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Explore the treasures of the Spada Gallery and see the Borromini optical illusion


Explore the treasures of the Spada Gallery and see the Borromini optical illusion

Tour Description

Nestled in the middle of the Capo di Ferro square, in Rome’s historic center, the gorgeous Palazzo Spada is one of the city’s most impressive art galleries. Housed in a beautiful Renaissance palace, it is home to a remarkable collection of paintings and architectural wonders including the famous Borromini trompe l'oeil perspective gallery.

Explore the baroque art and architecture of the gallery with your expert guide and learn about the history of the palace and its noble inhabitants who owned the residence in the past. See the 16th and 17th-century masterpieces such as Portrait of Musician by Titian, Portrait of Cardinal Bernardino Spada by Reni, Landscape with Windmills by Brueghel and many more and delve into the stories behind them. Then, discover the main attraction of the museum—Borromini’s Forced Perspective Gallery and get ready to be surprised with the visual perception trick that it creates.

During this visit your private guide will be able to answer your questions and customize the tour to your group's preferences, if you wish. If there is still time when you leave the Palazzo, you can visit the nearby Campo de' Fiori before your tour ends.

This tour books quickly, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for information and reservations at [email protected].


What is included

Official Licensed Guide
Fast-track Access
Entrance Fees & Tickets

Details and Important info

Duration: 2 hours
Operating Days: Everyday except Tuesdays
Meeting Point or Pick-Up: Provided upon booking
Optional pick-up from your hotel/accommodation/airport or any other location
Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Tour Type: Private
Start Time: Customizable

Highlights & Sites Visited

Madonna and Child by Artemisia Gentileschi
Portait of a Musician by Titian
Portrait of Cardinal Bernardino Spada by Guido Reni
David Contemplating the Head of Goliath by Orazio Gentileschi
Architectural Perspective Gallery by Borromini

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