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.Take a look at our Rome vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Un joli musée sur plusieurs étages. Je conseille de commencer par le 2ème où l'on trouve de magnifiques fresques !A nice Museum on several floors. I recommend to start with the 2nd where there are beautiful murals!show original
Il museo più bello che abbia mai visto a Roma completo di tutte le opere Romane. Tenuto benissimo un museo che non ha eguali.The most beautiful Museum I have ever seen in Rome full of all the Roman works. Immaculately maintained a museum that has no equal.show original
Un capolavoro del Cinquecento di Baldassarre Peruzzi. La sensazione di trovarsi di fronte ad una opera attuale. Facciata curvilinea che segue le fondamenta dei resti dell'odeon Domiziano. Scansione mo... read more »A 16th century masterpiece by Baldassarre Peruzzi. The feeling of being in front of a current work. Curved façade that follows the foundations of the ruins of Domitian's odeon. Modular scan and particularity of the columns show the façade. L-shaped inner courtyard and planimetric shape. Important work of mannerist period. N.b. the pictures on TripAdvisor isn't of the palazzo Massimo alle colonne, but only of the Palazzo Massimo.show original
Andrea MatteucciIs 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 Nerishow original
Tsuyoshi SuzukiPeruzzi's masterpiece. According to the surface of the street facades are beautiful. Was when I went 通ri抜kerenai.show original
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