Loves and duties
Armida and Rinaldo are depicted in the center of the ceiling and are the protagonists of the decoration of this small room. Torquato Tasso tells of their unusual and magical love story in the verses of Jerusalem Delivered.
Armida is a skilled and seductive sorceress who uses the weapons of feminine charm to keep the warrior bound to her.
The Count, like Rinaldo who fell victim to Armida, declines the invitation to Napoleon’s coronation as King of Italy to marry Jacinta on 26th May 1805.
Unlike Rinaldo, however, the Count never forgets his military duties and desires for glory even if he has never really been in battle.