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Restauro ed Adeguamento dell' ala di Rappresentanza di Palazzo Marconi in Frascati. Comune di Frascati (RM). Soprintendenza per i Beni Paesaggistici e Architettonici del Lazio. Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici-Artistici del Lazio.

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Palazzo Marconi is the base of the Municipal Offices since 1880. In 2007 have come to light, after a series of careful restoration works, the boardrooms located at the 1st floor.
Thanks to the know-how and the skill proper of the company Antonio De Feo, the restoration works allowed giving new life to plasters, walls, paintings and wooden ceilings, as we have a particular regard for the details and, the skill of empathizing with the masters of the past. All the works underwent restoration methods, which guaranteed the best preservation and iconographic recovering result in the complete respect for the masterpiece.
The Palace has an entrance with a wide corridor which admits to a courtyard having as background a monumental fountain. On its left side there is a flight of steps decorated with plasters and leading to the first floor. Here we have carried out the last restoration works which gave back to life the ancient brightness of the building.

Since the area nearby the flight of steps there is a vestibule. This allows entering a big hall floodlighted by widows overlooking Piazza Marconi.
The high ceiling has a shell-shaped decorated wooden beams and brown and white coloured arabesques. This is underlined on the walls by a high painted band, having alternately masks and panels, drawn with ancient landscapes of Frascati. Probably, they dates back to the end of XVII century, as for instance, Porta Granara, Piazza della Rocca etc. The artist who produced this work was Arnaldo Mecozzi (1876-1932) from Frascati, at the beginning of XVIII century. These paintings had been hidden by a false ceiling and came out after a bombing which made their covering structure falling down.
In a nearby hall, there are three wall paintings and two monochromes. They underline a classic elegance and the chiaroscuro mastery. They represent the nuptialia scenes obtained by the epic poems and, from the Greek-Roman history; they dates back to the first decades of the XIX century. Probably, the painter represented Neptune with his brides, Jupiter-Taurus, Pleiades' (Europa) kidnapper and, the wedding between Psyche and Cupid.


The work could have been made by Bartolomeo Pinelli. As, in that period, he painted frescoes representing the Imperial Roman splendour, the Hellenistic myth, Ovid's metamorphosis and the Eneid. Here, there are the Latin Hellenistic myths' tones, as for instance, the ones of grace, force, malicious arts and a skilled artistic blend of its two mythologies, which have been regained thanks to the restoration and preservation works. The restoration has allowed to regain the original colours' tones.
These boardrooms had been thought to host important meetings in which would have attended Cardinals Ambassadors, prelates, nobility members and foreign people; they had been even thought to host marriages, parties and conferences.

It is very interesting the panel inspired to the classic myth, representing Jupiter, Juno, Hebe, Mercury, Anemoi and Psyche. This painting was originally located on the ceiling of the monochromes' room and it also regained the ancient splendour after a careful restoration. It dates back to the first years of XVII century and it is a good quality painting with a wise spatial concept.