Palazzo Bonaparte is a 16th-century palazzo that overlooks one of the most fascinating piazzas in Rome, Piazza Venezia. Like most noble palaces in Rome, the building passed through several different families: d’Aste, Rinuccini, Bonaparte, Misciatelli, until its present owners, Assitalia (Generali Insurance).
The palace underwent an important renovation in 2017 bringing the aging building to its former splendor, particularly to that of the early 19th century when it was the home of Letizia Bonaparte, mother to Napolean. Here she enjoyed the last years of her life, secluded but at the center of everything.
In 2019 Palazzo Bonaparte opened its doors for the first time in history as Rome’s newest premiere exhibition space. The debut show is dedicated to Secret Impressionists, featuring works by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin, and many others.
Featured image and images of Palazzo Bonaparte provided by the museum’s official site.
Visiting Palazzo Bonaparte
Palazzo Bonaparte is located at Piazza Venezia, 5 at the intersection of the piazza with Via del Corso. The piazza is a major stop for many bus lines, or an easy walk from the Colosseo metro stop, along Via dei Fori Imperiali.
The palazzo will be open for the public exhibition Impressionisti Segreti Monday through Friday from 9am t0 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 9pm.
Tickets to view the exhibition are €15 per adult (€7 for children 4-11).
Exhibition: Impressionisti Segreti
The exhibition opened on October 6, 2019 and will show until March 8, 2020. The exhibition will feature works by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Pissarro, Sisley, Caillebotte, Morisot, Gonzalès, Gauguin, Signac, Van Rysselberghe e Cross, many of which from private collections and rarely exhibited for public view.
For more information about visiting Palazzo Bonaparte, purchase tickets or browse upcoming exhibitions, visit the museum’s official website.
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