Piazza di Campitelli
In Piazza di Campitelli stands the so-called Palazzetto di Flaminio Ponzio, a building erected in the 1950s. However, its façade was once part of the house of Flaminio Ponzio (1560-1613), a 16th century architect, whose credits include the Cappella Paolina and the Acqua Paola.
Ponzio's house stood in Via Alessandrina, but in 1932 the street was pulled down to make way for the Via del Impero (today's Via dei Fori Imperiali). The beautiful facade of Ponzio's house was duly dismantled and two decades later it was incorporated into the present building.
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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
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