Thursday, January 10, 2019

CCR Walks: Palazzo Altemps - February 3, 2019

In spite of fathering an illegitimate son, Cardinal Altemps thought he had excellent chances to become Pontiff. His wonderful palace, which we will explore, attests to his power, influence, and appetite as a collector of ancient sculpture. Join us as we learn about the Cardinal’s life, his palace, (including recent excavations that have revealed remains of a Roman domus, medieval fortifications and part of a medieval house), his ambitions, and his wayward son (who ended up being beheaded for kidnapping and raping a woman). Heartbroken by his son’s death, the Cardinal is believed to have commissioned the palace chapel decoration as a memorial to what he felt was a terrible injustice.

When: Sunday, February 3
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Piazza Navona Area; exact meeting point sent to confirmed participants.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members. There is also a €10 museum entry fee.  
RSVP: ATTN Joe by Thu. Jan. 31, 2019. You are financially responsible for your reservation.