Visitors in Rome will have a tough time choosing from numerous museums dedicated to ancient art, mosaics and sculptures, modern art galleries, art galleries dedicated to the period of Renaissance and other artistic movements, etc. The number of museums in Rome is impressive as well as the size of the collections they hold. Even though Rome was the cradle of an ancient civilization, one may be surprised by the number of museum not only dedicated to ancient art but to modern art as well. There is even a number of museums for which the entrance is free of charge. On this webpage you may find the full list of museums in the city of Rome.
MAXXI Museum or National Museum of 21st Century Arts is a museum that exhibits both its permanent collection as well as numerous temporary exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art, architecture and design. In addition, this gallery is located in an architectural masterpiece, a building designed just for this purpose with the aim of integrating an innovative design into the urban fabric of Rome.
It is a monumental complex most famous for its size and how well preserved it is. The Baths of Diocletian are the largest public baths ever built during the ancient Roman era. Later they were transformed by a famous artist and architect Michelangelo and today they represent cultural heritage and belong to the National Museum of Rome.
Once, this was a Jesuit College and the first High School of the united Italy, today this is the National Roman Museum in which ancient art masterpieces are on display. The collection is composed of statues and art works from the Republican, Imperial and late-Imperial era of the Roman Empire.
There is little to be seen of the former glory of thermal baths of Caracalla in Rome. But even though the glow has faded, each part of the complex tells a story about the former Roman Empire and is definitely worth peeking into.
Ara Pacis is a common name for Ara Pacis Augustae (The altar of Augustian Peace). This monument was constructed by the Senate on the northern part of the Mars Field with the aim to honor the first Roman Imperator Augustus and the prosper he brought to Rome.