The Quirinal Palace displays 20 monumental tapestries designed by Italian mannerist artists Jacopo Pontormo and Agnolo Bronzino.
Commissioned by Cosimo dè Medici, the tapestries or arazzi depict the Old Testament stories of Joseph and were produced by master weavers in the mid-16th century.
Originally displayed at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the collection was divided in 1882, at the bequest of the House of Savoy, between Florence and the Quirinal Palace in Rome.
This exhibition sees the tapestries reunited for the first time since then, however following their display at the upcoming Expo 2015 in Milan, the tapestries will be divided once more, returning to their respective homes in Rome and Florence.
Free entry. Tues-Sun 10.00-13.00 and 15.30-18.30. Sun 08.30-12.00.
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Il Principe dei Sogni
Palazzo del Quirinale, Piazza del Quirinale.
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