Art galleries in Rome

On this page of The Travel Bunny’s free Rome travel guide, you can find the most important art galleries in Rome to visit during your holiday in the Italian capital city. From large to small, you’ll definitely find some art galleries in Rome to be worthy of your time!

For each of these art galleries in Rome, you will find:

  • the name of each of these amazing art galleries in Rome and a photo;
  • a short description of the Roman art gallery;
  • visiting information including opening times, ticket prices, address and map location, telephone if available, and details on how to get to these art galleries in Rome using public transport.

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Art galleries in Rome: Borghese Gallery and Museum (Galleria Borghese)

Borghese Gallery and Museum (Galleria Borghese)

Considered one of the most beautiful small museums in Europe, the Borghese Gallery and Museum is worth a visit even to just admire its interior decor. The fact that it also houses the most valuable collection of Bernini’s early sculptures and Caravaggio’s best paintings just seems like a bonus.

The beautiful 17th-century villa used to be the holiday palace of Cardinal Scipione Borghese. In this palazzo, he placed the antique collections he inherited from his uncle, Pope Paul V. He also enriched the collection with the sculptures of the young Bernini and the works of Caravaggio, as he was their protector.

When Camillo Borghese married Pauline Bonaparte, the sister of Napoleon, a large part of the classical collection was offered to the French. Those artifacts are now the main pieces in the antiquity wing of the Louvre, in Paris.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times

The Borghese Gallery & Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 08.30 and 19.30. Closed on Mondays.


Tickets

A full general admission ticket costs €20.00.

Reduced tickets cost €9.00 and are offered to EU citizens with ages between 18 and 25 years.

Free access is provided to children under 18 years.

As tickets are sold out days or even weeks before, you should pre-book your ticket.

Borghese Gallery & Museum
Address: Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Subway line A can take you to the Piazza di Spagna station. Buses 5, 19, 52, 53, 63, 86, 88, 92, 116, 204, 217, 231, 360, 490, 630, 910, and 926 also have stops near the Borghese Gallery.
Tel. +39 06 841 3979


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Art galleries in Rome: Doria Pamphilj Gallery (Galleria Doria Pamphilj). Photo by Sailko [CC BY 3.0]

Doria Pamphilj Gallery (Galleria Doria Pamphilj)

This palazzo of the Doria Pamphilj family houses the largest private gallery in Rome. It houses important works of art by Bernini, Caravaggio, Caracci, Correggio, Raphael, Rubens, Tiziano, and Velasquez.

What’s also interesting is that on the audio guide you will be listening to the voice of Prince Jonathan Doria Pamphilj, the heir of the family.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times

The Doria Pamphilj Gallery is open every day, between 09.00 and 19.00.


Tickets

A full general admission ticket costs €12.00.

Reduced tickets cost €8.00 and are offered to students under 26 years of age and senior visitors over 65 years.

Free access is provided to children under 5 years.

Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Address: Via del Corso, 305, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 64, 67, and 119 stop close to Doria Pamphilj Gallery.
Tel. +39 06 679 7323


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Art galleries in Rome: Modern Communal Art Gallery (Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna). Photo by Lalupa [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Modern Communal Art Gallery (Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna)

What once began from a small donation to the city in 1883 turned into a larger art collection. Inside, you can see Italian art from the end of the 1800s to the mid-1900s. Besides paintings by Afro, De Chirico, and Morandi, there are also some interesting sculptures to discover.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times

The Modern Communal Art Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10.00 and 18.00. Closed on Mondays.


Tickets

A full general admission ticket costs €7.50.

Reduced tickets cost €6.50 and are offered to visitors with ages between 6 and 25 years.

Free access is provided to children under 6 years.

Modern Communal Art Gallery
Address: Via del Corso, 305, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Bus 119 stops within walking distance of Galleria Communale d’Arte Moderna.
Tel. +39 06 0608


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Art galleries in Rome: National Gallery of Ancient Art (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica)

National Gallery of Ancient Art (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica)

The National Gallery of Ancient Art is split into two locations: Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini.


Palazzo Barberini

Inside the Palazzo Barberini, the highlight of the visit is represented by the Gran Salone. There, travelers can check out the optical illusions on the ceiling by Pietro da Cortona. There are also works of art by Filippo Lippi, El Greco, Caravaggio, and Holbein.

Palazzo Barberini
Address: Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13, 00184 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Subway line A stops at the Barberini station. Buses 52, 53, 56, 58, 58, 60, 61, 95, 116, 175, 492, and 590 also have stops nearby.
Tel. +39 06 481 4591


Palazzo Corsini

In the Palazzo Corsini, the most interesting to see are the triptych by Fra Angelico and paintings of Caravaggio, Rubens, and Van Dyck.

Palazzo Corsini
Address: Via della Lungara, 10, 00165 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 23 and 280 have stops that are close to Palazzo Corsini.
Tel. +39 06 6880 2323


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times

The National Gallery of Ancient Art is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 08.30 and 19.00. Closed on Mondays.


Tickets

A full general admission ticket for both of these art galleries in Rome costs €12.00.

Reduced tickets cost €2.00 and are offered to EU citizens with ages between 18 and 25 years.

Free access is provided to children under 18 years.


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Art galleries in Rome: National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea)

National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea)

The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art is home to a large collection of 19th-century European paintings. It features works by Cezanne, Jackson Pollock, Klimt, Modigliani, Monet, Rodin, and Van Gogh. It also has paintings from the 20th century and sculptures by Canova.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times

The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 08.30 and 19.30. Closed on Mondays.


Tickets

A full general admission ticket to the permanent collection costs €10.00.

Reduced tickets cost €2.00 and are offered to EU citizens with ages between 18 and 25 years.

National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
Address: Viale delle Belle Arti, 131, 00197 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Subway line A takes you to the Flaminio station. Buses 88, 95, 490, and 495 have stops nearby, too. Tel. +39 06 322981


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Art galleries in Rome: Spada Gallery (Galleria Spada). Photo by Sonse [CC BY 2.0]

Spada Gallery (Galleria Spada)

The 16th-century Palazzo Spada was specially built to house the art gallery of the cardinals. Inside, one can admire works of art from the Renaissance and the Baroque periods, but also contemporary pieces.

One of the highlights is the Borromini Gallery, painted in such a way that it looks four times larger to the naked eye.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times

The Spada Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 08.30 and 19.30.


Tickets

A full general admission ticket costs €5.00.

Reduced tickets cost €2.00 and are offered to EU citizens with ages between 18 and 25 years.

Free access is provided to children under 18 years and senior visitors with ages over 65 years.

Spada Gallery
Address: Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13, 00186 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Buses 46, 56, 62, 64, 70, 81, 87, 492, and 628 can drop you close to Galleria Spada.
Tel. +39 06 683 2409


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Art galleries in Rome: Villa Giulia. Photo by Sailko [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Villa Giulia

This villa in Rome was designed by Vignola in the 16th century. Once the countryside residence of Pope Julius III, it turned into a museum in 1889.

Villa Giulia houses the National Etruscan Museum now.


Tickets, opening times, and other useful travel information


Opening times

Villa Giulia is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 09.00 and 20.00. Closed on Mondays.


Tickets

A full general admission ticket costs €10.00.

Reduced tickets cost €2.00 and are offered EU citizens with ages between 18 and 25 years.

Villa Giulia
Address: Via Sergio Amidei, 19, 00128 Roma RM, Italy | See on map
Public transport: Subway line A can take you to the Flaminio station. Buses 071 and 731, and trams 2 and 19 will also drop you near Villa Giulia.
Tel. +39 06 508 6895