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Pope Innocent X by Velazquez at Galleria Doria Pamphili

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Detail Sistine Chapel

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Borromini;Dome of St.Ivo alla Sapienza

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Judith beheading Holofernes by Caravaggio:Palazzo Barberini

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The Rape of Prosepine by Bernini:Galleria Borghese

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La Fornarina by Raphael,Palazzo Barberini

CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS

 Piazza del Campidoglio, tel. 0639967800. The citys collection of ancient sculpture in Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori, plus the Tabularium and the Pinacoteca. 09.00-20.00. Mon closed. 6,20 + exhibition supplement. Guided tours in Italian on Sat and Sun. 7-day Capitolinicard includes entry to Montemartini (ACEA) Art Centre, 8,26 + exhibition supplement.

www.museicapitolini.org

 

CASTEL S. ANGELO MUSEUM

Lungotevere Castello 50, tel. 066819111. Built by the Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family, after the 6th century it was used as a fortress, prison and palace by the popes. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. 5. Guided tours in English and Italian on prior booking, tel. 0639967600.

www.galleriaborghese.it

 

COLOSSEUM, PALATINE AND ROMAN FORUM

 Colosseum: Piazza del Colosseo. Palatine: entrances at Piazza di S. Maria Nova 53 and Via di S. Gregorio 30. Roman Forum: entrances at Largo Romolo e Remo 5-6 and Piazza di S. Maria Nova 53. Tel. 0639967700. 09.00-19.30. Single ticket gives entry to the Colosseum and the Palatine (including the Museo Palatino; last entry 2 hours before closing). 8. Admission to the Roman Forum is free. Guided tours in English and Italian.

 

CRYPTA BALBI

 Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31, tel. 0639967700. Mediaeval museum on the site of the portico of the Imperial Roman Theatre of Balbus. The latest phase in the reorganisation of the Museo Nazionale Romano. 09.00-19.45. Mon closed. 4. Guided tours in Italian. 

 

DOMUS AUREA

Viale della Domus Aurea, tel. 0639967700. Remains of Emperor Neros once vast and magnificent residence; part of the wall paintings are still visible. 09.00-19.45. Tues closed. Booking essential. 5 + 1,50 booking fee. Guided tours in English and Italian on prior booking

 

DORIA PAMPHILJ GALLERY

 Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Piazza del Collegio Romano 2, tel. 066797323. Residence of the Doria Pamphilj family, it contains the familys private art collection, which includes a portrait by Velasquez, a sculpture by Bernini plus work by Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio. 10.00-17.00. Thurs closed. 7,30, reduced and groups 5,70. Ticket includes audio guide. For bookings (optional) tel. 0632810.

www.doriapamphilj.it/home.asp

 

MONTEMARTINI (ACEA) ART CENTRE

Via Ostiense 106, tel. 0639967800. Over 400 pieces of ancient sculpture from the Capitoline Museums are on show in a former power plant. 09.30-19.00. Mon closed. 4,13. Guided tours in Italian. 7-day Capitolinicard includes entry to Capitoline Museums, 8,26 + supplement for exhibition.

www.centralemontemartini.org 

 

BATHS OF DIOCLETIAN

 Viale Enrico de Nicola 78, tel. 0639967700. Part of the protohistorical section of the Museo Nazionale Romano in the Baths of Diocletian plus the restored cloister by Michelangelo. 09.00-19.45. Mon closed. 5. Guided tours in Italian.

 

BATHS OF CARACALLA

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, tel. 0639967700. The third-century bath complex that remained in use until the Goths cut its water supply in the sixth century. 09.00-19.30. Mon 09.00-14.00. 5. Guided tours in Italian.

 

BORGHESE MUSEUM

 Piazzale Scipione Borghese (Villa Borghese), tel. 0632810. Sculpture by Bernini and Canova, paintings by Titian, Caravaggio, Raphael, Correggio. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Booking compulsory (book well in advance): tel. 0632810, fax 0632651329 (groups). 8,50. Guided tours in English and Italian.

www.galleriaborghese.it

 

CHIOSTRO DEL BRAMANTE

Arco della Pace 5

06/688 09 035

www.chiostrodelbramante.it 

 

ETRUSCAN MUSEUM AT VILLA GIULIA

 Piazza Villa Giulia 9, tel. 063226571. National Etruscan collection. 08.30-19.30. Mon closed. 4. Guided tours in English and Italian on prior booking, tel. 0682077304

 

GALLERIA COLONNA

Via della Pilotta 17, tel. 066784350. Paintings by Palma il Vecchio, Tintoretto, Bronzino, Guercino, Salvatore Rosa, Annibale Carracci. Sat 09.00-13.00. 7. Guided tours in English and Italian when available. For visits on other days and to see the apartments of Princess Isabelle by appointment only (min 10 people). 

 

GALLERIA COMUNALE DI ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA

 Via Francesco Crispi 24, tel. 064742848. The citys permanent collection of modern art. Not all the collection is visible at the moment. 08.30-13.00, 14.00-19.00. Sun and holidays 09.30-13.30. Mon closed. 2,58

 

GALLERIA NAZIONALE D'ARTE MODERNA

Viale delle Belle Arti 131, tel. 06322981. National collection of modern art. 09.00-19.30. Mon closed. 6,50. Group tours in English and Italian on prior booking, tel. 063234000.

www.gnam.arti.beniculturali.it/gnamco.htm

 

GALLERIA SPADA

 Piazza Capodiferro 13, tel. 066861158. Works by Guido Reni, Titian, Andrea del Sarto, Baciccia, Rubens. Ticket includes visit to Borromini trompe loeuil perspective. 08.30-19.30. Mon closed. 5,16. Guided tours on prior booking in English and Italian, tel. 066832409-068555952.

www.galleriaborghese.it

 

IL MUSEO CARLO BILOTTI all’Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Viale Fiorello La Guardia, tel. 0682059127. Tues-Sun, 09.00-19.00.

www.museocarlobilotti.it/


MUSEO NAPOLEONICO

Piazza di Ponte Umberto I, tel. 0668806286. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Guided tours in Italian on Sat and Sun. 2,60

 

KEATS SHELLEY HOUSE

 Piazza di Spagna 26, 00187 Rome. Tel. 066784235. Mon to Fri 09.00-13.00, 15.00-18.00. Sat 11.00-14.00, 15.00-18.00.
www.keats-shelley-house.org






 
 
GALLERIES
 
CHIOSTRO DEL BRAMANTE
Via delle Pace
06/688 09 035
 
STUDIO TRISORIO
Vicolo delle Vacche 12
06/681 136 189
 
VETRINA CONTEMPONAREA
Via della Vetrina  9
06/681 92 277
 
GALLERIA VM21
Via della Vetrina 21
06/688 91 365
 
PIO SODALIZIO DEI PICENI
Piazza S.Salvatore in Lauro 15
06/687 87 37
 
GALLERIA PAOLO BONZANO
Via M.Giordano 36 Palazzo Taverna
06/976 13 630
 
ALTRI LAVORI IN CORSO
Vicolo del Governo Vecchio 7
06/686 17 19
 
SOGOSPATTY
 Vicolo del Governo Vecchio 8
06/681 17 19
 
MONDELLO OTTICA
Via dei Pellegrino 98
06/686 19 55
 
STUDIO GIANCARLINO
Via dei Cappelari 86
339 234 76 86
 
MONSERRATO ARTE,900
Via Monserrato 14
06/686 17 61
 
GALLERIA IN PONTE
Via Monserrato 23
06/688 013 51
 

MUSEO CANONICA

 Viale P. Canonica 2 (Villa Borghese), tel. 068842279. The collection, private apartment and studio of the sculptor and musician Pietro Canonica who died in 1959. 09.00-19.00. Holidays 09.00-13.30. Mon closed. 2,58. Guided tours Sat am on prior booking, tel. 0682077304

 

MUSEO DELLA CIVILTA' ROMANA

 Piazza G. Agnelli 10, EUR, tel. 065926135. Replicas of ancient Roman artefacts. 09.00-19.00. Sun and holidays 09.00-13.30. Mon closed. 4,13. 

 

MUSEO DELLE ARTI E TRADIZIONI POPOLARI

Piazza G. Marconi 10, EUR, tel. 065926148. Traditional Italian tools, crafts, clothing, furniture, musical instruments, jewellery. 09.00-14.00. Sun and holidays 09.00-20.00. Mon closed. 4. Guided tours on prior booking. 

 

MUSEO DI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA DI ROMA (MACRO)

 Via Reggio Emilia 54 and Piazza Giustiniani 4 (Mattatoio), tel. 0667107900. The citys collection of contemporary art plus temporary exhibition space. Via Reggio Emilia 09.00-19.00. Mattatoio 16.00-24.00. Holidays 09.00-14.00. Mon closed. 5,20 for Via Reggio Emilia, admission free for Mattatoio.

www.macro.roma.museum


PALAZZO delleESPOSIONI

Via Nazionale 194

00184 Rome

Tel: 06 399 67500

www.palazzoesposizioni.it/


MUSEO NAZIONALE D'ARTE ORIENTALE

 Via Merulana 248, tel.064875077. Created to house ancient finds from Italian excavations in Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, today the museum also includes sections on Tibet, Nepal, India, China, Japan, Korea and south-east Asia. 08.30-14.00. Tues, Thurs, Sun and holidays 08.30-19.30. 1st and 3rd Mon of the month closed. 4. Free guided tours in Italian should take place on Sun (11.00 and 17.00) but check before going. For tours on other days tel. 064874415.

 

MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLE ARTI DEL XXI SECOLO (MAXXI)

 Via Guido Reni 10   Tel: 06/320 24 38

www.darc.beniculturali.it/MAXXI/italiano/concorsi.htm


 

MUSEO PREISTORICO ED ETNOGRAFICO L. PIGORINI

 Piazza G. Marconi 14, EUR, tel. 06549521. Prehistoric Italian artefacts and ethnological material from various cultures. 09.00-20.00. 4. Group tours in English and Italian on prior booking, tel. 064403386

 

PALAZZO ALTEMPS

 Piazza S. Apollinare 46, tel. 0639967700. Ancient sculpture from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including the Ludovisi collection. 09.00-19.45. Mon closed. 5. Guided tours in Italian. 

 

PALAZZO BARBERINI

Via Barberini 18, tel. 0632810. National collection of 13th- to 16th-century paintings. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. 5 + 1,03 booking fee (booking optional). Visit to private apartments on prior booking.

www.galleriaborghese.it

 

MUSEO DI ROMA - Palazzo Braschi

 Via S. Pantaleo 10, tel. 0667108346. The citys collection of paintings, etchings, photographs, furniture and clothes from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. 6,20. Guided tours in English and Italian on prior booking, tel.0682077304.

 

PALAZZO CORSINI - GALLERIA NAZIONALE D'ARTE ANTICA

Via della Lungara 10, tel. 0668802323. National art collection of 16th- and 17th-century paintings. 08.30-13.30. Mon closed. 4.

www.galleriaborghese.it

 

PALAZZO MASSIMO ALLE TERME

 Largo di Villa Peretti 1, tel. 0639967700. Important Roman paintings, mosaics, sculpture, coins and antiquities from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including the Kircherian collection. 09.00-19.45. Mon closed. 6. Guided tours in Italian

 

PALAZZO VENEZIA MUSEUM

Via del Plebiscito 118, tel. 0632810. Much of the permanent exhibition is closed for restoration. Mediaeval to 18th-century decorative arts. 08.30-19.00. Mon closed. 4. Guided tours in Italian. Also temporary exhibitions.

www.galleriaborghese.it/nuove/spvenezia.htm

 

ROMAN DOMUS ON THE CELIO

Clivo di Scauro, tel. 0670454544 (Mon-Fri 10.00-13.00, 15.00-18.00). Ancient Roman buildings recently reopened to the public after extensive restoration. 10.00-13.00, 15.00-18.00. Tues-Wed closed. 6. Guided tours on prior booking

 

SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE

Piazza Del Quirinale

Tel: 06 399 67 500 (Sun-Thurs 10:00-20:00, Fri and Sat 10:00-22:30)

www.scuderiequirinale.it/

 

VATICAN MUSEUMS

Viale del Vaticano, tel. 0669883041. Not only the Sistine Chapel but also the Egyptian and Etruscan collections and the Pinacoteca. Mon-Fri 08.45-16.30. Sat, Sun 08.45-13.30. Sun closed except last Sun of month (free of charge) 08.45-13.30. 10.

http://mv.vatican.va/2_IT/pages/MV_Musei.html

 

VITTORIANO

Piazza Aracoeli (off Piazza Venezia), tel. 066991718. Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and Italian unity, and Museo centrale del Risorgimento. 09.30-18.30. Admission free.

www.amrcv.it

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NUOVO GALLERIA CAMPO DE'FIORI
Via Monserrato 30
06/688 04 62
 
GALLERIA FABIO SARGENTINI
Via del Paradiso 41
06/686 98 46
 
ARCO D'ALIBERT
Via Capo di Ferro 4
06/687 94 82
 
A.A.M.
Via dei Banchi Vecchi 61
06/683 07 537
 
GALLERIA UGO FERRANTI
Vicolo dei Soldati 25
06/688 02 146
 
GALLERIA ALESSANDRA BONOMO
Via del Gesł 62
06/699 25 858
 
GALLERIA VALENTINA BONOMO
POortico d'Ottavia 3
06/683 27 66
 
LORCAN O'NEILL GALLERY
Via Orti d'Alibert 1E
06/688 92 980
 
GALLERIA STEFANIA MISCETTI
Via delle Mantellate 14
06/688 05 880
 
VOLUME!
Via S.Francesco di Sales 86/88
06/689 24 31
 
EXTRA SPAZIO
Via S. Francesco di Sales 16/a
06/682 10 655