The Palazzo dei Conservatori was hosting an exhibition of Matisse paintings, entry to which was an extra fee above the cost of the other collections. I decided not to see the Matisse (...yet...?) in order to concentrate on the Roman collections instead.
One of the more well-known of the Conservatories' holdings is the remnants of a giant statue of Constantine the Great which once stood about 40 feet high.
In a quiet courtyard surrounded by other silent giants, one can contemplate the scope of ancient Rome's greatness and ego.
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