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BLOG OF A TOUR GUIDE IN ROME

23/02/2019, 13:45

#atourguiderome, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #romeisus, #rome, #roma, #palazzo, #rinascimento, #architettura, #borghese



THE-"TASTIERA-BORGHESE"-(THE-BORGHESE-KEYBOARD)
THE-"TASTIERA-BORGHESE"-(THE-BORGHESE-KEYBOARD)


 The Borghese Palace is a huge building of an old noble family. Maybe a lot of people don’t know that one of its architectonical elements was elected as one of the Renaissance Beauties of Rome...



The Borghese Palace is set in the historical centre of #Rome, close to Piazza Augusto Imperatore and the so called Ara Pacis. This incredible architectonical masterpiece is owned by the #Borghese family, that came in Rome, from the city of Siena, five centuries ago. Now, try to walk along Via di Ripetta, going to the direction of Piazza del Popolo. When you will see on the right the great size of the palace, try to pay attention to what you have in front of you: a strange but nice balcony called, by the Romans, "Tastiera Borghese" (Borghese Keyboard). It is not one balcony, but two overlappings balconies! The first one, from the floor, is always closed by shutters and it is support by nice columns. The second floor, smaller than the first one, has a balaustrade and nice reliefs used as decorations. Moreover is nice to see, and maybe you can see it looking at the picture, a tree standing above the smaller balcony. It is possible to understand how and why this nice balcony was elected by the Romans as one of the four beauties in the city of the #Renaissance Age. The other three are: the "Dado Farnese" (the "Farnese Die", that is the private palace of another important wealthy nobel family, a palace designed also by Michelangelo), the "Caetani’s Staircase" (a wonderful marble staricase in Palazzo Ruspoli), and then the "Carboniani Doors" (the fine doors of the Colonna Palace, sets along Via del Corso). Another nickname used by the Romans to name the "Tastiera Borghese" is "Borghese harpsichord". So, do you see how many curiosities are in Rome? #atourguiderome #romeisus #rome #roma #palace #balcony


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