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Galleria Nazionale di Arte Antica

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Address: Via della Lungara, 10 | Palazzo Corsini, 00165 Rome, Italy
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Palazzo Corsini houses an impressive collection of "ancient art." Go for the over the top decorations of the walls and ceilings as well as the art. They have Rubens, Caravaggios... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Deliberately went here for the Judith and Holofernes piece. That was worth it but the rest is rather disappointing, most of the rooms were closed off and the museum wasn't cheap. Additionally, it was cash only? I really think cash only establishments are restricting themselves because I (like many others) like to spend money in the gift shop.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We decided to try galleria Corsini after our wonderful visit to Galleria Barberini. What a disappointment, most of the masterpieces where on loan and substituted by second rate works. We only could enjoy a Reni's Saint John the Baptist. I would like them to inform the visitors before the entrance, so we could choose between an adknowledged visit and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A wonderful palace with enough to not be overwhelming or tiring, but impressive and enjoyable. Afterwards, get drinks across the street and sit on the grass in front of the palace. An enjoyable and straight walk to Trevi from here . One of my favorite places in Rome ! Some really beautiful sights in this palace.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We visited here after touring Villa Farnesina across the street. We had trouble finding this Galleria, though our map showed it in a large building. We couldn't see any signs outside the building, nor were there any immediately inside. We got on an elevator, which fortunately had a sign indicating the floor of the Galleria. This small gallery is supposed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I would only recommend this place if you've already visited most of the other Palazzos and Museums in Rome. This used to be the home of a wealthy papal family and therefore they have several paintings and artworks - I specially loved the antique throne. But was personally not blown away from any paintings; perhaps it's that I had recently... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Palazzo Corsini houses an impressive collection of "ancient art." Go for the over the top decorations of the walls and ceilings as well as the art. They have Rubens, Caravaggios and mostly other Italian artists but the collection as a whole is so worthwhile. Remarkably very few other visitors when we went (mid November) which for me makes the experience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Much like Palazzo Barberini, the Corsini is not crowded with tourists, but is crowded with world class art. This is a very special museum for those wanting to quietly engage with some of the best art from the Renaissance on....and with no crowds to destroy your visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini is an art gallery housed in a lovely palazzo. The masterpiece of the collection is a St. John the Baptist by Caravaggio, but there are some other worthy works of art as well. Large laminated cards for each room provide details regarding the works (Italian and English). Combine this with a visit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Palazzo Corsini (€5) is a Baroque style palace built by the Corsini family between 1730-1740 in the Trastevere area of Rome. Located just across from the Villa Farnesina estate, this is one of the host locations for the important national Gallery of Art, making it a potentially rewarding stop for those who enjoy Italian artworks. The National Gallery collection found... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Just off the beaten path - located in Trastevere and across the street from the Villa Farnesina, you will find the Palazzo Corsini. It is a late baroque palace erected for the Corsini Family between 1730-1740 and based on the designs of Ferdinanado Fuga. It has an imposing staircase, which only the strong should climb. We took the open elevator... More 

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