Galleria Sciarra
Galleria Sciarra
4.5
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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The area
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.
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 9 min walk
  • Spagna • 9 min walk

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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,083 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
What a fascinating building we saw as we walked along the Via del Corso. Prince Maffeo Sciarra Colonna was way ahead of his time when he decided to build a retail galleria in 1870. They were very popular throughout Europe. He spared no expense for its decoration which was painted by Giuseppe Cellini. Richly decorated with beautiful frescoes and ornamentations, it is a work of art in itself – proof that Rome is truly an open-air museum. The walls of the gallery are decorated with illustrations of women: the first row represents women through the stages of life (from youth to married woman) and the second row features depictions of feminine virtues such as loyalty, patience, justice and chastity. Architect Giulio De Angelis designed the galleria that includes a cast iron glassed canopy and elegant designs on of the supporting structures. There are also various coat of arms of the family (Colonna/Barberini), as well as the initials of Maffeo Sciarra on the interior walls. The galleria, however, failed and this was coupled with the overall financial trouble of the Prince. He went broke and had to sell his art collection and, eventually, not only the galleria, but even his family palace. Open until 8:00 PM; try to go in the evening when the galleria is illuminated with a warm and magical glow, making you feel like you have been transported into a different era.
Written February 9, 2017
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy30,107 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Galleria Sciarra had been closed for a spell, so I was delighted to find it open again and looking well maintained. The building is located not far from the Trevi Fountain and is definitely worth a walk over to see it (it is free). The interior arcade, topped by a glass roof, is a lavish illustration of Art Nouveau. Something very different in this ancient city.
Written October 5, 2016
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Hynda123
Rome, Italy47 contributions
Oct 2018
Right in the middle of all the noise and dirt in downtown Rome is this quiet beautiful spot that is clean and beautiful
Written October 7, 2018
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Stewart008
Brevard, NC240 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Not on the tourist track. Beautifully decorated and artistic facades. Worth seeking out for a quick view.
Written February 28, 2020
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Francesco F
Rome, Italy231 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The gallery has few signs outside, it is almost passing, behind the Teatro Quirino, although it is not always open, from 12 midnight. But when you find us you will be amazed, a beautiful corner of Rome, to be admired and photographed. It was born as the courtyard of the Sciarra Colonna palace, built in pure liberty style
Written May 9, 2019
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Greta B
Kaunas, Lithuania15 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Too bad there were fences in front of the entrances on both sides, so we couldn't get closer this beauty. Maybe next time :)
Written April 9, 2019
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notb4mybeer
Province of Naples, Italy170 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
We live in Italy so we were searching for actually looking for Chinese food near the Trevi fountain when we located this building. It's a very worthwhile quick detour from the madness of the fountain. You can make a very nice loop by walking south from Trevi to this building, then proceed through this building to a fun (very touristy but fun anyway) street that leads you back to the fountain. Lots of street vendors, artists, musicians etc, along this 10 minute walk!
Written August 8, 2017
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David V
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK45 contributions
May 2016
This is an easily missed building situated only a short distance from the Trevi Fountain and about 150 metres off the Via del Corso.
It is a 5/6 storey building, perhaps a little unremarkable from the outside but once inside the muralled walls done in Art Nouveau and Belle-Époque style will take your breathe away. True it is only a four walled, glass-roofed courtyard but what a courtyard.
The designs that celebrate women in all their guises cover the middle floors of the building.
The irony of its' location is that most people that pass though it are the citizens of Rome taking short cuts to their place of work or home. They rush through without even an upward glance and that leaves a few tourists, like myself and my lovely wife, to admire the well hidden, mostly ignored, spectacle.
Written June 1, 2016
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy30,107 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
This is an absolutely beautiful piece of architecture. This hidden gem of a courtyard is in a building (right off of Via del Corso) constructed just after the unification of Italy in the late 1880s.
The building was designed by architect Giulio De Angelis and its interior was painted by Giuseppe Cellini. The courtyard's walls are painted with the Sciarra family crest as well as portraits of beautiful, "ideal" women of that time period, with very ornate decoration. The courtyard is topped by a glass dome.
Written March 1, 2014
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Diane Peasley
Knowlton61 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Actually as a lady who loves shoes. I would have bought half the store at the back of the first floor. Staff were very nice and helpful.
Written April 16, 2018
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