Permanent exibition ( ANTIQUE CARRIAGES MUSEUM IN ROME )
Museums in Rome – Rome Antique Carriages Museum – Museum in Rome – Italy – This privately owned museum houses a vast collection of antique carriages numbering about 300 examplesof varying origin, in addition to harnesses, saddles, whips and trimmings, some of which are very antique. The exhibition is supplemented by pictures on the subject, model carriages, items of precious porcelain,pieces of armour, helmets, caparisons, antique weapons, toys and traditional farming equipment. Various countries, periods and types are represented: majestic official Berlin carriages (used by governors,magistrates, princes, popes and knights of Malta) and luxurious landaus, but also spider phaetons,Berlins, coupes, omnibuses (which could transport up to 15 passengers at 5 soldi a ride), chariots, public stagecoaches, work carts, traditional Sicilian carts, firemen’s carts, farm carts and oriental carriages. The most important historical pieces include a little Berlin presented to princess Sissi and the landau used by the then-bishop Carol Wojtyla on a skiing holiday in Zagopane, Poland, in addition to some 19th century frescoed carts belonging to the Municipality of Rome. From the world of cinema, there is the Irish courting cart used by John Wayne in The Quiet Man, a coach from the film Stagecoach, a Napoleonic carriage with a cannon from The Baron of Munchhausen, a trap used by Anna Magnani and a two-horse chariot used in The Gladiator.
Information and Addresses
Address Via A. Millevoi, 693
Visiting Hours Tuesday – Fridayfrom 10.00 am to 12.00 am and from 3-00 pm to 6.00 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9-30 a m to 12-30 a m and from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm. Visitors are accompanied by a guide.
Telephone 06 51958112
Price € 5,50; concessior 4,00
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