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“great little art gallery”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Palazzo Barberini

Palazzo Barberini
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Palazzo Barberini National Gallery of Ancient Art
Ranked #98 of 1,485 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: Roman palace worth visiting for its splendor and collection of art, especially its gigantic ceiling fresco of clouds and swirling figures by Italian painter-architect Pietro da Cortona.
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“great little art gallery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2009

This was actually the first art gallery we saw while in Italy. It was very nice. It's less crowded than I would have thought but very interesting. It's also relatively inexpensive to get in.. I thing it was only 5 Euro each.
A downside to the place is no audio guides are available, but fortunately they have information cards in each room that you can pick up that describe the more significant paintings and fresco cellings. We spent about 2.5hrs in here.
You do need to check your bags before entering, and no photos are allowed of course. The worst part I found was Rome is so hot you always feel like you need some water, but it's not allowed inside the gallery so drink up before entering.

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“See the Lion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2006

We visited December 2006.On the via Quatro Fontaine.Worth the trip up the hill ,you have to pass here to visit the four fountains.What a spectacular boundary wall -worth the walk just to see this.Many steps into the building but for once there was also a lift if you need it .Do the steps , see the statues .See the great three dimentionall Stone Lion set in the wall on the way up .I could have brought him home . Great photo opportunity here ! An easy visit just enough not to bore you.I found the cartouche in the first marble fireplace most amusing .Some wonderfull tromplieu work , the usual wonderfull ceilings that you can start to take for granted in Italy. Oils by many truelly famous artists ,though mostly religious subjects.It was interesting to see the famous Holbein of Henry eighth.Bags must be placed in a locker before entering.Security generally is quite strict in Rome -which is reasuring.

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