Mantova, House of Giulio Romano
The house of Giulio Romano was built as personal dwelling of the great artist around 1544. In the 19th century the façade was later on enlarged by architect Paolo Pozzo, who moved the door at the centre of the building, thereby incorporating the Casino that used to be on the left and creating meticulously uniform lines and ornaments. The Mercury with the ram at its feet, with the ram, i.e. the symbol of the artist, at its feet, is a particularly precious work of art. The noble building, which is private property, has some original rooms, including the lounge with frescoes and stuccoes that are clearly inspired by Giulio Romano.