will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Casa dei Crescenzi" Top 5 Page for this destination Forum Boarium Tip by MM212

Forum Boarium, Rome: 33 reviews and 71 photos

  Casa dei Crescenzi - April 2009
by MM212
  • Casa dei Crescenzi - April 2009 - Rome
      Casa dei Crescenzi - April 2009
    by MM212
  • Casa dei Crescenzi by night (Mar 07) - Rome
      Casa dei Crescenzi by night (Mar 07)
    by MM212
  • Patchwork of Antiquities - Rome
      Patchwork of Antiquities
    by MM212

In the 11th century, the prominent Crescenzi family built this fortress to watch over the docks on the Tiber River. They utilised random fragments from ruined Roman buildings in the construction of the fortress. Over time, the fortress was reduced to what we see today as the bizarre Casa dei Crescenzi, which looks like a patchwork of ancient and mediaeval ruins.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 13, 2009
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


MM212 Visits Here Frequently!


“At least one new place each year, at a minimum”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 5 8

Have you been to Rome?

  Share Your Travels