Palazzo Brancaccio (Brancaccio Palace): Princess Ann's Embassy, Rome

Palazzo Brancaccio (Brancaccio Palace): Princess Ann's Embassy, Rome

Palazzo Brancaccio served as the filming location for all the interior scenes of Princess Ann's Embassy in the movie "Roman Holiday". While the movie portrays Palazzo Barberini as the location from the outside, the rooms of Palazzo Brancaccio were chosen as the inner set.

Built in 1880, this palace is regarded as the final noble residence ever constructed in Rome, and several of its rooms are featured in the film. Particularly noteworthy is the magnificent Baroque room where the Reception Ball takes place, as well as Her Highness' dormitory and the Hall of Mirrors.

Recall the scene where Ann gazes out of the window at people dancing in the nearby garden party, yearning to be among them? The shot capturing this moment, along with the general view from the window, were indeed filmed at Palazzo Brancaccio.

Additionally, you may remember Ann's daring escape from her room via the balcony, which showcases some of the palace's exterior decorations.

The Brancaccio Palace is situated on Viale del Monte Oppio, between the Colosseum and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and is frequently rented for exclusive events and weddings. Furthermore, the building houses various exhibition spaces, art collections, and offices for art curators. Presently, it is primarily dedicated to showcasing contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, design, photography, and video/audio art, serving as an incredible destination for exploring the latest art trends and discovering the works of contemporary artists.

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