The palace of wonders. Interview with Prospero Colonna

Jul 25, 2017 1008

“It’s always a thrill to be in such beautiful spaces. There is always something new to discover or be impressed by. It’s not something you can ever get used to, or not notice.” Prince Prospero Colonna, who since his childhood has lived in the magnificent family home on Piazza Santi Apostoli in Rome, shows no uncertainty and is easy to believe: the halls of Palazzo Colonna offer wonder upon wonder, as they have for seven centuries, welcoming twenty-three generations of his aristocratic family as well as thousands of guests and staff.

A single article could never describe all the masterpieces contained in this Baroque treasure chest of art. There are works by Cosmé Tura and Pinturicchio, Gaspar van Wittel and Veronese, Guido Reni and Pietro da Cortona, Guercino and Annibale Carracci, Bronzino and Salvator Rosa.

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