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  Palazzo della Consulta.
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  • Palazzo della Consulta. - Rome
      Palazzo della Consulta.
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  • Palazzo della Consulta. - Rome
      Palazzo della Consulta.
    by breughel
 

When standing on Piazza del Quirinale I wondered what the nice Palace on the right side was. It is presently the seat of the Italian Constitutional Court but was built on order of Pope Clement XII by the architect Ferdinando Fuga between 1732 and 1735.
The fact that only one architect was busy with the design explains the homogeneity of this late Baroque façade. The palace initially housed a papal tribunal and secretariat as well as papal guards.
Pope Clement XII, from the Corsini family, who initiated a number of renovation projects in Rome, financed this palace thanks to the revenues of the lottery.
The interior decoration is nice but can only be visited on special occasions.

Address: Piazza del Quirinale

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  • Written Mar 9, 2008
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