la casa di Lorenzo Manilio

Roman from Rome: the house of Lorenzo Manilius

Written sources give us no information about the life and activity of Lorenzo Manilio: we do not know who he was, nor what he did to live, nor how his family was composed. But one thing is certain: Lorenzo Manilio must have had a great consideration of himself, and an even greater affection for his city. This can be clearly evicted when admiring the small mansion built in 1468, in the very heart of what, in a little over eighty years, would have become the Jewish ghetto of Rome, right along Via del Portico d’Ottavia, at street numbers 1 and 2.