Museums

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 and archaeological sites, 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 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 (At the Colosseum a reserved turnstile is available for Roma Pass holders to get direct access to the monument), the largest arena of the ancient world, the monumental complex of the picturesque Appia Antica, the Galleria Borghese, also known as the "queen of private collections 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).

Contemporary museums

MACRO - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma

MACRO - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma

Via Nizza, 138

Located in a former factory, the MACRO exhibits works of Italian artists from the 1960s to this day. The works to complete the museum are currently under way.

MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo

MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo

Via Guido Reni 4/a

MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts is the first Italian institution dedicated to contemporary creativity. It is managed by the Maxxi Foundation and houses two museums: MAXXI Art and MAXXI Architecture.

A laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, MAXXI hosts exhibitions, workshops, conferences, shows, projections, and educational projects.

The MAXXI building is a major architectural work designed by Zaha Hadid, opened in 2010 and located in Rome’s Flaminio district (between the Tiber and the Via Flaminia ), not far from Renzo Piano’s Auditorium.

Musei di Villa Torlonia

Musei di Villa Torlonia

CUMULATIVE TICKET: Casina delle Civette + Casino Nobile.

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.

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.

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 Carlo Bilotti Aranceria di Villa Borghese

Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranceria di Villa Borghese

Viale Fiorello La Guardia

FREE ADMISSION

Turned into a museum after extensive restoration, the Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera's collection, an Italian-American entrepreneur and well-renowned collector, displaying paintings, sculptures and drawings, including several works from De Chirico.

Museo di Roma in Trastevere

Museo di Roma in Trastevere

Piazza S. Egidio, 1/B

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 Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese

Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese

Viale Pietro Canonica, 2 (piazza di Siena)

FREE ADMISSION

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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