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Museo Mario Praz

  • Via Zanardelli 1 Map It
  • Piazza Navona

Published 04/25/2016

Fodor's Review

On the top floor of the Palazzo Primoli—the same building (separate entrance) that houses the Museo Napoleonico—is one of Rome's most unusual museums. As if in preserved in amber, the apartment in which the famous Italian essayist Mario Praz lived survives intact, decorated with a lifetime's accumulation of delightful Baroque and Neoclassical art and antiques, arranged and rearranged to create symmetries that take the visitor by surprise like the best trompe-l'oeil. As author of The Romantic Sensibility and A History of Interior Decoration, Praz was fabled for his taste for the arcane and the bizarre; here his reputation for the same lives on. You are obliged to follow a custodian through the museum; the visit takes about 50 minutes and may be made at the following times: 9, 10, 11, noon, 1, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30.

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Via Zanardelli 1, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Sun. 9–2 and 2:30–7:30 (ticket office closes 1 hr early)

Published 04/25/2016


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