Program

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Visit to Galleria Colonna

Galleria Colonna houses one of the most prestigious art collections in Rome. The greatest art is from the 17th century, and the collection embraces many grand masters as for example Guido Reni, Guercino and Tintoretto. Moreover, the beautifully decorated rooms of the palace compete with the art itself.

Galleria Colonna a visit through the history of the family and the architecture of the building from the 13th Century till now. A tour of the magnificent chambers of the Palace, that shows the fresco decorations and the many masterpieces that belonged to the Colonna family. The Gallery intends to celebrates Marcantonio Colonna’s victory over the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. The first room known as the Sala della Colonna Bellica represents the presentation of Marcantonio to the Virgin Mary on the vault and shows a splendid painting of the mannerist painter Bronzino from Florence.

The visit continues into the Grand Room, Sala Grande, finely decorated by Guercino, Salvator Rosa, Jacopo Tintoretto, Francesco Salviati, Guido Reni, Giovanni Lanfranco and many other influent artists of that period. From this chamber we will proceed to the Sala dell’Apoteosi di Martino V where Annibale Carracci’s famous Beaneater is displayed.