Museums in Rome

When in Rome you do not really need to visit any museum at all to get to see and experience real history. Just walk around in the street and visit attractions such as Colosseum and Forum Romanum, and you will get a good piece of art and history easily. If you still would like more than just these normal attractions, Rome has several museums where you get to know more about famous artists such as Michelangelo, see statues of Constantin and Michelangelo, and of course get to know a whole lot about the history of Rome, Italy and the Etruscan civilisation

The most famous museum in Rome is the Vatican Museum, so if you have to pick one, that might be it.

Museums in Rome

Museum of Ethnography

If you are interested in what it looked like in Rome and Italy several hundred years ago, the Museum of Ethnography might be interesting to you. The official name of the museum is “Arti e Tradizioni Popolari” and here you get to see what clothes the inhabitants used earlier, what they ate, what tools they...

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National Etruscan Museum

Today we can be happy that a part of the Etruscan life was to bring lots of values and important things with them to the grave. As they later started to dig up the former Etruscan graves a lot of valuables could be found, giving us insight on the life of the Etruscan people. The...

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Vatican Museum

Inside the Vatican, inside the walls of the Vatican museum its visitors can see the magnificent museum with objects collected by the Catholic Church up throughout history. The most important might be the great Renaissance sculptures and masterpieces, but besides this you can also see objects from the old Greek world, visit the famous Vatican...

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Museum of the Roman Civilization

The Museum of the Roman Civilization, in Italian known as Museo della Civiltá Romana, is the museum for those interested in knowing more about the ancient civilization in Rome. The building was designed between 1939 and 1941 and inside you can see illustrations of the Roman civilization from its origins and all the way forth...

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Capitoline Museum

Located at Piazza del Campidoglio at Capitolium this is a museum, or museums, with great art and archeological objects. The collection can be seen in three different palazzi surrounding the beautiful piazza with the statue of Marcus Aurelius int he middle. Inside one of the buildings the famous statue of the wolf breastfeeding Romulus and...

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Museum of the Palazzo Venezia

In this museum the visitors can see galleries of art, predominantly pottery, tapestry, statuary from the early Christian era up to early Renaissance.. The building has a long and interesting history, and in the 20th century Mussolini stayed for a longer period. He always kept the lights on at night, so people who think he...

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Museo di Roma

Museo di Roma is a civic museum in Rome, with quite much in common with the Museum of the Roman Civilization. This museum focuses on the time from the Middle Ages and forth until newer days. The museum is located between the Piazza Navona, the Campo de' Fiori, the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and the...

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National Museum of Rome

The National Museum of Rome, known as Museo Nazionale Romano in Italian, is a set of museums with its main location near the Termini metrostation in Rome. The museum was founded around 1890 and it is one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. Here you can see antiquities from the period...

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Temporary exhibitions in Rome