Museums in Rome

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Vatican Museums

Vatican museum is the collection of artworks connected with Christianity and Popes of Vatican. It is situated next to St. Peter’s Basilica. The museum displays the most remarkable items from the Renaissance period. It contains 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display.

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel (; Latin: Sacellum Sixtinum; Italian: Cappella Sistina [kapˈpɛlla siˈstiːna]) is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between...

Galleria Borghese

The Galleria Borghese is an art gallery in Rome. It houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities. The Villa was developed by Scipione Borghese himself. The main floor of the 2 floored gallery is mostly devoted to classical antiquities 1st–3rd centuries AD.

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo known to many as The Mausoleum of Hadrian, is a tomb to the Emperor Hadrian which details the buildings history through collections of ancient Roman artefacts including pottery, paintings and military weapons. The building was later turned into a fortress.

Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

Palazzo Valentini is a palazzo in central Rome. Since 1873 it has been the base of the provincial administration of Rome. The palazzo was built by in 1585. The present structure of the palazzo is characterised by its grand portal, pierced by three windows on each sides bounded by two columns․

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

Palazzo Pamphilj is a palace facing onto the Piazza Navona in Rome. It was built between 1644 and 1650. It is likely the largest in Rome still in private ownership. The main collection is displayed in state rooms, including the chapel, complete with the mummified corpse of the family saint.

Musei Capitolini

Musei Capitolini is a museum containing a group of art and archeological items on top of the Capitoline Hill. The history of the museums can be traced to 1471. The collection includes ancient Roman statues, inscriptions, medieval and Renaissanc art, and collections of jewels, coins, and other items.

Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

Museum and Crypt of Capuchins is located in a crypt under the church Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. There are bones of nearly 4000 Capuchin friars stored in the crypt. The bones are arranged into macabre decorations. The Capuchins have been using the church since 1631.

Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Museo Nazionale Romano is a museum, with several branches in separate buildings throughout the city of Rome, Italy. It shows exhibits from the pre- and early history of Rome, with a focus on archaeological findings from the period of Ancient Rome. It was founded in 1889.

Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali

The Markets of Trajan are an archaeological complex of uniqueness in Rome, perhaps even worldwide. They represent an area that has experienced the evolution of the city from the imperial age to today; an area that has been constantly recycled and transformed. The markets once the strategic...

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