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Palazzo Wedekind, Rome

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Palazzo Wedekind is a palazzo in Piazza Colonna in Rome, Italy, located next to the church of Santi Bartolomeo ed Alessandro dei Bergamaschi. It is notable as the historic offices of the daily paper Il Tempo.On a site occupied in antiquity by the Temple of Marcus Aurelius, the medieval buildings on the site were cleared for a structure erected by the Ludovisi (1659) that became the offices of the vicegerente of the vicariate of Rome. To house the general director of the postal service for the Papal States, moved here in 1814, the palazzo was completely rebuilt by Pope Gregory XVI to designs by Giuseppe Valadier carried out by Pietro Camporese the Younger. At Valadier's urging, Camporese added a portico built with twelve elegant Roman columns brought from the ruins of Veii, supplemented with two pairs of columns flanking the main doorway, retrieved from the basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura, which burned in 1823.In 1852 it was bought by the rich banker Karl Wedekind, who rebuilt its interiors to plans by G.B. Giovenale. From 1871 the palazzo housed the Kingdom of Italy's Ministry of Education. For a short time in September 1943 until the liberation of Rome, the palazzo was the official base of the Fascisti romani.
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  • Palazzo Vedekint is a palace in a place facing Colonna square. On the top floor is a neo-classical building with a large clock.
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  • It dates back to the 17th century and is and has been for many years home to Vatican offices, Around the 1840s it underwent a radical renovation and took on an elegant robe with a beautiful portica of which 11 columns, ancient, come from the excavations of the Veio. After September 8, 1943 and until the Liberation of 1945 it was the seat of the Republican Fascist Party; Since then it has been home to the newspaper "Il Tempo".
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  • With good location, the beautiful palace that in remote times was the temple of Marcus Aurelius, today is the seat of the journal IL Tempo. Another curiosity, is that before it was the newspaper, the building came to house the Ministry of Education as well.
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  • Nice Palace even compared with the top highlights around
  • Piazza where is situated Markus Aurelius column
  • Not a Palazzo open to general public
  • Marcus aurelius osopa
  • Only negative note... who attends it
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