Palazzo Branconio dell'Aquila

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Sketch of the palazzo by Giambattista Naldini (c 1560)

The Palazzo Branconio dell'Aquila is a lost palace in the Borgo of Rome (between Castel Sant'Angelo and the Vatican), designed by Raphael for Giovanbattista Branconio dell'Aquila, a papal advisor and goldsmith.

It was designed by the Italian artist in his last years of life, around 1520. The palace was demolished around 1660 together with the adjoining block, named "Isola del Priorato" after the nearby Priory of the Knights of Malta, to open a square in front of Saint Peter's Square colonnade, the Piazza Rusticucci.

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  • Frommel, Ch. L. (2003). "I palazzi di Raffaello: come si abitava a viveva nella Roma del primo Cinquecento". Architettura alla corte papale nel Rinascimento (in Italian). Milan. pp. 240–255. 

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