The splendor and magnificence of Palazzo Brancaccio tell the story of the great beauty of Baroque Rome: elegant and exclusive, the residence leaves you breathless and is a tangible testimony of a past that speaks of luxury, aristocracy, and opulence.
Palazzo Brancaccio is the last mansion of the Roman Patriciate, built in 1880 by Prince Salvatore Brancaccio, a member of one of the oldest and most illustrious families of Naples, and, above all, by his wife, the American heiress Mary Elizabeth Field, who commissioned the construction of the residence to the architect Gaetano Koch. Here, in these enchanting halls, the princess organized sumptuous balls, also in honor of King Umberto di Savoia.
Today, this precious residence, where spaces combine painting, sculpture, and nature in a harmonious continuity characteristic of classical art, hosts fairytale weddings in a very exclusive and fascinating atmosphere.
The strategic location, in the center of Rome, allows you to organize the religious ceremony in some of the most beautiful churches in the city, such as the marvelous Basilica dei Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti, located in front of the Palazzo.
For couples who choose the civil or symbolic rite, Palazzo Brancaccio offers the Casina di Caccia, a small and highly valuable room decorated by the artist Francesco Gai, who was highly regarded in late 19th century Rome.
The residence stands on the ancient Roman walls of the Oppian Hill, near the Domus Aurea of Nero, between the Colosseum and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
Popular legend has it that the Tower of Maecenas, from which Nero, according to tradition, watched the burning of Rome in the summer of 64 AD, is included in what is today one of the most beautiful Roman residences, so much so that even the cinema could not help but celebrate its splendor: from Paolo Sorrentino's famous 'La Grande Bellezza', a 2013 Oscar-winning film, to Alessandro Siani's comedy 'Il principe abusivo' and, going back in time, 'Roman Holiday' with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.
The Palazzo welcomes its guests in an atmosphere that announces its aristocratic essence, in five princely halls embellished with tapestries, frescoes, stuccoes, paintings, porcelain and silverware, and which preserve the original period furniture.
The Red Room is an elegant Baroque triumph that embodies the class of the Renaissance patrician residences. From here you can access the Sala degli Angeli, a taste of paradise: it is a historic hall of Palazzo Brancaccio, large and airy, characterized by delicate colors, precious frames, high royal ceilings and majestic furniture, combined with the Sala degli Arazzi, where splendid works of art can be enjoyed in a more intimate and secluded atmosphere, while the Salone di Gala can accommodate an audience of over 250 people in front of a stage: it is undoubtedly the largest hall of Palazzo Brancaccio, followed by a true homage to Versailles. The Galleria degli Specchi, with enormous mirrors arranged on both sides of the hall, enhances and amplifies the spaciousness of the spaces for weddings, ceremonies and social events. Finally, the Sala delle Vestali, elegant and refined, once the bedroom of Prince Brancaccio, which during events is associated with the Salone di Gala and the other various rooms and halls of the residence, allowing to create a convivial space dedicated to the guests.
Outside, in a magnificent garden inside a centuries-old park adjacent to the Domus Aurea, and a few steps from the Colosseum, is the suggestive Gazebo Pensile, which with the Fontana della Rotonda, is the ideal setting for splendid summer events, with the Roman breeze on your skin and wonder in your eyes.