A perspective trick
Why locals love it
This is one of Rome’s weirdest and most unique hidden gems. When strolling in the city centre, look out onto Galleria Spada – the magic of Borromini’s masterpiece will hit you unexpectedly. It’s really something everyone should see at least once.
Why you should visit it
Here you can experience a magnificent play on perspective. Borromini’s corridor deceives the onlooker whose gaze stretches far deeper than its actual length. The effect was cleverly created with a gradually rising floor, converging walls and a descending ceiling.
With its sumptuous interiors and rich collection of paintings and ancient sculptures, Palazzo Spada also deserves a visit.