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Palazzo Massimo Roma

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page updated Sep 19, 2017

Location: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, city centre

Palazzo Massimo Rome Building

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Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne

This historic building is a Renaissance palace in Rome, Italy. The palace was designed by Baldassarre Peruzzi in 1532-1536 on a site of three contiguous palaces owned by the old Roman Massimo family and built after arson destroyed the earlier structures during the Sack of Rome (1527).

In addition the curved façade was dictated by foundations built upon the stands for the stadium (odeon) of the emperor Domitian. It fronts the now-busy Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, a few hundred yards from the front of the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle.

Palazzo Massimo Rome building facade

The entrance is characterized by a central portico with six Doric columns, paired and single. Inside there are two courtyards, of which the first one has a portico with Doric columns as a basement for a rich loggia, which is also made of Doric columns. The column decorations gave the name to the palace, alle Colonne. The façade is renowned as one of the most masterful of its time, combining both elegance with stern rustication.

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Adjacent buildings include:
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The Pantheon Rome
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Piazza Navona
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Location: Palazzo Massimo, Rome, Italy, southenr Europe

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