Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

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Rome: Palazzo Doria Pamphilj Reserved Entrance

1. Rome: Palazzo Doria Pamphilj Reserved Entrance

The Gallery is the part of Palazzo Doria Pamphilj behind which lies the most interesting and oldest history, made up of nobility, politics and the unions between some of the most important noble families. The Masterpieces: the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj has housed for centuries this unique private collection. It is not only the quality and the value of the masterpieces that is remarkable but also their great number: there are so many that completely cover of the walls of the apartments and the wings of the fantastic galleries. You will find Caravaggio, Tiziano e Raffaello and many other well known Italian artists amongst the art collection housed in the gallery.

Rome: Rooftop Bar Opera Show

2. Rome: Rooftop Bar Opera Show

An exciting Opera concert, with the protagonists of the Operas by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Bellini, awaits you on the Rooftop “La Grande Bellezza”. It is a terrace only recently opened to the public which is already renowned to be one of the most beautiful in Rome. It is in fact the only rooftop that, from the heart of the historic center, gives you a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, from the top of the historic and sumptuous Pamphilj Palace to Piazza Navona. It was here that scenes of the Oscar-winning film “The Great Beauty” were filmed. In this prestigious environment you can attend an exclusive rooftop event. An aperitif will be served, which will consist of a drink of white or red wines or non-alcoholic drinks. You will also be able to choose from a rich selection of Italian cheese, cold meats, and sparkling wine for a final toast with the artists.

Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour

3. Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour

On this 3-hour evening walking tour you’ll meet your guide at Piazza del Popolo, where churches, fountains, and monuments tastefully embellish the square. Walk up to the Pincio Terrace to admire the sunset over Rome and enjoy breathtaking views over the city. Visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Continue your walk to the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome one day. Visit Piazza della Rotonda and admire the exterior of the historic Pantheon. Built in 27 B.C. the Pantheon was dedicated to all the Roman gods. In the 7th century, it was converted to a church dedicated to Mary and the martyrs. It is also the resting place of some major Renaissance artists, including Raffaello. Admire Bernini’s magnificent 4 Rivers Fountain in the center of iconic Piazza Navona. The square also features other important sculptural and architectural creations, including the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by Borromini, Palazzo Pamphili, the Neptune Fountain at the northern end, and the Moor Fountain at the southern end. End your evening walk at Campo de' Fiori, a site that at one time was noted for races and executions. In the center of the square you’ll see the statue of Giordano Bruno. Today Campo de’ Fiori is a busy marketplace in the morning and a center of nightlife after the sun goes down. It’s the perfect place to continue your evening in the Eternal City after your guided tour.

Rome: Doria Pamphilj Gallery Private Tour

4. Rome: Doria Pamphilj Gallery Private Tour

Visit the Doria-Pamphilj Gallery located in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. Discover a vast private collection of artwork distributed across 4 wings with a private, local guide. See the various works listed in chronological order from floor to ceiling. Of particular significance are Titian’s "Salome with the Head of John the Baptist" and two early works of Caravaggio: "Rest on Flight to Egypt" and "Penitent Magdalen." See other works by Raphael, Tintoretto, Bernini, and various Flemish masters while learning about the history of the gallery and its artwork from your guide.

Rome: Noble Palaces Audio Tour and National Museum

5. Rome: Noble Palaces Audio Tour and National Museum

Enjoy a smart, self-guided walking audio tour through some of Rome’s most beautiful sights with your smartphone. The itinerary will take you to the city’s artistic masterpieces, including the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Chigi. Discover the stories behind the most powerful and glamorous dynasties in Rome, as you walk through the palaces that have become their historical legacies. Also included in your package is a ticket to the Roman National Museum, including four entrances. Explore breathtaking collections of art created by the greatest painters in history, as well as ancient statues. Take a leap three centuries into the past as you wander the rooms, decorated with precious furnishings preserved in their original state.

Rome: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Luxury Vehicle

6. Rome: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Luxury Vehicle

See the most important sites of Rome from the comfort of a Mercedes E-Class sedan or minivan, while a licensed guide gives you an introduction to the history of attractions such as the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill and the Bocca della Verità. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive to the heart of Ancient Rome and stop in front of the triumphal Arch of Constantine. Take in the impressive views from where the Roman emperors would enter the city after their victorious battles. Continue to the Roman Forum to see the ruins of the great temples of the Roman Republic. Learn how the everyday citizens would gather in the Forum, and then let off steam at the gladiator contests of the Colosseum, the Roman Republic’s mightiest arena. Drive past the Bocca della Verità (“Mouth of Truth”) on the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, and continue to Piazza Venezia for a beautiful view of Capitoline Hill. Next, explore the temple of all gods, and one of the most intact monuments of the Roman Empire, at the Pantheon. Marvel at Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (“Fountain of Four Rivers”) in Piazza Navona, and admire Borromini’s church of Sant’Agnese in Agone. The glorious piazza is completed by the frescoes of Pietro da Cortona on the Palazzo Pamphilj. End on St. Peter's Square to see Bernini’s glorious Tuscan colonnades embracing "The maternal arms of Mother Church."

Highlights of Rome: City Center 3-Hour Walking Tour

7. Highlights of Rome: City Center 3-Hour Walking Tour

Your 3-hour private guided walk begins at the Spanish Steps, next to the Barcaccia Fountain in the middle of the square. From here your guide will lead you to the Trevi Fountain, regarded as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. There’s a lot more than just beauty behind this famous fountain as you’ll soon hear from your guide. This tour of Rome’s squares and fountains continues to the Pantheon, built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. The dome of the Pantheon, constructed in ancient times, is the largest in the world. After spending some time at the Pantheon, head to Piazza Navona, the delight of Baroque Rome, with architectural elements and sculptures by masters such as Bernini (Fountain of the 4 Rivers), Borromini, Rainaldi (the Church of St. Agnes in Agony), and da Cortona (the frescoes in the Palazzo Pamphili). Continue your walk to Campo de ‘Fiori. Since 1869 this square has been home to a colorful local market. Next your guide will show you the place of Julius Caesar’s assassination, known as Area Sacra di Largo di Torre Argentina. The final stop on your guided walk is at the Vittoriano, commemorating the unification of Italy. Work on this monument began in 1885, and it was inaugurated in 1911 in honor of Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy, the first king of Italy.

Rome: Guided City Walking Tour with Pantheon

8. Rome: Guided City Walking Tour with Pantheon

Your 3-hour private guided walking tour will begin at the Spanish Steps, next to the Barcaccia Fountain in the middle of the square. From here your guide will lead you to the Trevi Fountain, which is known as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. There’s a lot more than just beauty behind this famous fountain as you’ll soon hear from your guide. This tour of Rome’s squares and fountains continues to the Pantheon, built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. The dome of the Pantheon, constructed in ancient times, is the largest in the world. After spending some time at the Pantheon, head to Piazza Navona, the delight of Baroque Rome, with architectural elements and sculptures by masters such as Bernini (Fountain of the 4 Rivers), Borromini, Rainaldi (the Church of St. Agnes in Agony), and da Cortona (the frescoes in the Palazzo Pamphili). Continue your walk to Campo de ‘Fiori. Since 1869 this square has been home to a colorful local market. Next your guide will show you the place of Julius Caesar’s assassination, known as Area Sacra di Largo di Torre Argentina. The final stop on your guided walk is at the Vittoriano, commemorating the unification of Italy. Work on this monument began in 1885, and it was inaugurated in 1911 in honor of Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy, the first king of Italy.

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What people are saying about Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 922 reviews

Karolina was so sweet, knowledgeable, and went at the perfect pace. We got to appreciate everything we saw and she had amazing information to share. This was a great way to familiarise ourselves with Rome - I recommend booking it for one of your first nights in the city.

Given the large number of paintings, a private tour is recommended. Martina, our guide, guided us through the gallery with great commitment.

Excellent guide! Very informative and a small intimate group!

Wonderful private gallery. We enjoyed the visit very much

A magnificent gallery to do when you arrive in Rome!