Much of the exhibits in the Palazzo Braschi are dedicated to the various artists of all genres that were attracted to Rome over the centuries. Those that are on display here are those that were neither damaged nor stolen during the occupation of 300 homeless families after World War Two.
As mentioned previously, Luigi Braschi Onesti, the nephew of Pope Pius VI, originally commissioned the building of the palace. Because of his close ties to his uncle, much of Luigi's personal collection had a religious quality to it.
The portraits seen here are of significant people of their time, who visited Rome.
A good portion of the museum is dedicated to Niño Manfredi, one of the most prominent Italian comedic actors of the twentieth century. Born in 1921 to a family of farmers, Manfredi went on to become a film and stage director, a screenwriter, a playwrite, a singer, and author, and much more. He typically played loser, working-class characters, but who always displayed dignity, morality, and optimism. At the age of 16, he was diagnosed with pleurisy and given only 2 months to live. When he was still alive after six months, things began to look up. He debuted as an actor in 1941. Encouraged by his family to become a lawyer, he entered law school and graduated in 1945 with his thesis on criminal law. He never practiced law. He died in 2002 after 60 years as an actor.
His childhood room.
Some of the roles he played I. Film and on stage.
Some of the equipment and costumes from his long career.