Le trasformazioni tardo-settecentesche del Palazzo Cenci in Piazza Sant'Eustachio a Roma, per opera della famiglia Maccarani
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The late 18th century transformations of Palazzo Cenci in Piazza Sant’Eustachio in Rome, by the
Interesting informations have brought to light by unpublished archival documents, useful for reconstructing the transformation phase of the building, relating to the property of the Maccarani family, owners of the building already for some years before of the 1786. The study of the documentation revealed a construction phase, of a certain architectural importance, carried out in the years between 1784 and 1786.
The documents describe the raising of a floor in the right wing of the building, overlooking the Via del Teatro Valle and it is present only on the first right span of the main facade on Piazza Sant’Eustachio that it had been built in this period. The descriptions are great interest: the excavations carried out, the reinforcements of the walls and the materials used. Other documents regard also about the construction and the choices made for the internal and external finishes of the building: the craftsmanship, the materials used and the chosen colors of stuccoes and plasters that are described in detail.