Museums Walk, Rome

As an ancient and cultural city, Rome is packed with museums which demonstrate its value in the world of culture and civilization. When it comes to art, Rome contains the most significant artifacts in the world, including sculptures, paintings, pottery, and porcelain; all hidden within the splendid palaces of the city. Take the following tour to better acquaint yourself with the splendors of Rome.
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Museums Walk Map

Guide Name: Museums Walk
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Author: audrey
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Capitoline Museums

1) Capitoline Museums (must see)

The Capitoline Museums (Italian: Musei Capitolini) are a group of art and archeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome. The historic seats of the museums are Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo, facing on the central trapezoidal piazza in a plan conceived by Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1536 and executed over a period of more than 400 years. The history of the museums can be traced to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of important...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Crypta Balbi

2) Crypta Balbi (must see)

The National Museum of Rome comprises various branches, one of which is the Crypta Balbi which stands on the remains of the 13th-century Theater of Balbus. During excavations in 1981, the remains of the ancient theater and artifacts from the medieval occupation of the city were uncovered and are now housed in the museum in the Archaeology Section. In the basement, you will find the remains of the theater, including parts of the columns of the quadriporticus and objects from a nearby statio...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museo Barracco (Barracco Museum)

3) Museo Barracco (Barracco Museum)

Rome is full of interesting museums and often the smaller ones are overlooked because a lot of people think they can’t be very interesting because they are small. This is a great shame because the Barracco Museum well worth visiting in spite of its size. The museum is housed in Farnesina Palace and displays an exquisite collection of over 400 ancient statues, busts and artwork from Assyria, Cypress, Egypt, Etruria, Greece, Phoenicia and Rome. The collection was amassed by Giovanni Barracco, a...   view more
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Museo di Roma (Rome City Museum)

4) Museo di Roma (Rome City Museum)

The Museo di Roma is situated in the Palazzo Braschi on Piazza San Pantaleo, so when you visit this museum, you will get a double treat – that of admiring the exhibitions of this civic museum and seeing the splendors of the beautiful palace that houses them. The museum displays various exhibitions about the cultural and social Roman way of life from the Middle Ages to the first half of the 20th century. The collection is detailed and offers over 100,000 objects that include ceramics, clothes,...   view more
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Palazzo Altemps

5) Palazzo Altemps (must see)

The National Museum of Rome is housed in several buildings in the city, one of which is the Palazzo Altemps, which you will find on the Piazza Saint Apollinaire.

The palace was built on the site of an ancient marble warehouse not far from the Temple of Apollo. During the Dark Ages, the warehouse became part of the fortifications of two rival families. The construction of the palace began in 1477 and in 1511 the Cardinal di Volterra Francesco Soderini bought it and enlarged it. It was sold to...   view more
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Keats-Shelley Memorial House

6) Keats-Shelley Memorial House

The Keats-Shelley Memorial House is a museum in Rome, Italy, commemorating the Romantic poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. The museum houses one of the world's most extensive collections of memorabilia, letters, manuscripts, and paintings relating to Keats and Shelley, as well as Byron, Wordsworth, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Oscar Wilde, and others. It is located on the second floor of the building situated just to the south of the base of the Spanish Steps and...   view more
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Giorgio De Chirico House Museum

7) Giorgio De Chirico House Museum

Visiting house museums is always a must if you want to find out how a famous person lived and the Giorgio de Chirico House Museum won’t disappoint you. The great artist bought an apartment in the Borgognoni Palace and you can visit the entrance hall, the dining room, bedrooms and studio where he lived and worked from 1948 until his death in 1978. On an easel in the studio is his last, unfinished sketch of a bathing woman. You can also see his book collection and his paints and brushes. In the...   view more
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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Palazzo Barberini)

8) Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Palazzo Barberini)

The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, or National Gallery of Ancient Art, is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, located on two sites: the Palazzo Barberini and the Palazzo Corsini. The Palazzo Barberini was designed for Pope Urban VIII, a member of the Barberini family, by Italian architect Carlo Maderno (1556–1629) on the old location of Villa Sforza. Its central salon ceiling was decorated by Pietro da Cortona with the visual panegyric of the Allegory of Divine Providence and Barberini...   view more
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National Roman Museum (Museo Nazionale Romano)

9) National Roman Museum (Museo Nazionale Romano) (must see)

The National Roman Museum is a vast complex spread out over four buildings and it’s worth taking a packed lunch to avoid missing any part of this fabulous museum. The museum comprises four parts; the first to be found in a 16th-century cloister built by Michelangelo at the site of the Baths of Diocletian which were created in 298AD. This is the main base of the museum where you will see funerary slabs, altars and a section dedicated to Prehistory. Relics of the baths can be seen in the...   view more
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National Museum of Oriental Art

10) National Museum of Oriental Art

The National Museum of Oriental Art is housed in Palazzo Brancaccio on Via Merulana and you really should visit this interesting museum. The fifteen rooms of the museum, founded in 1957, hold an important collection of objects and sculptures from the Middle East to Japan. A room dedicated to Korean artifacts was opened in 2010.

The first three rooms are dedicated to the Near and Middle East with bronzes, precious metals and stones and pottery from the ancient civilizations around the...   view more

Walking Tours in Rome, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Rome

Create Your Own Walk in Rome

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rome is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Trastevere Walking Tour

Trastevere Walking Tour

Take this tour to explore Trastevere, the 13th rione (district) of Rome, located on the west bank of the Tiber, south of Vatican City. Its name comes from the Latin "trans Tiberim", literally "beyond the Tiber". Although the rione was established during the times of ancient Rome, it grew and formed as a true part of the city in the Middle Ages, as a result it is characterized by narrow, cobbled streets and medieval buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Holy Sites Walking Tour

Holy Sites Walking Tour

Being the cradle of the Catholic Church, one of the world's biggest religions, Rome has a large number of valuable, sacred places of worship. Crowded with architectural splendors from different periods of time, each church and basilica represents a significant part of Rome's culture and history. Take the following tour to discover Rome's magnificent religious heritage.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Ancient History Walking Tour

Ancient History Walking Tour

The glory of Ancient Rome is known throughout the entire world and each year millions of tourists travel to Rome to visit its ancient sites. Rome's historic center is packed with so many landmarks and works of art, that it would take days to see it all. The following tour offers you a walk by the most remarkable, must see sites in Rome's ancient center.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Vatican Walking Tour

Vatican Walking Tour

Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state consisting of an enclave within the city of Rome, it is the smallest recognized independent state in the world. The Vatican is one of the most sacred places in Christendom, it attests to a great history and a formidable spiritual venture. Although only 44 hectares in overall surface, the Vatican features several worthwhile places to see, such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Pinciano Cultural Walk

Pinciano Cultural Walk

Pinciano is the 3rd rione (district) of Rome, it is located in the north of the city, close to the Aurelian walls. Pinciano is home to the Pincio Gardens, an impressive park within the city of Rome. Take this tour to explore the Pinciano rioni and visit such famous sites as the Galleria Borghese, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, National Etruscan Museum, and Bioparco.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Old Rome Nightlife Tour

Old Rome Nightlife Tour

Rome may not be known for having the kind of cutting edge nightlife found in cities like Berlin or London, guests to Rome will still find that solid party atmosphere that lasts all night long, with a more casual, unpretentious crowd. This Old Rome Nightlife Tour includes the best nightspots the city has to offer, where guests will be sure to have a great night of dancing, mingling and great cocktails.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km

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