Typology: Streets and squares
Address: Piazza Mattei
Zone: Rione Sant'Angelo (Portico Ottavia-Teatro Marcello) (Roma centro)
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In the heart of Renaissance Rome. It is overlooked by the Palazzo Costaguti, with its wonderful fresco ceilings by Guercino, Domenichino, Lanfranco and other artists; the low and bare façades of the two ancient palazzos Mattei built at the end of the 15th century and in the first half of the 16th century, probably by Nanni di Baccio Bigio for Mattei’s sons. At its centre is one of the most beautiful fountains of Rome: the Fontana delle Tartarughe (Fountain of the Tortoises) designed by Giacomo Della Porta with bronze sculptures by Taddeo Landini.
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Last checked: 2010-07-12 4:31