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I Hall - Central Italy from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance II Hall - The Sixteenth Century in  Ferrara III Hall - Venice and Its Territory: the Sixteenth Century IV Hall - Artistic trends in Rome during the seventeeth century V Hall - Between the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Emilia and Rome VI Hall - Paintings in Bologna from the Carracci to Guido Reni Hall of St. Petronilla - Artistic Trends in Rome during the Seventeenth Century Hall of Pietro da Cortona - Pietro da Cortona and his Circle Cini Gallery - European and Oriental Porcelain

Capitoline Picture Gallery

The second floor of the Palazzo dei Conservatori houses an important collection of paintings, which also includes many works of decorative and applied art.

The Capitoline Picture Gallery is the oldest public collection of paintings. It was built on the Capitoline hill between 1748 and 1750, with the purchase of paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - including masterpieces by Titian, Caravaggio and Rubens - coming from the Sacchetti and Pio di Savoia collections. Afterwards the collection of the museum has greatly increased: in particular, noteworthy is Count Francesco Cini’s legacy, whose collection of porcelains was donated to the gallery in 1881.

V Hall - Between the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Emilia and Rome

V Hall - Between the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Emilia and Rome

Rome and Bologna were the two main cities of the Papal States. Their cultural relations developed from the beginning of the sixteenth century and consolidated over time: Bolognese artists maintained a constant attention to the formal elegance of classical type, while Roman artists tried to escape from the limits of late Mannerism.

Prospero Fontana (Bologna 1512 - 1597), 1551
Inv. PC 101
Pietro Faccini (Bologna 1575/76 - 1602), 1598-1599
Inv. PC 38
Cavalier d'Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari, Arpino 1568 - Rome 1640), 1602-1603
Inv. PC 256

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