Thursday, November 12, 2020


Altitude 435 m (1,430 feet). 23,000 inhabitants

The Cesarini family bought Genzano in 1564 (for 15,200 crowns) from the Colonna family and kept legally the property of the whole city until 1870

Palazzo Sforza-Cesarini

Sforza-Cesarini Palace

It was originally a castle built in 1235 to guard Lake Nemi transformed in 1621 for Prince Giuliano Sforza-Cesarini

Restructuring, façade and elevation of one floor 1713/30 by Ludovico Gregorini replaced after his death in 1723 by his son Domenico Gregorini (1692/1777)

The area of the park spreads all the way to the lake

S. Maria della Cima

St. Mary of the Rope

Maybe built around the twelfth century by the Benedictine monks of St. Paul on the site of a pagan temple

Rebuilt in 1636 by Giovanni Antonio De Rossi (1616/95)


"Virgin Mary in glory among the Sts. Peter and Paul" about 1660 by Francesco Cozza (1605/82)


"Crucifixion among the Sts. Anthony of Egypt and Anthony of Padua" about 1670 maybe by G.B. Gaulli aka Baciccio (1639/1709)

Opposite the church is Via Belardi, the place where, for about two centuries, on the Sunday after the feast of Corpus Domini, the famous procession with floral carpet known as INFIORATA takes place

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