The animals of the noblemen
The animals of the noblemen


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The animals of the noblemen

Dalla caccia al salotto tra status symbol, allegoria e affetti
Palazzo Coronini Cronberg 03 July 2021 - 13 March 2022

Relations between humans and animals have always profoundly conditioned the history of society. If for the humble classes the animals were mainly tools of work and subsistence, for the sovereigns and the aristocracy some species, especially dogs and horses, constantly accompanied every phase of their existence, from infancy to death, as faithful friends and companions but also as symbols of wealth, glory and power. Whether it was affective or representative, or a combination of both aspects, over the centuries this function found a direct projection in the arts.
In every time the representations of animals abound on paintings, sculptures, prints, fabrics, bronzes, silver and jewels. The exhibition organized at Palazzo Coronini Cronberg intends to reconstruct the emotional, symbolic and social role that creatures such as dogs, horses, but also exotic species such as monkeys and parrots, regularly played in the daily life of the upper classes, not only as pets, but also through the images, objects, furnishings and ornaments that filled the aristocratic residences.

Opening times
Saturday and Sunday from  10.00 am to 1.00 pm; from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Guided tours depart at the beginning of each hour

From Monday to Friday: guided tours on reservation only for groups

For reservations: tel. 0481533485; email:

The Park is temporarily close. The entry to Palazzo Coronini is allowed only from via Coronini 1.

The Palace is officially closed on 1st January, 25th and 26th December, and Easter Sunday

Admission to the Palace and to the exhibition
Adult:  € 8,00
Student: € 6,00
Child (under 11), disabled: free

Guided group visits and guided tours in English, Slovene and German are required to be booked in advance.

In order to access the Palazzo Coronini it is mandatory to show the Green Pass together with an ID and wear the Face Mask.
From 10 January the reinforced Green Pass is mandatory to access the Palazzo Coronini.
Entry without a Green Pass is permitted for children under 12 years of age.
Others main anti-Covid measures remain in force: at the entrance all visitors must undergo a temperature measurement and it is stricly mandatory to wear a mask inside the museum.