Ancient Rome walking tour
This guided tour will take you to all the important sights of Ancient Rome like the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, and of course the famous Colosseum.Read more......
Rome city bike tour
Discover Rome by bike,The tour is a half day ride that will take you to some of the most popular attractions.Read more......
Don't waste your time in the long waiting queue at the Vatican Museum, you can buy your tickets online.Read more......
Segway tour in Rome
Learn to ride a segway and then experience a guided tour that leads you along to the highlights of Rome.Read more......
Palazzo Madama is the palace of Rome. It is the seat of the Italian Senate. You can find it next to Piazza Navona.
Built in 1503, Palazzo Madama was commissioned by the Medici family. The Medicis were essentially the most powerful families in Florence. The family owns several palaces and villas all over Italy. The palace was the primary residence of the Medicis in Rome.
The palace was named after Margaret of Parma, the illegitimate child of Emperor Charles V and the wife of Alessandro de ‘Medici. After the death of her husband less than a year after their marriage, Margaret held on to the properties of the Medicis. She continued to live in the palace for ten years until she married Ottavio Farnese and became the Duchess of Parma.
The building was built over the remains of the Baths of Nero. These baths were the second Imperial Baths. In 227, they were rebuilt by Alexander Severus and were called the Baths of Alexander.
It wasn’t until 1871 that the Palazzo Madama became in the possession of the Italian Senate.