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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 Archeologico di Palestrina

Museums

This fascinating museum is located inside the Palazzo Colonna-Barberini, which was built on the highest terrace of the temple to Fortuna. Today the...

Piazza della Cortina
Tags: History

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 Civico di Zoologia

Museums

On the north-east side of the Bioparco-Zoo is the Museo di Zoologia, with a room dedicated to the wetlands of Lazio and sections on animal reproduction,...

Via U Aldrovandi 18

Museo d'Arte Ebraica

Museums

Inscriptions and carvings from the old Cinque Scole - where Catalonian, Aragonese and Sicilian Jews traditionally worshipped with Roman Jews in the Ghetto -...

Lungotevere Cenci
Tags: History

Museo del Corso

Museums

This privately owned space stages exhibitions on artistic, historical and literary themes; the presentation is often more impressive than the content.

Via del Corso 320

Museo della Civiltà Romana

Museums

This museum dates from 1937, when Mussolini mounted a massive celebration to mark the second millennium of Augustus becoming the first emperor. The fact...

Piazza G Agnelli 10
Tags: History

Museo della Via Ostiense

Museums

It's a humble but oddly charming little museum, containing artefacts and prints pertaining to via Ostiense and the port at its far end. There are...

Via R Persichetti 3
Tags: History

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 Anime dei Defunti

Museums

This macabre collection, attached to the neo-Gothic church of Sacro Cuore di Gesù in Prati, contains hand- and fingerprints left on the prayer books and...

Lungotevere Prati 12
Free

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 delle Mura

Museums

Housed in the ancient Porta San Sebastiano, the little Museum of the Walls has a smallish collection of artefacts associated with Roman walls and roads. The...

Via di Porta San Sebastiano 18

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

Museo di Roma

Art, Museums

A rotating collection displayed over two floors recounts the evolution of the Eternal City from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Paintings and...

Palazzo Braschi