Palazzo Madama - Sede del Senato della Repubblica, Rome

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  • I was lucky and honoured to be able to visit the palace at an event dedicated to Naples with the likes of Massimo Ranieri and Serena Autieri. I connected to the Senate website and asked to participate. I was contacted by phone for confirmation of participation. Elegant dress is required and it is better to line up early to be able to enter and visit the interior. The courtroom is amazing.
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  • The palace is large and majestic in its elegance and beauty. Palace of the 400, today is seat of the Senate.
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  • many I am a very experienced businessman and I love to travel!!!!!!! Italy never again, this Palace has destroyed!!!! I'm waiting for the President in my room for a more thorough discussion!!!! ALL SENATORS WILL HAVE TO MAKE ME EAT
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  • It's just like any other building in Rome, the only reason I knew it had some importance was fifty suits outside with 9mm Beretta's and the camera girl saying they were voting on something important, hmmmm the price gelato has to go up?
  • Palazzo Madama in Rome is the seat of the Senate of the Italian Republic. It was built atop the ruins of the ancient baths of Nero, next to Piazza Navona. The terrain had been acquired in the Middle Ages by the monks of the Abbey of Farfa, who later ceded it to France. The new building was begun at the end of the 15th century and completed in 1505, for the Medici family. It housed two Medici cardinals and cousins, Giovanni and Giulio, who both later became popes as Leo X and Clement VII, respectively. Catherine de' Medici, Clement VII's niece, also lived here before she was married to Henry, son of King Francis I of France in 1533. Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte, patron of the artist Caravaggio, lived there until his death in 1627. The palace takes its name from Madama Margherita of Austria, illegitimate daughter of Emperor Charles V, who married another illegitimate son, Alessandro de' Medici and, after his death, Ottavio Farnese. Thus part of the art collection of the Florentine Medici family was inherited by the Farnese family. After the extinction of the Medici in 1743, the palace was handed over to the House of Lorraine and, later, to Pope Benedict XIV, who made it the seat of the Papal Government. In 1849, Pius IX moved here the Ministries of Finances and of the Public Debt, as well as the Papal Post Offices. In 1871, after the conquest of Rome by the newly formed Kingdom of Italy, the palazzo became the seat of the Senato del Regno.
  • Adjacent to Piazza Navona
  • Open only the first Saturday of the month, from 10.00 to 18.00
  • Noting impressive to see here...
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