Palazzo Farnese  

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Palazzo Farnese is a prominent High Renaissance palace in Rome, which currently houses the French Embassy in Italy.

Interior decorations

Several main rooms were frescoed with elaborate allegorical programs including a series of frescoes on Hercules, and The Loves of the Gods by Annibale Carracci and other artists, 1597-1608.

For generations the room with Herculean frescoes (Sala d'Ercole) housed the famous sculpture from Greco-Roman antiquity known as the Farnese Hercules. Other works from the family collection of classical sculpture were also housed in the Palazzo.




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