“Spoglia”* from the Latin “spoils” is the repurposing of architectural elements. And Rome is full of them.
Here is a small house that looks as if it’s been “excavated” from a wall at Trastevere.
Next to a column inserted in the wall is a small marble plaque that reads “Casa di Belardino Ercoli, libera di canone, anno 1838”.
Related: Spoils and Spolia
- “spolia” is sometimes written as “spoglia”