The Palazzo di Giustizia (Palace of Justice), the seat of Italy's supreme court, was designed by the Roman architect Guglielmo Calderini (1837-1916) and built between 1888 and 1910.
The huge palazzo, which is known locally as the Palazzaccio (Bad/ugly Palace), is considered one of the grandest of the new buildings that rose up in the years following the proclamation (on February 3rd, 1871) of Rome as the new capital of the Kingdom of Italy.
The huge bronze quadriga, which crowns the main facade of the palazzo, is the work of the Sicilian sculptor Ettore Ximenes (1855-1926).
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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