Palazzo Poli
Panorama of Trevi fountain 2015.jpg
Palazzo Poli at night with Trevi Fountain
General information
LocationRome, Italy

The Palazzo Poli is a palace in Rome, Italy, that was altered to form the backdrop to the Trevi Fountain. The central portion of the palace was demolished to provide room for the large fountain in 1730.[1] As a setting for the fountain, Luigi Vanvitelli gave the building a new monumental facade that contains the giant order of Corinthian pilasters linking the two main storeys of the palace.[2]

In the 1830s, Princess Zinaida Volkonskaya threw lavish parties in this palace.

The Palazzo Poli houses a collection of copper engraving plates dated from the sixteenth century to the present.[3] The Palazzo also houses the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica.

References

  1. ^ "Fountains: Part III: Main Fountains". Roman Monographies. Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Trevi Fountain: Overall view of fountain with the facade of Palazzo Poli". CurateND. University of Notre Dame. 1 January 1910. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Palazzo Poli (National Chalcography Institute for Graphics)". RomeTour.org. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2014.

Coordinates: 41°54′04″N 12°28′59″E / 41.90111°N 12.48306°E / 41.90111; 12.48306