1 hour 50 min
Doria Pamphilj Palace, a historic mansion and art gallery in the heart of Rome, is a treasure trove of dramatic Italian history and priceless art.
It houses the Galleria Doria Pamphilj, an incredibly opulent and valuable art collection housed in the private home of the Doria Pamphilj dynasty, a series of statesmen and powerful aristocrats.
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj itself is a wonderful setting for this rich collection, being one of the most beautiful rococo palaces of its kind preserved in Rome today. The palace was built on the foundations of the residence of Cardinal Fazio Santoro in the early 16th century.
Over 500 years of additions and alterations turned it into the incredible building we see today. Interestingly, the order in which the collection of the Galleria Doria Pamphilj was hung has hardly changed over the years, and most of the paintings are still in their original place.
However, a visit to the Galleria Doria Pamphilj is worthwhile for the opulent halls alone, from the Hall of Jupiter to the Salon of Velvets, which guard rich historical wall coverings. The Gallery of Mirrors is also not to be missed.
Most of the works are still hanging in the places selected by the original collectors; many are famous masterpieces. Among the Italians: Titian, Tintoretto, Correggio, Raphael, Caravaggio, Carracci… Among the foreign masters, the most important are Velazquez, Rubens, Claude Lorrain, Velvet Breughel and many other important artists of their era.
And not only that, inside you can admire marble bust of Innocent X made by Algardi and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
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