Museums, Monuments and Archaeological Areas
Casino dei Principi
Torlonia family's historical residence and home of Benito Mussolini from 1925 to 1943. It has been recently restored and open to the public. Visitors can admire some works of the Torlonia family's collection and the bedroom.
Villa Torlonia - Via Nomentana, 70 - phone 06 82 07 73 04 - fax 06 82 07 73 70
Hours: Sat and Sun 10.30 - 12...
: Audio Guides
: Guided Tours
: Accessible for disabled person
Central State Archives
Records of public Institutions, private archives of leading personalities, photographic and audiovisual archives.
Piazzale degli Archivi 27 - phone 06 54 54 85 68
One of the most important museum complexes in the world, it is divided into numerous splendidly arranged sections containing masterpieces by the greatest artists, collected or commissioned by Popes down through the centuries. At the end is the Sistine Chapel, in which the recent restoration has bought to light the original colors of the vault and...
Civic Zoology Museum
Newly rearranged following modern criteria, it offers an important insect collection, in addition to collections of animals, including extinct species, and shells.
Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 18 - phone 06 67 10 92 70 - fax 06 32 65 01 86
Hours: 9 - 17, Mon closed.
Admission: Euro 4,13
Museo Sacrario delle Bandiere delle Forze Armate
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II
Entrance on via dei Fori Imperiali - phone 06 47 35 50 02
Hours: 9.30 - 15, Mon and holidays closed.
Museo Garibaldino e Museo Divisione Italiana Partigiana Garibaldi
Largo di Porta San Pancrazio 9
Temporarily closed for restoration.
Museo Storico dell'Arma dei...
Expressionism originated as a critical reaction to the crisis and contradictions in European society to which both Impressionism and Positivism had failed to respond. A vast, multi-faceted movement that resists any single definition, Expressionism involved literature, music, theatre, figurative arts and stage design and found fertile ground for its development in...
Twenty years after the closing of the historic planetarium, the city's new planetarium will open on May 27th 2004. The complex includes a museum and documentation centre for astronomical sciences, and occupies a hall of about 300 sqm with a dome 14 metres in diameter.
The new planetarium features a state-of-the-art optical-digital projector and 100 seating places made up of...
Born from the ashes of the old Teatro Centrale, Ristotheatre is unique in Rome. Restructured while maintaining the architectural structure of the former theatre, in accordance with an ultramodern, formula, the venue is a multifunctional area hosting a very rich and varied programme of theatrical and music performances, always rigourously live.
The wine bar at the entrance...
Although it was founded in 1980, the Il Tempietto Cultural Association (Associazione Culturale IL TEMPIETTO) In Rome actually originated from the artistic movement already active in 1974 and coordinated by actor, composer and artist Angelo Filippo Jannoni Sebastianini.
With more than 250 concerts a year, Il Tempietto offers an incredible variety of cultural events, and not...
In Trastevere, on Via della VII Coorte a side street of today's Viale Trastevere, is the entrance to the Excubitorium dei Vigili, a building of the 2nd century A.D. seat of a force appointed by emperor Augustus to defend the city from fires and for night control.
Visitable on request
Entrance fee: Lit. 4.000 (Euro 2,07).
The picturesque park on Via del Quadraro gives the visitor the opportunity of walking along the imposing arches of the Claudio aqueduct and of the Felice aqueduct up to the archaeological site of Villa delle Vignacce, one of the major Roman villas in the suburb.
The Montemartini power plant built at the beginning of the 20th century, houses at present a splendid museum, where masterpieces of antique sculpture and other precious works of Roman art are on exhibit side by side with the industrial architecture and huge machinery of the establishment.
Entrance fee: Lit. 12.000 (Euro 6,2).
The museum contains a rich and valuable art collection in the same palace rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century by Count Giuseppe Primoli, son of Pietro Primoli and Carlotta Bonaparte. The collection retraces the story of the Bonaparte family starting from the 18th century up to the Second Empire.
Entrance fee: Lit. 5.000 (Euro 2,58).
Near the Basilica of St. Lawrence Outside the Walls stands out the imposing area of Monumental Cemetery of Verano (Cimitero Monumentale del Verano). It was first founded under the French management according to St. Cloud's edict of 1804, then projected by Giuseppe Veladier and finally, in the half of the 19th century, completed by Virginio Vespignani.
Construction of "Campo...
Rome owe the construction of the marvellous Villa Giulia, one of the most charming example of Renaissance art, to Pope Julius III, who in the half of the 16th century, appointed famous architects such as Vasari, Ammannati and Vignola. The fresco-decorated inside halls by Prospero Fontana and Taddeo Zuccari contain the most outstanding Etruscan works of art such as the statue...