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Palazzo Altemps

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Rome, Italy.

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Though a beautifully preserved Renaissance palace the main reason for visiting the Palazzo Altemps is the collection of Roman statues it houses. Most of the pieces included in this collection were amassed by wealthy families of the 16th and 17th Centuries. The building you see today had it’s final major refinements completed in 1568 and was used even then to display the owner, Cardinal Marco Altemps, impressive collection of antique sculptures and his great library. The original collection has since been bolstered by pieces from other private collections and Egyptian artefacts from the Museo Nazionale Romano.

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