Tuesday, May 31, 2016



Beginning of the seventeenth century for the Centini family. Later known as Palazzo Toni and as Casa dei Pupazzi (House of the Puppets)
Renovated 1722/42 by Francesco Rosa (active since 1674/died 1687) the architect of the most beautiful sacristy of Rome, the one in S. Mary Magdalene
One Giacomo Centini was beheaded in 1635 by Urban VIII Barberini (1623/44) for plotting 'with magic' in favor of his uncle Cardinal Felice Centini as the successor to the papal throne
The writer, painter and Italian politician Massimo D'Azeglio used to have his studio here

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