Collection of armory: archeological, medieval, exotic.
Lungotevere Castello. Tel. 06 6819111.
Open Tuesday - Sunday 9 am to 8 pm. Closed Monday. Entry up to 1 hour before closing
The major rooms of the Palazzo, including the memorable Map Room house many works from the private collection of the Barbo family. Paintings, bronzes, marbles, porcelain and tapestries. Check for the rotating large exhibitions.
Via del Plebiscito, 118. Tel. 06 6798865
Open Monday through Saturday 9 am - 2 pm. Closed Sunday and holidays
This small museum contains 4 delightful rooms which house the family collection, including paintings by Breughel, Andrea del Sarto and Titian. With permission from the Council of State (phone 0668271 and ask for the head of Personnel).
Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13. Tel. 06 6861158.
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm, Sunday 9 am - 1 pm. Closed Monday
Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53 (Near Arch of Tito) and Via San Gregorio, 30. Tel. 06 6990110
Admission includes Palatine Hill. Open daily 9 am-7 pm. Closes earlier in winter.
Galleria Colonna **
In one of Rome's largest and most opulent private palaces, built 1730, this museum contains the private collection of the Colonna Family, that traces its ancestry to a Roman Emperor. An enfilade of golden rooms, stretching out in front of one with 18C mirrors painted on the surface: magnificent though sadly starting to chip. Hundreds of mirrored wall sconces reflect the candlelight. The velvet throne of Martin V (1417-31), the scholarly family Pope was moved to this palace when it was built two centuries after his death. Notable paintings are Annibale Carracci's "Peasant eating beans" and Tintoretto's "Narcissus".
Via della Pilotta, 17. Tel. 06 6794362
Open Saturday only 9 am - 1 pm
Museo Nazionale Romano di Palazzo Massimo **
Piazza dei Cinquecento, 67. Tel. 06 48903500
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm. Closed Monday
Palazzo delle Esposizioni **
No permanent collection, but frequently fine temporary shows. Check local listings.
Cafeteria and gift shop.
Via Nazionale, 194. Tel. 06 4885465
Open daily 10 am - 9 pm. Closed Tuesday
Collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings in Palazzo Corsini.
Via della Lungara, 10. Tel. 06 68802323
Open Tuesday Friday 9 am - 7 pm, Saturday 9am - 2 pm, Sunday and holidays 9 am - 1 pm
Galleria dell'Accademia di San Luca *
Collection of drawings and paintings of Tiziano, Veronese, Bassano and others
(see Fontana di Trevi)
Piazza del'Accademia di San Luca, 77. Tel. 06 6798850.
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am - 12:30 pm. Last Sunday of the month 10 am - 12:30 pm
Jewish Community Museum *
Ritual objects used in Roman synagogues in the last 300 years.
Lungotevere dei Cenci, 15. Tel. 06 68400661
Open Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm, Friday 9am - 2pm, Sunday 9 am - 12:30 pm.
Museo Barracco *
(Museo Barracco o Piccola Farnesina) (1523). A small cozy museum containing Giovanni Barracco's superb collection of Assyrian, Egyptian and Greek artifacts. If that interests you, go, but his Etruscan and Roman art is not as good as what you can find at Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia and Museum of Palazzo Massimo. This elegant Renaissance townhouse, complete with a classical courtyard, was built for Father Leroy.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 168. Tel. 06 68806848
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm, Sunday and holidays 9 am - 1 pm. Closed Monday
Traditional Italian craft, clothes, music making.
Piazza Marconi, 8 (EUR). Tel. 06 5926148
Open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 2 pm, Sunday and holidays 9 am - 2 pm
Piazza San Egidio. Tel. 06 5816563
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 9 am - 1:30 pm. Closed Monday
Piazza G. Agnelli, 10 (EUR). Tel. 06 5926135
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 6:45 pm, Sunday and holidays 9 - 13,30. Closed Monday
Museo Comunale Birreria Peroni *
They stopped making fine beer and started showing fine art: exhibits of contemporary Roman painters and sculptors.
Via Cagliari, 29. Tel. 06 8844930
Open Tuesday - Sunday 10 am 7 pm. Sunday and holidays 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Closed Monday
Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 18. Tel. 06 70475284
Open Tuesday - Sunday 9 am - 7 pm. Closed Monday
Piazza di Spagna, 26. Tel. 06 6784235 - fax 06 6784167
Open Monday to Friday 9 am - 1 pm, Saturday 11 am 2 pm and 3 6 pm.
Closed Sunday and public holidays
Museo Napoleonico *
Piazza Ponte Umberto, 1. Tel. 06 68806286
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm, Sunday and holidays 9 am - 1:30 pm.
(Prehistoric and Ethnographic Museum). The newest addition to this very specialized museum is an 8000-year old boat recently excavated from the bottom of Lake Bracciano, 30 km from Rome.
Piazzale Marconi, 14 (EUR). Tel. 06 549521
Open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 1:30 pm, Sunday and holidays 9 am - 12:30 pm