Spada gallery and palace - Roma

The cardinal Bernardino Spada bought in 1632 the palace built in 1540 which belonged to the Capodiferro family. As soon as 1637 were made the first modifications such as the wing extending towards Via Giulia. By the way, there is displayed the Cardinal's collection. Spada, fond of optical illusions and unlimited spaces, ordered to Borromini a magnificient trompe-l'oeil colonnade. In 1927, The State of Italy became the owner of this beautiful palace where rich decorations and masterpieces perfectly match to make it the headquarters of the Italian State Council.

To see: the elegant façade and the niches decorated with statues at the first floor, the frescos marbles and stucco decorating the halls, Dido's death by Guercino, A portrait of Cardinal Bernardino Spada by Guido Rici, The Visitation by Andrea del Sarto, paintings by Titian, Gentileschi, Rubens, Dürer, Bruegel the Old, Caravaggio, etc.


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Address : Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13 Roma Italy

Phone : +39 066832409

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