The Chigi CollectionThe Chigi Collection at the Chigi Palace is comprised of artworks dating back to the 1600's, originally compiled by Cardinal Flavio Chigi (1631-1693), and added to by generations that followed.
The Chigi Family joined the high society in Rome after the election of Pope Alessandro VII Chigi (1655). The family commissioned works from the best artists in Rome at the time, including Baciccio, Jacob Ferdinand Voet, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Many of these original works are now part of the Chigi Collection being preserved within the Chigi Palace in Ariccia.
The Chigi Collection is located on the main floor of the Palace in Ariccia, and within the private apartment of Cardinal Flavio Chigi. Ranging from paintings and sculptures, to interior design and furnishings, to ornamental architecture, and even period clothing and fabrics, these historic and wonderfully preserved artworks offer the visitor a rare insight to life in the 1600's.