Roman nobility, and included Pope Clement X (reigned 1670-1676).When Giambattista Altieri was elevated to Cardinal by Pope Urban VIII, he decided his existing house was not impressive enough; not befitting his new title so in 1650 he commissioned Giovan Antonio de' Rossi to begin renovations at the site. When Pope Clement ascended to the papal throne in 1670, further renovations were overseen by the pope's Cardinal-Nephew, Paluzzo Paluzzi Altieri degli Albertoni.By 1673, the grand salon was complete. Cardinal Camillo Massimo recommended Carlo Maratta as the artist, and Giovanni Bellori helped with the iconography. Clemency (punning with pope's name) is surrounded by Public Happiness and other cardinal virtues.Modern useThe building is now occupied by a bank; though the interiors still possess major works of art and decoration, including paintings by Luca Giordano, Bernardo Strozzi, Pieter Mulier the younger, Domenico Maria Canuti, Lionello Spada, Fabrizio Chiari, Felice Giani, Vincenzo Camuccini, Francesco Zuccarelli, Francesco Manno and Giuseppe Bonito.
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  • The Palace of the Artieri is on the north side of the Jezu Square, and after a visit to the church of Santa Maria in Alachelli, we saw a walk down the hill of Camparelli on the road to the Pantheon. One of the most aristocratic of Italy, the ancient aristocratic family, built in the 17th century Baroque style, seems to be very magnificent inside. The door at the bottom of the balcony stood on both sides of the cylinder was open, but the iron gate was closed, and we could only see the courtyard from there. There are a lot of stories about the Altieri being lost or descendants still living in the building, but what about the truth? However, it seems to be a fact that a famous actress and writer lived because it is a residence in a good location in the central location of Rome, and the Embassy of the Japan seemed to have been here for a certain period. There were some who became the cardinal from the Altieri and the pope, and the House of a woman named Bertha, who refused to be evicted only when many houses were demolished when he built it, was finally taken into the building. The traces are at the western end of the building. I walked as I looked up at the west side of the building from Jezu Street, but I could not find anything like that.
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  • It is a face facing the square and the Church of Gesu Palazzo. Was built in the late 17th century, not showy appearance in a former Palace seems to be showing a dignified appearance.
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  • I came to the Palace with curiosity but also with a mental reservation on the real artistic consistency of the site. ABI's initiative, called open buildings, had as its stated aim to make known the history of the country through the visit of its real estate. Our guide has done its job and hit the set target, transferring, with precision and vivacity, a series of notions on this cross-section of Italian society of the 17th century, Pope Clement X Altieri and his family. The visit, which is done in groups, randomly assorted, is quiet, lightweight and drains away without stalling. Regarding my reservation it was well founded: entries are not dazzling (the most valuable is a fresco by Carlo Maratta: the allegory of mercy). The architectural styles are classic of Roman Baroque but from hands less inspired, unable to gain altitude, leaving us faced with frescoes and paintings marked by horror vacui and full of static, expressive and convolutions sterile exaltations of family virtues.
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  • Had hot chocolate in a cafe here. It was ok and the building didn’t seem any more special than the other ones close by.
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  • One of the most beautiful renaissance residences of the Roman princes. Seat of some banks is hardly visitable in its magnificence. But it immediately realizes the cultural greatness expressed in that period, by the current thought, which also engaged the nobles to honor the expression everywhere excelled.
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  • An admirable place and rich in history, I have documented myself on it not being able to visit it, the entrances are periodic. Such magnificence is countered by the holes in the roads, the cause of some fatal accidents to motorcyclists and the nauseating garbage that dampens many areas of the city. From the stars to the stables, shamefully
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  • Palazzo Altieri is a palace in Rome, home of the Altieri family. The facade is located in Jesus Square, next to the Church of Jesus and in front of Palazzo Cenci-Bolognetti. The Altieri were one of the most important families in Rome in the 17th century, which had origins from the nobility of ancient Rome, although unlikely. The most illustrious character was Clemente X who was pope from 1670 to 1676.
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