Rome's palaces open to public in November

Privately owned palaces open for Palazzi di Roma a Porte Aperte.

Some of Rome’s most magnificent houses will be open to the public from 1-30 November as part of the third edition of Palazzi di Roma a Porte Aperte, organised by Turismo Culturale Italiano.

There will be guided tours of the palaces, many of which are in private ownership and are rarely opened to the public. The list includes Palazzo Brancaccio, Palazzo Capranica, Palazzo Carpegna, Palazzo Cardelli, Palazzo Falconieri, Palazzo Tonti, Palazzo Rondinini, Palazzo Orsini Taverna, and Palazzo Baldassini alle Coppelle.

Inside the doors of these buildings is a wealth of artistic and architectural jewels, from Renaissance times to neoclassicism, by Italian masters such as Peruzzi, Raphael, Sangallo, Vignola, Vasari, Caravaggio, Guido Reni, Guercino, Vasanzio, Bernini, Canova and Valadier.

There are also several excursions by bus, including Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Valmontone, Palazzo Rospigliosi in Zagarolo, Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia, Palazzo Altieri in Oriolo Romano and Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola.

The cost to visit each house is €10, with a small additional charge added by some locations.

Visitors must reserve in advance, tel. 0645421593 (Mon-Fri 10.00-13.00/15.00-18.00) or to find out more information email porteaperte@turismoculturale.org or see website.

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