Torlonia Marbles to be open to the public

A collection of more than 600 marble statues and tombs from the Roman period will once again be open to the public.

The Torlonia Marbles, the world's largest private collection of Roman statuary, has been closed to the public for over 40 years but will soon be available for viewing once again. Italian Culture Minister Giuliano Urbani has negotiated with the owners of the collection to place the statuary on display in a palace on the Via del Corso in Rome.