Lonely Planet review
Housed in three villas – Casino Nobile, Casina delle Civette and Casino dei Principi – this museum boasts an eclectic collection of art, sculpture, furniture and stained glass.
The main ticket office is just inside the Via Nomentana entrance to the park.
With its oversized neoclassical facade – designed by Giuseppe Valadier – Casino Nobile makes quite an impression. Inside, in the luxuriously decorated interior, you can admire the Torlonia family’s fine collection of sculpture, period furniture and paintings.
To the northeast, the much smaller Casina delle Civette is a bizarre mix of Swiss cottage, Gothic castle and twee farmhouse decorated in art nouveau style. Built between 1840 and 1930, it is now a museum dedicated to stained glass with designs and sketches, decorative tiles, parquet floors and woodwork.
Casino dei Principi , which houses the archive of the Scuola Romana school of art, is used to stage temporary exhibitions.