Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna

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Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna

Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Right in the center of Rome, close to Piazza Venezia, Palazzo Colonna is one of the greatest Barocco Palaces of the eternal city. The impressive Colonna's Collections of paintings, sculptures and furniture from the 14th to the 18th century are unique and part of the roman history. The Colonna Gallery is open to the public every Saturday morning from 9 am to 1,15 pm (last entrance) from Via della Pilotta 17. All other days, including Saturday afternoon, private visits by appointment. Free guided tour (every Saturday): - in Italian at 10.00 And 11.00 Am - in French at 10.30 Am - in English at 12 am Private visits on request are available every day of the year. We also recommend a visit to the stunning Princess Isabelle Apartment with its incredible Van Wittel and Flemish Collections and the Pinturicchio frescoes.
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Neighborhood: Trevi
A non-stop photo and souvenir opportunity, Trevi is all about action. From early morning through the wee hours, the piazza surrounding Trevi Fountain hosts a never-ending flow of tourists hoping to make a wish or take a selfie. Clever restaurants, charming gelaterias, uncanny bars, kitsch shops, and a range of hotels make up the local landscape. Beneath the bustle are the remains of an ancient neighborhood that you can visit by heading over to a repertoire cinema and asking for a peek underground. There is something for everyone, but if peace and quiet are what you seek, plan to visit in the early morning hours.
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  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 10 min walk
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Raleigh, NC82 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
What a delight! We arranged to visit the gardens, gallery and apartments. It was a wonderful experience all around. The aroma from the lemon trees followed you around. Kathleen, an English guide, came up to us to see if she could assist and was a wealth of knowledge. I recommend making sure that you pay to visit the private apartments as well as they are well worth it. After many visits to Rome, I am amazed that this had escaped my attention before.
Written May 7, 2022
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66 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a privately owned Palazzo and art gallery that should definitely be on your list of places to see while in Rome. It is only open on Saturday mornings (9:00-2:00) but is one of the grandest palaces I have ever seen. The exterior (from the street) is barely noticeable but where you now enter was is not the main entrance so you will be amazed once inside. We got there at 10:15 and stayed until 2:00 and loved every minute. It costs 30 Euros for a ticket to see the gallery, gardens and private apartments but was well worth it. The gardens and apartments can only be seen with a guide (the English tour of the Gallery was at 12:00 followed by the English tour of the apartments at 12:45 and the gardens at 1:30). The guide spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable. Well worth it with incredible artwork, furniture and interiors as grand as any you will see. It's amazing that this place has been in the same family for over 300 years and they have kept it up so well. If you go early and take time to look through the gallery before the tour you will get more out of the tour since you will have time to see everything beforehand and can concentrate on what the guide is saying instead of looking around at all the amazing interiors.
Written January 29, 2020
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44 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Exceptional! Where to start? So many great artworks by the biggest artists in a stunning Palazzo. Even though it is obviously the first reason to visit this place, as you will probably read all about it elsewhere, I will share here other aspects. What touched me particularly during this visit is the special quality of the welcome you get at the Palazzo Colonna. Things are done differently here, and you feel that you are in a private home (e. g. instead of ordering you to wear a FFP2 mask, you get offered one). The staff in the rooms is composed of art historians who are really happy to share their knowledge and love for the palace with you. I was so enthralled by the beauty of the palace that I decided to add the Isabelle rooms to the visit…glad I did it because I discovered a more personal side of the palace…and it is less crowded. I loved that you are actually welcome to sit on the period furniture to quietly take in the artworks and magnificence of the rooms. With the lovely bouquets from the garden it feels like you are a guest. Thank you Don Prospero for the fantastic way you open your stunning home to the public !
Written April 17, 2022
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Atlanta, Georgia36 contributions
Dec 2019
Planning ahead is important since this fabulous gallery is open for only a few hours on Saturdays. Visit the gallery, apartment and gardens if you have time. Take the tour. My guide (in very good English) shared the historical importance of the Gallery's antiquities and also told us fascinating stories of the Colonna family.The canon ball embedded in the main gallery's marble staircase adds an out of place charm some may misunderstand. When I return to Rome, I will visit again if I can secure a ticket. In the words of my young adult child, "this is a cool place, dad". Don't miss the Palazzo Colonna Galleria.
Written January 3, 2020
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Raleigh, NC3 contributions
Mar 2022
My last visit was 10 years ago and this visit, a Friday tour with Massimo, was excellent and by far the best of my tours. Massimo provided incredible details of the art and history of the Colonna family and Rome. His English was excellent as one might expect from someone who studied in the US and who wanted to know everything possible about the Palazzo, the family, and the amazing art. Also impressive was the presence of the Prince through out the tour to make sure everything and everyone was at the top of form. Equally amazing was the amount of restoration since my last visit, which must have required a small fortune from the Prince.
Written March 19, 2022
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Greg G
San Francisco, CA44 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
After visiting Rome many times over the years, we’d thought we’d run out of fascinating places to visit, Not so! The Palazzo Colonna, the residence of the oldest aristocratic family in Italy, is a must-see. A guided tour (ours was with Massimo, whose knowledge, personality, command of English, and enthusiasm all contributed to the experience) is highly recommended. The Palazzo is considered the finest example of Roman Baroque. It is impeccably maintained, the paintings are magnificently lit, and the space offers an insight into how the family lived and interacted with the Catholic Church throughout the centuries. Definitely worth your time.
Written February 9, 2022
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Mari A
Paris, France3 contributions
May 2021
Palazzo Colonna remains one of Rome's best-kept secrets. The wealth of the collections, coupled with an exquisite palace and royal treatment of visitors makes for a unique visit. Every single museum guard we spoke with was knowledgeable about the collections, providing us with mini guided tours along the way. And what's unique is that the Colonna family still owns and manages the palace, which gives the place a living feel and human touch. Visiting Palazzo Colonna is an experience almost out of this world.
Written June 4, 2021
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marine z
aix en provence6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Wow! What a visit! Went as a family, 3 kids 9/11/13 years old, and 3 adults. It was just the most amazing experience. Our English speaking guide Rebecca was just incredible, specialised in children’s visits, she kept them extremely interested and involved during the whole time. Asking questions, patiently answering all their many many questions. A week after they keep talking about it. Plus she gave a handout for the children to take home with lots of fun facts to remember everything. I would love to visit all of Rome with her. Highly recommend it. The palazzo and the gardens are just unique.
Written November 25, 2021
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Sue W
Maroochydore, Australia26 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We visited Palazzo Colonna with our 15 year old daughter and our Italian friends, and just when we thought our experience of Rome couldn’t get any better, it did! This palace, open only on Saturdays to those lucky enough to know about it is full of masterpieces, tapestries, sculptures and even a cannonball fired by the French army in 1849 still lodged in the steps of the Great Hall. It has been a private residence of the Colonna family since the end of the 12th century and as such, feels more authentic than a museum. The private apartments of princess Isabella are well worth including in your ticket. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming- we stayed for ages. And ladies- make a point of visiting the powder room, a small gallery in itself complete with gold embossed paper hand towels!
Written July 6, 2020
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Romina C
16 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to visit Palazzo Colonna, Isabella's apartments and the garden where Vittoria Colonna (noblewoman and poet) and Michelangelo strolled. I felt like was living through the historical times of a radiant and sumptuous Rome. An experience not to be missed and art masterpieces to be admired in detail. I highly recommend you to visit it and several times if you want to enjoy every nuance. If you’re lucky enough (like us) you can meet Prince Prospero Colonna walking around the galleria.
Written February 18, 2020
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