Rome Museums

All of the National museum of Rome situated in Rome and Vatican City are some of the most important museums and art galleries in the world. All of the Museums in Rome contain vast quantities of priceless art, sculpture and treasures, which are mainly stored in its many Rome museums.

Studentsville.it has selected the best museums in Rome during your visit to the capital of Italy,  even if your travel itinerary only allows for a couple of days. We would suggest to take a look at the Rome Museum Pass (http://www.romapass.it) so you can avoid wasting your time waiting in line. You can book your tickets and have an easy entrance to some of the most important Rome art museums. You can either choose from a ticket valid for 48 or 72 hours and that offers you an unlimited free access to the urban public transport. Giving you direct access to the Museums in Rome Italy included in the list you will find on the site of Rome Museum Pass.

You can spend your days exploring the beauties of the city and if you are a modern art lover you can visit the Modern Art Museum Rome, where you will find fewer crowds and 75 rooms to visit, including sculptures and paintings. Afterwards you can relax at the lovely cafe that overlooks the park.

The Borghese Museum Rome is inside Villa Borghese and has some of the most famous and exquisite works in terms of paintings, sculptures and architecture. It is known for having one of the best collections of art in the world! The Borghese Museum Rome only allows 360 people inside at one time which means you must reserve in advance.

The Capitoline Museum Rome is along the same lines as the Borghese Museum Rome, and the Vatican Museum,  as one of the more popular Rome museums. The Capitoline Museum Rome is situated in the Piazza del Campidoglio with its wonderful white monument of Vittorio Emanuele II. The Capitoline Museum Rome is one of the the world’s oldest national museums founded in 1471.

In Rome you can also find the Jewish Museum Rome, which is situated in the Great Synagogue of Rome that includes a wide collection of art produced by the Jewish community. If you visit the Jewish Museum Rome you can have a guided tour of the Great Synagogue and of the smaller Spanish Synagogue.

Free entrance:

The following people can have free entrance to the main museums and public monuments:

  1. Age under 18 and over 65
  2. People with disabilities and a carer
  3. Journalists
  4. Groups of students reserved in advance
  5. Tour guides and interpreters
  6. Professors and students of Architecture, Archaeology, Art History and Fine Arts

There are certain days like Christmas Day in which the entrance is free for all the public. On the last Sunday of each month, the entrance to the Vatican Museums and to the Sistine Chapel is free.

Discount Tickets:

  1. Students (aged between 18-25) can in most cases, have discounts when buying tickets.
  2. The Roma Pass gives free access to museums and/or archaeological sites and reductions to other exhibitions and free access to the urban public transport

rome museums

 

Musei Vaticani e Cappella Sistina (Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel)

Where to discover the treasures and masterpieces of the Vatican Collections

http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en.html

Galleria Borghese:

The Galleria Borghese is one of the most famous and prestigious museums in the world. It houses sculptures by Bernini, Canova and other great artists.

http://galleriaborghese.beniculturali.it/it

 

Archeological Museums:

 

Capitoline Museums:

The Capitoline Museums are located in Piazza del Campidoglio. They constitute Rome’s main municipal museum. Find out about the opening hours, tickets and much more.

http://www.museicapitolini.org/en

Mercati di Traiano

That includes the Museo dei Fori Imperiali a construction of the Fori Imperiali, the Foro di Traiano, probably by the emperor Domitian.

http://www.mercatiditraiano.it

Museo dell’Ara Pacis:

Home to the ancient monument of Ara Pacis of Augustus

http://www.arapacis.it/en

Museo delle Mura

Situated in Porta Appia, where you can explore the transformations that the Aurelian Walls took over the centuries

http://www.museodellemuraroma.it

Museo di Casal de’ Pazzi

Virtual reconstructions that “immerse” the visitor in the Pleistocene world that has a preserved part of an ancient river, dated about 200,000 years ago.

http://www.museiincomuneroma.it/ne_fanno_parte/museo_di_casal_de_pazzi

Villa di Massenzio:

It was the residence of Emperor Maxentius, it is a extraordinary archaeological complex.

http://www.villadimassenzio.it

 

Modern museums:

Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina

On the occasion of the anniversary of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, situated inside Porta San Pancrazio

http://www.museodellarepubblicaromana.it

Museo di Roma

Situated in the former Pastificio Pantanella, recreating the medieval and modern history of the city.

http://www.museodellarepubblicaromana.it

Museo Napoleonico

Important collection of works of art, family memories and Napoleonic relics

http://www.museonapoleonico.it/it

Galleria d’Arte Moderna

The gallery was established, within a larger museum project, at Palazzo Caffarelli

http://www.galleriaartemodernaroma.it/it

Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese

House-studio of the sculptor Pietro Canonica

http://www.museocanonica.it

Museo di Roma in Trastevere

The permanent collection of the Museum is all about the salient aspects of Roman popular life from the late eighteenth century to the second half of the twentieth century.

http://www.museodiromaintrastevere.it/it

 

Musei di Villa Torlonia:

Torlonia villa hosts exhibitions on its former owner, Mussolini, with an art museum in the garden.

http://www.museivillatorlonia.it

 

Contemporary Museums:

Casa Museo Alberto Moravia

House museum

http://www.casaalbertomoravia.it/it

Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese

Exhibitions of the most significant artists of our time, with the collaboration between the City of Rome and the collector Carlo Bilotti

http://www.museocarlobilotti.it/it

 

Scientific Museums:

Planetario e Museo Astronomico

http://www.planetarioroma.it/it

Museo Civico di Zoologia

http://www.museodizoologia.it

 

Free entrance museums:

Sistema Musei Civici di Roma:

http://www.museiincomuneroma.it

Museum Pietro Canonica:

House-studio of the sculptor Pietro Canonica

http://www.museocanonica.it

Museo Napoleonico:

Precious nineteenth-century relics preserved in the rooms

http://www.museonapoleonico.it

Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina:

http://www.museodellarepubblicaromana.it

Villa di Massenzio:

It was the residence of Emperor Maxentius, it is a extraordinary archaeological complex.

http://www.villadimassenzio.it

Museo delle Mura

Situated in Porta Appia, where you can explore the transformations that the Aurelian Walls through the centuries

http://www.museodellemuraroma.it

Museo di Casal de’ Pazzi

Virtual reconstructions that “immerse” the visitor in the Pleistocene world that has been preserved a part of an ancient river, dated about 200,000 years ago.

http://www.museiincomuneroma.it/ne_fanno_parte/museo_di_casal_de_pazzi

Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

This museum offers tactile exploration in a precious sixteenth-century architectural environment

http://www.museobarracco.it