Inviato: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 04:43:30 -0800
My name is Anthony Spada.I was born in brooklyn ny.I have been told about a house/building in Italy with the name “Spada”.
I was wondering where in Italy is this house.Do you know of anyone in Italy with the same last name who has relatives who move to the USA back in 1940’s.My grandfathers name was Charles Spada.


Inviato: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 23:48:25 +0100
In Rome there are many families whose name is Spada: the telephone directory ( ) indicates about 200 Spada families living in Rome. We are not in a position to say if some of their ancestors emigrated to USA.
PALAZZO SPADA, in Rome, is an architectural masterpiece of the 16th and 17th centuries. In this large building there is a little but precious art gallery, named GALLERIA SPADA, with many beautiful works of art collected by Cardinal Bernardino Spada in the 17th century. At present Palazzo Spada is a state property.
In Rome there is also VILLA SPADA, on the Janiculum hill, which is a nice little building of great historical importance, as indicated on our web site. At present Villa Spada houses the Irish Embassy to the Holy See.