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Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia

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Address: Piazza di Corte 14 | Piazza della Repubblica, 1, 00040, Italy
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Wonderful and secret Palazzo

Reale nice experience visiting this not very known Palazzo, plenty of treasures of Barocco period. Don't miss the guided tour to the rooms and their incredible treasures.

Reviewed January 17, 2017
Barbara A
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Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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5 reviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Reale nice experience visiting this not very known Palazzo, plenty of treasures of Barocco period. Don't miss the guided tour to the rooms and their incredible treasures.

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Rome, Italy
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109 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016

We had a tour guide all to ourselves and he was terrific - extremely knowledgeable. I was able to understand his Italian - he spoke very clearly and not too quickly - but someone who does not know any Italian might want to check first to see if an English language tour is available. The rooms are amazing - especially... More 

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Thank Jackie G
Belfiore, Italy
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I visited this palace with my family on the 4th of August. I really liked the palace and especially the leather walls, i've never seen them before. The guided tour was very interesting, also thanks to our guide Marco, very prepared and enjoyable. Excellent quality according to the price. The only problem is that the opening hours of the palace... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Agostino Chigi was a rich banker of Siena and he choice Rome and order to construct a wonderful Villa in 1508; (Recently renoved). Also Raffael and his students illustrated Mythology scenes, also horoscope with constellation, star pictures. - Cardinal Farnese acquired the Villa 70 years later. A visit must : -Triumph of Galatea: a head of a young boy, probabily... More 

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Thank Manuela L
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 635 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Palazzo Chigi is often overlooked by tourists in Rome and is arguably one which should be on the must do list. Allow time to be consumed into the history as well as the charm of this building - you will not regret.

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Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2014

The palace is quite nice, well worth a visit. We visit the place through a guide tour and the Baroque Museum. However, we opted not to visit the garden. The reception had problems in printing the tickets. Thus, after 5 minutes waiting, & getting annoyed, she allowed to visit the museum. However, the doors of the various rooms were still... More 

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

I'm lucky enough to live in this area of Italy had been here often a few years ago when the children were younger. We always liked it for its setting and simple elegance and lived in feel. It's a good size for a family visit as each of the rooms has something that can easily appeal to youngsters and there... More 

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Rome, Italy
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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This astonishing Palace is located in the centre of Ariccia's main place. The external façade of this building looks quite linear, even if magnificent, but the internal rooms are really impressive. Thanks to our guide, a very skilled guy, we got a lot of information about the Chigi's dinasty and the complicated history of their summer residence. Many pieces of... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We visited the cardinal´s apartment and the museum with paintings from the barock. Fantastic place! We would have seen more if we could get information in english or german... but all signs and all guided tour was only in italian. Why? It´s a pity because we are interested in history of all kinds and really wanted to understand and know... More 

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Thank Anna F
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2012

The Chigi Palace in Ariccia represents a unique example of baroque residence that has preserved its original aspect over the centuries, to document the prestige of one of the greatest Italian Pope dynasties: the Chigi. The Palace, transformed into a prestigious baroque residence by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, is a museum and a center for several cultural activities: exhibits, concerts, guided... More 

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