The Casa dei Crescenzi was built by Nicola dei Crescenzi between 1040 and 1065, which makes it the oldest medieval house still standing in Rome.
The builder recycled fragments of ancient Roman sculpture in the construction, a practise known as spolia.
Blogging about Rome,
its art, history and culture.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
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