Rome has numerous art exhibitions, from blockbusters to smaller shows, taking place over the festive season. Here is our list of the top ten exhibitions to see in Rome this Christmas.
1. Marvel at the spectacular sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini at the Galleria Borghese.2. Palazzo Braschi highlights the artists who have collaborated with Rome's opera house over the decades, from Picasso to William Kentridge, with Artisti all'Opera.3. The most "Christmas" show of them all is the annual 100 Presepi crib exhibition in Piazza del Popolo.4. Trajan's Markets commemorates Emperor Trajan on the 1,900th anniversary of his death. 5. Check out the immersive exhibits and optical illusions at the Enjoy show at Chiostro del Bramante.6. Works by Hokusai at the Ara Pacis include The Great Wave and One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji.7. There are round 60 works by Monet, the Father of Impression, on display at the Vittoriano.8. Palazzo Barberini shows paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo whose portrait heads feature fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish and books.9. MAXXI examines the links between art and science through a series of installations by international artists, with Gravity.10. Italy's long-term impact on the career of Picasso is under the spotlight at the Scuderie del Quirinale.
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