Best museums in Rome

Check out the top museums in Rome, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Borghese Gallery and Museum
1. Borghese Gallery and Museum
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57 local reviews
5 Piazzale Scipione Borghese, Roma
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+39 06 841 3979
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Sophie
This is one of my favourite Museum but it is very hard to get in there because you have to book online 2-3 day…
Lory & Domenico
The Borghese Gallery is located inside the Villa Borghese Pinciana in Rome. The museum displays works by Gian…
Sarah
Small and one of the most see museums in the world according to NY times and me :) Located in the Borghese pa…
1. Borghese Gallery and Museum
1. Borghese Gallery and Museum
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57 local reviews
5 Piazzale Scipione Borghese, Roma
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+39 06 841 3979
Sophie
Sophie
This is one of my favourite Museum but it is very hard to get in there because you have to book online 2-3 days in advance in order to find …
Lory & Domenico
Lory & Domenico
The Borghese Gallery is located inside the Villa Borghese Pinciana in Rome. The museum displays works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Agnolo Bronz…
Sarah
Sarah
Small and one of the most see museums in the world according to NY times and me :) Located in the Borghese park which makes a lovely stroll…
2. Villa Borghese
2. Villa Borghese
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159 local reviews
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Andrea E Debora
Villa Borghese is surrounded by one of the largest and most beautiful public parks in Rome, stretching from ab…
Giorgia
Villa Borghese is surrounded by one of the largest and most beautiful public parks in Rome, stretching from a…
Antonio
Villa Borghese garden and the Galleria Borghese museum: a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English m…
2. Villa Borghese
2. Villa Borghese
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159 local reviews
Andrea E Debora
Andrea E Debora
Villa Borghese is surrounded by one of the largest and most beautiful public parks in Rome, stretching from above Piazza del Popolo to the t…
Giorgia
Giorgia
Villa Borghese is surrounded by one of the largest and most beautiful public parks in Rome, stretching from above Piazza del Popolo to the …
Antonio
Antonio
Villa Borghese garden and the Galleria Borghese museum: a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner, built by the architect …
3. MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
3. MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
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33 local reviews
4/a Via Guido Reni, Roma
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+39 06 320 1954
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Alessia & Roberto
The MAXXI (Italian: Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, National Museum of the 21st Century Arts) is a …
Francesco
The MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts is It was designed as a multidisciplinary space by Zaha H…
Ekaterina
At least as impressive as the still-modest collection it houses is the Maxxi building itself, designed by the …
3. MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
3. MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
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33 local reviews
4/a Via Guido Reni, Roma
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+39 06 320 1954
Alessia & Roberto
Alessia & Roberto
The MAXXI (Italian: Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, National Museum of the 21st Century Arts) is a national museum of contemporar…
Francesco
Francesco
The MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts is It was designed as a multidisciplinary space by Zaha Hadid and committed to experime…
Ekaterina
Ekaterina
At least as impressive as the still-modest collection it houses is the Maxxi building itself, designed by the Anglo-Iraqi architect, Zaha Ha…
4. Mattatoio
4. Mattatoio
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25 local reviews
4 Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, Roma
Closed · Opens 2:00 PM
+39 06 3996 7500
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Sarah&Germana
Another reason to come to Testaccio is to check out one of Rome's most famous Contemporary museums, the Macro …
Emiliano & Maria
This unique modern arts museum is coveted by many young visitors for its late opening hours, which permits to …
Davide
Museum of Contemporary Art, hosts often excellent photography exhibitions based in the former abattoir (Projec…
4. Mattatoio
4. Mattatoio
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25 local reviews
4 Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, Roma
Closed · Opens 2:00 PM
+39 06 3996 7500
Sarah&Germana
Sarah&Germana
Another reason to come to Testaccio is to check out one of Rome's most famous Contemporary museums, the Macro Testaccio. The museum was once…
Emiliano & Maria
Emiliano & Maria
This unique modern arts museum is coveted by many young visitors for its late opening hours, which permits to enjoy their eclectic collectio…
Davide
Davide
Museum of Contemporary Art, hosts often excellent photography exhibitions based in the former abattoir (Project 1872): I strongly recommend …
5. 200 Gradi
5. 200 Gradi
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13 local reviews
3 Piazza del Risorgimento, Roma
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+39 06 3975 4239
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Denia
Best Panini and Sandwiches Ever in Rome right next to the Vatican and at the entrance of the Vatican Museums.
Letizia
If you are visiting the Vatican Museums have a stop at this place, with 6-8 € you will eat Excellent Sandwiche…
Dany
If you are visiting the Vatican Museums have a stop at this place, with 6-8 € you will eat Excellent Sandwiche…
5. 200 Gradi
5. 200 Gradi
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13 local reviews
3 Piazza del Risorgimento, Roma
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+39 06 3975 4239
Denia
Denia
Best Panini and Sandwiches Ever in Rome right next to the Vatican and at the entrance of the Vatican Museums.
Letizia
Letizia
If you are visiting the Vatican Museums have a stop at this place, with 6-8 € you will eat Excellent Sandwiches made just in front of you. S…
Dany
Dany
If you are visiting the Vatican Museums have a stop at this place, with 6-8 € you will eat Excellent Sandwiches made just in front of you. S…
6. Chiostro del Bramante
6. Chiostro del Bramante
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18 local reviews
5 Arco della Pace, Roma
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+39 06 6880 9035
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Blu
This spot is magic, you'll understand why. Have a fancy coffe or a brunch in a baroque silent yard, and maybe …
Chiostro Del Bramante
The Chiostro designed by the great architect Donato Bramante, from which the entire space museum is named, in …
Marco
Lovely museum hosting very interesting exhibits. It is located in a lovely square just off of the coffee place…
6. Chiostro del Bramante
6. Chiostro del Bramante
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18 local reviews
5 Arco della Pace, Roma
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+39 06 6880 9035
Blu
Blu
This spot is magic, you'll understand why. Have a fancy coffe or a brunch in a baroque silent yard, and maybe go visit the museum afterwards…
Chiostro Del Bramante
Chiostro Del Bramante
The Chiostro designed by the great architect Donato Bramante, from which the entire space museum is named, in every season offers the unique…
Marco
Marco
Lovely museum hosting very interesting exhibits. It is located in a lovely square just off of the coffee place where your breakfast will be …
7. National Roman Museum, The Baths of Diocletian
7. National Roman Museum, The Baths of Diocletian
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14 local reviews
76 Viale Enrico de Nicola, Roma
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+39 06 3996 7700
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Cristina
The immense ruins complex of Terme and Palazzo Massimo are now museums dedicated to sculptures, frescoes, stu…
Alice & Gabriele
Roman National Museum, prehistoric section
Dario
A wonderful museum (along with the Museum of "Palazzo Massimo", the "Terme di Diocleziano" belongs to the Nati…
7. National Roman Museum, The Baths of Diocletian
7. National Roman Museum, The Baths of Diocletian
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14 local reviews
76 Viale Enrico de Nicola, Roma
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+39 06 3996 7700
Cristina
Cristina
The immense ruins complex of Terme and Palazzo Massimo are now museums dedicated to sculptures, frescoes, stucco and mosaics of ancient Rom…
Alice & Gabriele
Alice & Gabriele
Roman National Museum, prehistoric section
Dario
Dario
A wonderful museum (along with the Museum of "Palazzo Massimo", the "Terme di Diocleziano" belongs to the National Museum of Roman history)…
8. Campidoglio
8. Campidoglio
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17 local reviews
Piazza del Campidoglio, Roma
+39 06 0608
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Manuela
The Capitol square's setting is by Michelangelo, wonderful museums with masterpieces of roman times, beautiful…
Paolo & Friends
Beautiful square with a central bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor. The Capitoline Museums host t…
Maria
My absolute favorite museum. The current architecture by Michelangelo him self. Contains treasures from the en…
8. Campidoglio
8. Campidoglio
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17 local reviews
Piazza del Campidoglio, Roma
+39 06 0608
Manuela
Manuela
The Capitol square's setting is by Michelangelo, wonderful museums with masterpieces of roman times, beautiful frescoes. From its terrace vi…
Paolo & Friends
Paolo & Friends
Beautiful square with a central bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor. The Capitoline Museums host the famous bronze Capitoline Wo…
Maria
Maria
My absolute favorite museum. The current architecture by Michelangelo him self. Contains treasures from the entire ancient Mediterranean wor…
9. Museo delle Mura di Roma
9. Museo delle Mura di Roma
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3 local reviews
18 Via di Porta San Sebastiano, Roma
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
06 7047 5284
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Francesco
The Museum of the Walls is located in Porta San Sebastiano, one of the largest and best preserved parts of the…
David
Fascinating neglected museum. You can walk inside the Aurelian walls and there's a fantastic view from the top…
Massimo
Rome walls
9. Museo delle Mura di Roma
9. Museo delle Mura di Roma
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3 local reviews
18 Via di Porta San Sebastiano, Roma
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
06 7047 5284
Francesco
Francesco
The Museum of the Walls is located in Porta San Sebastiano, one of the largest and best preserved parts of the Aurelian Walls. The current d…
David
David
Fascinating neglected museum. You can walk inside the Aurelian walls and there's a fantastic view from the top of the turrets.
Massimo
Massimo
Rome walls
10. Piazza Venezia
10. Piazza Venezia
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42 local reviews
Piazza Venezia, Roma
+39 06 0608
Point of interestEstablishment
Alexandra
Technically an historic military museum this massive monument is amazing also from the outside. There is also …
Manuela
Museum of Palazzo Venezia, Museum of the Vittoriano, Monument to the Unknown Soldier.
Daniel Aldo
Great Square !!
10. Piazza Venezia
10. Piazza Venezia
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42 local reviews
Piazza Venezia, Roma
+39 06 0608
Alexandra
Alexandra
Technically an historic military museum this massive monument is amazing also from the outside. There is also a secret cafe located at the v…
Manuela
Manuela
Museum of Palazzo Venezia, Museum of the Vittoriano, Monument to the Unknown Soldier.
Daniel Aldo
Daniel Aldo
Great Square !!
11. Old Bridge Gelateria
11. Old Bridge Gelateria
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10 local reviews
Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo, Roma
Closed · Opens 2:30 PM
+39 328 411 9478
StoreFoodPoint of interest
Alexandra
When planning to go to the Vatican Museum stop by here to grab a Gelato before waiting in the line to enter th…
Maria Luisa
Famous ice cream shop around the corner from the Vatican Museums
WikiRome
At this moment, probably the most famous ice cream in Rome. Abundant and cheap, open late, very long queue.
11. Old Bridge Gelateria
11. Old Bridge Gelateria
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10 local reviews
Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo, Roma
Closed · Opens 2:30 PM
+39 328 411 9478
Alexandra
Alexandra
When planning to go to the Vatican Museum stop by here to grab a Gelato before waiting in the line to enter the museum! Perfect to cool you …
Maria Luisa
Maria Luisa
Famous ice cream shop around the corner from the Vatican Museums
WikiRome
WikiRome
At this moment, probably the most famous ice cream in Rome. Abundant and cheap, open late, very long queue.
12. Castel Sant'Angelo
12. Castel Sant'Angelo
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92 local reviews
50 Lungotevere Castello, Roma
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+39 06 681 9111
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Elena
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈstɛl sanˈtandʒelo]; …
Alexandra
Castel Sant'Angelo was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his …
Gianluca&Sabrina
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Empe…
12. Castel Sant'Angelo
12. Castel Sant'Angelo
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92 local reviews
50 Lungotevere Castello, Roma
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+39 06 681 9111
Elena
Elena
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈstɛl sanˈtandʒelo]; English: Castle of the Holy An…
Alexandra
Alexandra
Castel Sant'Angelo was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later…
Gianluca&Sabrina
Gianluca&Sabrina
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for…