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Palazzo Corsini

  • Via della Lungara 10 Map It
  • Trastevere
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 04/26/2016

Fodor's Review

A brooding example of Baroque style, the palace (once home to Queen Christina of Sweden) is across the road from the Villa Farnesina and houses part of the 16th- and 17th-century sections of the collection of the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica. Among the star paintings in this manageably sized collection are Rubens'sSt. Sebastian and Caravaggio's St. John the Baptist. Stop in if only to climb the 17th-century stone staircase, itself a drama of architectural shadows and sculptural voids. Behind, but separate from, the palazzo is the University of Rome's Orto Botanico (€8; Apr.–Oct., Mon.–Sat. 9–6:30; Nov.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 9–5:30), home to 3,500 species of plants, with various greenhouses around a stairway/fountain with 11 jets.

Sight Information


Via della Lungara 10, Rome, Latium, 00165, Italy

Map It


06-68802323-for Galleria Corsini; 06-32810-for Galleria Corsini tickets; 06-49912436-for Orto Botanico

Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Wed.–Mon. 8:30–7:30

Published 04/26/2016


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