The Galleria of Piazza Colonna was built in the period when Rome was becoming the capital of Italy. This building is one of the most famous and charming places in the city for its central position, the important design and for the myth which always accompanied the people attending this place.
The Galleria, like the square where is located, took its name from the Column of Marco Aurelio, better known as "Antonina" which was erected between 176 and 192 AD; the square is surrounded by three of the most important historical palaces of Rome: Palazzo Chigi, Palazzo Wekeding and Palazzo Ferrajoli.
The shopping mall, created in 2003 after a complex restoration work, is considered today as a prestigious arcade, blending modern and historical elements at the same time: the exceptional location in the heart of Rome, where is possible to admire many artistic and historical buildings, the important presence of costumers, the continuous attendance of Italian and foreigner visitors, make this building and important meeting point, not only for trading and shopping, but also for art exhibitions and cultural events. For that reason Sorgente Group has considered to assign a space into the Galleria to organize photographic exhibitions and to provide information regarding the cultural activities of the others roman museums.
ADDRESSPiazza Colonna, Rome
Il portale del primo sistema espositivo integrato di Roma Capitale