Rome Travel Guide

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Palazzo Corsini

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

Published 06/20/2007

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's St. Sebastian Healed by Angels 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, home to 3,500 species of plants, with various greenhouses around a stairway/fountain with 11 jets.

Sight Information

Address:

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

Map It

Phone:

06-68802323-Galleria Corsini; 06-32810-Galleria Corsini tickets; 06-49917107-Orto Botanico

Sight Details:

  • Galleria Corsini €12, including entrance to Palazzo Barberini; Orto Botanico €8
  • Closed Tues.

Published 06/20/2007

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