I chuckle when I read articles telling tourists they can see Rome in a day.
I have lived here for six years and visited regularly for three years prior and I still haven’t seen everything this city has to offer.
One of the places on my list was the Galleria Doria Pamphilj . Note: Sometimes the name is spelled with a “i”.
I have been to the café several times but never to the museum. Last week I finally went.
Bellissimo. It’s the largest palazzo in Rome that is still owned by the family. There are free audio guides (subject to availability). Prince Jonathan Pamphilj’s narration is fantastic. He really makes the rooms come alive and it’s very interesting to hear his stories about growing up in the palazzo. Jonathan and his family live in one of the apartments on the upper level of the palazzo, as does his sister Gesine and her family.
There are over 550 works of art. The Doria Pamphilj family has one of the biggest private art collections in Rome. Fortunately for art lovers, the collection is opened to the public.
For me the highlights were the Caravaggios, the ballroom, and the Velázquez.
Photos: Doria Pamphilj
Open every day from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Last entry 6.00 p.m.
Closed: 25th December, 1st January, Easter.
We inform our visitors that the Palazzo Doria Pamphili is open to the public November 1st, April 25th, May 1st.
Full price: €11,00 (audio guide included – subject to availability)
Concessions or Groups, children and young adults between 6 and 26 years old: €7.50
Schools/ University: 5,00 €
Concessions for school groups with prior reservation by fax or e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
All cards are accepted except Am.Ex & Diners
Entrance: Via del Corso, 305 – Rome
Tel: +39 06 / 6797323
Fax: +39 06 / 6780939