Piazza Farnese (crs)
Piazza della Minerva
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The Piazza Farnese, adjacent to the Campo de'Fiori houses the renaissance Palazzo Farnese. The Palazzo currently houses the French Embassy in Italy. The palace was designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1484-1546), one of Bramante's assistants in the design of St. Peter's. It was commissioned by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, later Pope Paul III. After becoming pope, he employed Michelangelo to redesigned the third story and revise the courtyard. The massive palace block and its facade dominate the Piazza Farnese. The palazzo was further modified under Michelangelo after Sangallo's death in 1546. On the garden side of the palace, which faces the River Tiber, Michelangelo proposed an innovative design with a bridge across the Via Giulia. In the 16th century, two granite basins from the Baths of Caracalla were placed in the piazza.
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