Museum Boncompagni - Ludovisi
The pretty villa in the "modern" quarter of Rome was the result of reparcelling out the park of Villa Ludovisi. Built in the 1890s, the building was occupied by Prince Andrea Boncompagni Ludovisi and his wife, the Swedish Blanceflor, born in Rome in 1891, daughter of Baron Carl Bildt and Alexandra Keiller.
Located between Via Veneto and Porta Pia, the area is graced with lovely post-Baroque style homes. The decorated salons and murals are interesting to see and retain the original furnishings. The house contains a nice collection of modern art from the mid-1800s through the turn of the century and into the '20s and '30s, featuring paintings, sculptures and fashions. The most highlighted part is the so-called "Chinese Room" with hand-painted exotic oriental motif wall paper.
The museum is open - free entrance - from Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM (entry until 7.00 PM).
Closed on Monday, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th.
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Address in Rome:
Via Boncompagni, 18.
Ph. +39 064 282 4074.