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Palazzo Mattei di Giove

  • Via Michelangelo Caetani 32 Map It
  • Jewish Ghetto
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  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Graceful and opulent, the arcaded, multistory courtyard of this palazzo is a masterpiece of turn-of-the-17th-century style. Designed by Carlo Maderno, it is a veritable panoply of sculpted busts, heroic statues, sculpted reliefs, and Paleo-Christian epigrams, all collected by Marchese Asdrubale Mattei. Inside are various scholarly institutes, including the Centro Studi Americani (Center for American Studies,, which also contains a library of American books. Salons in the palace (not usually open to visitors) are decorated with frescoes by Cortona, Lanfranco, and Domenichino.

  • Palazzo Mattei di Giove, Rome, Italy

    © Zach Nelson / Fodors Travel

Sight Information


Via Michelangelo Caetani 32, other entrance in Via dei Funari, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy

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06-68801613-Centro Studi Americani

Published 06/07/2016


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