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Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica - Palazzo Barberini

Typology: Art Museum, State Museum


Address: Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)


Opening times

From Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 (last admission at 17.00)
Closed on Monday, 25 December, 1 January

For updates and guidelines please check the official website


€ 12,00 full Barberini and Corsini Palace
€ 2,00 reduced
(European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years)
Tickets are valid for 20 days from the first time of use
(Under 18years, school groups and accompanying teachers from the European Union (by reservation), - students and teachers of Architecture, Literature (archaeological or historical-artistic address), Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Educational Sciences, Academies of Fine Arts , employees of the Ministry of Culture, ICOM members, tour guides and interpreters on duty, journalists with an order card, handicapped persons with a companion; teaching staff of the school, permanent or fixed-term contract, upon presentation of suitable certification on the model prepared by the Miur.
- Italian citizens residing abroad registered in the Registry of Italians residing abroad (AIRE) in museums, areas and archaeological parks managed by the State, following the presentation of a suitable document proving registration with AIRE.

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Today's events

Scheduled events

Pier Paolo Pasolini - Tutto è Santo (Exhibitions) from 2022-10-17 to 2023-03-08


Palazzo Barberini was realized by will of Maffeo Barberini, the future pope Urban the Eighth (1623-44). It was designed by Carlo Maderno and built on the preexisting Villa Sforza. At Maderno’s death, the supervision of the works was assigned to Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who designed the verandah, the greatsquare-well staircase, the central hall and the adjacent elliptic hall.
Francesco Borromini also cooperated in the works, realizing the helicoidal staircase with twin columns.
The vault of the great hall by Bernini was frescoed by Pietro da Cortona representing the allegoric theme of the Triumph of the Divine Providence, to celebrate the Barberini family.
In 1949 the Palace was purchased by the State to become the new location of the National Gallery of Ancient Art. The paintings in the collection are about 1445 and come mainly from the merges of collections of Roman noble families (Torlonia, Chigi, Sciarra, and Barberini).
The works are of the Tuscan, Roman, Neapolitan, Venetian, French, and Flemish schools and cover the span of time from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. Major authors include Filippo Lippi (Madonna on the throne with the Infant), Raphael (La Fornarina), El Greco (Baptism of Christ), Tintoretto (Christ and the adulteress), Titian (Venus and Adonis), Guercino (Scourging of Christ), Caravaggio (Judith beheading Holofernes, Narcisus), Mattia Preti (The Resurrection of Lazarus), and Guido Reni (Magdalene repentant). Objects coming from the former Industrial Artistic Museum, dismantled during the Second World War, are also exhibited, including remarkable collections ofglasses, majolicas, and fabrics.


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