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Iconic Palace linked to Napoleon's mother reopens in the center of Rome


In the heart of Rome, in front of Piazza Venezia and Via del Corso, a small building stands out for its delicate structure and curious green balcony. It is called Bonaparte Palace. 

There are many stories associated to it such as the elegant woman looking out to observe Rome's city life. This woman was Letizia Ramolino, Napoleon's mother. She bought the palace in 1818. It was designed by Giovanni Antonio De Rossi.

After receiving a private investment, this historic building has finally been opened to the public after restoration.

MARCO SESANA
Generali Italia and Global Business Lines
“Restoring places are part of our history and society.”

Inside the palace there is a sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte as “Mars the peacemaker.” There are also paintings that adorn the walls, and frescoes displaying the wealth of his family.

The floor is also decorated with small mosaics from Napoleon's time protected by a glass platform.

Now Rome's citizens and the thousands of tourists who come to the Eternal City will be able to enjoy this place hosting artistic exhibitions.

On Oct. 6 it will host its first exhibition on Impressionism, with 50 works from private collections, including the works from artists such as Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and Gauguin.