Photography: Giulia Venanzi
Old fashioned, glamorous, magnificent, luxurious, anachronistic: one thing is certain, Palazzo Brancaccio will not leave you indifferent. For many people, this palace will causes us a dilemma: to leave or not to leave?
As soon as you start climbing the magnificent staircase of this Patrician Palace you enter an enchanting world, far away from the loudness of Via Merulana. Your daily routine and business schedule forgotten, take shelter in hushed rooms full of elegance and beauty . Inside, you will be impressed by the finely decorated tapestry, frail ornaments and exquisite paintings, imagining how does it feel to take a nap in front of such deluxe fireplaces. Sumptuous rooms that have seen thousands of enchanting parties, plenty of mirrors to lose yourself while imagining another life, forgetting what’s outside.
Palazzo Brancaccio is a Roman Patrician palace built in 1880 for Princess Mary Elizabeth’s will, a magnificent building surrounded by a beautiful park full of Roman ruins and decorated with ancient trees and an elegant fountain. A glorious inheritance in the heart of the eternal city, the Palace is now rented out to well-off Roman families, who hold here their wedding parties, and so give a happy ending to the Roman Holiday’s fairytale. In fact, it’s from Palazzo Brancaccio’s elegant surroundings that the princess of Roman Holidays chose to escape. Denying her royal duties, Audrey Hepburn left these luxurious rooms to discover the real, vibrant beauties of Rome with Gregory Peck. Frustrated with her tightly scheduled life, she will almost renounce her golden future in order to embrace the spontaneity and passion of the Eternal city.
Old fashioned, glamorous, magnificent, luxurious, anachronistic: one thing is certain, Palazzo Brancaccio will not leave you indifferent. For many people, this palace will causes us a dilemma: to leave or not to leave? To remain secluded or to escape? Palazzo Brancaccio makes you wonder whether it’s better to escape from the world in a beautiful but perhaps artificial world or to plunge, even through daily fights, the passion of real beauties.