- The monumental central staircase was designed by the great neoclassical architect Giuseppe Valadier. It incorporates 18 red granite columns originally used by the Emperor Caligula
- Make sure to check out the exquisite original design drawing for the Trevi Fountain, which is on display here
- Check out Tommaso Cuccioni's incredible old photo of the Pantheon. You’ll see the building's infamous bell towers, added in the 17th century then taken down in 1892, when they realized the Pantheon didn't need any 'bells and whistles'. At all.
Palazzo Braschi was built by architect Cosimo Morelli for Pope Pius VI’s nephew Luigi Braschi Onesti. When the family hit money troubles, they sold the building to the Italian State, which opened the Museum of Rome here in 1952. Now owned by the City of Rome, it houses a superb collection of more than 100,000 works of art, including paintings, drawings, photographs, statues, furniture, and costumes.
This palace, designed at great expense by famous architect Cosimo Morelli, is stunning. The interior has a remarkable staircase with 18 red granite columns originally used by Emperor Caligula, designed by Giuseppe Valadier. Follow the staircase up to the exhibition spaces, where you can see an impressive array of arts and crafts.
Highlights include: fragments of beautiful medieval frescoes from the demolished Roman church of Santa Maria in Vincis; fragments of mosaics from the medieval St. Peter’s Basilica; portrait busts of members of leading papal families, such as the Odeschalchi, Corsini, Chigi, and Braschi; paintings by artists such as Giovanni Paolo Panini and Bartolemeo Pinelli portraying Roman ceremonies and festivities; and a fascinating collection of photographs, furniture, clothing, sedan chairs, and ceramics.
Afterwards, grab a snack at the delightful café, which has direct access onto Piazza Navona.
Piazza di San Pantaleo, 10 - Piazza Navona, 2
- Rome City Map
- Entrance Ticket to Palazzo Braschi - Museum of Rome
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- Underground A line - stop Spagna plus 15min walk
- Bus 70 - stop corso vittorio sant’andrea della valle plus 5min walk