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