Top 7 Museums of Rome
(Seven of the best museums in Rome)
Piazza del Campidoglio 1
Tel: +39-06-671.02.071

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.
Capitoline Museums
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.
Vatican Musems
Entrance: Viale Vaticano

The Vatican Museums include the:

Museo Pio-Clementino: Greek and Roman antiquities

Sala della Biga


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Other Sights of Rome
Palazzo Venezia
Via del Plebiscito, 118
000186 roma
Tel: +39-06-699.942.84

Antique and decorative arts

Museo Nazionale Romano
Palazzo Altemps
Piazza Sant'Apollinare 44
000186 Roma
Tel: +39-06-399.677.00
Tue-Sun: 9.00-19.45

Roman and Greek sculptures

Museo e Galleria Borghese
Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5
000197 Roma
Tel: +39-06-841.39.79

The superb 17th century villa hosts a collection of paintings from antiquity to the 19th century.

Museo Centrale del Risorgimento Italiano
Piazza Venezia
00186 Roma
Tel: +39-06-679.35.98/26

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
00196 Roma
Tel: +39-06-320.562

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
Sistine Chapel