Top 7 Museums of Rome
(Seven of the best museums in Rome)
Piazza del Campidoglio 1
The Capitoline Museums, which is considered one of the oldest public museums in the world, contains works from the Roman era, but also some pieces from Medieval Ages, the Renaissance and the baroc era.
The Museum of the Palazzo dei Conservatori contains a collection of antique art which includes the She-Wolf (Lupa Capitolina).
Museo Etrusco: among other pieces, a remarkable gold fibula and the Mars found at Todi.
The four Raphael Rooms (Stanze di Rafaello): a renaissance masterpiece decorated by Raphael and his pupils from 1508 to 1517.
Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina): the vault painted by Michelangelo from 1508 to 1512 illustrates the Bible, the Creation, the Flood and above the altar the Last Judgement, added in 1534.
Pinacoteca: the picture gallery also continas some impressive works by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio.
Entrance: Viale Vaticano
The Vatican Museums include the:
Museo Pio-Clementino: Greek and Roman antiquities
Sala della Biga
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Via del Plebiscito, 118
Antique and decorative arts
Museo Nazionale Romano
Piazza Sant'Apollinare 44
Roman and Greek sculptures
Museo e Galleria Borghese
Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5
The superb 17th century villa hosts a collection of paintings from antiquity to the 19th century.
Museo Centrale del Risorgimento Italiano
A museum recommended for those who want to know more about the history of Italy.
Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
Piazzale di Villa Giuglia 9
Julius III's elegant villa features an impressive collection of artifacts from the Etruscans, the people who inhabited Italy before the Romans.
Entrance of the National Etruscan Museum