Wednesday, December 23, 2015


1514/20 early masterpiece by Antonio Cordini aka Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1483/1546) for the jurist Melchiorre Baldassini
It was later became property of the Palma family and the name changed to PALAZZO PALMA
Giuseppe Garibaldi stayed there in 1875
Now is the headquarters of the ISTITUTO LUIGI STURZO who had the building restored
Luigi Sturzo (1871/1959) was an Italian priest and politician, founder of the Italian Popular Party in 1919. He vigorously opposed Mussolini
Under the loggia in a metope there is the depiction of an elephant, Annone. The elephant really existed and was given in 1513 as a gift to Leo X (1513/21) by the king of Portugal Manuel de Aviz
Annone became an exotic celebrity in Rome, but died after three years and, apparently, he was buried at the Vatican
Vault with “Grotesque” 1517/19 by Giovanni Ricamatore aka Giovanni da Udine (1487/1564)
Friezes and frescoes by Pietro Bonaccorsi aka Perin del Vaga (1501/47) and Giovanni da Udine

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