Throne room (second carriage)

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Year: 
1858
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Inventory: 
MR 458
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The second carriage, linked to the first by an open platform enclosed by splendid ironwork railings and gates, holds the Throne Room with a small adjoining room for the private use of the pope.

The interior features the papal colours of white and golden yellow: the gold and silver thread woven through the wall hangings, upholstery of the large sofas and throne, and curtains contribute to the sensation of opulence. 

The throne is surmounted by the papal coat of arms while the gilded frames of the sofas bear the coat of arms of the Holy See.

The hall

The environment that today is dedicated to the exposition of Pope Pius IX’s train wagons was originally a sector of the Boiler Room n. 2 of the Montemartini thermoelectric plant.