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.
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.
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.
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.
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.