Galleria Doria Pamphilj

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Small Collection

Prince Jonathan Doria Pamphilj’s family palace, this house museum holds a private collection of some of Europe’s most important paintings: Caravaggios, Brueghels, and even Diego Velázquez’s portrait of a scowling Pope Innocent X, which inspired Francis Bacon’s “Screaming Pope” series (an example of which is in the Vatican Museums). Nearly as entertaining as the art is Prince Jonathan’s audio-guide narration, which includes touching personal anecdotes conveyed in only slightly Italian-accented Oxford English.

Galleria Doria Pamphilj
305 Via del CorsoRome, Italy
39-06/679-7323

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