getting there: not far from the Porta Settimiana and opposite Palazzo Farnesina
open: 8:30 to 19:00, closed Tuesdays, December 25th and January 1st
information: tickets are €12 for a combined ticket for both the Galleria Corsini and Galleria Barberini (valid for 10 days)
The gallery takes up the first floor of the late-Baroque Palazzo Corsini in Trastevere which was commissioned by Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini. The cardinal was nephew to Clement XII, pope from 1730 until 1740.
The gallery holds the personal collection of art works from Pope Clement XII, his nephew and was later added to by other members of the Corsini family.
In 1883 the palace and collection were sold to the state and opened to the public.
Important pieces are Caravaggio's Saint John the Baptist, Carlo Maratta's Virgin, Child and Saint John the Baptist, Ruben's painting of Head of an Old Man and Orazio Gentileschi's Virgin and Child, to name a few.