Museums

During the post-Covid-19 period, advance booking mandatory for many museums and archaeological sites to control entrance limits. It is therefore highly recommended to check the access/booking rules and the opening hours of every museum you wish to visit.

Along an extraordinary itinerary that will take you on a path through history, art and culture, the Roma Pass network including over 45 monuments, museums, archaeological sites and Experiences, represents an unicum among the cultural riches of Italy thanks to the wideness and prestige of the offer and the numerous initiatives housed in.

Check out the list of current exhibitions at the Museums of the circuit:

www.museiincomuneroma.it

www.coopculture.it

www.galleriaborghese.it

Free entrance with Roma Pass 72 Hours and Roma Pass 48 hours includes the exhibition held in the museum.

The variety depends on its collections - archaeological, modern, contemporary - as well as the museum typology. Roma Pass circuit actually includes: the Musei Capitolini, the oldest museum in the world open to the public; the Ara Pacis, a superb architectural work to have been built nowadays; the Centrale Montemartini, where classical statues are displayed among the old engines of the first public electricity plant in Rome.

The cultural heritage of the Roma pass network makes you explore world famous, unique sights: the Colosseo (mandatory reservation FAQ 7.1), the largest arena of the ancient world; the monumental complex of the picturesque Appia Antica; the Musei Capitolini, the most ancient public museum in the world; Castel S. Angelo, the fascinating Papal fortress (at Castel Sant’Angelo a reserved turnstile is available for Roma Pass holders to get direct access to the monument).

Modern museums

Accademia Nazionale di San Luca

Accademia Nazionale di San Luca

Piazza dell’Accademia di San Luca, 77

FREE ADMISSION

Located in the beautiful Palazzo Carpegna, enlarged by Francesco Borromini, it houses a collection of contemporary art, the Historical Archives, the Romana Sarti Library and the Gallery, dedicated to painting.

Galleria Borghese

Galleria Borghese

Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5

Booking required, calling the number +39 06 32810. (See FAQ 7.1)

Also known as the "queen of all private collections in the world", the art collection housed by the Galleria Borghese, started by Cardinal Scipione in the seventeenth century, exhibits masterpieces from Titian, Bernini, Correggio, Caravaggio and Canova.

Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale

Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale

Reservation highly recommended with Roma Pass at romapass.vivaticket.it.

The Galleria at “Via Francesco Crispi”, built in 1925 and temporarily closed from 2003, is being reopened with its important collection of modern art that offers a detailed picture of art and culture in Rome from the last quarter to the nineteenth until after World War II, through a rich exhibition of paintings, sculptures and graphic arts.

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini e Palazzo Corsini - Palazzo Barberini

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini e Palazzo Corsini - Palazzo Barberini

Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13

CUMULATIVE TICKET: Palazzo Barberini + Palazzo Corsini (From 1st October Galleria Corsini is closed for renovation).

The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini exhibits paintings and other objects d'art from private collections dating from the 12th and 18th centuries (Torlonia, Barberini, Sciarra, Chigi, as well as acquisitions and bequests.

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini e Palazzo Corsini - Palazzo Corsini (temporarily closed)

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini e Palazzo Corsini - Palazzo Corsini (temporarily closed)

Via della Lungara, 10

CUMULATIVE TICKET: Palazzo Barberini + Palazzo Corsini.

The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Corsini exhibits paintings dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries, housing in particular seventeenth- and eighteenth-century artists, ancient and modern sculptures, small bronzes and eighteenth-century furniture, thus providing a thorough representation of the Roman, Neapolitan and Bolognese schools of the "Seicento".

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Viale delle Belle Arti, 131

The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, with its 20,000 works - including paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations - houses the most complete collection dedicated to Italian and foreign art from the 19th century to today.

It is the only national museum entirely dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

Galleria Spada

Galleria Spada

Vicolo del Polverone, 15/b

Started by Cardinal Bernardino, this small but important art collection still recalls the 17th century aristocratic collections, whose paintings were accurately ordered with a view to enhancing their decorative value.

Musei Capitolini

Musei Capitolini

Piazza del Campidoglio, 1

Reservation highly recommended with Roma Pass at romapass.vivaticket.it.

The most ancient public museum in the world, it houses a considerable quantity of archaeological examples in addition to a significant collection of mediaeval and modern works. Recently, a large glass-walled room was built out of the covering of the Roman Garden to exhibit the original of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, previously located in Piazza del Campidoglio.

Musei di Villa Torlonia

Musei di Villa Torlonia

CUMULATIVE TICKET: Casina delle Civette + Casino Nobile.

Reservation highly recommended with Roma Pass at romapass.vivaticket.it.

Villa Torlonia, the latest of Rome’s stately gardens, still retains a special charm due to the originality of its English landscape garden, one of the few examples in Rome, and the wide and unexpected variety of art, buildings and furniture scattered throughout the park between the 1802 and 1806 by Giuseppe Valadier.

Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casina delle Civette

Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casina delle Civette

Via Nomentana, 70

CUMULATIVE TICKET: Casina delle Civette + Casino Nobile.

Reservation highly recommended with Roma Pass at romapass.vivaticket.it.

Situated in Villa Torlonia's Park, the Museo della Casina delle Civette has among its distinctive feature the stained-glass elements, made between 1910 and 1925 by Cesare Picchiarini along the lines of the beautiful drawings from Duilio Cambellotti, Umberto Bottazzi and Paolo Paschetto, thus testifying to the high quality reached by the stained-glass art in Rome.

Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casino Nobile

Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casino Nobile

Via Nomentana, 70

CUMULATIVE TICKET: Casina delle Civette + Casino Nobile.

Reservation highly recommended with Roma Pass at romapass.vivaticket.it.

Located in the Villa,which was the home of the Torlonia Family first and Benito Mussolini afterwards (from 1925 to 1943), this restored building hosts the Museo della Villa, featuring period sculptures and furnishings, and the Museo della Scuola Romana, well-known for the paintings and drawings of the artists belonging to that school.

Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina

Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina

Largo di Porta San Pancrazio

FREE ADMISSION

Reservation highly recommended with Roma Pass at romapass.vivaticket.it.

Through historical documents, works of art, media and educational resources, the exhibition path evokes the history, the places and the leading personalities of the Roman Republic, a fundamental moment of the Italian Risorgimento.

Museo di Roma

Museo di Roma

Piazza Navona 2 – piazza San Pantaleo 10

Reservation highly recommended with Roma Pass at romapass.vivaticket.it.

The Museum of Rome, which is located in Palazzo Braschi, houses in its halls and its deposits a variety of collections related to the history of the city. It hosts artworks that witness the topographic transformations and various aspects of cultural, social and artistic history of Rome from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

Museo di Roma in Trastevere

Museo di Roma in Trastevere

Piazza S. Egidio, 1/B

Reservation highly recommended with Roma Pass at romapass.vivaticket.it.

Housed in former St. Giles' monastery, the Museo di Roma in Trastevere gathers various collections documenting everyday life in Rome between the 18th and the 19th century (paintings, watercolours, prints and drawings).

Museo Napoleonico

Museo Napoleonico

Piazza di Ponte Umberto I, 1

FREE ADMISSION

Reservation highly recommended with Roma Pass at romapass.vivaticket.it.

In 1927 Count Giuseppe Primoli, son of Pietro Primoli and Carlotta Bonaparte, donated to the city of Rome his collection of memorabilia. The collections recall the Napoleonic era, the so-called "Roman" period and the second Empire.

Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali

Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali

Piazza S. Croce in Gerusalemme, 9/A

The Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali gathers inique examples of musical instruments belonging to the ancient world till the 18th century, including the well-known "Barberini harp", some instruments belonging to Benedetto Marcello and the pianoforte invented and built by Bartolomeo Cristofori.

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo

Lungotevere Castello, 50

At Castel Sant’Angelo a reserved turnstile is available for RomaPass holders to get direct access to the monument (in the post-Covid-19 period temporarily suspended).

Originally intended as a mausoleum by the Emperor Hadrian (130-139 AD), Castel Sant'Angelo became, in later centuries, the bastion of the Papal State. It is now possible to visit the various rooms decorated with frescoes, the prison, the collection of antique weapons, the picture gallery and the Papal apartments.

Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia

Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia

Via del Plebiscito, 118

The Museo Nazionale di Palazzo di Venezia is housed in the grand building once residence of the Venetian pope Paul II Barbo (1464-1471), an art lover and collector and "moral" initiator of the future development of this museum. Established in 1921, the National Museum has acquired year after year its status as an important museum of decorative arts.

Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese

Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese

Viale Pietro Canonica, 2 (piazza di Siena)

FREE ADMISSION

Reservation highly recommended with Roma Pass at romapass.vivaticket.it.

Former hen house dating from the 17th century, in 1927 this building became the house of the sculptor Pietro Canonica, who undertook in return to donate his works to the city of Rome. Opened in 1961, the Museo Pietro Canonica displays studies, drawings, mock-ups, originals and replicas.

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