The Casino Nobile is situated in the Villa Torlonia Park in Rome. It is one of three palaces in the park being used as a museum. The other two are the Casino dei Principi and the Casina delle Civette.
Casino Nobile Rome
The address of the Casino dei Principi is Via Nomentana, 70 (tel. +39 060608). Bus: . Opening hours: 09.00 to 19.00. Closed: Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25. Admission: Depending on the exhibition. RomaPass valid. Admission: A ticket for the exhibition in the Casino dei Principi + the Casino Nobile + the Casina delle Civette costs 9,50 Euro (7,50 Euro with discount).
History and Facts
The Casino Nobile owes its current appearance to a restoration by Giuseppe Valadier in 1802, but especially to Giovan Battista Caretti who provided the facade with the pronaos between 1835 and 1840.
Between 1925 and 1943 the Casino Nobile was the residence of Benito Mussolini, who had an underground bunker built there.
Much of the museum’s collection is dedicated to the Scuola Romana, a 20th century art movement also known as the Scuola di Via Cavour. This Museo della Scuola Romana (“Museum of the Roman School”) is located on the 2nd floor of the Casino Nobile.
Other highlights are formed by the Sala da Ballo (“Ballroom”) and the garden of the Casino Nobile.