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One of the joys of just walking around Rome is discovering something wonderful. That is what we found in the Palazzo Mattei di Giove. It sits on a corner, and we decided to walk in and take a look. It was designed by architect Carlo...More
Palazzo Mattei di Giove was designed by Carlo Maderno and work began 1598 and finished 1618. The beautiful courtyard also designed by Maderno, contains numerous ancient Roman pieces, from archaeological digs and 17th century pieces. Apparently the ancient Roman reliefs and statues are of not...More
I stumbled upon Palazzo Matei while wondering on the streets of Rome, I would never imagine that such a treasure can be ``hidden`` in plain sight. The entire building it is a treasure in itself. Marble sculptures in the interior court carved murals of Persian...More
this is in the Jewish "ghetto: area a few steps from the Great Synagogue and the Hebrew Museum. Simply take the 5 minutes to stroll over and view the group of sculpted busts. Just walk into the courtyard and snap your photos. Designed by Carlo...More
The Palazzo Mattei (its formal name is Palazzo Mattei di Giove to distinguish it from other palaces owned by this rich, famous and powerful family, Mattei, active in Middle Ages and arguably dating its origins to the ancient Rome) is a veritable little treasure chest,...More
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The mini-neigbourhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the
pulse of the neighbourhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.