Piazza Mattei is quite small but it is home to a famous fountain and two noble palazzos.

The piazza is situated next to Rome’s historic Jewish ghetto but is not part of it.

Palazzo Giacomo Mattei occupies the northeast corner and was originally two buildings. There are two main entrances and, behind them, two courtyards in different styles.

It is the oldest Palazzo Mattei in the area but there are several others belonging to the family, to the north and east.