Palazzetto Zuccari - the Monster HouseOctober 4 in Italy
In Rome there are thousands of churches and old buildings, each one has an incredibly ornate and decorative design. We are forever ohhing and ahhhing as we walk past the many beautifully old buildings and monuments.
Palazzetto Zuccari is a bit more unusual and quirky to the norm. It has become known as The Monster House due to the facade of the building, which features large monster faces with their mouths gaping wide, in the process of swallowing the doors and windows.
This palace was built by the famous Baroque artist Federico Zuccari in 1590 as a studio for himself and his children. He drew inspiration from the Gardens of Bomarzo and the architectural style has been both praised and criticised. It soon became a hot spot for aspiring artisans in the area.
It certainly was a little bit different and a break from Rome’s traditional style.Read more