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Delve into the artistic treasure trove of Villa Corsini — the central site of the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica — during a 1-hour tour in Rome. Alongside your art historian guide, you’ll peruse masterpieces from an extensive collection of 17th- and 18th-century paintings by Italian masters. Discover the story behind highlights such as Caravaggio's ‘Saint John the Baptist’ and Guido Reni's unsettling ‘Salome with the Head of John the Baptist’, and hear of how the Corsini family accumulated such a prestigious assortment of art.

Highlights

  • 1-hour tour of Villa Corsini in Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica
  • Admire masterpieces by Italian masters such as Caravaggio and Reni
  • Learn the history and social context of significant paintings
  • Discover how the Corsini family accrued such a prestigious collection of artwork
  • Receive personalized attention from a guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people

What You Can Expect

The Corsini Gallery - The National Gallery of Ancient Art in Rome

Corsini Gallery Rome

After greeting your guide at Villa Corsini — a prominent part of the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica — you’ll embark on a tour of the museum’s masterpieces.

As you listen to history-rich commentary, you’ll behold pieces by masters such as Caravaggio and Guido Reni. Gaze at the unsettling depiction of ‘Salome with the Head of John the Baptist’, delight in the colorful tableau of Fra Angelico's ‘Corsini Triptyc’ and admire works by Rubens, Poussin and Van Dyck.

Additionally, you’ll learn about Villa Corsini’s rich history: discover how the prosperous Corsini family acquired such a prestigious collection of art and their special connection to the Pope.

After a 1-hour tour, bid your guide farewell and continue exploring Rome independently.

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