The rooms of Palazzo Besso

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Marco Besso Conference Room

In the hall you can admire a splendid coffered ceiling with heraldic motifs of the Torlonia and Colonna family, the phoenix rising from the ashes, emblem of the Torlonia house and the two-tailed siren, heraldic symbol of the Colonna house and a boiserie with anthropomorphic columns and sphinxes and three marble portals, all works from the Torlonia palace demolished in Piazza Venezia. It was Marco Besso who inaugurated the dining room with the function of the Conference Room on the occasion of the Dante evening of 9 April 1912 documented in the Italian Illustration. The Foundation has placed a sort of figurative genealogical tree of the Besso family along the walls, including the painting by Marco Besso by Ettore Tito

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Maurogonato
Isaac Pesaro Maurogonato
Marco Besso
Natalia Ortensia Matizia
Natalia Besso Lumbroso with her daughters Ortensia and Matizia
Marco Besso - brother of our founder's grandfather
phoenix rising from the ashes, emblem of the Torlonia house
Stemma 02
two-tailed siren, heraldic symbol of the Colonna house
Marco Besso - Tito
portrait of Marco Besso
Arazzo - Scena di Caccia
Lobby Conference room with the large tapestry decorated with grass juice
detail of the Boiserie