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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

Magazzino d'Arte Moderna


Strong on installations, videos and photography, this gallery works closely with the artists it promotes.

Via dei Prefetti 17


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



This gallery is dedicated to young, up-and-coming artists working mainly in video.

Viale delle Mura Aurelie 19

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
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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

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

Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen

Art, Museums

This offshoot of the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna occupies an art nouveau villa between the river and viale Flaminia. This was the studio-home of...

Via PS Mancini 20

Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale

Art, Museums

If you've had enough of ancient and papal Rome, try this impressive collection of Oriental art, in a dusty palazzo near Santa Maria Maggiore. It's arranged...

Via Merulana 248



Previously focusing on photography, this tiny space is now venturing into site-specific installations.

Via di Montoro 3

Palazzo Barberini - Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica

Art, Museums

Top architects like Maderno, Bernini and Borromini queued up to work on this vast pile, which was completed in just five years, shortly after Maffeo...

Via delle Quattro Fontane 13