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Do you know Casa Rosada?

Chapter 18 - The Italy Ladder: It was handed over to Dr. Roque Saenz Peña during his diplomatic mission in Italy.

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 Chapter 18: The Italy Staircase 

Facing west, it is named after the marble and bronze plaque observed on its landing, a gift from the city of   Rome     to the municipality of   Buenos Aires    the occasion of the Centenary of the  May Revolution , as a symbol of fraternity between the two nations. It was handed over to   Dr. Roque Sáenz Peña   during his diplomatic mission in    Italy .

It has similar features to the  France staircase, also flanks the large entrance hall to the House by the esplanade and leads to the lounges on the first floor. It is mainly used for the entrance of visitors attending events in the   White Hall.  

Decorated ceilings feature the original Italian filleting wall painting. On the driveshaft, on a Victorian table, there is a reduced replica in cast bronze and patinated one of the two horses that in the 18th century adorned the entrance to Louis XIV Castle, located in  Marly-le-Roi , and currently in  the Louvre Museum. 

The ornamental luminaires, in bronze with French designs, were placed at the end of the 19th century when the electric light that replaced gas lighting was installed in the House.

 See Chapter 17 

Source: Casa Rosada.gob.ar

Publication Date: 06/10/2019

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