The Napoleonic Museum - Rome

As the name indicates, the Napoleonic Museum is dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte and his family as well as their presence in Italy. The museum is located on the ground floor of the Palazzo Primoli. Count Primoli was in fact a descendent of Lucien Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon. Throughout his life he acquired paintings, sculptures, other works of art , furniture, jewellery, state robes and other mementos of the Napoleonic era. The Palazzo Primoli itself dates back to the 16th century but was completely modified in the early 20th century with the addition of corner loggias and a monumental entrance. The rooms housing the collection have nevertheless kept their 18th century ceiling with painted beams and 19th century friezes. The everyday life of the Bonaparte family and its close links with the city of Rome is displayed here from the grandeur of Napoleon I until the fall of Napoleon III. The political consequences of the fate of these two French Empires on Italy are also contemplated.


Tuesday-Sunday from 9 am - 7 pm.



Address : Piazza Umberto I, 1 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Ostia Antica

Phone : +39 0668806286

Fax : +39 0668809114

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