Barberini Palace is another Roman palace worth visiting for its splendor and collection of art. When Maffei Barberini became Pope Urban VIII in 1623 he decided to build a grand family palazzo.
Bernini was commissioned to design the facade overlooking the garden and staircase. Borromini was commissioned to design the spiral staircase and windows to the top story of the palace. The most dazzling room is the Gran Salone, with its illusionist ceiling frescoes by Pietro Da Cortona.
The Barberini collection is mainly of Italian painting of the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries with works by Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Lorenzo Lotto, Andrea del Sarto, Perugino, Caravaggio, Canaletto and Raphael.Judith and Holofernes: By Caravaggio.
- Tuesday to Sunday, from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm
Closed: Monday, 25 December, 1 January
Tickets: 5 Euro for person
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