Eyes of Rome

Exclusive Palazzo Colonna & Doria Pamphilij Palace

Exclusive access to Colonna Palace with optional extension to Princess Isabel's Apartment. Doria Pamphilj Gallery is part of the itinerary.

Focus

  • Art
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Get to know the intricate history of two noble families in Rome at the time of the Papacy and learn untold secrets and palazzo intrigues

The Doria Pamphili gallery and mansion are two of the largest in Europe still owned by their founder family. The palace is famous for its amazing 1000 rooms

Take the opportunity to see masterpieces by Pinturicchio, Cosmè Tura, Carracci, Guido Reni, Tintoretto, Salvator Rosa, Bronzino, Guercino, Veronese, Vanvitelli, Raffello, Caravaggio, and many others

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

09:30

TRANSFER

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included

NOT AVAILABLE

Saturday

What's Included

- Expert and qualified private tour guide - Exclusive Access to the Colonna Palace - Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation

Not Included/ Optional Extras

- Transfer from the hotel or accommodation to the site - Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Colonna Palace
  • Doria Pamphilj Palace
  • The 13th century palace home to an Ancient Roman column situated directly in the middle of the courtyard. It is said that the Palace was the temporary home of the great Poet and comedian, Dante, during his visits to Rome. The Art gallery houses masterpieces from the Renaissance and Baroque ages as well as impressive frescos completed by Filippo Gherardi.
  • The site in central Rome has a high class history through its large complex. Previously one the most important inhabited palaces in the Rome, it is also larger than many royal palaces throughout Europe. The prestigious collection within the palace includes works of Art and important paintings, although one of the most beautiful and photographed areas of the Palace is the Gallery of Mirrors.

Tour description

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.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome operates on a Full Refund Policy of the amount paid during the booking for cancellations made with 30-days minimum notice
  • For cancellations/amendments requested from 30 to 3 days from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge or hold from the downpayment % of your booking
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 72 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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