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Typology: Buildings

Address

Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 166
Zone: Rione Parione (Navona-Campo de' Fiori) (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone: 0039 06 68806848 - 06 6875657
Fax: 0039 06 68806848

Opening times

Palazzetto Le Roy is open with the same hours as Plazzo Braschi - Museum of Rome.

Information

To visit Palazzetto Le Roy you must purchase the admission ticket to Plazzo Braschi - Museum of Rome.

Scheduled events

Description

The Renaissance building was begun in 1523 for Thomas Leroy, a French diplomat  accredited to the Holy See, upon the project by Antonio da Sangallo the Young. Raised to the peerage by François I of France he added the lily of France to the ermine of Brittany, his country of origin. The lily was mistake for the iris of the Farnese and the building was called the “Piccola Farnesina”. It was partially destroyed between 1898 and 1905, nevertheless the Renaissance elements are still visible. The building is small but harmoniously elegant. Today is the seat of the Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco and houses the Collection of Ancient statues given to the city by the baron Giovanni Barracco.

See also

Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Archaeological heritage
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Museums
Last checked: 2014-04-08 17:10