Villas and Palazzos in Rome

Villas and Palazzos in Rome, Rome, Italy (B)

When Emperor Carol V visited Rome in 1536, Pope Paul II felt ashamed by the state of the Capitoline Hill. Therefore, he asked Michelangelo to help change its appearance. Ten years later, the master began his work, yet died before it was finished.

However, Michelangelo’s touch can be spotted in the double stairs of the Palazzo Senatorio, the facades of the Palazzo dei Conservatori, and Palazzo Nuovo, and the placement of the ancient sculptures.

Palazzo dei Conservatori, Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo Senatorio are part of the Capitoline Museums. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 09.30 and 19.30. Closed on Mondays.

Free access is provided to children under the age of 18 years with reduced mobility. Admission is also free of charge on the first Sunday of each month.

Palazzo Altemps was raised in 1585 by Martino Longhi. Today, its beautifully decorated rooms are full of ancient sculptures. That is because it is one of the four buildings that form the National Roman Museum. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Villas and Palazzos in Rome
Guide Location: Italy » Rome
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Mirela Letailleur
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Palazzi Campidoglio
  • Palazzo Altemps
  • Palazzo Barberini
  • Palazzo Borghese
  • Palazzo Chigi
  • Palazzo Colonna
  • Palazzo Corsini
  • Palazzo del Quirinale
  • Palazzo della Cancellaria
  • Palazzo di Montecitorio
  • Palazzo Farnese
  • Palazzo Madama
  • Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne
  • Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
  • Palazzo Pamphilj
  • Palazzo Spada
  • Palazzo Venezia
  • Palazzo Zuccari
  • Villa Giulia
  • Villa Farnesina

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