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GetCOO | Palazzo della Sapienza

Palazzo della Sapienza

The first palace on this site was built in 1244, but the palace in its modern forms was begun in epoch of Julius II and Leo X in the beginning of the 16th century, with participation ofMichelangelo in course of project creation. The definite remodeling is work of G.Della Porta(1575). In particular, he executed the facade and a courtyard. After some time Sixtus V had the northern facade to be done. Urban VIII ordered construction of a Chapel and Alexander VII founded here a library (Biblioteca Alessandrina). On the facade is inscribed "Initium/ Sapientiae/ Timor Domini".