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Palazzo della Sapienza, Rome

This building housed the University of Rome since the middle of the 15th century until 1935.

This building housed the University of Rome since the middle of the 15th century until 1935. The splendid interior courtyard was created by Giacomo della Porta. The inside church of St Ivo is one of the masterpieces of Architect Borromini.


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About Palazzo della Sapienza

 Corso del Rinascimento, 40, 00186 Roma, Italy

 +39 06 686 498

Palazzo della Sapienza and Nearby Sights on Map

Piazza Navona

The Piazza Navona is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, built on the site of the ancient Stadium of Domitian

Palazzo Madama

This palace of the 16th cent was erected by the famous Medici family

Fontana del Moro

At the southern end of the Piazza Navona, it was designed by Bernini but the main statue of the Moor was done by Giacomo della Porta and the other statues are 19th-century copies of the originals

Sant'Ivo della Sapienza

This little church is hard to find but well worth the extra effort although it is often closed when you get there

Fountain of the Four Rivers

Sant'Agnese in Agone

It is reputed to be on the spot where St

Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne

The palace was built by the architect Baldassare Peruzzi on behalf of the Massimo family

Fontana di Nettuno

A 19th century addition to the Piazza Navona, made to balance the Fontana del Moro

Church of San Luigi dei Francesi

This church is roughly halfway between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon

Palazzo della Cancelleria

This remarkable building served as the site of the Apostle Chancellory, or offices of the Pope, for centuries, and now houses a Vatican court