Visiting Galleria Colonna as a Textile Lover

The Galleria Colonna in Rome is only open once a week, on Saturday mornings, because it is the palace of the Colonna family who has been living here for 500 years.

Look at this glorious ceiling with fabrics billowing in the sky.

Textiles also clothe antique sculptures.

Textiles are painted, here by Guercino

Detail of a woven tapestry

Embroidered tapestries covering entire walls

Lovely variations in style

The costume of the current prince Colonna for official functions in the Vatican

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