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Villa Medici Gardens and Historical Rooms Guided Tour in Ita

Hosted by the Consul of the Rome Cultural Events and Guided Tour Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 21 May 10:00 - 12:00

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The creation of the French Academy in Rome was part of the policy of great work of King Louis XlV at the end of the 17th century. Those works transformed the Louvre, the Tuileries, and Versailles. The Academy was created in Protected content the leadership of Colbert, Le Brun and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It welcomed artists who won the First Prize of Rome and several protégés of powerful lords. Young artists pensioned by the king got broadened training, being in touch with Rome and Italy. At the time pensioners followed a regime of strict discipline and devoted their stay to the realisation of copies of Antique or Renaissance art. In Protected content joined the sculptors and painters as pensioners.
Before being transferred to the Villa Medici the Academy headed in different buildings. It started in the modest house near Sant’Onofrio on the side of the Janiculum, before moving to the Caffarelli palace in Protected content to the Capranica palace in Protected content . Then the Academy was moved to the Mancini palace in Protected content . At the time the Academy welcomed the painters Boucher, Subleyras, Fragonard, David as well as sculptors like Houdon.
Whole visit conducted by professional guide: € 25
Reductions for young student senior and holders of Feltrinelli, Metrobus, Bibliocard : 22€