Palazzo Mancini-Salviati Rome

The Palazzo Mancini (or Palazzo Mancini-Salviati) is a historic building on the Via del Corso in Rome. Today it is the seat of the Banca di Sicilia. Main points of entrance are the portal and the cornice below the roof.

Palazzo Mancini-Salviati Rome

Useful information

Palazzo Mancini-Salviati Rome
Palazzo Mancini-Salviati

The address of Palazzo Mancini is Via del Corso, 270/272 – Rome.

History and description

The Palazzo Mancini was built in 1662, commissioned by the Count of Nevers, Filippo Giuliano Mazzarino Mancini.

The architect was Carlo Rainaldi.

Work continued until 1690, when Sebastiano Cipriani completed the facade.

After being owned by Luigi Bonaparte, it was acquired first by the Salviati and then by the Aldobrandini.

Between 1725 and 1803, the Palazzo Salviati was the seat of the French Academy. (The present seat of the French Academy is the even more prestigious Villa Medici.)

The large entrance gate is flanked by 4 pillars. Above it there is a balcony. The cornice is decorated with cupids holding pike fish (Symbols of the Mancini family) and fasces.

Fasces are bundles of wooden rods and are an originally Etruscan symbol that later came to stand for a Roman king’s power to punish his subjects. In the early 20th century fasces ended up giving its name to the Italian fascist movement.

The former courtyard is now the reception hall of the Banca di Sicilia.

Palazzo Mancini, Rome

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