Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 41° 53.767 E 012° 28.900
33T E 291091 N 4641308
Quick Description: The Palazzo di Venezia (formerly Palace of St. Mark) is a palazzo (palace) in central Rome, Italy, just north of the Capitoline Hill.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/30/2011 8:57:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMC62F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
Looking down towards the Piazza Venezia, you see the Palazzo Venezia on your left. The building that gave the square its name was built between 1455 and 1464 by cardinal Pietro Barbo who went on to become Pope Paul II. It is one of the oldest civil Renaissance buildings in Rome.

The palace was used as a papal residence until pope Pius IV handed the building over to Venice, who used it as their embassy. In 1916 the Palazzo Venezia was acquired by the Italian government. Benito Mussolini used the building as his headquarter and addressed the people from the palace's balcony.

The building is now home to the Museo del Palazzo Venezia, a museum with a collection of historic decorative arts, including tapestry, early Renaissance paintings, ceramics, suits of armour and sculptures.
Date of origin:: 1455

Style: Renaissance (ca. 1400–1500)

Type of building (structure): Town palace

Piazza Venezia Rome

Architect(s): Not listed

Web site of the object (if exists): Not listed

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