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Museo Napoleonico

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Published 06/07/2016

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 sent his troops to Rome, 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.

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

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Published 06/07/2016


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