Art Museums in Rome

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Art Museums in Rome

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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    This is the crown jewel attraction of Villa Borghese in Rome. The former villa residence of the Borghese family turned museum now houses the world famous Borghese collection of artworks, sculpture and antiquities. The museum includes two floors and around 20 galleries and is considered one of the world's finest small museums, a must-see place for art and sculpture lovers.

    Reservations in advance are essential these days if you want to ensure being able to visit Galleria Borghese. We reserved a couple weeks in advance online prior to our recent trip to Rome. Tickets are sold on a time slot basis. You can still stop by and try for stand by entry, seems a few free up with each entry period.

    Allow the 90 minutes to leisurely view the galleries on the ground and upper floor. You'll see the remarkable Bernini sculptures and Caravaggio paintings on the ground floor amongst other incredible works. The gallery rooms are remarkably decorated as well with ceiling frescos, patterned walls with small niches filled with antique sculptures. Upstairs, more painting masterpieces await in more conventional museum style gallery rooms.

    Borghese is an art and sculpture lover's dream. It is an incredibly popular museum so be ready to share museum space with quite a few other visitors. Just take in what you are seeing, take as many pictures as you need and enjoy your time as much as possible. Afterwards, allow another 30-60 minutes to stroll the Villa garden and park around the museum. Its a good way to process all that you've seen and to reset for your next intended sightseeing endeavour on the day.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Tsc1976
    Leeds, UK11 contributions
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    Well worth the entry fee to escape the crowds, get into the shade away from blazing sun and see some absolutely stunning views of Rome from the both the rooftops and from the cafe. Cafe was reasonably priced given the views it offered of St Peter’s basilica. Interesting castle. We didn’t know you could pay £5 extra per adult to go on a “secret castle tour”. Had we known we would have done that as you got to see much more of the castle than the general admission got you. I was looking for the popes marble bathroom for ages but couldn’t find it. Looking back on tripadvisor I see that you can only see that and a few other interesting things if you pay for the secret tour (max 15 persons). This is a great place for stunning elevated views of the city, a refreshment with a view and shade! Glad we visited. Our group were ages 10-72. Useful note: there are very clean toilets next to cafe.
    Written 29 May 2024
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  • keewih
    Ithaca, NY27 contributions
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    Amazing! My family and I love the tour inside the Palazzo Colonna. The tourguide Rebecca was amazing - clear English, very informative, engaging, friendly - she is a historian and teacher! After the tour, she sit down with us and gave us more interesting information about the palazzo. I think it was one of the best Palazzo we’ve ever visited. Highly recommended and make sure you go early - we were the first group and took much better photos without people around and guess what! The actual prince greeted us and I saw him twice after that :P
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Squidy Travels
    Sydney, Australia281 contributions
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    I loved this place!!
    Firstly it has barely any people so no lines and no crowds which is a massive plus in Rome.
    The rooms of the Palazzo are all stunning, as impressive, if not more so, than the art inside. The painted ceilings are phenomenal and it's great to be able to spend as much time as you like and get up close without the crowds.
    They have an incredible collection of art rivaling all the more well known galleries in Italy.
    This place is a must do on your trip to Rome!
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Art is heart
    Mumbai, India682 contributions
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    Boxer in this musuem is a gift to those who appreciate Art.Beautiful bronzes of Medusa/Alexander, Peaceful Oasis away from the cacophony .
    The top floor has such mesmerizing frescoes n mosaics.
    The marbles of Nero, Artemis, and many more are so well detailed.
    Must visit
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • Anuradha
    New Delhi, India983 contributions
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    It is considered to be one of the oldest national museums, founded in the 15th century when Pope Sixtus IV donated some of the museum's most impressive statues, the She-wolf, the Spinario, the Camillus and the colossal head of emperor Constantine. A must visit.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Linda D
    9 contributions
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    Such a great spot. Love the combination of industrial and art. Worth a visit when you are in Rome. My husband and I really enjoyed it.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • ArtsyGalBaltimore
    Maryland847 contributions
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    If you have any interested in learning about the Etruscans, this is a museum to visit without a doubt. It is arranged for an optimal art and learning experience, providing documentation in both Italian and English (other languages at various exhibitions). There are multiple floors of priceless objects with a high level of technical sophistication to the right extent. After two hours of a leisurely pace and few other visitors (what a plus for Rome), I still hadn't explored some of the significant spaces on the second level. I highly recommend this museum for anyone interested in learning about the Etruscans. Kudos to the Director and his staff for making this an incredible learning journey!
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    Palazzo Barberini is a 17th-century palace which was designed and built by architect Carlo Maderno along with his nephew, Francesco Borromini for Pope Urban VIII and the Barberini family. It is situated along Via della Quattro Fontane just to the east of Piazza Barberini and today plays host to one of the two city branches of the National Gallery collection at Palazzo. Opening times are 10am to 7pm daily (closed on Mondays) and ticket price is now €15 and includes entrance to both locations within a 20 day period.

    In addition to the impressive architecture of the Barberini Palace and Museum highlights including masterpieces by Bronzino, Lippi, Lotto, Raphael, Holbein, Canaletto, Titian, Tintoretto, El Greco and Caravaggio, there is an outstanding ceiling fresco in the final Salon Room of the museum tour by Pietro do Cortona. Plenty to feast your eyes upon during visit to the Barberini Palace.
    Written 1 May 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    Villa Farnesina is an early 16th-century Renaissance villa located along the Tiber and across from Palazzo Corsini in Trastevere. Opening hours are 9am to 2pm daily (closed on Sundays) and entry is now (€12 per adult). The palace includes two floors lined with impressive ceiling and wall frescos by the likes of Raphael and Peruzzi. The garden just outside the villa is also quite nice, a good spot to grab a seat under one of the lemon or orange trees to rest your feet after spending a bit of time in Villa Farnesina.
    Written 1 May 2024
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  • Amy O
    2 contributions
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    This wonderful museum is an easy walk from central Rome through the Gardens of the Villa Borghese. The pride of lions sprawled on the front steps is your first clue that you have arrived at a special place. In addition to the art gallery, plan to visit the gorgeous restaurant, where the decor brings the green of the park right inside the room. You can get tickets ahead online, but the day we visited there was no line anywhere, and there were plenty of free lockers just inside the door. Have fun!
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • MILOUW
    New York City, NY1,366 contributions
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    This attractive Palace displays an antiquities collection put together in the XVIIth century.
    On the one hand the palace itself makes for a beautiful venue, on the other the tastes of that period included doubtful restoration efforts making it difficult to figure out what one is really looking at.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Şafak E
    Izmir, Türkiye1 contribution
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    A wonderful museum. A must see place in Rome. It's a dreamy place. The employees are extremely kind, polite and helpful. A place you will never forget...
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • SNCFVoyager
    Falls Church, VA50 contributions
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    Signed up for tour in English and our guide provided great historical context for this renaissance villa. The gardens and main building facade that is hidden from public view is amazing with the inlaid panels from earlier times. Sitting atop Pinchon Hill the vista of old Rome spreads out before your eyes. Well worth the time and admission fee. For photos of the city a morning visit is recommended.
    Written 20 October 2019
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  • Mariyana R
    Woodford Green, UK4 contributions
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    I strongly recommend visiting it. Any penny spent on it is worth it. There are a lot of paintings, a lot of architecture, and a lot of experiments... Must be visit again.
    Written 15 December 2022
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