Palazzo Altemps - Rome

The Palazzo Altemps was built in the 15th and 16th centuries and was then acquired by Cardinal Altemps to house the rich collections of this powerful Roman family as well as a large library. It was finally bought by the Italian State during the 1980s and is now home to part of the collection of the National Museum of Rome. It exhibits the Egyptian and the Mattei Collection, a number of pieces from the Altemps Collection and above all, the Ludovisi Boncompagni Collection, the richest private collection of all time made up essentially of ancient sculpture that was restored during the Renaissance by artists such as Bernini and Algardi. The palace itself which is richly decorated with Baroque paintings and 15th century frescos by Melozzo da Forli, is worth a visit in its own right.


Tuesday-Sunday from 9 am - 7:45 pm



Address : Piazza di Sant'Apollinaire, 44 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Spagna-Station: Barberini: train A.

Bus : Bus C3, bus n°30, 70, 81, 87, 116, 130, 186, 492, 628

Phone : +39 66833759

Fax : +39 66787689

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