The Galleria Colonna In Rome

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The Galleria Colonna In Rome, Italy

After a long restoration, the 19th century Galleria Colonna (Palazzo della Galleria Colonna) is open again; it was dedicated to Alberto Sordi on December 7 2003. With entrances along Via del Corso and Via Santa Maria, the gallery is open from 8am to 10pm, and a powerful air-conditioning system keeps out the summer heat and winter cold.

For those who saw the classic Audrey Hepburn film, Roman Holiday, this spectacular private palazzo, with its 17th-century Sala Grande, is already familiar to you. In it, Hepburn, playing a princess, held a press conference where she bid an elegant adieu to the handsome reporter she'd fallen in love with, Gregory Peck.

Within the precincts of the palace are the church of Santi Apostoli and the Galleria Colonna, built by Antonio del Grande and Girolamo Fontana in the 17th century. The gallery contains a famous collection of pictures originally founded by Cardinal Girolamo Colonna. This consists mainly of works by 17th and 18th century masters (including Veronese "Portrait of a Nobleman"; Tintoretto "Portrait of Onofrio Panvinios" and "Narcissus"; the "Portrait of Lucrezia Tomacelli Colonna" ascribed to Van Dyke and a ceiling painting.

Hours: Sat only 9am-1pm
Prices: Admission 7€ ($11) or 5.50€ ($8.80) for those under 10 and over 65

Galleria Colonna Srl - Piazza SS. Apostoli 66 - 00187 - Roma - Italia
In front of piazza Colonna
Tel: +39 06.6784350 - +39 69921022 - +39 06.6794362
Fax: +39 06.6794638

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