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MUSEUMS IN FLORENCE ITALY
MUSEUMS IN VENICE ITALY
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"MUSEI CAPITOLINI IN ROME"

CAMPIDOGLIO MUSEUM

Museo del Campidoglio
Piazza plebiscito n° 1

In the beautiful frame of Campidoglio hill, probably the older sacre place of Rome, two buildings host the Musei Capitolini of Rome, the eldest publique museum of the world (1471) founded in obedience to Sisto IV Pope's wish. The Cordonata Stair and the entire square were projected by Michelangelo and strongly wanted by Pope Palo III before the visit of emperor Carlo V in 1536. The sacre place, once the center of the ancient Rome, was in ashamed conditions. Michelangelo suggested to build a third Palace, Palazzo Nuovo, to enclose the space of the square. The project was finished only after Michelangelo's death but following his original drawnings. Nowadays, Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori host the Musei Capitolini, the first public museum of the history opened in 1734. First rooms are dedicated to the sculpture and keep some beautiful Roman bronze statues as the Spinario, depicting a young man in the act of taking off a thorn from his foot or the famous Lupa Capitolina, feeding young brothers Romolo and Remo, a real symbol of Rome. The upper floor, dedicated to the painting, hosts works by Caravaggio, Veronese, Guercino, Rubens and Tiziano. An underground passage will bring you to Palazzo Nuovo principally dedicated to the the sculpture. Our suggestion is to take a break while passing the underground passage and turn right to get to the most fascinating terrace of Rome where it's possible to enjoy one of the best archeological panorama ever seen. Palazzo Nuovo also keeps the original Marco Aurelio's equestrian monument once placed in the center of the square.

Opening hours: Daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec 24th and 31st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.The box-office closes 1 hour before.Closed on Monday and Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 25th.
Tickets: FULL 6.20 €. REDUCED 4,20 € (European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old; - European Union teachers of State schools only by showing valid membership card); FREE € 2 (European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 years old. - ICOM members (only by showing valid membership card) - European Union school groups, upon reservation. - European Union students and teachers in Architecture, History of Arts only by showing valid membership card. - Journalists only by showing valid membership card)
Official Web site: Musei Capitolini di Roma

VILLA BORGHESE

Museo di Villa Borghese
Piazzale Museo Borghese 5
Parco di Villa Borghese - Rome

"VILLA BORGHESE MUSEUM"

Villa Borghese, thought and projected within the huge park at the beginning of 1605, was ordered by cardinal Scipione Borghese, descendant of Pope Paolo III, who was elected in 1534 and had at least the great merit to force Michelangelo in finishing the frescoes inside the Cappella Sistina. Farnese family, in fact, owns to that small group of families that during the Renaissance and baroque period partecipated both as politics and patrons of art to the history of Rome. Scipione Borghese placed many orders to young sculptor Bernini who made masterpieces as Apollo e Dafne and Ratto di Proserpina. Nowadays Villaborghese keeps all this sculptures offering to the visitor a suggestive itinerary to understand better the post renaisance period of the capital. The ground floor keeps, besides the mentioned scupltures, also some of the most popular and loved paintings by Caravaggio as Bacchino Malato, Fanciullo con canestro di Frutta, Madonna dei Palafreneri and San Gerolamo. The upper floor keeps paintings by Tiziano, Caravaggio, Antonella da Messina, Lorenzo Lotto, Rubens and Raffaello. In 1807 Camillo Borghese sold to Napoleone a great part of his collection of works that now is kept at Louvre Museum.

Opening hours: Daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The box-office closes at 6.30 p.m. Admissions are strictly reduced at only: 360 persons every 2 hours. (mandatory exit at the end of time slot ). Closed on Monday and Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 25th.
Tickets: FULL 8.50 €. REDUCED 6 € (European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old; - European Union teachers of State schools only by showing valid membership card); COMPLIMENTARY € 2 (European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 years old. - ICOM members (only by showing valid membership card) - European Union school groups, upon reservation. - European Union students and teachers in Architecture, History of Arts only by showing valid membership card. - Journalists only by showing valid membership card)
Official Web site: Museo di Villa Borghese, Roma

VILLA GIULIA MUSEUM

Museo di Villa Giulia
Piazzale di Villa Giulia 9 - Rome

"VILLA GIULIA NATIONAL ETRUSCAN MUSEUM"

Villa Giulia was built for Pope Giulio III in XVI century outside of city walls close to the Tevere river. Giulio III wanted this villa to place here his huge collection of sculptures and temporary retire himself from the Vatican Court that could be reached by boat. Projected by architect Vignola with the contribution of Vasari, Ammannati and Michelangelo, Villa Giulia arouses a great feeling to the visitor who can enjoy the fine architecture of the portico and have a relaxing moment walking in the beautiful garden. Nowadays Villa Giulia hosts the National Etruscan Museum and surely it's an important step for those people who want to better undestand the history of italic peoples before the Roman domination. The collection will bring you to discover the splendour of this civilization and the way was linked to the Greek one: painted vases, gold jewels, sculptures, weapons and also a reconstruction of a temple are just some of the objects you can admire at Villla Giulia. The pride of Villa Giulia is a unique masterpiece: the Sarcophagus of the newlyweds.

Opening hours: Daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. The box-office closes at 7 p.m. Closed on Monday and Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 25th.
Tickets
: FULL € 4; REDUCED € 2 (European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old; - European Union teachers of State schools only by showing valid membership card); FREE (European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 years - European Union students and teachers in Architecture, History of Arts only by showing valid membership card)
Official Web site : Museo di Villa Borghese, Roma

MODERN ART MUSEUM

Museo di Arte Moderna
Viale delle Belle Arti n° 131

"NATIONAL MODERN ART MUSEUM OF ROME"

Modern Art Museum of Rome can be easily reached with a beautiful walk from the Pincio through the park of Villa Borghese. "Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna" in Rome is hosted in the building projected by architect Cesare Bazzani for Internation Exposition that took place in Rome at the beginning of XX cent. Surely worthy of visiting, the Museum keeps the largest modern painting and sculpture collection of the capital; here you'll enjoy works by artists covering the period from the 1850 to the present such as the Ippolito Caffi, Giovanni Fattori, the futurists Balla, Boccioni and Severini but also Van Gogh, Cezanne, Kandinsky and Mirò. The exposition is divided in theme halls so that every artistic movement is well represented to the eyes' visitors.

Opening hours: Daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The box-office closes at 6.30 p.m. Closed on Monday and Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 25th.
Tickets: FULL € 6,03 ; REDUCED € 3,53 (European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old; - European Union teachers of State schools only by showing valid membership card); COMPLIMENTARY 1,03 (European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 years - European Union students and teachers in Architecture, History of Arts only by showing valid membership card)

PALAZZO BARBERINI MUSEUM

Museo di Palazzo Barberini
Piazza plebiscito n° 1

"GALLERIA NAZIONALE DI PALAZZO BARBERINI"

Palazzo Barberini was projected by architect Carlo Maderno for Pope Urbano VIII in XVII century but the building was realized later by young Bernini and Borromini. The palace keeps an important collection of paintings from the XII to the XVI century and surely a visit to Palazzzo Barberini is a must for those people who likes the Caravaggio's painting in fact here is kept the beautiful Giuditta e Oloferne. Among other works collected here we like to report some views by Canaletto, Gaspar van Wittel (also known as Vanvitelli) and Bernardo Bellotto, the painting La Fornarina that seems portray the women loved by Raffaello, some beautiful paintings by Filippo Lippi as the Annunciazione e 2 Devoti and some portraits by Rosalba Carriera.

Opening hours: Daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The box-office closes at 6.30 p.m. Closed on Monday and Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 25th.
Tickets
: FULL € 6,03 ; REDUCED € 3,53 (European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old; - European Union teachers of State schools only by showing valid membership card); COMPLIMENTARY 1,03 (European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 years - European Union students and teachers in Architecture, History of Arts only by showing valid membership card)
Official Web site: Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Barberini, Roma

PALAZZO MASSIMO MUSEUM

Museo di Palazzo Massimo
Piazza plebiscito n° 1

"ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF PALAZZO MASSIMO"

Palazzo Massimo keeps one of the largest collection of Roman archeological objects in the world: the exhibitions is disposed on 4 different floors allowing the visitor to look into the face of each Roman emperor through beautiful sculptures dating back to the republican period (II cent. B.C.) and imperial period (I cent. B.C - IV cent. A.D.). Here is kept a statue of emperor Augusto, a huge collection of antique coins and beautiful masterpieces that once decorated the walls of several Roman Villas such as Livia's Villa, emperor Augusto's wife.
The visit to Palazzo Massimo could last more than 3 hours and reserve a guide will help you to better understand the importance of this collection.

Opening hours: Daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The box-office closes at 6.30 p.m. Closed on Monday and Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 25th.
Tickets
: FULL € 6,00; REDUCED € 3,00 (European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old; - European Union teachers of State schools only by showing valid membership card); FREE (European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 years - European Union students and teachers in Architecture, History of Arts only by showing valid membership card)

TRAJAN'S MARKET
Exhibitions at Trajans' Market - Rome
Via IV Novembre, 94 Rome

"TRAJAN'S MARKET"

 

Opening hours: Daily from Tuesday to Sunday 9-19
Tickets: full € 6.50; reduced € 4.50
Informations: Palazzo del Quirinale, Piazza del Quirinale, Roma
Phone: 06/82059127

PALAZZO VENEZIA MUSEUM

Museo di Palazzo Venezia
Piazza plebiscito n° 1

"GALLERIA DI PALAZZO VENEZIA"

Palazzo Venezia, the first Renaissance palace built in Rome, surely is one of the buildings of Rome strangely signed by the history. The name derives from the first tenant, the Venitian cardinal Pietro Barbo who later became Pope with the name Paolo II; subsequently it became the embassy of Venice in Rome during the Renaissance period, then it passed to French when Napoleon came to Italy at the end of eighteenth century (1797), then owned by the Austrian until the beginning of the First War World (1916) and finally was bought by Italian State and eternally remembered by Italians as here Mussolini used to talk to the crowd from its central balcony during fascism. In spite of its history Palazzo Venezia rarely becomes a must for all Rome's visitors and this is a real pity as here is kept an important collection of Renaissance paintings, wooden sculptures and some beautiful tapestries coming from every part of Europe.

Opening hours: Daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. The box-office closes at 6.30 p.m. Closed on Monday and Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 25th.>
Tickets
: FULL € 4,00 ; REDUCED € 2,00 (European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old; - European Union teachers of State schools only by showing valid membership card);FREE (European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 years - European Union students and teachers in Architecture, History of Arts only by showing valid membership card)

KEATS & SHELLEY MUSEUM
Museo di Palazzo Reale
Piazza plebiscito n° 1

"KEATS & SHELLEY MUSEUM IN ROME"

An imaginary trip in the past is waiting for you by visiting the Keats and Shelley Museums located close to beautiful Trinità dei Monti Stairs also know as Spanish Steps from the name of the adjacent square. Here in 1820 romatic poet John Keats spentr few months till his death in february 1821 due to the effects of consumption of which he suffered. The room where he died is here but all furnishings have been burnt in obedience to Pope's will after his death.
The house was bought in 1907 by Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and soon transformed in a museum.
Museum keeps a lot of antique books, first editions and manuscripts, some curiosities such as a Keath's curl. Among those who visited and staied in this house we like to mention George Eliot, Goethe, Coleridge, Percey Bysshe Shelley, George Gordon Byron, Henry James, Oscar Wilde and James Joyce. For some moments you'll enjoy a lost style of life in the magical atmosphere of Spanish Steps visible form the small balcony where Keats and Byron used to have a conversation.

Opening hours: Daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The box-office closes at 6.30 p.m. Closed on Monday and Jan 1st, May 1st, Dec 25th.
Tickets
: FULL € 5,00
Official Web site: Keats and Shelley House


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