Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna Rome

The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (National Gallery of Modern Art) in Rome, like the Galleria Borghese and the Etruscan Museum, is located in the Villa Borghese. It has a great permanent collection of 19th and 20th century, especially Italian art, but also hosts temporary exhibitions, often several at the same time. Continue reading “Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna Rome”

Napoleon Museum Rome

The Museo Napoleonico is located on the ground floor of the historical building Palazzo Primoli in the Ponte district in Rome. The nucleus of the museum is the collection count Primoli donated to the city in 1927. Continue reading “Napoleon Museum Rome”

Museo di Roma – Palazzo Braschi Rome

Rome‘s Museo di Roma – Palazzo Braschi is housed in a building that has the facade on Piazza Navona, although the entrance is at Piazza San Pantaleo. The present exhibition is dedicated to antique toys.

Museo di Roma – Palazzo Braschi Rome

Address, opening hours and admission

The address of the Palazzo Braschi is Piazza Navona, 2 – Rome. The main entrance is in Piazza San Pantaleo, 10 – 00186 Roma (tel. +39 060608 for information and reservations). It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00. On 24 and 31 December the opening hours are from 10.00 to 14.00 hours. Closed on Monday; closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December. The entrance fee is 9,50 Euro. (Discount: 7,50 Euro). A combi-ticket with the Museo Barracco is 11 Euro. Free for children under 6. For special exhibitions, prices may be slightly higher. The Roma Pass is valid. On the first Sunday of the month, the museum is free for residents. There is a surcharge for bigger exhibitions.

Antique Toy Exhibition (July 2020 – January 2021)

On July 25th the museum inaugurated a new exhibition dedicated to antique toys. Most of the collection stems from the period between 1860 and 1930. The exhibition occupies 22 rooms and will continue until January 10th, 2021. Highlight is a doll house once owned by Queen Christina of Sweden.

Highlights permanent exhibition

The Museo di Roma has a huge collection of more than one hundred thousand paintings, drawings, etchings, photographs, sculptures, furniture and chasms, ceramics and even entire carriages. Of course, these cannot all be exhibited at the same time, so even the permanent exhibition is subject to rotation.

A special feature is the collection of 19th century photographs showing typical Roman street scenes from that period.

The walls of some of the rooms are decorated with tempera paintings from the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century.

Another highlight is the monumental staircase, in the design of which the famous architect Valadier was involved.

Palazzo Braschi Museum Rome – Piazza San Pantaleo 10, Rome

Scuderie del Quirinale Rome

The Palazzo delle Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome was built between the years 1722 and 1732, but was not turned into a museum until 1999. It does not have a permanent collection, but only hosts (usually extremely prestigious) temporary exhibitions. Continue reading “Scuderie del Quirinale Rome”

Roman Aquarium and House of Architecture Rome

The Acquario Romano (“Roman Aquarium“) is located in the center of a small park in the Esquilino district in Rome. It was built towards the end of the 19th century in a style typical of the period, called Umbertino, after the then king of Italy. Originally an aquarium, the building has held several functions during the time of its existence. At the moment it is the seat of the Casa dell’Architettura (“House of Architecture“). Continue reading “Roman Aquarium and House of Architecture Rome”

Museo Missionario di Propaganda Fide Rome

The Palazzo di Propaganda Fide, a 17th century Baroque architectural masterpiece in Rome designed by Bernini (Gianlorenzo) and Francesco Borromini, has opened its doors to the public in the form of a museum, called the Museo Missionario di Propaganda Fide. Continue reading “Museo Missionario di Propaganda Fide Rome”

Galleria Corsini Rome

The Galleria Corsini is located across the road from the Villa Farnesina, in the Via della Lungara in the Trastevere district in Rome and for a while, after she had abdicated, served as the residence of Queen Christina of Sweden. Continue reading “Galleria Corsini Rome”