Museum Pietro Canonica or in Italian Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese is located in the heart of one of the most visited areas by tourists and certainly one of the most beautiful parks in the city Villa Borghese. It is dedicated to this famous sculptor and who ever decides to visit it will not be disappointed. The entrance is free of charge.
This small but richly furnished museum, situated in the heart of Villa Borghese, is dedicated to the sculptor of international reputation, Pietro Canonica (1869 – 1959). The largest part of his life Pietro spent in Europe working on commissioned works of art for the aristocracy. He moved to Rome in 1922 when he managed to get the municipal concession for the building where today’s museum is located. Canonica was used as his home and studio. He planned, after his death, to leave all his works along with other pieces collected in this building under the condition that this museum is named after him.
The museum gives impression of all aspects of Canoica's life, both private and professional. In the exhibition halls on the ground floor his masterpieces are exhibited, from small busts to large equestrian statues, sculptures, sketches and models. The collection presents the turbulent historical period from the end of the 19th till the middle of the 20th century and shows an overview of different styles and production techniques used in the creation of sculptures. On the first floor there are personal rooms of Canonica where precious furnashings and collection of Piemontese paintings from the 19th century are located and they represent personal memories and affections of the artist.
Ticket prices for the Museum Pietro Canonica in Rome
The entrance is FREE OF CHARGE.
We advise you to check ticket prices and working hours before visiting – check the official website of the Museum Pietro Canonica in Rome.
Working hours of the Museum Pietro Canonica in Rome
From October to May working hours of the museum are: Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00h (the last entrance is 30 min before closing time).
From June to September working hours of the museum are: Tuesday – Sunday: 13:00 – 19:00h.
December 24th and 31st: 10:00 – 14:00h.
Closed: Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th.