Wednesday, December 4, 2013


1582/84 maybe by Giuseppe Valeriano (1542/96) (some attribute it to Bartolomeo Ammannati (1511/92) for the School of St. Ignatius of Loyola's Society of Jesus founded in 1551 with various branches in the area
It is a massive building covering an area of 13,000 m² (3.2 acres)
It used to house the collection of Anastasio Kircher
The COURTYARD was designed by Paolo Marucelli (1594/1649)
Among the works of art kept in the college there is a "Holy conversation" 1629 by Andrea Sacchi (1599/1661)
The Jesuits' School moved later to the nearby Palazzo Gabrielli Borromeo and from 1930 in the building of the Pontificia Università Gregoriana (Pontifical Gregorian University)
Since 1870 the palace houses the LICEO GINNASIO ENNIO QUIRINO VISCONTI (High School for Classical Studies Ennio Quirino Visconti), the first high school of its kind opened in Rome
The rest of the building was occupied at first by the Museo storico-etnografico Luigi Pigorini (Historical-ethnographical museum) now in the EUR district and from 1975 by the Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali (Ministry of Cultural and Environmental Heritage)

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