Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna

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Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna

Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
About
Right in the center of Rome, close to Piazza Venezia, Palazzo Colonna is one of the greatest Barocco Palaces of the eternal city. The impressive Colonna's Collections of paintings, sculptures and furniture from the 14th to the 18th century are unique and part of the roman history. The Colonna Gallery is open to the public every Saturday morning from 9 am to 1,15 pm (last entrance) from Via della Pilotta 17. All other days, including Saturday afternoon, private visits by appointment. Free guided tour (every Saturday): - in Italian at 10.00 And 11.00 Am - in French at 10.30 Am - in English at 12 am Private visits on request are available every day of the year. We also recommend a visit to the stunning Princess Isabelle Apartment with its incredible Van Wittel and Flemish Collections and the Pinturicchio frescoes.
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Neighbourhood: Trevi
A non-stop photo and souvenir opportunity, Trevi is all about action. From early morning through the wee hours, the piazza surrounding Trevi Fountain hosts a never-ending flow of tourists hoping to make a wish or take a selfie. Clever restaurants, charming gelaterias, uncanny bars, kitsch shops, and a range of hotels make up the local landscape. Beneath the bustle are the remains of an ancient neighbourhood that you can visit by heading over to a repertoire cinema and asking for a peek underground. There is something for everyone, but if peace and quiet are what you seek, plan to visit in the early morning hours.
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 10 min walk
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marine z
aix en provence6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Wow! What a visit! Went as a family, 3 kids 9/11/13 years old, and 3 adults. It was just the most amazing experience. Our English speaking guide Rebecca was just incredible, specialised in children’s visits, she kept them extremely interested and involved during the whole time. Asking questions, patiently answering all their many many questions. A week after they keep talking about it. Plus she gave a handout for the children to take home with lots of fun facts to remember everything. I would love to visit all of Rome with her. Highly recommend it. The palazzo and the gardens are just unique.
Written 25 November 2021
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Jean
Wilmington, DE69 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Beautiful art collection and palace. Very disappointed with the refusal to honor complete ticket purchases in advance to see the apartment. Staff very curt and far from welcoming.
Written 29 September 2021
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We are very sorry to read your complain. We really don't understand how this could have happen. Our staff is renewed to be always very kind and welcoming and there must have been an unpleasant misunderstanding. Please accept our deepest apologies. Kind regards Patrizia Piergiovanni Director Galleria Colonna
Written 6 October 2021
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Mari A
Paris, France3 contributions
May 2021
Palazzo Colonna remains one of Rome's best-kept secrets. The wealth of the collections, coupled with an exquisite palace and royal treatment of visitors makes for a unique visit. Every single museum guard we spoke with was knowledgeable about the collections, providing us with mini guided tours along the way. And what's unique is that the Colonna family still owns and manages the palace, which gives the place a living feel and human touch. Visiting Palazzo Colonna is an experience almost out of this world.
Written 4 June 2021
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GravyDavyFtFun
Fort Collins, CO21 contributions
Mar 2021
A truly magnificent collection - stunning. For me, best of Rome along with Capitoline and Borghese gallery. So close to Piazza Venezia, but unless someone tells you its there, you wouldn't know. Magnificent art, wonderful rooms, great history. All made more special by our excellent guide Massimo. You have to book a tour these days (and English ones are infrequent) but well worth the effort.
Written 5 March 2021
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Simplyvirtuoso
37 contributions
Sep 2020
Open on Saturdays only, make sure you do this first! Absolutely breathtaking palace, art and gardens ( buy the gardens ticket), The gardens are not extraordinary, but you would be missing out if you don’t visit them.
Written 26 September 2020
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chicas77
roma9 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
We discovered a surprising hidden treasure today !! Thanks to @Rebecca Harden, a very special guide who allowed us to appreciate the the gallery, explaining interesting stories in a funny way, suitable also for our children ❤️❤️
Written 12 September 2020
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jvlseattle
Foligno, Italy86 contributions
Aug 2020
We decided ro check this out after seeing a web site about this palazzo. It is truly a hidden gem in Rome. Each room had some works by incredible artists. The garden is expansive and is literally a breath of fresh air in the city. What a treasure.
Written 26 August 2020
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TandemSpirits
Foligno, Italy503 contributions
Aug 2020
To visit Palazzo Colonna is an amazing experience. If I were your travel agent and you asked me a place you must visit in Rome, this would be the place. Not only is it unique in that it one of the oldest private residences in Rome, but it is still owned by the original Colonnas after 8 centuries. Even more amazing is that they open their "home" to the public every Saturday (9am-1:30pm) and, if you've purchased a full ticket, you can wander freely through the palace, the garden and Princess Isabella's apartment. Others have mentioned this, but I think it's important: this is a very well organized operation. You can basically wander at your own pace. You can get up close to the art, furniture, etc. There is staff there to answer any and all of your questions. The atmosphere is welcoming and generous. You feel at home.
On a personal note; in Isabella's apartment there is an incredible collection of Bruegel the Elder paintings. I was stunned. This was a real treat.
Written 23 August 2020
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discerning_voyages
Hong Kong, China26 contributions
Aug 2020
Aside from the fantastic art collection, this was the best visitor experience I had in Rome by far. I have to compliment the Galleria Colonna management for running things so well, and I look forward to coming back again in the future. Such little details add up to a perfect visit:
- fast, friendly response to my email with a booking enquiry.
- efficient, friendly ticket office which explained the ticket options (I really recommend you do a comprehensive visit with the garden and the apartment).
- every visitor gets a booklet which is an index of the paintings, so you can correspond the painting number and look up the artist (though many of the paintings have a label in any case). The booklet also has a description of each room and mentions the highlights.
- water cooler and plastic cups to rehydrate - important in summer!
- plenty of seating to rest your legs and admire the environment.
- The place is not like a traditional museum with endless rope barriers, everything is very tastefully managed to let you experience the architecture and the art as if you were a visitor to the palazzo, not a tourist. They trust you to get close to the art and look at the painting or tapestry detail.
- the staff around the gallery are not just for security, they are extremely knowledgable and very clearly passionate about the palazzo and the art and every single one I spoke to was very friendly and gave me fantastic extra details and insight into the history. Some of them spent 10 minutes or more talking to me, pointing out the highlights and giving me valuable extra insight. This was delivered in English though I heard them also speaking other languages.
Written 9 August 2020
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Sue W
Maroochydore, Australia26 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We visited Palazzo Colonna with our 15 year old daughter and our Italian friends, and just when we thought our experience of Rome couldn’t get any better, it did! This palace, open only on Saturdays to those lucky enough to know about it is full of masterpieces, tapestries, sculptures and even a cannonball fired by the French army in 1849 still lodged in the steps of the Great Hall. It has been a private residence of the Colonna family since the end of the 12th century and as such, feels more authentic than a museum. The private apartments of princess Isabella are well worth including in your ticket. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming- we stayed for ages. And ladies- make a point of visiting the powder room, a small gallery in itself complete with gold embossed paper hand towels!
Written 6 July 2020
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