Casino dell'Aurora Pallavicini in Palazzo Rospigliosi

Typology: Art Museum, Private Museum


Address: Via 24 Maggio, 43
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)


Telephone: 06 83467000

Opening times

Open to the public, limited to the central hall frescoed by Guido Reni
on the 1st day of each month (except January)
from 10.00 - 12.00 and from 15.00 - 17.00

Private visits every day of the week, with a maximum of 15/18 days notice

Visit upon booking: Pallavicini administration (info 06 83467000).


Modalità di partecipazione: Free admission


The Pallavicini-Rospigliosi Palace houses a collection that was set upin 1679 by cardinal Lazzaro Pallavicini. It includes paintings by Sandro Botticelli (the triptych with the Transfiguration, St. Jerome, and St. Augustine, and the tondo with the Virgin, the Infant, St. John and two Angels), Luca Signorelli (the Madonna, the Infant, the Baptist and another Saint), Annibale and Ludovico Carracci (Portrait of a noblewoman with a lapdog, Christ heals the born blind), Guido Reni (Andromeda freed by Perseus), Peter Paul Rubens (Christ and the twelve Apostles), Mattia Preti (Rape of Ganymede, Rape of Proserpina, and Rape of Europa), and drawings by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Holy Family and three Angels, which were preparatory studies for the statues of Ponte Sant’Angelo). There are also several landscapes of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. The Casino rises within the boundary wall of the Palace with the famous Aurora, a fresco painted by Guido Reniin 1614 on the ceiling of the great hall and with Landscapes by Paolo Bril on the walls.

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