09 April 2008

Palazzo Montecitorio, Rome, Italy

Coordinates: 41° 54' 5" N, 12° 28' 43" E. Find With Google Earth.

Palazzo Montecitorio, Rome, Italy

The Palazzo Montecitorio is a palace in Rome, which is currently the seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

The building was originally designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for the young Cardinal Ludovisi, nephew of Pope Gregory XV. However, with the death of Gregory XV by 1623, work stopped, and was not restarted until the papacy of pope Innocent X, when it was completed by the architect Carlo Fontana, who modified Bernini's plan with the addition of a bell gable above the main entrance. Learn more...

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