Roma 2020

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in Palazzo Mattei di Giove, at the headquarters of the Centro Studi Americani,  in via Michelangelo Caetani 32.

The palace is part of the so-called “Insula Mattei” (between Via Caetani, Via delle Botteghe Oscure, Piazza and Via Paganica, Piazza Mattei and Via dei Funari) together with the other palaces of Giacomo Mattei, Mattei di Paganica and Alessandro Mattei.

It was built by Asdrubale Mattei, Duke of Monte Giove in place of some demolished family houses. The works began in 1598 on a project by Carlo Maderno and ended in 1617.

The first courtyard, designed by Maderno to contain the collection of ancient marbles of the Duke, has the walls entirely covered with ancient fragments of various nature.

The halls contain important decorations made by artists as Lanfranco, Dominichino, Albani, Pietro da Cortona.

Giacomo Leopardi lived in the palace between 1822 and 1823.

Since 1938 the building is owned by the State and currently houses the Italian Center for American Studies, the Library and the Institute of Modern and Contemporary History.

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