Castello della Magliana Rome

The Castello della Magliana in Rome used to be the papal residence in the countryside from 1480 (Pope Sixtus IV) until the papacy of Leo X (Pope from 1513 to 1521).

Castello della Magliana Rome

Useful information

The address of the Castello della Magliana is Via Luigi Ercole Morselli, 13 – Rome (Zona: Magliana Vecchia). It can be visited only on one Saturday a month, with a guide. For information on booking a visit, call +39 349 7930661.

History and description

Castello dlla Magliana Rome
Castello della Magliana

The castle is close to the Tiber River in an area with plenty of wildlife. Around the 17th century, it gradually lost popularity because of the malaria prevalent in the area.

Bramante and Giuliano da Sangallo may have been involved in its construction, but this is not certain.

It was then given to the convent of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, who rented it out to private people.

Since 1959 the castle has belonged to the Sovereign Order of the Maltese Knights (Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta) and today it houses the offices of the nearby San Giovanni Battista hospital, also belonging to this Order.

Castello della Magliana, Rome

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