Palazzo della Consulta (Constitutional Court): Int. Police Station, Rome

Palazzo della Consulta (Constitutional Court): Int. Police Station, Rome

The late Baroque palace was built between 1732-35, designed by Ferdinando Fuga. Originally intended to house the Sacra Consulta congregation, as well as the quarters for the Cavalleggeri (the Pope's cavalry guards) and the Corazze (the foot soldiers assigned to the papal carriage escort), the edifice served as the Prefecture of the Tiber during the Napoleonic era, and in 1848, it became the seat of the government of the Second Roman Republic. A century later, in 1955, it was set as the permanent location for the Constitutional Court.

The construction of the the Consulta required the complete demolition of the previous palace's foundations and the remnants of the ancient Roman Baths of Constantine. Furthermore, due to considerable soil instability characterized by water infiltrations and landslides, special techniques were employed. Fuga implemented ground reinforcement methods involving the sinking of piles and the construction of thick underground walls held together by chains.

***Movie "ROMAN HOLIDAY": Police Station***
As Joe, Ann, and Irving make their getaway from G. Rocca Cafe, the exhilarating Vespa ride through the city commences! While Joe skillfully maneuvers the fashionable scooter through the bustling streets of Rome, Ann's journey is a bit more eventful, resulting in a few collisions with sidewalk cafe tables and street vendor stalls. Eventually, they find themselves at the police station, located in the Palazzo della Consulta. Although only glimpses are shown, the presence of the Fontana dei Dioscuri, the fountain and obelisk in front of the Palazzo della Consulta at Piazza Quirinale, serves as evidence of their location.

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Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
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Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles

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