The Casa dei Crescenzi was built by Nicolò di Crescenzio between 1040 and 1065, which makes it the oldest medieval house still standing in Rome.
The builder recycled fragments of ancient Roman buildings and sculpture in its construction, a practise known as spolia.
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 walking tours of Rome.
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