Palazzo Bonaparte

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Palazzo Bonaparte
4.5
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Stewart008
Brevard, NC240 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I very much enjoyed the Impressionisti Segreti exhibit. 50 works by well known impressionists. Something different to do in Rome. The palazzo itself is a thing of beauty if you are a lover of architecture. Ceilings are remarkable and floors are raised so you can see the beautiful mosaics.
Written February 28, 2020
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,326 contributions
Oct 2019
How can so few English-speakers have reviewed this lovely building? The Palazzo itself is interesting; the place where poor old mother Bonaparte waited in vain from 1818 to her death in 1836 for her son Napoleon to come home from St Helena. What an interesting life she had, from raising a family in Corsica to seeing the glory of her brood in royal palaces all over Europe to their downfall after Waterloo. While there are a number of interesting rooms (and a quite astonishing statue of Napoleon) the room that will stay long in the memory for most people is the enclosed wrap-around balcony which allowed her, unseen, to watch the comings and going in Piazza Venezia. It's rather sad thinking of the old lady up here in her declining years waiting for something that was never going to come to pass.

Enough of the building. Interesting as it is, there is - at least until 8 March 2020 - an even better reason to visit the Palazzo, and that is the current exhibition 'Secret Impressionists'. Whether your a avid fan of the Impressionists as my wife and I are or just a more general art lover, you really shouldn't miss this wonderfully curated exhibition. Fifty superb paintings selected from the major artists of the movement and wonderfully displayed. The superb lighting added to the quality of the works themselves makes the canvasses positively leap from the walls. Highly recommended.
Written October 29, 2019
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Wendy R
178 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Perfect visit for a rainy day. Charming palazzo - museum is only on one floor. But so charming and intimate. Excellent Impressionist exhibit. You have probably not seen any of these paintings before as most of them are in private collections. The descriptions/commentaries on the painters and paintings were very insightful and enlightening. Don’t miss this. Almost enjoyed this more than the Galleria Borghese.
Written December 13, 2019
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Cathy Q
37 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The exhibition is nice, a little too short and the paintings not secret at all but seen in every exhibition on impressionist. Only 1st floor of the palace is visible.
Written December 15, 2019
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Margaret M
129 contributions
Oct 2019
Currently there is an exhibition of Impressionist paintings, most of which are not normally on display to the public. They are fabulous. The first floor rooms that house the exhibition were the private rooms of Napoleon Bonaparte’s mother and they are sumptuously decorated. Well worth a visit.
Written October 21, 2019
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Dimitris P
Athens, Greece43 contributions
Oct 2019
Great museum, currently having an exhibition about impressionism, must visit! The architecture is really nice and on top there is a cafe in the entrance to pass by.
Written October 19, 2019
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hereford
az337 contributions
Oct 2019
Don’t miss visiting this pallazzo while they have the impressionist paint exhibit. The best exhibition of this kind I I have ever seen, in a beautiful, well preserved
Pallazzo. Arrive before 11am if you prefer a quiet place to enjoy some fabulous art.
Written October 19, 2019
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy21,311 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
This palazzo sits on the corner of Via del Corso and the always busy Piazza Venezia. It is famous as the final home of the mother of Napoleon I, Maria Letizia Ramorino Bonaparte. The lady, who was exiled from France (after the fall of her son, the Emperor), lived here until her death in 1836. There is a projecting, covered balcony on the first floor, where legend says Madame Bonaparte would sit in privacy and watch the world go by in the busy piazza.
Written April 8, 2017
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Patricia Brennan
Orte, Italy203 contributions
Feb 2020
I'm afraid this exhibition is a bit disappointing: minor works of some very important painters. Even bearing in mind that it is an exhibition of privately owned paintings, it is still a bit of a let-down and the 15 euro ticket is rather expensive
Written February 13, 2020
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John M
Dublin, Ireland44 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Great exhibition. Well worth visiting. Extremely enjoyable experience. A super collection of paintings.
Written November 20, 2019
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