Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an expert on Rome’s cultural heritage, the city boasts an array of museums and galleries to suit any taste. Navigate one of the world’s largest collections of paintings, ancient artefacts, sculpture and religious relics, with help from this list of Rome’s top museums.
Often referred to as an open-air museum, Rome is brimming with ancient ruins, Baroque architecture, Renaissance churches, and other treasures from the city’s long and compelling past. Naturally, the Italian capital also boasts a diverse range of museums and galleries, from the well-established – the Capitoline Museums were the world’s first public art museums – to new arrivals designed by the most important names in contemporary architecture. Make a note to visit these favourites on your next trip.