Palazzetto in Palazzo Albertoni Spinola

prospettiva palazzo albertoni

The Palazzetto inside Palazzo Albertoni Spinola has been designed by the great architect Giacomo della Porta. He was one of the most important Italian architects and sculptors, who mostly finished St. Peter’s Dome after Michelangelo’s dead. His genial imprint is revealed firstly through the integration of two units that enables the ancient Palazzetto into the new construction maintaining the original view, with the enjoyment of the Palazzetto secret garden you can enjoy in this luxury unique property.

The entrance is on the rst landing area of the monumental staircase. There is an other private entrance on the ground oor off the Capizucchi alley. On the ground oor there are the private gym and the wellness area of this suite. The Ambassador and the Executive Suites are located on the second, and on the mezzanine floor of Palazzo. The suites are independend but connected. There are two entrances on the second landing of the monumental staircase and another private entrance from the ground floor where the gym and wellness are located as exclusive amenity for the suites. Large and stunning terraces are the main features of these suites. Both suites are directly connected with the breath-taking rooftop Terrace with its stunning 360 view over Rome on the roof of the Palazzo.

This masterpiece asset is full-filled from a small collection of six portrayed sculpted heads: one in the entrance hall past the courtyard and the other ve over the monumental stairs, which were part of the collection of the Paluzzi Albertoni family – collectors of ancient artwork; and from various frescoes located in the Little Chapel, in the private gym of the Ambassador and Executive suite and in the small ofce. Total surface of 17,362 sq ft. including up to 10 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, lounges, private garden of 1852 sq ft; one private terraces of 753 sq ft, a little chapel, and a breathtaking rooftop terrace with a garret of 2023 sq ft.

palazzo albertoni

The Albertoni Spinola Palace and the Palazzetto inside, with  entrances in Campitelli square n. 2, in Capizzucchi square, in via Capizzucchi is located in the 10th District

(Rione Campitelli).

The facade of the palace towards Piazza Campitelli was built between 1603 and the years immediately with some interventions in late 1616.

The work was commissioned by Marquis Baldassarre Paluzzi Albertone initially to Giacomo della Porta (ca.1540-1602), then continued and completed by Girolamo Rainaldi (1570-1655), in an area likely to be rebuilt between the buildings De Rossi (later Cavalletti) and Capizucchi.

The work of Della Porta involved the project and the construction of the bearing structures and the internal partitions of the big building, in the years between 1560 and 1580  and after his death it was executed by Girolamo Reinaldi. The extraordinary features are described in the previos section.

In 1603 Knight Baldassarre Paluzzi Albertoni requested a permit to build the new facade, widening the area of the existing property towards the square and aligning the new wall with the corner of the adjacent Capizucchi palace. In 1616 he required an additional permit to construct, over the back door of his palace and over the alley, an archway to allow passage to his “nearest neighbors” who were carrying out further restructuring at that time (this is the archway built in the back, in the outside of the building, at the height of the first floor).

So the two buildings, integrated each other with the Della Porta’s project, belonged to the same owner from the beginning, and then passed from one family to another.

The presence of the Albertoni family is recorded in Campitelli square first of all with the small preesisting buildings  and with the family’s coat-of-arms, the lion

passant  is to be found on the old fountain (1587-89) as well as in the palace, above the entrance, over the lintels and niches along the stairs and in the frieze below the cornice of the main facade where we see lions passant with roe deer.

The heirs of the Paluzzi Albertoni family adopted on October 21, 1671 the surname and the arms of the Altieris together with the title of Princes by desire of Emilio Altieri (1590-1676) elevated to the Papacy in 1670 under the name of Clement X. Thus all the riches of the Altieris passed on to the descendants of the Paluzzi Albertoni family renamed as Altieri.

The Palace in Piazza Campitelli, remaining at the hands of the renewed offspring of the Altieris for more than a century , was elevated with a fourth floor on top of the attic, and was sold in 1808 approximately by Prince Paluzzo Altieri to a famous Spanish General, close friend of  the King and the Quenn of Spain: Manuel Godoy y Alvares de Faria Sánchez Zarzosa, Prince of Paz de Basano (1767-1851). Somewhat later, the building was handed over to Cardinal Bartolomeo Pacca (1756-1844) who lived there from time to time at least from 1819. Upon Pacca’s death, the palace of Piazza Campitelli belonged to his grandchildren for about fifty years, who rentedparts of it out to their acquaintances, including Cardinals Giacomo Piccolomini and Giacomo Antonelli.

Subsequently, in 1886 the building was sold by the descendants of Pacca to Countess Carolina Portalupi (1852-1891), who restored it, leaving it to her direct descendants, the Genoese Marquis Spinola Maria Antonietta Spinola was later to marry the well-known politician Mario Cingolani (1883- 1971), while Bonifacio Spinola married  Countess Marina Baldeschi (1895-1983).

The restoration of the Palace could not be postponed further since the complex was in a poor state of repair as a result of years of neglect: the works concerned mainly parts of the courtyard, the stairs, and the interiors. Walls were

consolidated; arches, vaulted ceilings, and floors were reinforced or rebuilt; the eaves, roofs and terraceswere repaired; the stairs and the floors of the landings of the main staircase were completely renewed; and many ceilings were renovated – especially the decorated ones – as were the upholstery of the interior walls, with doors and windows. There are also some interventions documented in relation to a more proper

distribution of water and the renovation of the bathrooms. This period also witnessed the construction of the new glass-covered gallery on the south-east, and probably the cant of the third floor towards Palazzo Cavalletti. The work was substantial, but left the structure of the building unchanged.

In the Palace there is still a small collection of six portrayed heads – one in the entrance hall past the courtyard and the other five over the stairs – which were part of the collection of the Albertoni Paluzzi family, collectors of ancient artwork.

In 2006 all the building was remodeled with very important works of restoration including all the common parts. Finally in 2007 Palazzo Albertoni Spinola and the Palazzetto inside came back to the prestige and to the level that this unique Renaissance Roman masterpiece deserves.

luxury suite rome

Luxury holidays in the center of Rome

  • Owner’s Welcome: introduction to Palazzo Albertoni Spinola.
  • Suggestions about the best way to live the city, places to visit, as museums and major monuments, events to see and a variety of other available recreational activities.
  • Organization of city sightseeing, reservations for restaurants, theaters, museums and rental car, and to assist you for all of your requests.
  • Maid services; Business center 24/7 to stay in touch with your business.
  • Customer service 24/7 through telephone and personal assistance.

Offered Services :
Weekends In Italy
Vacations In Italy
Parties And Celebration Venues In Italy
Art And Cultural Events Venues In Italy
Tours In Italy

General characteristics

  • Pool :
  • Wellness SPA :
  • Disabled Accessibility :
  • Internet :
  • Pets Allowed :
  • Park or Garden :


  • Number of Rooms : 10
  • Beds : 16
  • Price Mansion per day : 4500€
  • Price Mansion per week : 30000€
  • Room rate per day : Date n.d.
  • Room rate per week : Date n.d.

Events and Weddings

  • Salons : 5
  • Seats : 30


  • Ticket Cost : Cost n.d
  • Days : Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri
  • Timetables : 9-19
  • Bookshop :
  • Visit with Help :
Palazzetto in Palazzo Albertoni Spinola

Region : Lazio

Province : RM

City : Roma

Address : Piazza di Campitelli, 2

C.A.P. : 00186


Tel: +3906.6787433

Vuoi Contattare la dimora? compila il form con le informazioni richieste (nessuna commissione è prevista dalla prenotazione tramite questo sito)

palazzo albertoni rome

A charming historic palace in the historic center of Rome

Hai Visitato la Dimora? compila il form e facci avere un tuo commento

Scopri le più belle Dimore nelle vicinanze

  • Mapei supports Dimore Storiche Italiane

    Mapei, the world leader in the production of adhesives and chemical products for the building industry, supports the Italian Historic Houses Association, confirming its commitment to the protection and enhancement of the cultural heritage of the nation. A commitment that sees Mapei active both through economic support through the continuous research: the company has long developed a line of products specifically designed for the restoration of historic buildings, compatible with the - [...]
    Vai alla News
  • Travel to Apulia and Salento: 28-31 October 2016

    In October it will be possible to live an unprecedented experience travel in Apulia. In addition to Castel del Monte, the great cathedrals, picturesque trulli and expanses of olive trees, there is a Apulia that still survives, unchanged over the centuries, linked to families who were able to preserve their traditions. You can admire a messapian grave in a private garden of Lecce, have breakfast - [...]
    Vai alla News
  • Vinitaly 2016: Grand Tour of Italy with the Historic Houses Association

    From April 10th to 13th, 2016 30,5 millions of bottles 15000 hectares of untouched landscape will represent the Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane (Italian Historic Houses Association) at VINITALY through the presence of 40 members’ wineries, historic buildings owners who, with the Italian wine industry, confirm Verona as a privileged place to create economic induced.Like the French chateaux, the Italian Historic - [...]
    Vai alla News