The National Gallery of Ancient Art of Barberini Palace includes works of Caravaggio, Raffaello, Tintoretto and Holbein, among many others. These paintings belong to the Barberini family's huge collected now scattered all over the world. Three important baroque architects—Maderno, Bernini and Borromini—beautifully designed the palace. Look to the two grand staircases leading to the main floor: the larger one was designed by Bernini and the oval one by Borromini. On the first floor, the large ceiling of the Salone (main hall) was completely frescoed by Piertro da Cortona and depicts the triumph of Pope Urban VIII belonging to the Barberini family. You'll notice the family symbol of a bee painted or sculpted everywhere in the building!
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