Palazzo della Cancelleria - Rome

The Palazzo della Cancelleria was commissioned in the late 15th century by Cardinal Raffaele Riario. Long attributed to Bramante, it would now seem that the general plan of the building was in fact the work of Andrea Bregno. Bramante suggested the idea of an interior courtyard and the church that is found there. Inside, the most remarkable features are undoubtedly the Cardinal's rooms, the Riario Bedroom and the Salon, painted with frescos on the life of Paul III Farnese by Vasari. Subsequently the palace welcomed the Papal Chancellery which gave the building its name. After having been home to the Napoleonic Court and Roman Parliament in the 19th century, the palace figures once again in the Vatican estate and is home to the Chancery of Apostolic Briefs and the Sacra Rota Court.


Monday-Saturday from 4 pm - 8 pm.

Address : Piazza della Cancelleria, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Colosseo - Station: Cavour: Ligne B

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