Monday, December 21, 2015


Built at the end of 1500s for the Muti family
It was bought by the Astalli family who had it expanded from 1642 onwards by Giovanni Antonio De Rossi (1616/95)
It was completed in 1698 after the De Rossi's death
In 1827 it became the seat of the Reverenda Fabbrica di S. Pietro (Reverend Factory of St. Peter's Basilica), the institution that takes care of St. Peter's Basilica
1930/32 significant changes that reduced the building: the façade of Via S. Marco was demolished and rebuilt further back for the widening of the street, the façade of Via Aracoeli was shortened and the roof terrace was rebuilt
On the front overlooking Via S. Marco now there are only seven windows whereas before 1930 there were ten
The great ballroom also ended up being destroyed, where memorable carnival dancing parties used to be held. Some frescoes were removed and are now kept in the Museum of Rome

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