16 November 2018

Wealth and dignity

The Borghese are still remembered in Rome for the Gardens and the Gallery as well as papal history. I'd never visited the Borghese Gallery. It was booked out last time we were in Rome. The gallery is comfortably small but still busy. Access is in 2-hour blocks, so everyone is entering and leaving together. Strange. Especially when you get the call and security clears the rooms. This is not the Pitti but it's a nice collection. Paintings by Perugino, Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian and the like, statues by Bernini and Canova and a collection of Roman arts, statues and friezes, in rooms painted in grotesque fresco style. Look for the cocky amongst the pics above.

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