Palaces and villa as status symbol of power in Rome between the 16th and 18th centuries

The aristocracy in Rome between the 16th and 18th centuries and their Palaces, villas and collection as status symbol of power

Is it really gone for ever the time when Roman aristocracy enjoyed enormous power throughout Europe? Maybe! Some have died out, some other families have been transformed over time… Until the industrial revolution, they were landowners but also entrepreneurs in the textile, metallurgy and/or printing industries, and they were also bankers! They lived in huge luxury palaces, often along Via del Corso, or even in the adjacent area. In these palaces they set up long representative galleries, with a large collection of artworks. Hereunder the visits I propose:

Palace Doria-Pamphilj and its collection.
Palace Barberini and its conspicuous collection especially from the 16th century
The Borghese Gallery and its park

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