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Doria Pamphilj Gallery

  • Rome, Lazio, Italy

Last updated: 07 April, 2024

Rome’s most impressive private art collection houses paintings and furniture assembled since the 16th century by the Doria, Pamphilj, Landi and Aldobrandini families.

The main collection is displayed in the state rooms (and chapel) of the lavish Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, still privately owned by the princely Doria Pamphilj family.

The audio guide, wittily narrated by Prince Jonathan Doria Pamphilj himself, offers an endearing way to understand life as the heir to one of Rome’s greatest families.

Don’t miss

Look out for Velazquez’s superb, psychologically penetrating portrait of Cardinal Giovan Battista Pamphilj, a weak man who rose to the papacy as Innocent X in 1644; it’s one of the Spanish artist’s masterpieces and the gallery’s star exhibit.


Price from: £10
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The nearest metro stations are Colosseo (Line B) and Piazza Barberini (Line A); it’s about a 5- to 10-minute walk from each.

It’s recommended you book tickets via the website before you go.

Audio guides are available in Italian, English and French and are included in the ticket price. The website has a helpful section highlighting and explaining the masterpieces on display; worth a browse before you go. They also have an intriguing section on family history, that shows the key events and personalities of these important Rome families’ history over the last 500 years.

When to do it

The gallery is open all year round, seven days a week. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays hours are extended until 8pm. It’s closed 3rd Wednesday of the month and on major holidays.

Who to go with: organised tours


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Welcome to the Gallery! Here is where the major part of the masterpieces of the Doria Pamphilj family's private art collection is housed. The Gallery is the part of Palazzo Doria Pamphilj behind which lies the most interesting and oldest history, made up of nobility, politics and the unions between some of the most important noble families. The Masterpieces: the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj has housed for centuries this unique private collection. It is not only the quality and the value of the masterpieces that is remarkable but also their great number: there are so many that completely cover of the walls of the apartments and the wings of the fantastic galleries. Caravaggio, Tiziano e Raffaello and many other well known Italian artists.

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Visit the spectacular Doria Pamphilj Palace Gallery and Museum with a local guide for a 2.5-hour private tour. Explore the chapel and the large collections of Baroque masterpieces. See amazing sculptures, tapestries, and paintings by Bernini, Brueghel, Caravaggio, Raphael and many more.

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