Pietro Canonica (1869-1959) was an internationally-feted sculptor and the Pietro Canonica Museum is one of Rome's hidden gems.
The museum is housed in La Fortezzuola (the small fortress), a 17th century building in the grounds of Villa Borghese, where Canonica lived and worked from 1927 until his death in 1959.
In addition to seeing a wide range of Canonica's work, it is also possible to visit his richly-furnished apartment.
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