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Cornelia Costanza’ Secret Apartments

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The Barberini Palace houses today the National Gallery of Ancient Art, which is full of masterpieces, especially from the 16th and 17th century. The collection comprises very different artwork by great artists such as Canova and Fornarina

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Barberini Palace
  • Church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
FULL DESCRIPTION

The Barberini Palace houses today the National Gallery of Ancient Art, which is full of masterpieces, especially from the 16th and 17th century. The collection comprises very different artwork by great artists such as Canova and Fornarina. Barberini Palace is certainly another splendid Roman palace worth visiting especially for its collection of art. Start an exclusive visit, accompanied by a private guide, and enjoy special access to secret rooms closed to the rest of the public. Explore the Cornelia Costanza’s apartments full of impressive treasures, priceless furniture, decorations and frescoes. Located at the third floor of the Barberini Palace, these apartments were furnished by Cornelia Costanza herself in the second half of the century, using rare and precious decorations. This little jewel is the expression of the taste of the age, and it also exhibits some of the most interesting decorative pieces of art we can find in the museum. Learn the stories and the anecdotes about the Barberini family and Cornelia Costanza, that married a member of the Colonna family to strengthen her power. End this special tour in the Church of Sant’Andrea al Quirinale, one of the many projects designed by Bernini in Rome, and also an important example of Roman Baroque architecture.

DETAILS
Approximately 3 hours
Tickets needed
Not wheelchair accessible
Suggested starting time 09:30am
Not available on Saturday, Sunday or Monday

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