The Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI Secolo by the architect Zaha Hadid is located just outside in the Flaminio district. The futuristic building houses two exhibitions, the MAXXI Art and the MAXXI Architecture. The MAXXI Art presents contemporary art. The MAXXI Architecture shows topics from the fields of architecture, design and urban development. The museum of the 21st century offers a contrast to the ancient metropolis in the center of Rome.

How to get there

The tram takes you very close to the museum. From Piazza del Popolo (Flaminio underground station) take tram line 2 towards Mancini exit at Apollodoro station. From here it is a 250 m walk to the museum entrance. For current exhibitions, opening times and admission prices check the link below.


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Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums offer an incredible wealth of masterpieces. The museum emerged from the art collection of the Popes, who had collected ancient statues early on. The highlight of the visit is the Sistine Chapel with the ceiling painting by Michelangelo. The Vatican Museums have rooms that are connected by endless corridors. Also worth seeing is the spiral staircase by Guiseppe Momo, which was built in 1932 based on the model of the Bramante staircase. The Bramante staircase is also in the Vatican, but cannot be accessed without a guide. On this special staircase, with two ramps running in opposite directions, the ascending and descending persons do not meet.

Tickets for the Vatican Museums can be booked on the Vatican website. For opening times, tickets and admission prices, check the link below.


Viale Vaticano


National Gallery of Modern Art

The Galleria Nazionale d 'Arte Moderna is located on the northern edge of the Villa Borghese park. The focus of the collection is on works that were created between 1800 and 1950. The National Gallery of Modern Art shows works from Monet to Mondrian. For current exhibitions, opening times and admission prices check the link below.


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Museo e Galleria Borghese

The "Galleria Borghese" is located in the park Villa Borghese. The Art Gallery has a collection of sculptures and paintings by great Italian artists such as Bernini, Titian, Raffaello, Caravaggio and many more.


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Museo Nazionale Romano

The Museum of Classical Roman Art displays sculptures, frescoes, paintings, handicrafts, jewelery and mosaics from the Roman Empire. The neo-renaissance palace houses the most valuable pieces found during excavations in Rome.


Piazza dei Cinquecento


Museo dell' Ara Pacis

In the Museo dell' Ara Pacis you can see the peace altar of Emperor Augustus. The altar made of white marble, with very beautiful reliefs was excavated in 1938.


Lungotevere in Augusta


Museum Villa Giulia

The Museo Nazionale Etrusco shows the treasures of the Etruscans, a high civilization that lived around 800-90 BC between Rome and Bologna. Interesting sculptures and arts and crafts from pre-Roman times are displayed at the beautiful Villa Giulia.


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Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico

The Museum Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico combines the Prehistoric Collection with the Ethnographic Collection. The exhibition features beautiful pieces of Aztec, Chinese vases and African masks. 


Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi 14, E.U.R.


Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Tradizioni Popolari

The museum "Delle Arti Tradizioni Popolari" preserves folk art items such as costumes, tools and cult objects of the rural population. There are also photos of folk festivals and traditions shown.


Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi 8, E.U.R.


Map Museums in Rome


Travel Guide of Rome

Museums in Rome

The eternal city has many relics of it's glorious past. Rome's museums have accumulated incredible art treasures. The most famous museum of the city is the "Vatican Museum". This is where you can visit the "Sistine Chapel", one of the main attractions of Rome.