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Palazzo Panfilio (Book 4) (Map B2) (Day 1) (View C7) (Rione Pigna)

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The plate by Giuseppe Vasi
Today's view
Palazzo Panfili

The Plate (No. 66)

Palazzo Panfilio

Palazzo Panfilio or Doria Pamphilj has three fašades: in this plate we see the fašade built by Antonio del Grande in 1660 in Piazza del Collegio Romano. For the other two fašades see Plate 39 and Plate 44. The view is taken from the green dot in the small 1748 map here below. In the description below the plate Vasi made reference to: 1) Collegio Romano; 2) Palazzo De Carolis; 3) S. Maria in Via Lata; 4) Monastero di S. Marta. 1), 2), 3), and 4) are shown in other pages. The small map shows also 5) Palazzo Panfilio.

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Today

The view today

Palazzo Panfilio and the Collegio Romano (built by Gregorius XIII) still face each other, but while Palazzo Panfilio is still a property of the Doria Pamphilj, Collegio Romano is today a high school (Liceo Visconti).

Palazzo Panfili

Palazzo Panfili

The entrance to Galleria Doria Pamphilj is now from Piazza del Collegio Romano. The fašade by Antonio del Grande cannot compete with the fašade towards Via del Corso by Gabriele Valvassori, but is nevertheless interesting. Reference to the Pamphilj coat of arms is everywhere (in the loggia there is also a reference to the Aldobrandini family (stars and stripes), as the last heir of the Aldobrandini married Prince Camillo Pamphilj). The window on the left reflects the sundial on the top of Collegio Romano.

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Excerpts from Giuseppe Vasi 1761 Itinerary related to this page:


Palazzo Panfili
Con magnifica architettura del Barromini fu eretta questa parte del palazzo Panfili, e se collo stesso disegno fosse stata seguitata l'altra parte, che corrisponde sulla piazza di Venezia e quella sulla strada del Corso, sarebbe una delle pi¨ superbe e grandi fabbriche di Roma. Sono per˛ in questo molti quadri celebri e rari, e perchŔ mi riuscirebbe assai malagevole il solo accennarli in questo breve ragguaglio, rimetto il Lettore alla diligente narrativa del custode, che con tutta gentilezza ha piacere di mostrarli.

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