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Typology: Buildings

Address

Address: Via della Conciliazione, 33
Zone: Rione Borgo (Castel Sant'Angelo) (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Fax: Per invio richieste visite (con guida propria almeno 20 persone) 0039 06 69892930

Opening times

Self guided tours only for groups of 20 people
Monday to Friday from 14.30 to 17.00
Advance booking by fax +39 06 69892930 (Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem)
The request must indicate:
- Day
- Hour
- The number of people participating
- A telephone number
- An email address and/or fax number to receive a confirmation.

Visits for single visitors are not allowed.
Advance booking is required. No visit is allowed without prior confirmation.
You are kindy invited not to ask for information at the Hotel Columbus.

Information

Single ticket: €5.00
Modalità di partecipazione: Booking required

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Description

Built between 1480 and 1490 for cardinal Domenico della Rovere by the florentine architect Baccio Pontelli (1450-1492), after the model of Palazzo Venezia, owned by cardinal Barbo. The three storey façade has nine windows per floor, on the first floor are cross windows, on the left hand side is a square tower. Inside is a large courtyard surrounded by octagonal columns. According to Vasari the façade had graffito decorations. The five rooms on the piano nobile, seat of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, have valuable frescoes by Pinturicchio  and his school. The building was then modified and only with the restoration of the 1940s and 1950s has it recovered its original renaissance character. In 1655 it became the seat of the Jesuits who were the penitentiaries in the basilica of S. Peter. At the moment it also houses the Hotel Columbus.
Notes: Now seat of the Hotel Columbus and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

See also

Culture and leisure › Itineraries
Last checked: 2013-05-06 12:08