Villa Albani

Via di Villa Albani - 00198 Rome

Villa Albani was built from 1743 to 1763 by Carlo Marchionni.
He created his masterpiece for the cardinal Alessandro Albani
who was great collector of antiquity and a friend of Winkelmann.
Under the supervision of Winkelman the precious collection
of ancient sculptures was formed 294 pieces of which
Napoleon transported into Paris in 1775. Only a small part
of the collection was recovered after 1852.

The collection added by other works passed to the Chigi in 1852
and in 1866 it was bought by Alessandro Torlonia together with
the Villa. Today the collection is located
Galleria Albani
.

In this villa the Capitulation of Rome was signed on September 20, 1870.

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