Barberini Palace & Museum

by / Friday, 10 February 2012 / Published in Tours in Rome
Triumph of Divine Providence

The Barberini Palace is more than an Art Gallery. It was the family residence of Pope Maffeo Barberini (Urban VIII) . Competing with the most prestigious noble dynasties of Rome, the Pope commissioned architects Maderno,  Bernini and Borromini to build this sumptuous residence.

Caravaggio's: Judith Beheading Holofernes

Caravaggio's: Judith Beheading Holofernes

The painting decoration of the interior was executed by the best artists of the Baroque including Pietro da Cortona that frescoed the main hall with one of Rome’s most impressive artworks!

I will take you through the numerous rooms of the palace that house an incredible collection of Italian Painting.

You will see masterpieces by Guido Reni  (Saint Cecilia)  , Caravaggio ( Judith Beheading Holofernes)  -, Andrea Sacchi, Raphael ( the Baker’s Daughter) and many more.

This museum is a must see site for  any visitor of Rome!

Raphael's Fornarina

Raphael's Fornarina

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