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Typology: Art Museum, Private Museum

Address

Address: Via 24 Maggio, 43
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone: +39 06 4814344
Telephone: +39 06 83467000 (centralino)
Fax: +39 06 4742615

Opening times

Open (only the main room with the famous fresco by Guido Reni) on the first day of every month (except for January) from 10.00am to 12 noon and from 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Visit upon booking: Pallavicini administration (info 06.4744019).

Information

How to participate: Free admission

Description

The Pallavicini-Rospigliosi Palace houses a collection that was set upin 1679 by cardinal Lazzaro Pallavicini. It includes paintings by Sandro Botticelli (the triptych with the Transfiguration, St. Jerome, and St. Augustine, and the tondo with the Virgin, the Infant, St. John and two Angels), Luca Signorelli (the Madonna, the Infant, the Baptist and another Saint), Annibale and Ludovico Carracci (Portrait of a noblewoman with a lapdog, Christ heals the born blind), Guido Reni (Andromeda freed by Perseus), Peter Paul Rubens (Christ and the twelve Apostles), Mattia Preti (Rape of Ganymede, Rape of Proserpina, and Rape of Europa), and drawings by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Holy Family and three Angels, which were preparatory studies for the statues of Ponte Sant’Angelo). There are also several landscapes of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. The Casino rises within the boundary wall of the Palace with the famous Aurora, a fresco painted by Guido Reniin 1614 on the ceiling of the great hall and with Landscapes by Paolo Bril on the walls.

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Last checked: 2014-03-24 10:28