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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The building dates from the Middle Ages, when it was constructed for the Arezzo family. The building was largely rebuilt between 1779 and 1788 in the Sicilian Baroque style following its purchase by Baron Guglielmo Beneventano, by the architect Luciano Alì. He transformed the medieval building, which had been used as a seat of local government, into a private house. Built around an enclosed courtyard, the courtyard facades are canted and adorned with twin columns, putti, and statuary. The fac…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The sculptures of the rulers of Naples are visible in the niches on the facade.

    [It is one of the four residences used by the Bourbon Kings of Naples during their rule of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies (1730-1860).] The most important royal building scheme of the early 17th century was the completion of the Palazzo Reale by Domenico Fontana and his son Giulio Cesare Fontana ( fl 1593-1627) at the centre of the city. After a first stage of building in 1600-1602, it was continued after Domenico&#…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    One of the entrances is in the great flanking facade to the Piazza Borghese that is extended by a slightly angled facade leading down Via Borghese towards the river.

    Palazzo Borghese is the main seat of the Borghese family in Rome; it was nicknamed il Cembalo (“the harpsichord”) due to its unusual trazezoidal groundplan. Its entrance facade faces the Fontanella di Borghese, with a great flanking facade in Piazza Borghese and a slightly angled extension down via Borghese to the rive…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The western façade side of the building (fronting on Piazza del Plebiscito) now displays a series of statues of the rulers of dynasties to rule Naples since the foundation of the Kingdom of Naples in the twelfth century.

    [It is one of the four residences used by the Bourbon Kings of Naples during their rule of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies (1730-1860).] The most important royal building scheme of the early 17th century was the completion of the Palazzo Reale by Domenico Fontana and his son Giu…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Founded under Emperor Augustus in ca. 28 BCE as a colonial settlement for military veterans, the orthogonal street layout of the Roman castrum forms the nucleus of modern Turin. The Roman walls were reinforced with towers under the comune. The east gate, which connected the city to the River Po, was radically rebuilt in 1317-1319, when it became the fortified Castello degli Acaja (now Palazzo Madama). It passed to the House of Savoy. Marie Jeanne of Savoy, lived in the palace, conferring upon…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The top of the spire (dome) of the Chapel of the Holy Shroud is visible on the left, behind the palace.

    The royal palace of the House of Savoy. The site was once part of an old Bishops palace in the center of the new capital of Savoy, Turin. It was modernized greatly by the French born “Madama Reale” Christine Marie of France (1606-1663) in the seventeenth century. The main facade dates from 1646-1660. The complex includes the Palazzo Chiablese. The Chapel of the Holy Shroud, the c…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A group of buildings in Mantua, built between the 14th and the 17th century mainly by the noble family of Gonzaga as their royal residence in the capital of their Duchy. The buildings are connected by corridors and galleries and are enriched by inner courts and wide gardens. The complex includes some 500 rooms and occupies an area of ca. 34,000 m². Although most famous for Mantegna’s frescos in the Camera degli Sposi (Wedding Room), they have many other very significant architectural and …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01