Lovely gem on Via del Corso well worth a visit for the beautiful palace with magnificent works of art
You should visit this palace in Rome but it’s not cheap . It is hidden and discreet , you would not think it’s a palace inside Rome. I had been to Rome hundred times but only until this summer of 2018 when my friend invited me to enter the palace when I discovered it’s a hidden gem. You will see few paintings of Caravaggio. Maybe just 3 .the rest are okay
When you think of Rome, you probably think of the Colosseum, The Forum, and other ancient and important sits of Roman History. But if you are interested in a different aspect of Roman history, I highly recommend a visit to the beautiful Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj, a wonderfully preserved palace, housing an impressive collection of paintings and sculptures, as well as gorgeously opulent State Rooms. Walking south along the via del Corso, just before you reach the Piazza Venezia, you can enter the interior Bramante Courtyard of the beautiful Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj. Pause for a moment and take in the citrus trees growing there, as well as the general stillness and tranquility, just a few feet from one of the noisiest and busiest streets in Rome. Purchase your tickets AND get an audio guide! The excellent free audio guide, narrated by Jonathan Pamphilj, brings the palace alive with family anecdotes and excellent background information. The beautiful Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj is still the residence of the noble family of the same name and has an impressive private collection, the Galleria Doria-Pamphilj, which includes paintings, Roman sculptures and decorative objects. I have visited this palace easily eight times, and never tire of the experience. The audio guide allows visitors to hear general information about each room, providing the option of hearing more details about each room, deeper family history about each room, and even very specific information about many of the more famous works of art. So, you could spend 40 minutes or 4 hours in the beautiful Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj…whatever tickles your fancy! And, speaking of tickling your fancy….there is an ADORABLE tea room on the ground floor. You can access the tea room from the main entrance to the Galleria, as I have illustrated in the picture below. Or you can access the tea room from the via della Gatta. A lovely space to get off your feet, and refuel with a delicious pastry and a coffee!
This museum is small but very beautiful and it’s not crowded as many others. This is a must in your visit to Rome!
Gallery Doria Pamphilj is located in the Pamphilj Palazzo on Via Del Corso. We visited the Gallery on a rainy chilly day; but, any time spent in this Gallery would be time well used. We easily toured for more than three hours looking at an art collection that included works by many masters, for example: Brueghel and Rubens. The Gallery provides an excellent audio guide which gives clear explanations of the history and the significance of selected works. Following the audio guide's lead eases movement through the Gallery. This was a great experience and Starr and Peter thoroughly enjoyed it.
No crowds at this museum. An audioguide is included in the ticket price. Was a beautiful exhibit. Liked it better than Galleria Borghese.
A remarkable collection of painting and sculpture by significant artists - think Caravaggio, Breughel (who knew?) and Bernini. All the more delightful because the collection is displayed in beautiful, public rooms within a palazzo that is still inhabited by members Doria Pamphilj family. It was a pleasure to be able to enjoy the work at a leisurely pace. Don't miss this! Note that the tea room on the first floor is a pleasant place to have tea or an early cocktail.
What an amazing building in the middle of a bustling City. Recommended to us and well worth the visit. Can't believe it is still used on a weekly basis by it's owners and we were able to see their private apartment! The art and museum pieces are amazing, particularly in relation to what else is available to view in Rome.
If you already spent several days in Rome, visited most of the other attractions, and have a fetish to mediocre palaces, then visit this place.
The palazzo is an impressive building with a significant art collection including such masters as Caravaggio and Bernini. It comes with an excellent audio guide. You will spend about an hour here.
Some great art here, hung as it would have been in the 18th century. The visit was enhanced by the excellent commentary from the owners. Recommended!