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Top galleries and museums in Rome
Rome is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with multiple reasons to visit this vibrant European capital. From the ancient historical landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon, to the fantastic galleries and museums housing the very finest artworks, there's something to appeal to any culturally minded visitor.
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Have a read of our guide to some of the must-see galleries and museums for when you visit Rome.
Situated in a picturesque Roman garden villa, Cardinal Borghese gathered in the 17th Century one of the greatest collections of art in the world. Highlights include Titian's Sacred and Profane Love, Bernini's sculpture Apollo and Daphne, and several Caravaggios. Alongside the villa you'll find an impressive aviary and a number of secret gardens, which are worth seeing when they're open.
The excellent artworks in the Capitoline Museums are placed in two palazzi either side of the Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo. They're home to both ancient and modern pieces, including Bernini's magnificent statue of Pope Urban VIII and a gallery featuring works by Caravaggio and Tintoretto.
Doria Pamphili Gallery
In this fine palazzo owned by the aristocratic Doria Pamphili family, you'll find gems from Raphael, Bernini and Breughel the Elder, while the audio guide that is included in the ticket price features Prince Jonathan Pamphili himself, providing a number of entertaining anecdotes. It's worth booking a ticket for the Saturday morning tour, which features an art historian and live orchestra.
The National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, abbreviated to MAXXI, was designed by prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, and it's an impressive work of modern art in itself. There are plenty of good exhibitions on the inside as well, often focusing on architectural themes. A great place to come to with the family, there are plenty of café tables and an outside piazza for children to run around, while the ice-cream shop round the back of the museum is one of the best in the capital.
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