Palazzo Altemps

Palazzo Altemps

A few steps away from Piazza Navona, in Palazzo Altemps, the superb Renaissance residence of’ eponymous Cardinal rich in frescoes and valuable decorations are on display collections of ancient statues of the great Roman noble families, also they include Egyptian testimonies. One such organization is the collection Boncompagni , with magnogreci masterpieces such as the Ludovisi Throne , Hellenistic as the group of Galata suicide and as the imperial sarcophagus with battle scenes known as Grande Ludovisi . È visible to the public from 2013 l’ exposure of the archaeological collection of Evan Gorga. The museumè così open to the theme of collecting d’ beginning of the twentieth century that draws on the antique market, and the findings of the great excavations of that’ era, putting a comparison with that of the great Renaissance families of the sixteenth and seventeenth century, told from the prestigious collections of Palazzo Altemps. The seat of the National Roman Museum Palazzo Altemps illustrates an exemplary l’ emergence of collectors in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. The passion for beautiful things, but also the willà to show the economic strength and political power of the family, lead the Roman families to the collection of masterpieces. L’ aristocracy of the cityà ;, no doubt helped by the archaeological wealth of Rome, rivals in collecting glories. The numerous works conserved in the museum and from the collections of the families sculptures Altemps, Boncompagni, Mattei, and marble reliefs Brancaccio and Dragon. the great religious and political importance to the Altemps highlights undoubtedly in the church of Mercy and Sant’ Aniceto thatè known not only for its extraordinary wealth of gilded stucco, colored marble, painted and pearl inlays, but also becauseéÈ l’&rsquo only to church, inside a private residence to house the relics of a saint, that of Aniceto, one of the first popes . To honor the memory of the saint was called Pomarancio (Antonio Circignani), author of the frescoes with the history of Aniceto martyrdom.È where Gabriele D’ Annunzio married memorize options In 1883 Maria Hardouin di Gallese, family last inherits Palazzo Altemps in 1887 before becoming propertyà of the Holy See.


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Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, 46
00186 Roma


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