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Palazzo della Cancelleria, Rome

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  • The building is an excellent example of early Renaissance architecture being its construction period outside the span end old century and then the beginning of the new, ' 500. In this sense, just think, how kind, at palazzo Venezia hence although inspirational hand is not that of Leon Battista Alberti but Bramante albeit limited to the last phase of its construction in any case someone stated that for a work so complex and there had been behind a "College of Architects", like Giuliano da Sangallo or Antonio da Sangallo the elder and Andrea Bregno. Apart from the four angular bellies (the towers), the main façade, is different than the Palazzo Venezia is to the harmony and balance of its parts, and for the use of travertine as an opulent lining and, not least, for the minimum use of medieval elements. The part dedicated to feature smooth Ashlar divided into three horizontal zones of the same height. Very elegant and essential Windows differentiated depending on the floor (ground floor arched, curved and squared on the main floor, arched ones of the mezzanine. The other prospects are framed by clay slabs of travertine. Seeing then the façade with curved head towards Campo de ' Fiori, valued at most from the balcony sculpted (attributed to Andrea Bregno); even the front on Via del Pellegrino, according to importance, has the head of a corner decorated with carved balconies. From the portal with granite columns supporting a balcony leads to the spectacular courtyard designed by Bramante and here we are faced with three orders: the first two arches on columns of granite and immensely rosettes; the third order has brick wall with capitals compounds. On the first floor are the Recharge Lounge is named after the cardinal who was the founder/Builder decorated under Clement XI frescoed by Giovanni Battista Gaulli with themes which celebrate the pontificate of the Pope, and the hundred days ' Salon whose walls are decorated by Giorgio Vasari. Was proverbial execution speed of the latter and right here comes the famous Quip by Michelangelo that, faced with the self-glorification of the friend who boasted of completing the work in just 100 days, answered him <E si="" vede!="">>. You should also visit the apartment of Cardinals with Francesco Salviati, Perin del Vaga and the "space heater" by Antonio da Sangallo. On this occasion you should not miss even the tomb of Aulus Hirtius and the picturesque lake that surrounds it, in the basement of the building. Beyond the Church of San Lorenzo in Damaso (can you say that you are in front of the only case of a building that has engulfed a church), the building also houses the Tribunal of the sacred Roman Rota.</E>
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  • This is a large exhibition of three dimensional models of Da Vinci's inventions and drawings of other ideas for inventions. If you're an engineer, an architect, or someone just interested in how thing...  more »
  • We didn't find this exhibit of the machines of Leonardo da Vinci all that interesting. It was described as being very interactive, but basically that involved a few basic wooden models where you would...  more »
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  • The Palace houses the Leonardo da Vinci machinery exhibition with many of his original pieces on display in close proximity. If you're a Leonardo fan go see it...
  • We get into the exhibition and it was really worthy. There are many of Leonardo's inventions that I hadn't a clue about it, very educative and interactive, you can touch many of them and play with the exhibition. Loved it
  • Leonardo DaVinci museum. It was a little too expensive for only being 3 rooms of exhibits. Half the exhibits read "don't touch" and the other half can be played with. The interactive exhibits are pulleys, pulleys, and cog-wheel style pulleys. Not too bad. My 1 yr old wasn't interested, my 3 yr old couldn't reach most of the things. We had more fun playing in the courtyard
  • Extremely beautiful in the night!
  • Really a great and interactive museum! Pieces made with autenticity and love, as well as original materials, and with the lable "Please touch"! Best experience in Rome :-)

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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