Splendor of the Barberini Palace in Rome
Palazzo Barberini was built in the 17th century for Maffeo Barberini, who became Pope Urban VIII.
The architectural setting by Carlo Maderno, Francesco Borromini and Bernini houses the National Gallery of Ancient Art (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica), with many major works of Italian and Flemish art.
Pietro da Cortona created the famous fresco that adorns the ceiling of the grand salon of the palace, "The Glory of Barberini", also called "The Triumph of Divine Providence", an allegory of Providence and the divine power of the Barberini.
The collections range from the 13th to the 18th century, housing paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, Hans Holbein...