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Centrale Montemartini

Critics' choice
Art, Museums

It may be true that the Centrale Montemartini contains merely the leftover ancient statuary from the Musei Capitolini but, this being Rome, the dregs are...

Via Ostiense 106

Galleria Borghese

Art, Museums

Begun in 1608 by Flaminio Ponzio and continued by Jan van Santen (Italianised to Giovanni Vasanzio) upon his death, the Casino Borghese was designed to...

Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5
Major venue

Galleria Colonna

Art, Museums

Saturday mornings are your only chance to see this splendid six-room gallery, completed in 1703 by Prince Filippo II Colonna, whose descendants still live...

Via della Pilotta 17

Galleria dell'Accademia di San Luca

Art, Museums

The illustrious Accademia di San Luca (patron saint of artists; St Luke was said to have painted the Virgin and Child from life), housed in Palazzo...

Piazza dell'Accademia 77

Galleria Doria Pamphili

Critics' choice
Art, Museums

The collection of one of the great families of Rome's aristocracy (spelled either Pamphili or Pamphilj), now headed by two half-British siblings, is a very...

Piazza del Collegio Romano 2

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Art, Museums

Several of the villas dotted around the park are the remains of a world exposition held here in 1911, and this neo-classical palace, dedicated to 19th- and...

Viale delle Belle Arti 131

Galleria Spada

Art, Attractions, Museums

Time was when this ornate gem of a palace contained one of Rome's most charming little museums; but staffing cuts and general neglect by authorities (the...

Piazza Capo di Ferro 3

MACRO

Art, Museums

Rome's sluggish contemporary art scene was given a shot in the arm in the 1990s with the opening of a municipal modern art gallery in a stunningly converted...

Via Reggio Emilia 54

MAXXI

Art, Museums

Works to transform this former army barracks into the Museo delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) have been stop-go since building began in 2001, to a design by...

Via Guido Reni 10

Musei Capitolini

Art, Museums

Housed in the twin palaces of Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori standing on opposite sides of Michelangelo's piazza del Campidoglio, the Capitoline...

Piazza del Campidoglio 1
Major venue

Museo Barracco di Scultura Antica

Art, Museums

This small collection of mainly pre-Roman art was amassed in the first half of the 20th century by Giovanni Barracco. His interests covered the whole gamut...

Corso Vittorio 166

Museo Carlo Bilotti

Art, Museums

This contemporary art museum is housed in a palazzo that was bought by Scipione Borghese in 1616 and used as a resting place during hunts. Damaged by French...

Viale Fiorello La Guardia

Museo dell'Alto Medioevo

Art, Museums

Focusing on the decorative arts between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, this museum has intricate gold- and silver-decorated swords,...

Viale Lincoln 3

Museo delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari

Art, Museums

Staff shortages mean opening times can be changed without notice. It pays to call ahead. This enormous collection is dedicated to Italian folk art and rural...

Piazza G Marconi 8

Museo di Palazzo Venezia

Art, Museums

The collection at Palazzo Venezia contains a hotchpotch of everything from terracotta models by Bernini to medieval decorative art. In Room 1 are Venetian...

Via del Plebiscito 118
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