Museums of Rome

The City of Rome is in itself a vast open-air Museum filled with incomparable treasures, the Piazzas are filled with fountains and statues designed by the masters and the Palaces, temples and ancient buildings are a joy to behold for all art lovers. Rome has more than sixty museums housing vast quantities of priceless arts, sculptures and treasures. Here we explore a selection of them

Capitoline Museums and the Piazza del Campidoglio

The Capitoline Hill was once a sacred place to the Romans and the destination of triumphal processions, it has remained the centre of Roman life and is the headquarters of the mayor and municipality of Rome.


Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II

The Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II which is also known as the “Vittoriano” rises from the foot of the Capitol Hill. The huge white building stands majestically with the two Quadrigas rising up from either side of the roof of the building,‘Quadriga of Liberty’ and ‘Quadriga of Unity’ (Zanelli).

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Villa Giulia and the National Etruscan Museum

The Villa Giulia was built by Pope Julius III in 1551-1553 on what was then the edge of the city as he wanted to be far away from the smells of the waters of the River Tiber.

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Galleria Doria Pamphilj

The Doria Pamphilj gallery is situated inside the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj which is still pivately owned by the family Doria Pamphilj. The gallery houses a large art collection which has been amassed over a period of 500 years.

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Palazzo Corsini and the Accademia dell’Arcadia

The Palazzo Corsini is a late Baroque palace built for the Corsini family between 1730 – 1740 and it sits in the Trastevere section of the city of Rome. Today the palace houses some of the offices of the National Academy of Science and the Galleria Corsini.

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Palazzo Barberini

The Palazzo Barberini stands facing the Piazza Barberini in the Trevi district of Rome and it houses the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica.

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National Museum of Rome

The National Museum of Rome is in fact a number of museums split among four different sites, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Palazzo Altemps, Terme di Dioleziano and Crypta Balbi. It was founded in 1889 with the aim of collecting antiques from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century AD.

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