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Chigi's Palace

Construction's age
late 16th century - restored and widened from 1664 to 1672

Location di corte, 4

the Palace is open only for guided visits or during exhibitions. For information and reservation Phone 06 9330053-fax 06 9330988; e-mail:

the Palace's entrance is on "Piazza di Corte". Park in the nearby parking area

Accessibility for Handicapped

Tourist signs
in the Palace there are explanatory boards

Guided visits
every day at 11 a.m., 16 p.m., and 17:30 p.m. On Saturday and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 16:00 p.m., 17:00 p.m., 18:00 p.m. During the Summer there is a further guided visit at 19:00 p.m

guides, booklets and posters can be bought in Palazzo Chigi, P.zza di Corte, 14.
The Chigi's Palace
Located on the so-called 'Piazza di Corte' (square of the Court). The palace still shows architectural and structural forms of the Savelli's building.

The Bernini's design was decisive for the restoration works of the Palace. The eastern wing with its covered roof-terrace was built during the first works according to the wish of the Pope Alexander VII Chigi. Later on, from 1740 to 1743, with the construction of the 'braccio architettonico' it was completed the architectonic side looking towards Rome. In the Palace, where some scenes of the film 'Il Gattopardo' directed by L. Visconti were taken, there is still a great part of the furniture and a rich collection of paintings, among which those of C. Maratta, Salvator Rosa and il Baciccio. To bear the wonderful park in mind, one of the typical examples of the Colli Albani's woods, where unlike in the other areas the chestnut trees were not planted during the 12th century.

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