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Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia

Palazzo Chigi Di Ariccia

Located in the heart of the Castelli Romani just a few kilometers from Rome andè It belonged to the same family of’ eponymous Roman palace, now the seat of the Italian government.

This is a great Baroque residence, imposing as a royal palace, designed by Bernini for the pope's family Alexander VII Chigi, that keeps intact its decor and l’ original ambient and architectural context.

it overlooks the square of Corte in the center of Ariccia, a unique example of Baroque urban planning applied to a peripheral center, andè surrounded by a large park with lush Mediterranean vegetation, celebrated by writers and poets such as Goethe, Stendhal, D’ Annunzio, artists Hackert, Corot, Turner and many others .

Visit it means find themselves suddenly catapulted into the past, in the Grand youè cle Bernini, Galileo and Sun King: a kind of star-gate of‘ 600, in which the story does not have an abstract dimension, far and metaphysics, as in the books, butè a’ concrete experience.

Thereè a museum in the traditional sense, ieè a container of works d’ art without più house, merged in museums for the loss of the original places, tampered with, destroyed or transformed in’ use, but a large historic home with all its furniture and its functions remained unchanged. A treasure chest of unique past in the world of its kind.&Nbsp;

It preserves precious furnishings Bernini, saved rare decorated leather seventeenth century masterpieces by Bernini, Salvator Rosa, Pier Francesco Mola, Baciccio Cavalier d’ Arpino, Mattia Preti and many others.È also home to the Museum of Roman Baroque, with paintings of‘ 600 and‘ 700, received prestigious through donations.

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Piazza di Corte, 15
00072 Ariccia

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