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Palazzo della Cancelleria

Piazza della Cancelleria | Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 7616
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This served as the site of the Apostle Chancellory, the Pope's Offices, for several centuries.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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Piazza della Cancelleria | Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 6988 7616
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stumbled upon this by shear accident when trying to avoid a very crowded Corso Vittorio Emanuele and only really wondered around the courtyard which was almost devoid of people. The only people there other than us were a couple of artist who where sat...More

Thank Evets54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location for an high vatican tribunal, it has interesting masterpieces suce as the "Sala dei 100 giorni" (Hall of the 100 days), with wall paintings made by Vasari in just 100 days and the Salviati chapel, a treasure of the Manieristic style. To be seen...More

Thank Salgari7777
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a large exhibition of three dimensional models of Da Vinci's inventions and drawings of other ideas for inventions. If you're an engineer, an architect, or someone just interested in how things work you will be fascinated by this man's mind. It's an hour...More

Thank StravaG71
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We didn't find this exhibit of the machines of Leonardo da Vinci all that interesting. It was described as being very interactive, but basically that involved a few basic wooden models where you would turn a wheel or a gear. It did not hold our...More

Thank stepwegaily
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visited the Palazzo Cancelleria to see the models produced of da Vinci's extraordinary designs. It was fascinating and great to see his genius in the life sized models.

1  Thank BarbSuz
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Built for the Cardinal Raffaele Riario at the beginning of the16th century, this magnificent work of Donato Bramante was the first new palace in the Renaissance style. The palace was immediately occupied by the Pope Leo X and became the Papal Chancellery (Cancelleria).

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I cannot say I saw any of the building except for the museum but it was AMAZING! My children ages 8-15 really enjoyed it (they do like science, etc). Lots of hands-on and great explanations in English (descriptions on the wall, not verbal) from art...More

3  Thank Roscam474
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Two things motivated my visit here: 1) It is a superb example of Renaissance architecture well preserved by the Vatican for several Vatican functions. It has the legal status under the Lateran Treaty of being it Italy though part of the Holy See- with full...More

6  Thank SanDiegoGuy1
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The entire family loved this museum. Not sure how long they will have this exhibit. If you have children over eight. This is a must see. Go in the morning. We found that the younger children were too tired and hungry to enjoy this later...More

Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is now the Papal Chancellery building in Rome that had been built for a church Cardinal that secured the funds to begin construction by winning 60,000 scudi at a dice game. He was also given the Church of San Lorenzo next door by his...More

2  Thank whiteshadow
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five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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