Capitoline Museums in Rome: world's oldest museum

Guide to visiting Rome's Capitoline Museums. Located on the summit of the Capitol Hill near the Roman Forum in the centre of Rome, the Capitoline Museums are the oldest public museums in the world....
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Galleria Spada: a hidden gem in Rome

Rome's Galleria Spada hosts an exquisite art collection. Galleria Spada, located in central Rome between Campo de' Fiori and the river Tiber, hosts a sumptuous art collection of works by 16th- and 17...
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Palazzo Altemps: one of Rome's finest museums

Palazzo Altemps hosts a stellar collection of Greek and Roman sculpture. Rome's Palazzo Altemps, a Renaissance palace located near Piazza Navona, houses a highly important collection of classical Gre...
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Visiting Italy's Quirinal Palace in Rome

Italian president's official residence in Rome open to public five days a week. Italy's presidential palace in Rome - the 16th-century Palazzo del Quirinale - is open for guided tours in Italian on T...
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Visiting Rome's Palazzo Barberini Gallery

Rome palace is home to Italy's Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica. The 17th-century Barberini Palace in central Rome houses the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Italy's national collection of 13th- to...
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Domus Romane at Rome's Palazzo Valentini

Through a mixture of archaeological remains and virtual reality, a visit to the ancient Domus Romane under Rome's Palazzo Valentini provides a sense of life in imperial Roman times. The archaeologica...
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Castel Sant Angelo Museum

The Emperor Hadrian’s mausoleum, then used by the popes as a fortress, prison and palace. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €5, reduced €3.
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Vittoriano

Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and Italian unity. Also Museo Centrale del Risorgimento. 09.30-18.30. Free entry. There is now a panoramic lift which takes you to the top of the monument where there...
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Crypta Balbi

Museum dedicated to the Middle Ages on the site of the portico of the Imperial Roman Theatre of Balbus. 09.00-16.30. Mon closed. Three-day pass combining Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Baths of Diocletia...
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Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Residence of the Doria Pamphilj family, it contains the family’s private art collection, which includes a portrait by Velasquez, a sculpture by Bernini, plus works by Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto and C...
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Galleria Colonna

Private collection of works by Veronese, Guido Reni, Pietro di Cortona and Annibale Caracci. Open Sat 09.00-13.00 only. €7. Private group tours of the collection are available seven days a week on req...
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Galleria Comunale di Arte Moderna e contemporanea

The city's permanent collection of modern art. CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RESTORATION (Nov 2008). 08.30-13.00, 14.00-19.00. Sun and holidays 09.30-13.30. Mon closed.€ 2,58.
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Keats Shelley House

Museum dedicated to the lives of three English Romantic poets – John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. Mon-Fri 10.00-13.00, 15.00-18.00; Sat 11.00-14.00, 15.00-18.00. €4.00. Guide...
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Barracco Museum

A collection of mainly pre-Roman art. Tues-Sun 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €3.
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Canonica Museum

The collection, private apartment and studio of the sculptor and musician Pietro Canonica who died in 1959. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €3, reduced €1.50. Guided tours in Italian and English (b...
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Museo dei Fori Imperiali and Trajan's Markest

Museum dedicated to the forums of Caesar, Augustus, Nerva and Trajan and the Temple of Peace. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €6.50. 24 and 31 December 09.00-14.00.
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Ara Pacis Museum

Home of the Roman altar to peace commissioned by Emperor Caesar Augustus in the 1st century AD. The museum was designed by American architect Richard Meier. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €6.50. 24 and...
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Museo di Roma

The city’s collection of paintings, etchings, photographs, furniture and clothes from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €8. Guided tours in English and Italian o...
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Museo Napoleonico

Paintings, sculptures and jewellery related to Napoleon and the Bonaparte family. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Guided tours in Italian and English. €3.
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Palazzo Altemps

Ancient sculpture from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including the Ludovisi collection. 09.00-18.45. Mon closed. Three-day pass combining Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian and Palazzo Massimo alle Terme...
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