The Museums of Rome: Where to Go and What to See

The Museums of Rome: Where to Go and What to See

Rome is a city that boasts a huge wealth history; it therefore follows that there are a host of world-class museums. When here on a break, it should be top of your list to visit as many of these as you can. If you’re also looking to book a stay in the best accommodation, you may want to combine the two by staying in a centrally located design hotel. Rome is a city rich with history, so here are some of the museums that will be well worth visiting during your time here.

MAXXI Museum

The MAXXI Museum only opened a few years ago, but it is already a must-see attraction for many booking their stay in a design hotel. Rome welcomed the addition of this museum in 2010, which was designed by Zaha Hadid. It is dedicated to 21st century art, and features paintings, multimedia and photography from both national and international artists.

The Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums consist of a collection of world-class museums that house some of the greatest treasures from human history. The collection has been built up over the centuries, and now countless visitors flock here to wander around the numerous museums to explore such wonders as the Sistine Chapel and the Apoxyomenos sculpture.

Galleria Borghese

You will find this museum in Villa Borghese Park; it is best known for its stunning classical sculptures, but it also boasts an impressive collection of paintings including works by artists such as Correggio and Raphael. One of the highlights is the Apollo and Daphne marble sculpture by Bernini.

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Palazzo Altemps

You will find the Palazzo Altempts near the Piazza Navona within access of your city design hotel. Rome is home to many Renaissance buildings, and this palace is certainly one of the finest. It was only converted into a museum in 1997, and, as such, it has still to generate as much interest as some of the other galleries. But that makes it all the more attractive when you consider the lack of crowds compared to some of the others. Inside you will find an excellent collection of classical sculptures, including the Ludovisi Gaul and the Ludovisi Ares

The Capitoline Museums

The Capitoline Museums house many ancient treasures as well as items that have been discovered in and near Rome during archaeological excavations. It is located on Capitol Hill, and when you explore the museums you will be able to enjoy such highlights as the large sculpture of Romulus and Remus and the remains of a huge statue of Constantine. There are also paintings from masters such as Rubens and Caravaggio.

Discover the History of this City

You may be keen to find out more about the history of Rome when you book a stay in a design hotel. Rome is truly rich in such culture, art and history and the above museums are a very good place to start.