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Palazzo Boncompagni

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Palazzo Boncompagni, historic building in Bologna

Palazzo Boncompagni now Benelli is located right in the center of Bologna, it is in this palace that Cardinal Ugo Boncompagni was born and lived up to the papal throne, then became Pope with the name of Gregory XIII: he is responsible for the reform of the Julian calendar with the establishment of the new Gregorian calendar.

The original core of the building was started by Cristoforo Boncompagni before the 1537 and completed in 1539 as confirmed by a plaque on the front. If the design of the original nucleus of the palace could be of Peruzzi (Sienese architect died in 1536) for the completion and ornamentation of the building, both inside and outside, the sons of Cristoforo, Ugo and