Palazzo Farnese in Piacenza hosts the exhibition dedicated to the last of the Farnese "I Fasti di Elisabetta Farnese. Ritratto di una Regina (Portrait of a Queen)". The exhibition opens from December 2nd 2023 to April 7th 2024.
In addition to the works in the collections, six paintings from Naples and Parma collections will exceptionally reach Piacenza.
Elisabetta Farnese could not follow up the family dynasty as a woman. She married the king of Spain Philip V and the duchy of Parma and Piacenza passed into the hands of the Bourbon family. Elisabetta's eldest son, Carlo, at the suggestion of his mother, once he had become king of Naples, brought with him the goods and works of art of the maternal family. From there only a few works have returned to the ducal palaces in recent times.
The exhibition in Piacenza is an exceptional opportunity to admire the celebration of Elisabetta Farnese and to deepen our knowledge of this woman.
Related to the exhibition are a series of special events on Friday evenings with the "Farnesian Winter" review and the extended opening of the Collegio Alberoni, with "La Regina e il Cardinale, la corona e la porpora (The Queen and the Cardinal, the Crown and the Purple)". Every Saturday and Sunday guided tours will delve into the documents on display at the in-house library, which tell a closer account of the role of Cardinal Giulio Alberoni, who was an active participant in the union of the Spanish crown with the House of Farnese.
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