in Rome - from Musei Online, a guide to museums in and
around Rome, .
of Rome - a list of Museums with brief descriptions.
- Index of Museums - a list of museums with brief descriptions
and opening hours.
- Scupltures by Museum - a list of museums with pictures
and descriptions of the most important sculptures in each.
Borghese - the original sculptures and paintings in the
Borghese Gallery date back to Cardinal Scipione's collection,
the son of Ortensia Borghese - Paolo V's sister - and of Francesco
Caffarelli. Fascinating guided tours are also available
and well worth it.
Guide - Galleria Borghese - Rome Guide offers a virtual
tour of this Baroque show of force: the Villa Borghese. Note
that tickets to the gallery must be booked in advance.
Spada - one of Rome's prettiest palaces, it was acquired
by Cardinal Spada in 1632. It's most famous feature is Borromini's
ingenious trompe l'oeil colonnade in the garden, which is
9m long, but appears to be much longer!
Corsini - the impressive collection of the Corsini family
was brought together in the XVIII century.
Barberini (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica) - Maderno,
Bernini and Borromini all contributed to the design of this
palace, built for one of the Barberini popes between 1627
Museum of Contemporary Art - a refreshingly modern attraction
in this 3000 year old city.
Memorial House - situated on the Spanish steps, this house
is part of Roman folklore. For generations Piazza di Spagna
has been visited by architects, painters, musicians and poets.
Tobias Smollet, George Eliot, Goethe, Coleridge, Shelley,
Byron, the Brownings, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde
and James Joyce were just a few of the many who were attracted
and inspired by the celebrated 'centro storico di Roma'.
del Bramante - situated in one of Rome's most enigmatic
little corners, the Chiostro del Bramante hosts high quality
exhibitions. Often open at night too.
delle Esposizioni - Rome's most important cultural centre:
it hosts exhibitions, film festivals and conferences.
Ruspoli - the former palace of the Ruspoli family is now
used for world touring exhibitions.
del Corso - located on 320 Via del Corso. (Italian)