The grand, if somewhat begrimed, facade of the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj (the one facing Via del Corso) abounds with images of a dove (bearing an olive branch in its beak) and a fleur-de-lys, the heraldic symbols of the Pamphilj family.
The exuberant facade (1731-34), the work of Gabrielle Valvassori (1683-1761), is thought to be the finest example of Rococo architecture in Rome.
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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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