The altana (a type of roof-terrace, also known as a belvedere) of Palazzo Altemps is the oldest example of its kind in Rome. It was designed by the architect Martino Longhi the Elder (1534-91) and completed by his son Onorio (1568-1619). It is surmounted by the heraldic symbol of the Altemps family, a goat rampant.
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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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