The San Luca Academy of fine Arts
by Lost in Town
Palazzo Carpegna, is an historic building, right next to Fontana di Trevi, that is worth a visit for its history and superb collections of works of art. In the collection you can see Domenichino, Guido Reni, Canova…
Inside the Palace of 1500, transformed and enlarged by Francesco Borromini, is based, The Accademia di San Luca, structured into three categories: painting, sculpture and architecture, aimed at promoting the fine arts.
The highest office of the Accademia di San Luca, was represented by a Prince,until 1812, presiding over 180 National and Foreign Academicians.
In short, a melting pot of culture!
From the earliest statutes prescribed that each Academic, at the time the nomination, would leave as gift, a sample of his art.
ACCADEMIA DI SAN LUCA
Piazza dell’Accademia di San Luca 77, Roma
Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 14.00