Palazzo della Cancelleria
Palazzo della Cancelleria
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This served as the site of the Apostle Chancellory, the Pope's Offices, for several centuries.
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Sergio P
Lake Charles, LA114 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We went there to see the "Mostra di Leonardo" exhibition. It was wonderful, no lines, ample access to Leonardo's art and inventions, great for adults and kids.
Written 3 July 2019
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Andyhaverson
St Ives, UK982 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Great interactive exhibition! No more that a couple of hours and a few euros, plenty to do and play with.

Signage tells the story, amazing.
Written 27 May 2019
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,110 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
Said to be the first renaissance palace built in Rome, this beautiful building was built between 1489-1530 and is actually a part of the Holy See and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The internal courtyard is easily accessible and the building is worth a visit just for it's historic valus, as well as its renaissance beauty.
Written 13 January 2019
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,083 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
This Palazzo has been on our bucket list for years. However, the wonderful Catholic hierarchy makes it almost impossible to visit. They use every delay tactic in the book. We tried to visit it on our last 3 trips to Rome; with no avail. So, if you are persistent and have an Italian friend make the reservation, you might get in. It took her several phone calls to nail down a date and time. Each time she called – they changed the requirements.

We finally got to take a tour of the Roman Catholic Church’s Palazzo della Cancelleria (Palace of the Chancellery) which is a Renaissance palace situated between the present Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and the Campo de' Fiori. The tour was not given by a trained guide; but, by an employee of the Chancellery office. It was built between 1489 and 1513 by Donato Bramante (architect of St. Peters) as a palace for Cardinal Raffaele Riario. Recently, until his death, it was the residence of retired Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston.

I guess we were disappointed, as we did not get to see everything that we should have. The façade is undergoing renovations at this time. The courtyard is impressive with its double loggia made from 44 Egyptian granite columns taken from the ancient Pompey’s Theater nearby and from the Baths of Diocletian. We were able to see the Sala Riaria, which has a clock face painted by Baciccia. It is a huge reception room decorated from floor to ceiling. The "Hall of the Hundred Days" (the courtroom) was very interesting. It was painted by Vasari for Cardinal Farnese in 100 days; which, according to a traditional quote from Michelangelo, said “it shows.”
Written 30 June 2018
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gggray17
Calgary, Canada196 contributions
Sept 2017 • Couples
This attraction was not on our list, but we totally enjoyed Leonardo Da Vinci "Le Grandi Macchine" in Rome. It is an interactive Exhibit of his blueprints, inventions and creations. His creative mind was far advanced for his time in history. The exhibit has examples of his blueprints, and the constructed "machines" he envisioned. Everything from a musical instrument to a scuba-type suit, plus an underwater breathing system. His winged ideas are now what we call aircraft. It is an extensive display, covering two levels.
Written 1 October 2017
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Evets54
Southampton, UK279 contributions
Sept 2017 • Couples
We stumbled upon this by shear accident when trying to avoid a very crowded Corso Vittorio Emanuele and only really wondered around the courtyard which was almost devoid of people. The only people there other than us were a couple of artist who where sat in the shade drawing the courtyard.

It really is a magnificent courtyard, which I read later "demonstrated the confident architecture of the early Renaissance". This may well be true but regardless it is a great place to sit in the shade watching the few visitors who venture in looking amazed.

I am not sure if the palace is open to the public.
Written 14 September 2017
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StravaG71
Edmonton373 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
This is a large exhibition of three dimensional models of Da Vinci's inventions and drawings of other ideas for inventions. If you're an engineer, an architect, or someone just interested in how things work you will be fascinated by this man's mind. It's an hour of your time but I guarantee you'll be telling others about it for months.
Written 30 June 2017
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stepwegaily
Baltimore, MD35 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
We didn't find this exhibit of the machines of Leonardo da Vinci all that interesting. It was described as being very interactive, but basically that involved a few basic wooden models where you would turn a wheel or a gear. It did not hold our 12-year-old's interest. One of the items that was interesting was da Vinci's model of a kind of armored tank.
Written 28 June 2017
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BarbSuz
Melbourne, Australia54 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
We visited the Palazzo Cancelleria to see the models produced of da Vinci's extraordinary designs. It was fascinating and great to see his genius in the life sized models.
Written 11 April 2017
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
Built for the Cardinal Raffaele Riario at the beginning of the16th century, this magnificent work of Donato Bramante was the first new palace in the Renaissance style. The palace was immediately occupied by the Pope Leo X and became the Papal Chancellery (Cancelleria).
Written 30 April 2016
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