Palazzo Venezia Tickets

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Explore the rich history and captivating treasures of the Palazzo Venezia. Dive into the fascinating stories behind this architectural marvel, and learn how to make the most of your visit.

The Palazzo Venezia, located in the heart of Rome, has a storied past. Originally built as a papal palace in the 15th century, it later served as a political base for influential figures such as Mussolini. Today, it stands as a museum dedicated to applied arts, boasting an extensive collection spanning over 800 years of history.

The Birth of a Papal Palace

Palazzo Venezia owes its existence to Cardinal Pietro Barbo, who later became Pope Paul II. He commissioned the palace in 1455 as a symbol of the Vatican’s political power. The palace was designed by architects Leon Battista Alberti and Bernardo Rossellino, who created a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture with its stunning frescoes and intricate stonework.

From Political Base to a Museum of Applied Arts

Over the centuries, the Palazzo Venezia has served many functions, including as a political base for Benito Mussolini during his rule. In 1956, the Italian government transformed the palace into the National Museum of Palazzo Venezia, dedicating it to the applied arts.

The Palazzo Venezia Museum: An Enchanting Collection

The museum showcases a vast collection of art and artifacts from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Visitors can explore various rooms filled with beautiful paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and more.

  • Paintings and Sculptures: The museum’s extensive collection of paintings includes works by renowned artists such as Titian, Carpaccio, and Bellini. Additionally, visitors can marvel at exquisite sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Alessandro Algardi.
  • Ceramics, Furniture, and Tapestries: The Palazzo Venezia museum houses an impressive array of ceramics from Italy and abroad, including valuable Chinese porcelain. The museum also features a remarkable collection of antique furniture and tapestries, providing insight into the artistic tastes and craftsmanship of the time.
  • The Secret Garden: The Secret Garden, hidden within the palace walls, offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling city. The garden’s beautiful landscaping and serene atmosphere make it the perfect spot for relaxation and reflection.
What's Included
  • Entry Ticket.
What's not Included
  • Guided Tours.
Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and changes are not possible for this ticket.

Useful Info

Leading from the Piazza della Repubblica to the noisy Piazza Venezia is the Via Nazionale, where Rome’s smart set do their shopping.

Largely revamped in the nineteenth century, the Piazza Venezia is the square where Mussolini made his speeches, and one of Rome’s largest road junctions. It is also the point of departure for mass demonstrations. Inevitably, the eye is drawn to the Vittoriano. Inaugurated in 1911, this huge, grandiloquent building is dedicated to Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the reunified Italy. It has earned a number of unflattering nicknames: the ‘wedding cake’ and the ‘typewriter’, in particular.

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