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The Wonders of Palazzo Barberini with Livia Galante

The Wonders of Palazzo Barberini with Livia Galante


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Built for Cardinal Maffeo Barberini (who would become Pope Urban VIII, 1623), the magnificent palace of Palazzo Barberini was a status symbol to celebrate the growing honor and prestige of the Barberini family and would house their outstanding art collection in a show of wealth, education, and taste.

Constructed by three of the most important architects of the early Seventeenth Century (Maderno, Bernini, Borromini) and with its interior adorned with Pietro da Cortona's fresco, Triumph of the Divine Providence, the Palazzo Bernini has today transformed into a palatial museum displaying masterpieces by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Guido Reni, Bernini, and more.

Led by an expert on History and Conservation of the Artistic Heritage, Livia Galante, this lecture will focus on Palazzo Barberini and its art collection. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased comprehension the beauty of this Palazzo and  of the outstanding collection of artwork it preserves.

Livia obtained a degree in Archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome and has a Master's degree in the History and Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Roma Tre. Her main field of interest is ancient Roman topography and early Christian architecture; however, she is an accomplished scholar whose teaching ability extends to the Renaissance and Baroque Rome. As a native Roman, Livia is very enthusiastic about sharing the deep love and knowledge she has for her hometown with clients.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Another Triumph by the Fabulous Livia

Livia’s presentations are always so well organized and interesting. I have. Discovered several new artists, thanks to this presentation.

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Another Triumph by the Fabulous Livia

Livia’s presentations are always so well organized and interesting. I have. Discovered several new artists, thanks to this presentation.