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Monarchs at the table.  Vienna Kunsthistorische -  © KHM-Museumsverband

Monarchs at the table

Banquets at the great Italian Courts

From September 28th, 2023 to January 28th, 2024, Rooms of the Arts

What did it mean, to Eat Like a King? You must have wondered at some point what a royal dinner was really like. Unfortunately, royal artists have left us very few images. The exhibition aims, through extensive research, to portray the reality of royal banquets both in representation and practice.

Paintings, silverware and fine China tableware from the major Italian courts will tell the fascinating and intriguing story of popes, princes and kings at mealtime. A history that still holds a strong bound on us all.

This enchanting journey is made possible thanks to a partnership between the most important royal palaces in Italy - from the Quirinale to the Royal Palaces of Campodimonte and Caserta, the Royal Palace of Milan, the Pitti Palace, and the Royal Palace of Naples to those in Turin and Florence - and many Italian and European museums which have lent us their artworks.

Curated by Andrea Merlotti with Silvia Ghisotti and Clara Goria

Rooms of the Arts
Thursday, 28 September 2023 to Sunday, 28 January 2024

Entry with:
the exhibition ticket and the "All in a Palace" ticket .

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For further information please call +39 011 4992333


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