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Palazzo Senatorio (Rome)

Palazzo Senatorio (Rome)







Description of Palazzo Senatorio

Piazza del Campidoglio
Tel. 06- 3996 7800
Bus: 63, 70, 75, 81, 87, 95, 160, 170, 204, 628, 716
Open: 9am- 8pm Tue- Sun
Closed: Jan 1, May 1, Dec 25



The Palazzo Senatorio was built in the middle of the 16th century under the direction of Giacomo della Porta, who followed Michelangelo's design. Its name is given in honor of the Roman Senate, which has been sitting here since approximately the 12th century. The Palazzo Senatorio (“Senatorial Palace”) stands on top of Tabilarium, which once housed the archives of ancient Rome. The ancient stones from this ancient building were reused in the construction of the left side of the palace and the corner of the bell tower. It now houses the Roman Town Hall. His double flight of stairs was designed by Michelangelo. Stairs, starting at the center of each wing, lead upwards until they reach the inside corner. The fountain in front of the stairs is decorated with statues of the river gods Tiber and Nile, as well as Dea Roma (Minerva). The upper part of the facade was designed by Michelangelo, with colossal Corinthian pilasters harmonizing with two other buildings. His bell tower was designed by Martino Longhi Sr. and built between 1578 and 1582. Its present facade was built by Giacomo della Porta and Girolamo Rajandi.








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