Giorgio De Chirico spent thirty years living and working in the 17th-century “Palazzetto dei Borgognoni” in Piazza di Spagna in the center of Rome, the city's cultural and artistic heart.
De Chirico – who passed away 40 years ago - is known to have produced artwork in the neoclassical and neo-Baroque style, and his works are also featured in art institutions like the Guggenheim.
Following careful restoration, the Giorgio de Chirico House-museum opened to the public in 1998 and offers visitors a guided tour of some of the artistic production of this master of surrealism. The first of two living rooms is dedicated to works executed during the 1940s and 1950s, including several self-portraits and portraits of his wife, Isabella.
The second part of the apartment (extended during the 1960s) exhibits some de Chirico’s so-called Neo-metaphysical works, while the upper floor preserves the artist’s atelier.
A visit to the two-level apartment also lets you have a glimpse of how the city's upper crust has lived for centuries and has stunning views over the piazza.
Reservations for tours must be made in advance.