In the cases where the museums do not have Websites, we have done our best to provide accurate information on hours and admission prices and policies. There is an incredible amount of conflicting information on the Web concerning both.

Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, Tel: +39.06.69884947
A vast complex of museums, containing one of the largest collections in the world, including:
  • Pinacoteca Vaticana with 17 rooms containing paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Fra Angelico, Bellini, Raphael, Titian;
  • Museo Gregoriano egizio (10 halls with Egyptian originals);
  • Museo Pio-Clementino (with the famous Apollo Belvedere, the Laoocon);
  • Museo Gregoriano etrusco, Stanze and Loggia by Raphael;
  • the Borgia Apartment (with the famous fresco by Pinturicchio);
  • the Sistine Chapel; the gallery of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra;
  • Biblioteca Vaticana;
  • Museo Gregoriano Profano (with the Chiaramonti Niobid of the 4th-3rd cwntury B.C.) the Sala delle Nozze Aldobrandini (with the famous fresco of the Marriage of Alexander the Great and Roxana);
  • Museo Missionario Etnologico (on the history of the Roman Catholic missions);
  • Museo storico (includes antique carriages, arms and uniforms of the former military corps of the Vatican).
Hours: Click to check online
Admission: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel €12.00 adults. €8.00. EU citizens.
Vatican Historical Museum €4.00 adults. €2.00. EU citizens.

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour3 - 9 hours$54 p/p
Vatican Walking Tour3 hours$28 p/p

Borghese Museum & Gallery
Piazza Scipione Borghese, 5 Casino Borghese - Downtown - Ph+39.06.8417645
Paintings and sculpture in four galleries. Works by Bernini, Correggio, Titian, Raphael, Domenichino, Rubbens, Van Dyck and more.
Hours: 9:00AM - 7:00PM Sundays. Holidays: 9:00AM - 1:00PM Closed: Monday
Admission is charged. €8.50 adults. €5.20 EU citizens. €2.00 under 18 and over 65 (EU citizens).

Capitoline Museums
Piazza del Campidoglio 1, - Tel. 06-39967800 info. 24 hours.
Piazza del Campidoglio's current appearance dates back to the middle of the XV century when it was designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti. The piazza's component parts (buildings, sculptures and decorated paving) were intended by Michelangelo to form one single organic unity, although over the centuries there have been a number of alterations and additions.
The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the People of Rome. The collections are closely linked to the city of Rome, and most of the exhibits come from the city itself.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9 AM - 8PM, 24th and 31st December 9 AM - 2 PM, Monday CLOSED. 1st January, 1st May, 25th December CLOSED
Admission: €6.20 adults. €4.20 EU citizens. Free admission last Sunday each month.

National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea)
Viale delle Belle Arti, 131, Tel. 06-3234000
The greatest collection of paintings, sculptures, and prints(most of them by Italian artists) dating from the 1800s up to the present. Works by the Macchiaioli, Manzù, Matisse, Picasso and Modigliani.
Hours: Tues - Fri. 8.30am-7pm; Sat. 9AM-2PM; Sun 9AM-1PM; closed on Mondays
Admission: €6.20 adults.

Barracco Museum
Corso V. Emanuele II, 168 - Historical centre - Ph. +39.06.68806848
Barone Giovanni Barracco donated his personal collection to the city of Rome in 1902. The collections includes Assirian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman sculptures.
Hours:9:00AM - 7:00PM Sundays. Holidays: 9:00AM - 1:00PM Closed: Monday
Admission is charged. "Free" entrance under 18 and over 65.

Centrale Montemartini
Via Ostiense, 106 Ph. +39.06.5748030
Centrale Montemartini was the first public electric plant in Rome and today it houses a museum which displays statues and sculptures from ancient Greece and Rome and marble from various parts of the Mediterranean.
Hours: 9:30 - 7:00PM sat 19,00 Sundays Closed: Monday
Admission: €5.70 adults. €4.10 EU citizens.

Colonna Gallery
Via della Pilotta, 17. Tel. 06-6784350
One of the most beautiful noble palaces which house collections. It consists of richly furnished rooms, a salon resplendent with gilt, mirrors, crystal chandeliers and a collection of Italian and foreign art of the Colonna family including works by Melozzo da Forlì, Veronese, Palma il Vecchio, Tintoretto, Guercino. Still a private residence, it contains one of the longest halls in the world, with a cannonball left where it embedded after an attack by the French.
Hours: 9:00 - 1:00PM Sundays Closed in August
Admission: €5.16 adults.

Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Piazza del Collegio Romano, 2; Tel: 06-6797323
Private collection of the Doria-Pamphilj family with over 400 paintings and sculptures by Italian and foreign artists: Velázquez, Tiziano, Lippi, Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, Rubens, Parmigianino, Bellini, Brueghel, and Andrea del Sarto.
Hours: 10:00 - 5:00PM daily. Closed Thursday.
Admission: €7.23 adults, with audio guide.

Exhibition Palace for Modern and Contemporary Art
Via Nazionale, 194 - Historical centre - Ph. +39.06.4745903
Projected by Piacentini in 1878 it was one of the building realized after the Unification of Italy in the new capital. Neo-classic style. The space has been dedicated for exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.
Hours: 10:00AM - 9:00PM Closed: Tuesdays
Admission is charged.

Gallery of the National Academy of San Luca
Via dell'Accademia di S. Luca, Ph. +39.06.6798850
Founded in 1478 as an art academy. Houses an electic, yet classical collection that includes works by Van Dyck, Titian, Guercino, Raphael, Canova, il Sassoferrato, Rnei and Pietro da Cortona.
Hours: 10:00AM - 12:30PM Mon, Wed and Fri. Closed 1/8 - 9/14
Admission is charged.

L. Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography
Piazza Marconi,14 Ph. +39.06.549521
A collection of approximately 60,000 objects produced by indigenous European cultures. Italian section documents evolution from Paleolithic epoch to the Iron Age.
Hours: 9:00AM - 2:00PM Sundays Holidays: 9:00AM - 8:00PM. Closed: Mon
Admission is charged.

Municipal Gallery of Modern Art
Peroni - Ex Peroni brewery, Via Reggio Emilia, 54 - Downtown - Ph. +39.06.67107900
It collects some of 2000 works which complete the collection. Among the works of value there are important paintings of Roman school realized from the beginning of the XX cent. to the 50's. The entrance ticket allows admission even to the Crispi Gallery
Hours: 10:00AM - 10:00PM, Closed: Monday
Admission is charged.

Museo del Corso
Palazzo Cipolla - Via del Corso, 320 - Historical centre - Ph. +39.06.6786209
The museum traces the history of the ancient Via Lata from its origins to present times
Hours: 11:00AM - 8:00PM, Closed: Monday
Admission is charged.

Museum of Palazzo Venezia
Via del Plebiscito, 118 - Historical centre - Ph. +39.06.6798865
The museum occupies a part of the Palazzo Venezia, which was begun in 1455 by the Venetian Pope Paul II and completed in 1465. The palace served as a papal residence until 1564 when it was ceded to the Republic of Venice for its ambassadors. It belonged to Austria from 1797 to 1916. During the Fascist era, Mussolini used the palace as headquartes and spoke to the crowds from the balcony that faces the piazza. It houses today an important collection of paintings, statues, terracotta, reliefs, tapestries and porcelains. Among the most important works are the Barsanti collection of small bronzes; a Byzantine ebony marriage casket of the 10th or 11th century; decoration by Andrea Mantegna in the Sala del Mappamondo.
Hours: 9:00AM - 2:00PM Closed: Mon., 1st Jan, 1st May, 25th Dec
Admission is charged.

Museum of Rome
Piazza S. Pantaleo, 10 - Historical centre - Ph. +39.6.6875880
Sculptures, pictures, marble pieces, mosaics, objects of the history of Rome dating from the Middle Ages to 1870. Noteworthy is the throne of pope Pius IX
Hours: 9:00AM - 1:00PM, Closed: Monday
Admission is charged.

National Gallery of Ancient Art at Palazzo Barberini
Via Barberini, 18. Tel. 06-4824184
The building was designed by Maderno and finished by Bernini. The ceiling of the central hall is decorated with an allegorical painting by Pietro da Cortona. On exhibit 12th- to 18th-century paintings, furniture, majolica, and porcelains.
Hours: 9AM-7PM; Closed on Mon
Admission: €6.20 adults.

National Gallery of Palazzo Corsini
Via della Lungara, 10 - Downtown - Ph.+39.06.68802323
In the building of the XVIII cent. designed by Fuga are housed works of the XVI and XVII cent.. Among the artists Tiziano, Andrea del Sarto, Giordano, Poussin, Guido Reni, Guercino, Van Dyck, Caravaggio Hours: 9:00AM - 7:00PM Sat. 2:00PM Sundays-Holidays: 9:00AM-1:00PM; Closed: Mon.
Admission is charged.

National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo
Lungotevere Castello, 50 - Historical centre - Ph. +39.6.6819111
Originally built for the emperor Hadrian in the IIc. A.D. possibly by the architect Demetriano, and in whose cells were buried the emperors from Hadrian to Septimius Severus and their families. It became a fortress and prison during the Middle Ages. Some of its famous prisoners included Cola di Rienzo, Cellini, Giordano Bruno, Cagliostro and Beatrice Cenci. The building became a museum in 1925 and contains sculptures, furnitures and weapons of different origins, fragments of floor of the XIV and XV cent. and frescoes by Perin del Vaga and Pellegrino
Hours: 9:00AM - 8:00PM Sundays-Holidays: 9:00AM - 8:00PM Closed: Mon
Admission is charged.

National Pasta Museum
Piazza Scanderbeg, 117. Tel. 06-6991119
Utensils and objects documenting the history of pasta, from the Etruscans to the present day.
Hours: 9:30AM - 5:30PM
Admission: €7.75 adults.

National Museum of Rome
The National Museum of Rome was founded in 1889 and holds most of the antiquities found in Rome since 1870, as well as pre-existing collections. It's archaeological collections comprises one of the world's most important and is housed in three different facilities: the Baths of Diocletian, which include the Octagonal Hall, the Palazzo Massimo, and the Palazzo Altemps.
Baths of Diocletian V.le E. De Nicola, 79
Palazzo Massimo Piazza dei Cinquecento, 68; Tel. 06 48903500
Palazzo Altemps Via di S.Apollinare
Hours: 9:00AM - 6:45PM Sundays Holidays: 9:00AM - 7:45PM; Closed: Mon.
Admission is charged.

Roman National Museum
Palazzo Massimo alle terme - Largo di Villa Peretti, 2 - Historical centre Ph. +39.06.48903500
One of the most important archeological collections in the world, Greek, Roman and Christian art found in Rome and its neighbourhood. Beautiful frescoes coming from the Domus Livia, the Domus Farnesina and the Villa of Nero at Nettuno.
Hours: 9:00AM - 6:45PM Sundays - Holidays: 9:00AM - 7:45PM Closed: Monday - From June 1st to September 30th
Admission is charged.

Spada Gallery
Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13. Tel. 06-6874893
The gallery is part of the Palazzo Spada begun in 1540 by the architect Giulio Merisi. Paintings by Rubens, Durer, Caravaggio, Guercino, Domenichino, Guido Reni, Carracci, Andrea del Sarto, , Salvator Rosa, Passarotti, Parmigianino, Solimena. Particularly interesting, is Borromini gallery for the optical illusion created by the artist.
Hours: 8:30AM-7:30PM; on holidays 8:30AM-6:30PM; closed on Mon
Admission: €5.16 adults.

Villa Farnesina
Via della Lungara, 230 - Downtown - Ph.+39.06.68801767
Splendid residence of the XVI cent. of the rich banker Agostino Chigi, decorated by Raphael, not to miss the Galatea's Room, the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche by Raphael and the Salon of Perspective by Peruzzi
Hours: 9:00AM-1:00PM Closed: Sunday
Admission is charged.

Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museum
Piazzale Villa Giulia, 9 - Downtown - Ph. +39.06.3201951
The museum was originally built as a villa in 1551-53 for Pope Julius III by Vignola, Ammannati and Vasari; it was established as a mseum in 1889. Contains the most important Etruscan collection in the worls, including the famous Pollo of Vejo, the sarcophagus of the Bride and Groom, sculpture, bronzes, furniture, ivory and other objects from burial grounds. Noteworthy also is the reproduction of the tomb from Cerveteri and the Castellani collection of jewellery from the 18th cent. B.C. to the 19th cent. in gold, silver etc.
Hours: 9:00AM-7:00PM Sundays Holidays: 9:00AM-8:00PM Closed: Mon., 1st Jan, 1st May, 25th Dec
Admission is charged.

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