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.
National Gallery of Ancient Art or Palazzo Barberini is one of the popular tourist attractions in Rome. Once this was a pope residence, and one can still observe and admire the beauty and luxury of this building. Also, some of the most important works of art of most well-known names in the world of art are exhibited here, Caravaggio, Raphael, El Greco, Tintoretto, Titian etc.
Museums of Villa Torlonia consist of three buildings that you can visit. Museums are located in a beautiful park which is close to the city center. In the middle of the park there is a so-called main villa that will leave most of the tourists speechless. The beauty of the villa did not even escape the eye of Benito Mussolini who made it his residence during The Second World War.
Macro is a unique exhibition space reserved for contemporary art pieces. Special attention is dedicated to a dynamic balance between the visitors, the museum and the city.
Palazzo Altemps museum is dedicated to ancient Roman and Greek sculpture and it is conveniently located really close to Piazza Navona. It exhibits mostly statues from different periods, some of which are so famous that you might even remember them from your elementary school textbooks. It is just one of four museums that you can visit with the price of one ticket, it is worth it!
Macro Testaccio Museum is dedicated to the contemporary art. This ex slaughterhouse represents a cultural venue where visitors may enjoy Italian and international modern visual works of art.