CAZUFFI-RELLA HOUSES

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As you walk along the characteristic porticoes, take a moment to admire the splendid facades of the Cazuffi-Rella houses on the corner with Via Belenzani. Frescoed around 1530 by the painter Marcello Fogolino, who lived here, the two buildings form an original interplay of colors created by the use of the chiaroscuro technique on one and the use of lively colors on the other. Painted on the facades are mythological monsters such as Geryon, easily identifiable on the second floor of the first house on the left, with the head of a woman and the body of a serpent. Also depicted are Diana and other Roman deities, together with other symbolic figures of the same delicate beauty that also characterizes the small fountain topped with an eagle, a nineteenth-century monument in front of the house on the left.

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