Museums in Rome


Town: Rome Address: Piazza del Campidoglio Phone: +39 06 67102071 e-mail: info.museicapitolini@comune.roma.it Price: 5 - 8 EUR The Capitoline Museums are installed in the 15th-century Palace of the Conservators, designed by Michelangelo, and the 17th-century New Palace. The museums house an entire era of classic painting and high art. These two buildings host the world's oldest public collection, featuring ancient sculptures and paintings from the 14th to 17th Century. The artists represented here include Caravaggio,
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Town: Rome Address: Via del Corso, 320 Phone: +39 06 6786209 e-mail: info@museodelcorso.it The Museo del Corso, Palazzo Cipolla traces the history of the ancient Roman road of Via Lata, or the Corso. The museum showcases many articacts related to this road, including its structures and various events that took place on and around it. The 1.5-kilometre Via Lata is Rome's main street, which carves its way through the city's historic centre. In contrast with its neighbouring winding alleys and tiny piazzas,
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Town: Rome Address: Via del Plebiscito, 118 Phone: +39 06 6798865 Price: 4 - 4 EUR The Museum of Palazzo Venezia, taking up a large part of Palazzo Venezia, was once home to the Venetian Pope Paul II Barbo (1464 – 71). The site was primarily a papal residence until 1564, and later delivered to the Republic of Venice to house its ambassadors. The palazzo was property of Austria between 1797 and 1916. While Italy was experiencing its Fascist Era,
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Town: Rome Address: Lungotevere Castello, 50 Phone: +39 6 6819111 Price: 6 - 8 EUR The National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo was initially erected, by architect Demetriano, to serve emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century AD. Many Roman emperors, starting from the building's inceptor, Hadrian, to Septimius Severus were buried in the castle's cells. The site also contains the graves of many noble families and personae related to the court. During the Medieval period, the well-preserved structure was used as a fortress and prison,
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Town: Rome Address: Piazza Sant'Apollinare, 44 Phone: +39 06 6833759 Price: 6 - 20 EUR The Roman National Museum features classic examples of Roman artifacts arranged in comprehensive displays which represent the best of the peninsula's art, architecture and religious heritage. The displays of the museum include ancient tools, jewelry and pottery, and culminate in an impressive collection of classic sculptures ensembled from the private collections of the Altemps and Ludovisi families. Of particular note is the painted loggia,
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Town: Rome Address: Viale Vaticano Phone: +39 06 69884947 Price: 8 - 14 EUR The Vatican Museums comprise a series of well-showcased sections filled with unmatched masterpieces produced by some of the world's greatest minds. The museums' art has been collected or commissioned by a long series of popes throughout the centuries. The complex includes the famous Sistine Chapel, with the restored fresco of Michelangelo's 'Last Judgement'. Also, the Pinacoteca Vaticana is situated here,
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Town: Rome Address: Via della Lungara, 230 Phone: +39 06 68801767 Price: 4 - 5 EUR The 16th-century mansion Villa Farnesina, decorated by Raphael, once belonged to the banker Agostino Chigi (1465 – 1520). The mansion boasts such treasures as the Galatea Room, and the 'Loggia of Cupid and Psyche', as well as the 'Salon of Perspective' by Peruzzi. Chigi commissioned the architect Baldassare Peruzzi to erect the Villa, built between 1506 and 1510, which later served as Chigi's residence.
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Town: Rome Address: Piazzale Villa Giulia, 9 Phone: +39 06 3201951 Price: 4 - 15 EUR Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 08:00 -19:00 The Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museum was initially designed in the mid-16th Century to serve as the villa of Pope Julius III. Created by architects Vignola, Ammannati and Vasari, the site was first inaugurated as a museum in 1889. Today, the museum holds one of the world's most significant and comprehensive collections of Etruscan art.
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Town: Rome Address: Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini 18/24 Phone: +39 06 322981 Price: 5 - 5 EUR Hendrik Christian Andersen (1872 – 1940) was a Norwegian-American sculptor and painter who relocated to the U.S. and became a favourite of the American elite, even serving as an art instructor for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. In 1893, Andersen went to Europe to study art and settled in Rome, where he died in 1940. He bequeathed his 1925 self-designed house,
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Town: Rome Address: Piazza di Spagna, 31 Phone: +39 06 6796546 e-mail: fondazionedechirico@tiscali.it Price: 3 - 5 EUR Giorgio de Chirico (1888–1978) was an influential pre-Surrealist Italian painter born in Greece. He became the inceptor of the new art form Scuola Metafisica, which mingled psychic ruptures with blatantly confessional motifs. The Giorgio De Chirico House-Museum is installed in the house where de Chirico spent some 30 years of his life. The restored structure features the original furniture of the artist and some of his grand masterpieces,
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Town: Rome Address: Piazza di Spagna, 26 Phone: +39 06 6784235 e-mail: info@keats-shelley-house.org Price: 3 - 3 EUR Facing Piazza di Spagna , opposite the fountain, the Keats-Shelley Memorial House is where the poet John Keats once lived and died, in 1821. This museum contains a comprehensive archive of English literary and historical works. Of particular note is the chamber of manuscripts and literary mementos of the Keats circle of the early 19th Century.
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Town: Rome Address: Piazza G. Marconi, 8/10 Phone: +39 06 5926148 Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 09:00 -18:00 The ethnographic material displayed in the National Museum of Folks Art and Traditions was collected from all over Italy, with the first extensive exhibits taking place in 1911, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Unity of Italy. The folks art museum celebrates the vivid variety of national costumes, religious practices, art, working tools and everyday life objects.
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Town: Rome Address: Piazza di S.Egidio, 1/b Phone: +39 06 5816563-58 e-mail: museodiroma.trastevere@comune.roma.it Price: 2 - 3 EUR The Museo of Rome in Trastevere specialises in Roman artifacts of the late 18th and 19th Centuries and showcases a permanent collection on a rotating basis. The museum pays particular attention to costumes of popular dances, as well as secular and religious festivals and crafts. Other features include paintings, prints and drawings, and a well-known example of the 'Vanished Rome' series by Ettore Roesler Franz (1845 – 1907).
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Town: Rome Address: Piazza M. Armellini, 20 Phone: +39 06 44238841 e-mail: urp@gdf.it The Guardia di Finanza, or Finance Guard, is the local military police force in Rome, operating under the aegis of the Minister of Economy and Finance. The guard is part of the Italian Armed Forces and is an important law-enforcing medium with its own military corps. The Guardia di Finanza supports more than 600 boats and ships, as well as over 100 aircraft,
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Town: Rome Address: Via S. Pietro in Carcere Phone: +39 06 6780664 The National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento in Rome is dedicated exclusively to 'The Resurgence', or unification of the states of the Italian peninsula into the single nation of Italy. This event is mostly associated with the end of Napoleonic period and the 1815 Viennese Congress, culminating with the 1871 Franco-Prussian War. However, the complete reunification of Italy did not take place until the country's victory in World War I.
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Town: Rome Address: Lungotevere de' Cenci (Synagogue) Phone: +39 06 6840061 Price: 4 - 8 EUR The Museum of Jewish Art houses a vast number of Hebrew manuscripts, including priceless documents on the Nazi occupation of Rome and a wide range of religious objects. The museum deals extensively with the history of Roman Jews and their struggle during World War II. Apart from important liturgical silver works, bookmarks for the readings of Sefer Torà, and a limited number of late 18th-century prayer books,
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Town: Rome Address: Piazza Giovanni Agnelli Phone: +39 06 5926041 e-mail: info.civiltaromana@comune.roma.it Price: 4 - 8 EUR The Museum of Roman Civilization traces the origins of ancient Rome and its history up to the end of the Western Empire. Set in the Esposizione Universale Roma district, the structure was designed by architects Pietro Ascheri, Bernardini and Cesare Pascoletti in 1939 – 41. The spacious building comprises 59 sections showcasing the history of the Roman civilization beginning from the 4th Century through various small-scale models and reproductions,
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Town: Rome Address: Via Nomentana 70, Villa Torlonia Phone: +39 06 44250072 Price: 3 - 3 EUR Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 09:00 -17:00 The Museum of the Casina delle Civette (House of the Owls) is well-known for its polychromatic glass windows produced between 1908 and 1930. The museum is dedicated to glass windows and houses various works of art. Casina delle Civette was once home to Prince Giovanni Torlania until his death in 1938. Representing an improved version of an earlier Swiss cabin,
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Town: Rome Address: Via Merulana 248 Phone: +39 06 4874415 e-mail: direzione.orientale@arti.beniculturali.it Price: 3 - 6 EUR The National Museum of Eastern Art showcases archeological objects from the Middle and Far East. Of particular note are the bronzes from Luristan, as well as the section dedicated to Indian sculpture, with an emphasis on the collection from the Gandhara area. The objects have been gathered during an archaeological mission of the Italian Institute for Middle and Far East to the Buddhist sites of Swat,
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Town: Rome Address: Via Nazionale, 194 Phone: +39 06 4885465 e-mail: info@palexpo.it Price: 5 - 15 EUR The Palazzo delle Esposizioni boasts the largest multifunctional exhibition area in the centre of Rome, featuring over 10,000 sqare metres of space on three floors. The site often holds cultural events and can be rented for various functions. The white evocative structure also has a 139-seat capacity cinema and an auditorium with multimedia facilities. The on-site multifunctional Forum is complimented by a cafe,
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