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Exclusive Colonna Palace and Doria-Pamphilj Palace Tour

The Roman Baroque Art

Category: Eyes of Rome Premiere
Art
Off the beaten path
Italian style

Price from: $705

Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

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We are indeed tour guides but first we are travelers. We understand there might be last minute unforeseen circumstances that might cause a change of plans. When we sat down to write our cancellation policy we decided to think to what Cancellation Policy we would like to have for ourselves for our trips.

The Colonna Palace is a real jewel of Baroque art in Rome's historic city center. Construction of the palace started in the 16th century and lasted for over five hundred years- for this reason Colonna Palace features several architectural styles.

The story of the Colonna family has ancient origins too, and dates back to the 12th century. Your expert guide will tour you through several rooms over two floors of the palace and illustrate this history through tales and anecdotes about this important family.

Upon request, it is also possible to extend your tour with special access to Princess Isabella’s apartments, that have been preserved exactly how they were when the Princess was still alive. 

Continue your tour with a visit to Doria Pamphilj Palace, the colossal, 1000-room family seat, which dates from 1505 and is among the most treasure-filled palaces in Europe, famous for its beautiful inner courtyard and its elegant Renaissance arches. Said to be nearly two-thirds the size of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj may well be the largest private residence in Italy. 

It also houses one of the nation’s most important private art collections, with over 650 works, including masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, and Velázquez. The Doria Pamphilj clan—whose family tree includes the renowned Genoese admiral Andrea Doria and Giovanni Battista Pamphilj, who reigned as Pope Innocent X from 1644 to 1655—is one of just a handful of Rome’s ancient princely families who have survived with their palazzi, fortunes, and staggering art collections intact.

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Summary
  • Approximately 3 hours
  • Layer 1 Kid-friendly tour
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Private Tour Only
  • Suggested starting time
    9:30AM (subject to verification)
  • Not available on Saturday.
  • Included 
    Blue Badge Qualified Guide Admission Tickets | Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation Private Tour Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Not Included 
    Transfer to the site via Taxi (our guide can arrange this) Private Driver (can be arranged upon request)
Standard itinerary
Palazzo Colonna
Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj
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Extra Hour

US$70

Give yourself the freedom to take it easy- add an extra hour to your tour. With a private guide, you set the pace! If you prefer to spend some extra time to learn more, see more, take more photos, or if you have a large group, adding an extra hour ensures a leisurely tour without rushing to fit everything you want to see into the normal 3 hours.

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Handicraft Workshop - Be an Artist for a Day

US$320** Please note: Price is up to 4 people. For bigger groups please send us an email.

In the picturesque atmosphere of Via dei Coronari, street of the antiques, you will take part in the workshop of an Italian artist. This activity is fun for the whole family!. You will learn how to make a fresco or a mosaic. Choose a subject, prepare the surface with the plaster, the drawing, and you will use your brush to give life to the images; or make your own mosaic with a natural glue (water and flour) and fasten the marble or the glass pieces (tesserae) on a wooden support, creating your small masterpiece. Take home your creation to make your Roman holidays even more memorable!

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1. PAY A DEPOSIT

A down payment is only available for selected services purchased with Credit Card at least 3 days before the tour date. If you prefer to pay a deposit, then your remaining balance can be paid on the day of your tour. You can decide between a Cash payment (Euros only) or Credit Card payment (US Dollars):

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(ii) Credit Card payment. The remaining balance will be charged on the same Credit Card provided during your booking in US Dollars on the day of your tour.

2. PAY FULL AMOUNT

If you prefer to pay the entire amount at the time of your booking, you will be charged the amount in US Dollars right away. Tours purchased with less than 72-hours’ notice, or selected tours that require special openings can only be reserved by paying in full.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATION

Eyes of Rome® charges no Cancellation Fee for most tours cancelled with more than 24 hours' notice.

We operate a Full Refund Policy of the amount paid during the booking for cancellations made with 24-hours’ minimum notice. However, for selected tours that require advance booking of tickets, Eyes of Rome® reserves the right to keep the amount spent on tickets and reservations purchased in advance on your behalf. Nevertheless we assure you that we will make every effort to resell tickets and reservations purchased on your behalf in order to avoid you having to pay for them- our main priority is to ensure your satisfaction.

For client No-shows or tours cancelled with less than 24-hours’ notice, we reserve the right to charge the full price of the package.

In order to provide the highest level of service with our top guides and guaranteed tour schedules, amendments or changes require 24-hours’ minimum notice. Eyes of Rome® will make every effort to accommodate your request whenever possible, with no Cancellation Fee. In the event that tickets have been already purchased in your name and can not be moved to a different date or time, please be aware that we might need to purchase new admission tickets for you and the new cost will be added to your bill. Depending on the circumstances we will make every effort to find the most economic solution for you.

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Info about your Exclusive Colonna Palace and Doria-Pamphilj Palace Tour:

  • Private Tour: This is a private tour – your party only.
  • Tour Time: Approximately 3 hours. Adding optional sites will extend your tour time.
  • Tour Start Time: 9:30AM (Subject to verification)
  • Tickets: Admission tickets for each participant are included in the total price. We will provide your fast line tickets access to the sites.
  • Children Tour for Free: Children aged 17 and under tour free with paying parents. However reduced tickets are required for children aged between 6 and 17. Kids between 0 and 5 do not require a ticket.
  • Dress Code: Modest attire is required – knees and shoulders must be covered.
  • Design Your Own Experience: Sites visited are based on the pace of our average client. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can opt to see fewer sites. With a private guide, your tour is catered to your interests and activity level.
  • Mobility Impaired: Our tours involve a fair amount of walking. Please contact us if you are interested in modifying any of the tours for those who have trouble walking.
  • Guide Requests: Eyes of Rome will make every effort to schedule the guide you have requested, however, sometimes it is not possible due to schedule conflicts or time off. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.