3. Palazzo della Cancelleria/Villard Houses and Otto Kahn House

Villard Houses

The 1513 Palazzo della Cancelleria was the first Renaissance palace to be constructed in Rome, and currently houses the Papal Chancellery. The Palazzo della Cancelleria served as the inspiration for McKim, Mead and White’s 1882 Villard Houses (now the Palace Hotel) and the  J. Armstrong Stenhouse and C.P.H. Gilbert designed Otto Kahn House. The Villard Houses were commissioned by Henry Villard who was president of the Northern Pacific Railway. This is now The Palace Hotel, a familiar film location from the show Gossip Girl.

Palazzo de la Cancelleria in RomeThe Palazzo della Cancelleria