The best museums in Rome in March 2023

These are the top 100 best museums in Rome, Italy, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Rome:

  1. Online discount!Colosseum1


  2. Roman Forum2

    Roman Forum

  3. Borghese Gallery3

    Borghese Gallery

    The 17th century Villa Borghese Pinciana, built for Cardinal Scipione Borghese as his suburban manor, is located in the Borghese gardens. It houses the Borghese Gallery with a spectacular collection of renaissance and baroque paintings and sculptures by the most famous artists. You can admire the pa
  4. Castel Sant'Angelo4

    Castel Sant'Angelo

    Originally built in the second century AD by the Roman emperor Hadrian as his mausoleum, in the 14th century, it was decided that the building should be turned into a castle and a special corridor was added in order to connect the castle with St. Peter’s Basilica. Today, the castle serves as a museu
  5. Musei Capitolini5

    Musei Capitolini

    More than five centuries old, the Musei Capitolini, the Capitoline Museums (which is a single museum) was the oldest public museum in the world, composed of three main buildings (the Palazzo Senatorio, the Palazzo dei Conservatori, and the Palazzo Nuovo) surrounding the Piazza del Campidoglio and li
  6. Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo6

    Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo

    Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo is the National Museum in Rome, housed in the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. Erected between 1883 and 1887 in a neo-cinquecentesco style, it was a prestigious school until 1960. The ground floor features the notable bronze statues of the Boxer at Rest and the At
  7. Galleria Doria Pamphilj7

    Galleria Doria Pamphilj

    The Galleria Doria Pamphilj is a museum in Rome, housed in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, the palace of the Doria family (who still lives there), which could very well be the largest in Rome still in private ownership. The museum mainly exhibits paintings. However the collection contains paintings, fur
  8. Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini8

    Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

  9. Domus Aurea9

    Domus Aurea

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    Trajan's Markets

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    Palazzo Braschi

  12. Pantheon12


  13. Palazzo Barberini13

    Palazzo Barberini

    The Palazzo Barberini is a Renaissance palace that is the joint work of three of the most admired architects of the era - Bernini, Borromini and Maderno. The interior boasts splendid works of art, too. You can find paintings by masters like Tizian or Caravaggio here, as well as the famous "La Fornar
  14. Galleria Colonna14

    Galleria Colonna

    Galleria Colonna is a museum in Rome that is housed in the Palazzo Colonna that was built in the 15th century by Pope Martinus V member of the noble Colonna family. The Galleria Colonna holds and exhibits a collection of art that includes works by Titian, Guercino, Reni, Bronzino (Venus, Cupid), Jac
  15. Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna15

    Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna

    Established in 1883, the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna is all about modern art. It hosts more than 5,000 artworks, both paintings and sculptures, that date from the 18th century all the way to the 1960s. Among its collection are the works of world-renowned artists like Cezanne, Van Gogh, or Mone
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    Leonardo da Vinci Experience

  17. Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano17

    Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano

    The Baths of Diocletian (Thermae Diocletiani) was a large public thermal complex in ancient Rome. The Baths of Diocletian were located on the summit of the Viminal. The complex was built from 298, commissioned by Emperor Maximian and was inaugurated in 306. Since Maximian was in power the lesser of
  18. Centrale Montemartini18

    Centrale Montemartini

    Located on Via Ostiense in Rome, Centrale Montemartini is the newest exhibition space among the municipal museums of Rome. In front of an industrial-archaeological backdrop, it houses about 400 Roman statues as well as tomb inscriptions and mosaics. Set in the oldest power plant in Rome, the museum
  19. Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia19

    Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

    The Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia is the National Etruscan Museum in Rome, housed in the Villa Giulia that was built for pope Julius III. The first rooms of the museum feature artefacts organized according to a double principle: topographical and chronological. Furthermore, the museum incl
  20. Museum and Crypt of Capuchins20

    Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

    The Museum and Crypt of Capuchins is located in a crypt under the church Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. The museum presents bones of nearly 4000 Capuchin friars stored in the crypt. The bones are arranged into macabre decorations. The Capuchins have been using the church since 1631. So
  21. Ara Pacis museum21

    Ara Pacis museum

    The Ara Pacis museum (or Museum of the Ara Pacis) is a museum in Rome that houses the Ara Pacis of Augustus, an ancient monument that was initially inaugurated on January 30, 9 B.C. The Ara Pacis Augustae is an altar dedicated to the Roman goddess of peace: Pax. It was commissioned by the Roman Sena
  22. Jewish Museum of Rome22

    Jewish Museum of Rome

    The Jewish Museum of Rome is situated in the basement of the Great Synagogue of Rome. The museum is dedicated to the history of the Jewish presence in Rome, which began in the second century BCE, but it also presents works of art produced by this Jewish community. A visit to the museum includes a gu
  23. Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps23

    Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps

    The Palazzo Altemps is a palace in Rome that was designed in the 15th century by Melozzo da Forlì for Girolamo Riario. In 1997 it was inaugurated as a museum and became part of the National Roman Museum showing ancient works of art with sculptures from Renaissance collections such as the Boncompagni
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    Mausoleum of Augustus

  25. VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome25

    VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome

    The VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome is an interactive museum in the Italian capital Rome that is dedicated to the history of video games. It features a permanent exhibition that is divided into different eras of video game history, starting off with the Magnavox Odyssey. The collection of V
  26. Bioparco26


    The Bioparco is a 17-hectare large municipal zoo in Rome which feels like a safari, as there are no fences/bars in many parts of the Bioparco Zoo. The Zoo is home to over a 1,000 animals from more than 200 species. Its two newest exhibits can be considered as main attractions: the orangutan expositi
  27. Scuderie del Quirinale27

    Scuderie del Quirinale

    The Scuderie del Quirinale (Quirinal Stables, or Papal Stables) was built from 1722 to 1732. The Scuderie, together with the Palazzo del Quirinale, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic and the Palazzo della Consulta, the Constitutional Court, are all situated close to each
  28. Explora28


    Explora in Rome is a science and history museum in Rome. With the motto "learning by doing", the museum features a lot of interactive exhibitions, full of various educative activities. These are divided into areas designated for children of a specific age. The Explora aims to encourage and help the
  29. Villa Farnesina29

    Villa Farnesina

    The Villa Farnesina is a country house in Rome from the beginning of the 16th century. It is built in a U-shape and is located in the spaciously laid-out Farnese garden. The villa was built between 1506 and 1510 for the rich sienese banker Agostino Chigi. It is a masterpiece in which architectural d
  30. MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts30

    MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts

    MAXXI (Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo), the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts is a museum in Rome. The museum is housed in a building that was designed by Zaha Hadid and opened in 2010. In the same year it received the Stirling Prize from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
  31. Case Romane del Celio31

    Case Romane del Celio

    Case Romane del Celio refers to the remains of a Roman residential complex below the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo in the Celio district in Rome. There are many frescoes to be seen from different times and with different iconographic intentions. After a long restoration a museum opened here th
  32. Villa Medici - Accademia di Francia a Roma32

    Villa Medici - Accademia di Francia a Roma

    The Villa Medici is a large country house in Rome, built by Ferdinando I de 'Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, at the end of the 16th century on the site of the gardens of Lucullus. The villa is located on the Pincio hill, just north of the old town of Rome. In 1803, Napoleon founded a branch of the Fr
  33. Museo Nazionale di Palazzo di Venezia33

    Museo Nazionale di Palazzo di Venezia

    The Museo Nazionale di Palazzo di Venezia is a museum in Rome that is housed in the Barbo apartments of Palazzo Venezia. In addition to some rooms with their original furnishings, the museum houses a collection of important paintings from the 14th to 15th centuries, tapestries, ceramics, majolica, J
  34. Museo Nazionale Romano - Crypta Balbi34

    Museo Nazionale Romano - Crypta Balbi

    La Crypta Balbi is a complex connected to the ancient theater of Balbo in Rome. Today it is one of the headquarters of the National Roman Museum. The Theatre of Balbus was an ancient Roman structure in the Campus Martius of Rome that was built in 13 BC by proconsul Lucius Cornelius Balbus (minor). T
  35. Galleria Corsini - Palazzo Corsini35

    Galleria Corsini - Palazzo Corsini

    Palazzo Corsini is a villa in Rome from the 15th century that houses the Galleria Corsini. The palace was originally built by the Riario family and later inhabited by Queen Christina of Sweden during the 17th century. The Florentine Corsini family moved into the building after Cardinal Lorenzo Corsi
  36. Galleria Spada36

    Galleria Spada

    Palazzo Spada is a structure in Rome that was built in the mid-16th century for Cardinal Girolamo Capodiffero. It was rebuilt by Francesco Borromini when the building was sold in 1631 to Cardinal Bernardino Spada. The building served for the art collection of the Spada Family. Nowadays, the Galleria
  37. Leonardo da Vinci Museum37

    Leonardo da Vinci Museum

    In the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Rome, you can discover interactive and life-size machines crafted by Italian artisans from Leonardo’s codices and see exhibitions on his most famous Renaissance art, anatomical sketches and animations of The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man, and the Sforza equestrian scu
  38. Museo di Roma38

    Museo di Roma

    The Museo di Roma is a museum in Rome that was founded in the Fascist era to document the history and traditions of the so called "old Rome". Nowadays however, it is principally an art museum. The Museo di Roma holds works by artists including Pompeo Batoni, Giuseppe Bottani, Ippolito Caffi, Antonio
  39. MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome39

    MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome

    MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea is the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome that holds and exhibits a collection of contemporary art with about 1,200 works of art from 1960 to the present. It includes some of the most significant expressions of the Italian art scene since the 1960s, among others th
  40. Museo di Roma in Trastevere40

    Museo di Roma in Trastevere

    Museo di Roma in Trastevere is a museum in Rome that is housed in the restored Carmelite convent of Sant'Egidio. The museum holds and exhibits a collection that illustrates the recent culture of Rome, with the help of life-size models. The main focus is on Roman life in the late eighteenth and ninet
  41. Museo Palatino41

    Museo Palatino

    The Museo Palatino is a museum in Italy that illustrates the history of the Palatine hill. Inside, you will find interesting historical artefacts unearthed on some of the archaeological digs that took place here. Highlights include a number of imperial portraits, including a picture of the famous ma
  42. Museo Civico di Zoologia42

    Museo Civico di Zoologia

    Museo Civico di Zoologia is a natural history museum in Rome that specializes in fauna and its evolution throughout history. Its collections include conches, several insects, and over 290 artifacts from mammals, some of which are today extinct. Highlights in the museum include the skeleton of a comm
  43. National Museum of Musical Instruments43

    National Museum of Musical Instruments

    The National Museum of Musical Instruments (Museo nazionale degli strumenti musicali) is a museum in Rome. Its collection is based on the collection of musical instruments from the Jesuit Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680), who was also an organ expert. The museum's collection includes nearly 3,000 piec
  44. Bunker Mussolini44

    Bunker Mussolini

  45. Welcome To Rome45

    Welcome To Rome

    In "Welcome To Rome" you will be immersed in the history of Rome and you will live an exciting and engaging experience. In fact, visiting Welcome To Rome means making a real journey through time and space. Walls and ceilings will come alive around you while on the ground a large model of the city
  46. La Casina delle Civette - Musei di Villa Torlonia46

    La Casina delle Civette - Musei di Villa Torlonia

    The Casina delle Civette (House of the Little Owls) is a result of a series of additions to a building that was intended as a refuge from the formality of the main villa on the grounds, Villa Torlonia, a villa in Rome with surrounding gardens which used to belong to the Torlonia family, of which con
  47. Museo Napoleonico47

    Museo Napoleonico

    Museo Napoleonico is a museum in Rome that holds and exhibits a collection that was donated in 1927 by Count Giuseppe Primoli, a descendant of Napoleon. The museum houses various portraits and objects, but also interiors from the Neapolitan era. The collections of the Museo Napoleonico are divided i
  48. Museo Storico della Liberazione48

    Museo Storico della Liberazione

    The Museo Storico della Liberazione is the Museum of the Liberation of Rome that occupies three floors in an apartment building where it illustrates the period of German occupation of Rome in World War II as well as its liberation. The building was used as the headquarters of the Sicherheitspolizei,
  49. Museo Pietro Canonica49

    Museo Pietro Canonica

    The Pietro Canonica Museum is the house museum of the sculptor Pietro Canonica. The house, where the artist lived until his death, was donated to the municipality of Rome which now manages the museum. The ground floor and the lower floors of the museum contain rooms that display the works, both copi
  50. Museo Delle Cere50

    Museo Delle Cere

    The Museo Delle Cere in Rome is a Wax Museum in Rome where visitors can take a journey through history, encounter movie and music celebrities and world leaders, all past and present. The Wax Museum features several themed rooms, includiing: Ancient Rome, Actors, Music, Painters, History and Popes.
  51. Museo Nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo51

    Museo Nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo

    The Museo Nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo (The National Museum of the High Middle Ages, MAME) is a state museum in Rome that is housed in the Palazzo delle Scienze. The museum was inaugurated in 1967 to become an archaeological museum dedicated to the High Middle Ages starting from the post-classical a
  52. Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco52

    Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

    The Museo Barracco, or Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco, is a museum in Rome that was established after Baron Giovanni Barracco donated his collection of antique sculptures to the museum in 1902. the museum was originally located in the baron's house. The museum's collection consists of ar
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    Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale

  55. Il Casino Nobile - Musei di Villa Torlonia55

    Il Casino Nobile - Musei di Villa Torlonia

    Villa Torlonia is a villa in Rome with surrounding gardens which used to belong to the Torlonia family. Mussolini rented Villa Torlonia from the family for one lira a year to use as his state residence from the 1920s onwards. Nowadays it is a museum: Musei di Villa Torlonia. The museum in the villa
  56. Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari56

    Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari

  57. Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen57

    Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen

    Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen is a museum in Rome in Italy, the place where Hendrik Christian Andersen died in 1940. After his death, he donated his home, studio, papers and more than 400 pieces of his work so this museum could be created. The Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum in Rome contains mu
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    Palazzo Merulana

  59. Museo delle Mura59

    Museo delle Mura

    The Porta San Sebastiano (the ancient Porta Appia) is the largest and one of the best-preserved gate that passes through the Aurelian wall in Rome. Directly behind the gate stands the Arch of Drusus, which belonged to the aqueduct Aqua Marcia. The large gate was rebuilt five times. Nowadays, the tow
  60. Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography60

    Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography

    The Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography (Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico "Luigi Pigorini") is la museum in Rome. Divided into two separate sections, the museum is spread over three floors and presents on the one hand a large collection of objects of non-European ethnograph
  61. Villa di Massenzio61

    Villa di Massenzio

  62. Museo Storico dell'Arma dei Carabinieri62

    Museo Storico dell'Arma dei Carabinieri

    The Historical Museum of the Carabinieri (Museo Storico dell'Arma dei Carabinieri) is a museum in Rome near the Vatican. This Police Museum in Rome illustrates its history chronologically and thematically, starting from the foundation in 1814 of the ancient Corps of Royal Carabinieri, through to the
  63. Museo Carlo Bilotti63

    Museo Carlo Bilotti

    The Carlo Bilotti Museum is a museum of contemporary art in Rome. It is based in the "Aranciera" of Villa Borghese and houses paintings, sculptures and watercolors from the collection donated by the Italian-American entrepreneur and collector Carlo Bilotti, which includes works by Giorgio De Chirico
  64. Museo della Civiltà Romana64

    Museo della Civiltà Romana

    The Museo della Civiltà Romana is a large museum in Rome that features one of the most wholesome collections of artefacts and artworks devoted to the history of Roman civilisation. It was first opened in 1955 and today spans over more than 12 000 square meters. The items on display here are divided
  65. Boncompagni Ludovisi Decorative Art Museum65

    Boncompagni Ludovisi Decorative Art Museum

    The Boncompagni Ludovisi Decorative Arts Museum, also just Museo Boncompagni, is the Decorative Arts Museum of the National Gallery of Modern Art of Rome. The museum is housed in the Villino Boncompagni, an Art Nouveau villa from the twentieth century. The museum focuses on talian decorative arts, c
  66. Museo centrale del Risorgimento al Vittoriano66

    Museo centrale del Risorgimento al Vittoriano

    The Central Museum of the Risorgimento at the Vittoriano in Rome (Museo centrale del Risorgimento al Vittoriano) is an exhibition space built in 1935 and opened to the public in 1970. It is dedicated to the Risorgimento era and located in a building to the left of the Vittoriano, at the back of the
  67. Museo della Via Ostiense - Porta S.Paolo67

    Museo della Via Ostiense - Porta S.Paolo

    Museo della Via Ostiense is a museum in Rome, housed in the former Porta San Paolo city gate. The museum was built in 1954 to illustrate the topography of the area between Rome and Ostia. Important finds related to the ancient Via Ostiense connecting route between Rome and Ostia and a model depictin
  68. Museo Mario Praz68

    Museo Mario Praz

  69. Museo delle Auto della Polizia di Stato69

    Museo delle Auto della Polizia di Stato

  70. Casa di Goethe70

    Casa di Goethe

    The Casa di Goethe is a museum and cultural center in Rome dedicated to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his Italian journey. With the permanent exhibition 'Goethe in Italy' and two to four temporary exhibitions per year, this Goethe museum in Rome recalls Goethe's Italian experience and the tradition
  71. Museo di Casal de' Pazzi71

    Museo di Casal de' Pazzi

    The Museum of Casal de 'Pazzi is a museum that focuses on archaeological, geological and paleontological related objects. The museum covers part of a Pleistocene deposit of fluvial origin. The deposit extended over an area of ​​about 1200 m² and consisted of sand and gravel, mostly volcanic. The dep
  72. Museo delle Anime del Purgatorio72

    Museo delle Anime del Purgatorio

    The Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio is a neogothic church in Rome. Within its sacristy hides a museum: The Museum of the Souls in Purgatory (Museo delle Anime del Purgatorio). Inside, you can find exhibitions of various objects and artworks that are supposed to prove the existence of a Christia
  73. Museo APR - Archeologia Per Roma73

    Museo APR - Archeologia Per Roma

  74. Infantry Historical Museum74

    Infantry Historical Museum

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    Museum of Illusions Rome

  76. Museo Crocetti76

    Museo Crocetti

  77. Museo Teatrale del Burcardo77

    Museo Teatrale del Burcardo

  78. Palazzo della Marina78

    Palazzo della Marina

  79. Museo Storico Nazionale dell'Arte Sanitaria79

    Museo Storico Nazionale dell'Arte Sanitaria

  80. Istituto Centrale per la Grafica80

    Istituto Centrale per la Grafica

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    Mostra di Leonardo Da Vinci

    Mostra di Leonardo Da Vinci in Rome is an exhibition dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, the Italian polymath of the Renaissance. The Leonardo Da Vinci’s Museum of Rome features the real machines drawn by Da Vinci’s codes. These machines are entirely made of wood, which required the use of sophisticated
  82. Sorgente Group Foundation82

    Sorgente Group Foundation

  83. Museo San Giovanni de' Fiorentini83

    Museo San Giovanni de' Fiorentini

  84. Museo dell'Arte Classica84

    Museo dell'Arte Classica

    The Museo dell'Arte Classica (Museo dei Gessi della Sapienza) is a museum in Rome that was founded by Emanuel Löwy. The Museum has a collection of about twelve hundred plaster casts, which mostly reproduce existing Greek sculptures in museums and collections from all over the world; the exhibition i
  85. Parco Museo Ferroviario Met.Ro85

    Parco Museo Ferroviario Met.Ro

    The Parco Museo Ferroviario (Parco Museo Ferroviario Met.Ro) is a railway museum in Rome that holds numerous vehicles of the predecessor companies that made up the ATAC. It is located in the Roma Porta San Paolo train station on the Roma Porta San Paolo-Cristoforo Colombo railway line to Lido di Ost
  86. Museo Dei Granatieri Di Sardegna86

    Museo Dei Granatieri Di Sardegna

    The Historical Museum of the Grenadiers of Sardinia (Museo Dei Granatieri Di Sardegna) is a museum in Rome that is divided into 15 rooms containing weapons of various origins, both Italian and foreign, as well as photographic material relating to the Great War, the reasons for the awarding of gold m
  87. Museo della Torretta87

    Museo della Torretta

  88. Museo di Antropologia "G. Sergi"88

    Museo di Antropologia "G. Sergi"

  89. Museo Storico Dei Vigili Del Fuoco89

    Museo Storico Dei Vigili Del Fuoco

  90. Museo Storico della Motorizzazione Militare90

    Museo Storico della Motorizzazione Militare

  91. IKONO Roma91

    IKONO Roma

    Step out of your comfort zone and dive into a unique experience you will never forget! IKONO is the new immersive experience in the heart of Rome, just steps from the Pantheon. An exciting and unforgettable 1-hour journey through immersive atmospheres that will unleash your inner creativity to cre
  92. Mausoleo di Monte del Grano92

    Mausoleo di Monte del Grano

  93. Museum of the Near East, Egypt and the Mediterranean93

    Museum of the Near East, Egypt and the Mediterranean

  94. Museo delle Origini94

    Museo delle Origini

  95. Museum of Pathological Anatomy95

    Museum of Pathological Anatomy

  96. Museo di Scienze della Terra96

    Museo di Scienze della Terra

  97. Museum of the History of Medicine97

    Museum of the History of Medicine

  98. Museo Orto Botanico98

    Museo Orto Botanico

    The Orto Botanico dell'Università di Roma "La Sapienza", also Orto Botanico di Roma, is a botanical garden that was created in 1883 as the successor to the Renaissance papal botanical gardens. It is located on the hillside of Gianicolo Hill, overlooking the 17th-century Palazzo Corsini, where Queen
  99. Museo delle Antichità Etrusche e Italiche99

    Museo delle Antichità Etrusche e Italiche

    The Museo delle Antichità Etrusche e Italiche is a museum in Rome that reconstructs the ancient Italic populations through casts, models and graphics. The museum is divided into two sections. The first being the Gorga collection with Etruscan and Italic ceramics dating back to a period between the A
  100. Museo di Fisica100

    Museo di Fisica

    Museo di Fisica is a Museum of physics in Rome that organizes various scientific and technological exhibitions. The items on display in the museum are divided into 7 thematic sections, each of them focusing on different aspect of physics. These range from acoustics to pumps. The highlights of the ex

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