Fresco Apartment’s Noble families and Renowned Artists
The apartment is set in an historical palace that dates back to the first half of the sixteenth century. The original building was constructed for the noble prelate monsignor Costanzo Patrizi, and was then sold to brothers Ascanio and Prospero Costaguti whose heirs still maintain ownership of the palace and the noble title of Marquess. Powerful figures in their time, the Costaguti family renovated the palace, expanding it and commissioning highly acclaimed architects and painters from Rome.
Following the canon of Renaissance architecture, the palace features a piano nobile (main noble floor) accessed by a stately marble staircase. The noble floor housed the main public rooms for receptions and parties as well as the master bedrooms. These rooms now form part of this delightful apartment. The decorated interiors feature some of the most famous painters of the late Renaissance and early Baroque gracing the walls and ceilings with works of art, the main living room has a fresco depicting the Allegories of the Months and Virtues.