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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini, Rome

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini - Rome, Italy
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini
Via della Lungara 10, Rome, Italy 00165Map
+39 06 6880 2323
Neighborhood: Trastevere - Testaccio - Aventino - Gianicolo
Overview

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini is a slice of Roman history. Bramante and Michelangelo stayed here, and Queen Cristina of Sweden died in one of the palazzo's apartments in 1689. In 1736, the palace was completely transformed into a residence for Cardinal Corsini. Works by Rubens, Van Dyck and Murillo are on display, as well as Caravaggio's Narcissus. Other artists include Guercino and Fra Angelico. The palazzo is also the seat of the Accademia dei Lincei, a cultural training center that started in the 15th Century. Galileo Galilei was among one of its members. The palazzo was the backdrop for the clash between the papalists and the republicans in 1797 that saw the death of General Francese Duphot.

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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:30 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Type: Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Belli
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