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Museo Carlo Bilotti

#308 of 1,426 things to do in Rome
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Address: Viale Fiorello La Guardia | Villa Borghese, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 0608
10:00 - 15:30
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:30

Home for the works of contemporary art that the equally generous and...

Home for the works of contemporary art that the equally generous and passionate collector Carlo Bilotti chose to give to the city of Rome. During the years in which the works were collected he was in contact with, and often friends with, some of the most important artists of our time. Among the donated pieces are a nucleus of works by the superb painter Giorgio de Chirico, supported by works by Gino Severini, Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers and Giacomo Manzù.

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Contemperary art venue in the old orangerie

A so-so permanent collection, but varied and interesting temporary ones when we were there. Admission is free, so it's worth dropping in to see what they have.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 May 2016
john w
Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

A so-so permanent collection, but varied and interesting temporary ones when we were there. Admission is free, so it's worth dropping in to see what they have.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I was walking in the park and noticed this museum. I walked over to investigate and it was free entry. It is a really nice small collection and I enjoyed my visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

One plaque gives you the history of the place - basically a private collection now open to the public. We found it looking for a public toilette, which was adjacent. We decided to go in and, since it was free, also stay. It is a very fun collection including things like Warhols. You can imaging you understand the original owners... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

if you like some modern art maybe this is for you, not sure why the benefactor collected what he did, pretty uninspiring. Right now though some brilliant photos of graffiti art, well worth going for that

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We went here to hide from the rain as we got free access with the Roma pass. Not much to see and nothing impressive. We basically walked it through.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

If you like modern art, this is your place. A small museum, away from the crowds, quiet and well-kept. It's free on a Roma Pass (doesn't even count as one of your two free admissions). A nice break from the crowds, noise, and hucksters of the big attractions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

What a treat it was to view some wonderful modern art and relax at the same time. My son and I were the only 2 souls there. The workers had us outnumbered 3:2. And best of all, there was not a single person within a 2 km radius who tried to sell us a laser-pointer. As for the art, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

So this little museum gets five stars from me. I must disagree with those who say it's a waste of time. Make sure you see the temporary exhibits. When we were there one was a giant foozeball game made with heads instead of bodies for the clappers. From the basement level you can also see a Renaissance-era nymphaeum. The most... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

This is a tiny museum located in the old Orangerie in the gardens of Villa Borghese. It consists of 23 works of art donated by the entrepreneur Carlo Bilotti to the City of Rome. Most pieces are by Giorgio de Chirico. There is an entrance gallery with revolving exhibits and then essentially one room of the de Chirico collection. There... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Ridiculous vanity collection of a few (maybe 12) late bad De Chircos for which charge was E7. Must have been a tax play by Bilotti -- utter waste of time.

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