The Palazzo Poli is a historic building in the Trevi district of Rome. It is the seat of the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica and sometimes holds exhibitions. Most tourists in Rome will have seen the building without knowing it, as the Trevi Fountain was built against one side of the palazzo.
Palazzo Poli Rome
Address, hours, tickets
The Palazzo Poli has three different addresses: Piazza dei Crociferi, 53, Via Poli, 54 and Via della Stamperia, 6 – Rome (tel. +39 06699801). Opening Hours: The building is open only on the occasion of special exhibitions. Closed on Aug. 15. Entrance fee: Depends on the exhibition. The Institute is open every day from 09:00 to 13:00.
History and Description
The Palazzo Poli was built at the beginning of the 18th century by order of Stefano Conti (Count of Poli and nephew of Pope Innocenzo III). At that time it was used only to celebrate great feasts there.
The most famous room in the building is called the Sala Dante, since conferences on the “Divine Comedy” (Divina Commedia) were also held there. The Sala Dante occupies two floors.
Since 1975, it has housed the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica. Here drawings, prints and matrixes of the etchings of famous artists such as Piranesi and Ingres.