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The French Embassy occupies the Palazzo Farnese, in Piazza Farnese, where the French School of Rome is also located.
Italy and France are among the oldest friends of the European Union. They were both among the first 6 countries of the EEC in 1957, when the Treaty of Rome was signed, and have since moved forward, hand in hand.

The Palace was built by Cardinal Alexander Farnese, future Pope Paul III, from 1515 to 1549.
but work continued until 1589, led by his great-grandson, Cardinal Edward Farnese (1573-1626).

With Louis XIV(1638-1643-1715), the palace becomes the residence of the ambassadors of France to the Holy See.
In 1874, it officially became the residence of the French ambassador to the Kingdom of Italy, later to the Republic.

I took the photo as we were coming from the famous market “Campo dei fiori”, on the “via dei Baullari” (Coffer makers).
WS3 shows a full view of the façade taken on the Piazza Farnese itself.
WS2 & WS1 show the opposite end of the Piazza Farnese, with the 2 fountains coming most probably from the “Baths of Caracalla”

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