This palace of the 16th cent was erected by the famous Medici family. It was the residence of Cardinals Giovanni and Giuliano Medici, later Pope Leo X. and Clemens VII. Catherine of Medici, Pope Clemens VII's niece lived here until her marriage in 1553 with Prince Henry, the son of King Francis I of France. The palace is named after Madama Margerita of Austria, the illigitemate daughter of Emperor Charles V.. Since 1871 it is the seat of the Italian Senate.
Piazza Madama, 00186 Roma, Italy
+39 06 67061
Palazzo Madama and Nearby Attractions on Map
The Vatican Museum(2 km)
One of the greatest art galleries in the world, the Vatican Museum is most famous for its spiral staircase, the Raphael Rooms and the exquisitely decorated Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's frescoes.
One of the 7 wonders of the medieval world, the Colosseum is perhaps the most famous landmark in Rome.
Trevi Fountain(0.8 km)
Completed in 1762 to a design by Nicola Salvi, this spectacular Baroque fountain features a mythological sculptural composition of Neptune, god of the sea, flanked by two Tritons: one Triton labours to control a violent sea-horse, the other controls a pacified creature, both symbolising the dual nature of the world's oceans.
Villa Giulia National Gallery(2.4 km)
The most extensive collection of Etruscan art and artifacts anywhere.
Piazza di Spagna(1 km)
The Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Square) is the most famous square in Rome.
Church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola(1.9 km)
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore(2.1 km)
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of Saint Mary Major) is one of the 4 Papal major basilicas, built in the 5th century atop Esquiline Hill to honor Virgin Mary.
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