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Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne, Rome

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The Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne is a Renaissance palace in Rome, Italy. The palace was designed by Baldassarre Peruzzi in 1532-1536 on a site of three contiguous palaces owned by the old Roman Massimo family and built after arson destroyed the earlier structures during the Sack of Rome (1527). In addition the curved façade was dictated by foundations built upon the stands for the stadium (odeon) of the emperor Domitian. It fronts the now-busy Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, a few hundred yards from the front of the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle.The entrance is characterized by a central portico with six Doric columns, paired and single. Inside there are two courtyards, of which the first one has a portico with Doric columns as a basement for a rich loggia, which is also made of Doric columns. The column decorations gave the name to the palace, alle Colonne. The façade is renowned as one of the most masterful of its time, combining both elegance with stern rustication. The recessed entrance portico differs from typical palazzo models such as exemplified by the Florentine Palazzo Medici. In addition, there is a variation of size of windows for different levels, and the decorative frames of the windows of the third floor. Unlike the Palazzo Medici, there is no academic adherence to superimposition of orders, depending on the floor. On the opposite façade of this palace, opening onto the Piazzetta dei Massimo, the palace connects with the frescoed façade of the conjoined annex, the Palazzetto Massimi (or Palazzetto Istoriato). For many centuries, this used to be the central post office of Rome, a Massimo family perquisite. To the left of the palace is the Palazzo di Pirro, built by a pupil of Antonio da Sangallo.
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  • A museum with sculptures mainly. The ticket is only € 7 and offers the ability to browse also the terms, the palazzo altemps and the balbi crypt. It is located in front of the Termini station which allows to take the train quickly if needed. Collections are little diversified, but it's still a good time.
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  • A nice Museum on several floors. I recommend to start with the 2nd where there are beautiful murals!
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  • The most beautiful Museum I have ever seen in Rome full of all the Roman works. Immaculately maintained a museum that has no equal.
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  • Another impressive sight in Rome.
  • 我来到这里有点突然,以致于没有足够的旅行预算-真是太不好意思了我。这家博物馆时一定要来参观的。这有令人难以置信的收藏,它们被精心的展示着,散发着光芒。这些是我迄今为止参观过的最令人激动的藏品。这里不对儿童开放,感谢上帝。这些藏品是古罗马的而不是如今的罗马,讲述着关于罗马帝国的故事。从整体到细节都令人震撼。
  • Deserves five stars but apparently can not be visited over the porch on the road.
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  • Peruzzi's masterpiece. According to the surface of the street facades are beautiful. Was when I went 通ri抜kerenai.
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  • Is a building located next to Piazza Navona little known because closed all year except for a day that can be visited free of charge every March 16, on the occasion of the commemoration of the miraculous resurrection of Paul up by Filippo Neri
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