The Villa Torlonia and the Ancient Marbles Collection - Virtual Experience (Recorded)

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  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Product code: VIRTUALGRP10101

The Villa Torlonia and the Ancient Marbles Collection - Virtual Experience 

The Villa Torlonia is a splendid XIX century park scattered with villas that once belonged to Prince Giovanni Torlonia, a powerful banker and landowner. The neoclassical villa, Casino Nobile, was later the home of the Mussolini family and was the allied headquarters in World War II. But our virtual talk will focus on the incredible story of the Torlonia Marbles, one of the world’s most important collections of ancient statues, kept in a basement since the 1970’ and only recently partially accessible to the public thanks to a temporary exhibition in the Capitoline Museums. 

The Torlonia, a French family of merchants, became the wealthiest Roman Family in the XIX century, lending huge sums of money to the crumbling roman nobility and the papacy. They managed to acquire immense real estate wealth and an incredibly rich and diverse collection of artworks, mostly ancient statues. The Story of the collection, how it was created, displayed, and then how disappeared from the public eye for several decades it’s unique and will shed some light on an incredible series of events of Modern Rome.


This Virtual Tour is pre-recorded. After purchasing access, you will receive a link to view the Virtual Tour at your convenience. You can watch the video as many times as you like; access does not expire.

The Present Video belongs to The Grand Tour Europe Ltd, and it is intended for pure education and entertainment purposes. All images, videos, locations, and artworks featured in the video are credited to their respective authors and are used exclusively for educational purposes and criticism under the fair use doctrine, with appropriate credits provided in the audio commentary. This video is for personal use only. You are not permitted to play it in public, distribute, or resell it in any manner.