Mario Praz House Museum, Rome
The apartment where Mario Praz lived from 1969 until his death in 1982 is on the third floor of Palazzo Primoli, which is also home to Rome’s Napoleonic Museum.
Praz was an eminent expert in English literature but also a collector of antiques.
The collection on display consists of around 1200 items, including inlaid bookcases, mirrors, divans, chandeliers, paintings, sculptures and objects mostly dating to between the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century.
The objects are displayed in nine exhibition halls and have the characteristic neo-classical design in vogue in Europe between the 18th and 19th centuries, as reflected in the Bohemian crystals, German porcelains and Russian malachite and in the English furniture, French bronzes and landscape and sovereign portraits.
Mario Pray collected all this material over the course of his travels in Austria, Germany, France, and Northern Europe.
Opening Times: 09:00-14:00 / 14:30-19:30
Closed on Mondays
Admission is free
Casa Museo Mario Praz
Palazzo Primoli, third floor (lift)
Via Zanardelli 1 (near piazza Navona).
Tel. and fax: +39 06 6861089