The Castle
of Julius II

A Castle overlooking the river and the sea

The Castle of Julius II is located in a suburban area of Roman Ostia near the entrance to the excavations. Commissioned by Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, the future Pope Julius II, this castle was built along the left bank of the Tiber loop under the pontificate of Sixtus IV. Its architect was Baccio Pontelli, from Florence, who affixed his signature on the fine entrance portal to the courtyard.

Currently the Castello di Giulio II is managed by the State Museums of Lazio - Piazza S. Marco 49 Rome Email

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