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  • Casino dei Principi
    Torlonia family's historical residence and home of Benito Mussolini from 1925 to 1943. It has been recently restored and open to the public. Visitors can admire some works of the Torlonia family's collection and the bedroom.
    Villa Torlonia - Via Nomentana, 70 - phone 06 82 07 73 04 - fax 06 82 07 73 70
    Internet: www.zetema.it
    Hours: Sat and Sun 10.30 - 12. Special visits only by appointment.
    Admission: Euro 2,58

  • Casino Pallavicini
    On the ceiling is Guido Reni's celebrated Aurora fresco, dated 1614.
    Via XXIV Maggio 43 - phone 06 48 14 344 - fax 06 47 42 615
    E-mail: lcapaccioli@saita.it
    Hours: Open the 1st of every month (except January 1st) 10 - 12 and 15 - 17.
    Free admission. Special (paid) visits only by reservation.

  • Colonna Gallery
    Holds the collection of Italian and foreign art of the Colonna family: works by Melozzo da Forlì, Veronese, Plama il Vecchio, Tintoretto, Guercino etc.
    Via della Pilotta 17 - phone 06 67 84 350 - fax 06 67 94 638.
    E-mail: galleriacolonna@tin.it
    Internet: www.galleriacolonna.it
    Hours: Sat 9-13. Closed in August. The ticket includes a guided visit: at 11 in Italian; at 11.45 in English. On written request, tours on gallery and private apartments every day, even in August.
    Admission Euro 7,00

  • Municipal Gallery of Modern Art
    Has two recently arranged sections. The first contains contemporary Italian art up to 1943-45; the second features works after 1945 and temporary exhibitions.
    Via F.Crispi 24 - phone 06 47 42 848 - fax 06 47 42 912
    E-mail: gcamc@comune.roma.it
    Hours: 9 - 19, Sundays and holidays 9 - 13.30, Mon closed. Activities and guided visits for schools by prior appointment. Admission Euro 2,58
    Via Reggio Emilia 24 - phone 06 67 10 79 00 -fax 06 85 54 090
    Hours: winter 9 -19, summer 9 - 20, Mon closed. Admission Euro 5,16

  • Gallery of the National Academy of San Luca
    Collection of the works of artists belonging to the historic Academy: Zuccari, Algardi, Guido Reni.
    Piazza dell'Accademia di San Luca 77 - phone 06 79 88 50 - fax 06 67 89 243
    E-mail: segreteria@accademiasanluca.it
    Hours: 10 - 12.30. Sun and holidays closed. Admission free.

  • National Gallery of Ancient Art at Palazzo Barberini
    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.
    It features 12th - to 18th century paintings, furniture, majolica, and porcelains.
    Via Barberini 18 - phone 06 48 24 184 - fax 06 48 80 560
    On-line booking: www.ticketeria.it
    It is advisable to book the visit to the 18th century apartment beforehand - phone 06 32 81 01.
    Hours: 9 - 19, Mon closed. Admission Euro 5,00

  • National Gallery of Palazzo Corsini
    Seat of the Arcadian Academy of Queen Christine of Sweden, it contains Roman finds of the Imperial age and 16th and 17th century paintings.
    Via della Lungara 10 - phone 06 68 80 23 23 - fax 06 68 13 31 92
    On-line booking: www.ticketeria.it
    Hours: 8.30 - 19, Mon closed. Admission Euro 4,00

  • Spada Gallery
    Housed in the palace of the same name, in which Borromini designed the colonnaded gallery in false perspective. The gallery holds works by important artists, mainly of the 17th century.
    Vicolo del Polverone 15/b - phone/fax 06 68 61 158.
    On-line booking: www.ticketeria.it
    Hours: 8.30 - 19.30, Mon closed. Admission Euro 5,00

  • National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
    The greatest collection of paintings, sculptures, and prints, largely by Italian artists, dating from 1800s up to the present.
    Viale delle Belle Arti 131 - phone 06 32 29 81
    Booking: phone 06 32 34 000 - fax 06 32 43 304
    Internet: www.gnam.arti.beniculturali.it
    Hours: 8.30 - 19.30, Mon closed. Admission lire Euro 6,50
    Note: Before opening in 2003 its new wing, the National Gallery of Modern Art Is showing the latest works of art, dating from 1987 up to nowadays, In the Ala Mazzoniana of Termini Station In an exhibition named "Contemporaneo Temporaneo". Via Giolitti 34 - phone 06 47 84 11 - Hours: 10-20, Tue closed - Admission Euro 2,00.

  • Museum of Casina delle Civette
    A fanciful building on the grounds of Villa Torlonia. It has numerous splendid Art Noveau polychrome leaded glass windows produced between 1908 and 1930.
    Villa Torlonia, Via Nomentana 70 - phone 06 82 07 73 04 - fax 06 82 07 73 70
    Hours: Sat and Sun 10.30 - 12. Special visits only by appointment. Admission Euro 2,58

  • National Museum of the Early Middle Ages
    This recently founded museum (1967), contains archaeological material from excavations and collections of the period spanning from late antiquity to the height of the Middle Ages (4th - 13th centuries).
    Viale Lincoln 3 (EUR) - phone. 06 54 22 81 99 - fax 06 54 22 81 30
    Hours: 9 - 20, Mon closed.

  • National Museum of Folk Arts and Traditions
    The material was collected all over Italy and put on display in 1911, for the fiftieth anniversary of the Unity of Italy, to illustrate the various costumes, religious practices, art, work and everyday life.
    Piazza Marconi 8 (EUR) - phone 06 59 26 148 - fax 06 59 11 848
    E-mail: popolari@arti.beniculturali.it
    Internet: www.popolari.arti.beniculturali.it
    Hours: Tue - Fri 9 - 18 (from 18 to 20 only by appointment), Sat and Sun 9 - 20, Mon closed.
    Admission Euro 4,00

  • Museum of Rome in Trastevere
    Original documents and reconstruction of environments illustrate the everyday life in Rome in the last centuries of a papal power.
    Piazza S. Egidio 1/b - phone 06 58 16 563
    E-mail: museodiroma.trastevere@comune.roma.it
    Hours: 10 - 20, Mon closed. Admission Euro 2,58

  • Museum of Italian Risorgimento
    The museum is located inside the monument to King Victor Emmanuel II and collects paintings, sculptures and drawings related to the Italian history from the Risorgimento to the First World War.
    Via San Pietro in Carcere - phone 06 67 80 664
    Hours: 10 - 18, Mon closed. Admission free.

  • Museum of Jewish Art
    Numerous and interesting objects connected with the Jewish religion. Historical documentation on the relationship of the Italian Jewish community with the Italy and on Nazi persecution.
    Comunità Ebraica, Lungotevere Cenci (Sinagoga) - phone 06 68 40 06 61 - fax 06 68 40 06 84
    Hours: winter 9 - 16.30; summer 9 - 19.30, Fri 9 - 13.30, Sun 9 - 12. Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Admission Euro 6,00

  • Museum of Palazzo Venezia
    13th- to 18th century paintings, marble sculptures, wood carvings, bronzes, terracotta pieces, pottery, tapestries, and glasswork..
    Via del Plebiscito 118 - phone 06 69 99 43 18 - fax 06 69 99 42 21
    Online booking: www.ticketeria.it
    Hours: 9 - 19, Mon closed. Admission Euro 4,00

  • Museum of Rome
    Recently re-opened and completely restored, the Museum contains around 40,000 pieces including sculptures, paintings, marble pieces, and mosaics dating from the Middle Ages to 1870 which are exhibited on a rotation basis.
    Piazza San Pantaleo 10 (Palazzo Braschi) -
    phone 06 67 10 83 46 - fax 06 67 10 83 03.
    Information and reservations: 06 82 07 73 04
    E-mail: museodiroma@comune.roma.it
    Internet: www.museodiroma.comune.roma.it
    Hours: 9-19; Mon closed. Admission Euro 6,20.

  • Borghese Museum and Gallery
    In the recently and splendidly restored villa (1613-14), Cardinal Scipione Borghese collected paintings and sculptures, both ancient and of his times, creating an extraordinary collection with masterpieces by Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio, Titian, Rubens and other outstanding artists.
    Piazzale del Museo Borghese - phone 06 84 17 645
    Hours: 9 - 19, Mon closed.
    Advance booking necessary - phone 06 32 81 01 or www.ticketeria.it. Entrance granted to a limited number of persons every two hours. Admission Euro 6,50 - Booking fee Euro 2,00

  • Napoleonic Museum
    The museum retraces the story of the Bonaparte family, from the last decades of the 18th century to the Roman period, ending with the Second Empire.
    Piazza Ponte Umberto I, 1 - phone 06 68 80 62 86 - fax 06 68 80 91 14
    E-mail: napoleonico@comure.roma.it
    Internet: www.comune.roma.it/museonapoleonico
    Temporarily closed for restoration.

  • National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo
    Built by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his successors, Castel Sant'Angelo was later transformed into a fortress and then into a prison. Today it holds an important art and military museum.
    Lungotevere Castello - phone 06 68 19 111
    Hours: 9 - 19, Mon closed. Admission Euro 5,00

  • Numismatic Museum of the Italian Mint
    More than 20,000 pieces, medals and coins minted by the Italian Government and Papal State, are displayed. Panels illustrate ancient and modern minting techniques.
    Ministero del Tesoro e del Bilancio, Via XX Settembre 97 - phone 06 47 61 33 17
    Internet: www.museozecca.ipzs.it
    Hours: Tue-Sat 9 - 12.30, Mon and holidays closed. Show your I.D. to obtain the entrance pass.
    Admission free.

  • Historic Museum of the Liberation of Rome
    Set up in what was once the headquarters of the SS Kommandantur, where the major representatives of the Roman Resistance, many of whom lost their lives, were interrogated, tortured and imprisoned.
    Via Tasso 145 - phone/fax 06 70 03 866
    Hours: Mon - Sun 9.30 - 12.30, Tue, Thu and Fri also 16.19, Mon open only for schools by appointment. Admission free.

  • Museum of Musical Instruments
    A collection of instruments of great historic value, which belonged to tenor Evan Gorga and to Benedetto Marcello.
    Piazza S. Croce in Gerusalemme 9/a - phone 06 70 14 796 - fax 06 67 029 862
    Hours: 8.30 - 19.30, Mon closed. Admission Euro 2,00

  • Villa Farnesina
    Built at the beginning of 1500 by arch. Baldassarre, it was decorated by famous artists such as Raphael and Sebastiano del Piombo.
    Accademia dei Lincei - Via della Lungara, 230
    phone 06 68 02 72 68 - fax 06 68 80 17 67
    Internet: www.lincei.it
    Hours: 9 - 13, Sun closed. Admission Euro 4,50

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