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Typology: Art Museum, State Museum


Disabled access: Via del Plebiscito, 118
Zone: Rione Pigna (Torre Argentina) (Roma centro)
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Address: Piazza Venezia, 3
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
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Telephone: +39 06 69994284 (segreteria) - biglietteria: + 39 06 6780131
Fax: 06 69994394
Web site: www.polomusealelazio.beniculturali.it/index.php?it/235/museo-nazionale-del-palazzo-di-venezia
Telephone booking: 06 32810

Opening times

Next reopening
To know the days and times of reopening and the details of the methods of visit, we recommend contacting the museum directly or visiting the website.


Tuesday-Sunday: 8.30 am - 7.30 pm
The ticket office closes one hour before closing time.

Closed: Monday, December 25, January 1

Open on Easter and on Easter Monday, 23 April closed



Full € 10,00
Reduced € 2,00:

- EU citizens from 18 to 25 years old

Free admission

- EU citizens under 18;
- EU students and teachers of Arts, History of Arts or Architecture courses;
- ICOM members.

All the reductions are only for European Union with providing document

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The Museum of Palazzo Venezia is located in the famous palace that was the residence of the Venetian Pietro Barbo, the future Pope Paul the Second (1464-71), and housed the Embassy of the Republic of Venice (hence the name) and the Austro-Hungarian diplomatic delegation. From 1929 to 1943 it was chosen by Mussolini as the residence of the Head of Government and of the Grand Council of Fascism. The Museum was founded in 1921 and gradually defined its character of Museum of Applied Arts. The first core of Medieval and Renaissance works (small bronzes, enamels, marbles, and Italian ceramics) coming from Castel Sant'Angelo, the National Gallery of Ancient Art, and the dismantled Kircherian Museum, developed between 1919 and 1922. Entire sets of ceramics, furniture, silverware, jewelry, and sacred paraments, confiscated from the religious orders suppressed at the end of the past century or coming from buildings destroyed in Abruzzo by the earthquake in 1915 were added to the initial core between 1924 and 1926. Of the many donations received by the Museum, the following deserve particular attention: the rich Wurtz collection in 1933 with a vast selection of sixteenth and seventeenth century ceramics of the Italian school of Savona, Montelupo, Deruta, and Castelli; the Ruffo collection of prints, paintings, and furniture, in addition to a vast collection of eighteenth and nineteenth century porcelains; the collection of Venetian Renaissance bronzes and small bronzes o fthe Barsanti and Auriti collections; the valuable collection of fifteenth century terracotta sketches, belonging to the opera singer Evan Gorga (1865-1957); the collection of Tuscan and Center-northern paintings on panels mainly of the fourteenth century gathered by Giulio Sterbini. The collectio nincludes also a considerable collection of ancient arms and armors and a large section of fabrics with tapestries, carpets, Coptic fabrics, modern fabrics for sacred and profane use.

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Last checked: 2020-12-04 11:20