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Museo Napoleonico

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Published 04/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Housed in an opulent collection of velvet-and-crystal salons that hauntingly capture the fragile charm of early-19th-century Rome, this small museum in the Palazzo Primoli contains a specialized and rich collection of Napoléon memorabilia, including a bust by Canova of the general's sister, Pauline Borghese (as well as a plaster cast of her left bust). You may well ask why this outpost of Napoléon is in Rome, but in 1798 the French emperor had made a grab for it, kidnapping Pope Pius VII and proclaiming his young son the King of Rome–-though it all ultimately came to naught. Upstairs is the Museo Mario Praz.

Sight Information

Address:

Palazzo Primoli, Piazza di Ponte Umberto I, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy

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Phone:

06-68806286

Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Sun. 10–6

Published 04/25/2016

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