Palazzo Madama

sights / Architecture

Palazzo Madama information

Location
Rome , Italy
Address
Piazza Madama 11
Telephone
+390 6 6706 2177
Getting there
Bus: Corso del Rinascimento
More information
www.senato.it
Opening hours
guided tours 10am-6pm 1st Sat of month Jul-Sep
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Seat of the Italian Senate since 1871, the regal Palazzo Madama was originally the 16th-century residence of Giovanni de’ Medici, the future Pope Leo X. It was enlarged in the 17th century and later provided office space for several pontifical departments.

The name ‘Madama’ is a reference to Margaret of Parma, the illegitimate daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who lived here from 1559 to 1567.