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The Best Museums in Rome

1 APR 2014

Rome has an exceptionally long and rich history, being the cultural hub and ancient city that it is. Some of the best architects, politicians, artists and thinkers in the world came out of the Italian city, and their works and their thoughts have gone on to influence an enormous portion of the world’s art and literature. Thus, it makes sense that Rome’s museums would be among some of the best in the world as well, housing an insane amount of artwork, sculptures, ancient relics, weapons and everything else under the sun.  Check out this great post by John Cabot University, an English university in the heart of the beautiful city of Rome, to find out what are considered the best museums in Rome, and where you should head if you find yourself in the ancient city.

Galleria Borghese

The Galleria Borghese is home to a multitude of gorgeous classical sculptures, many acquired by the nephew of Pope Paul V. The beautiful and famous sculptures housed here include works by Bernini like Apollo and Daphne. It also features paintings by Raphael, Coreggio and various other masters of renaissance painting.

National Gallery of Modern Art

The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, as it’s known in Italian, features a wealth of famous works from the 19th and 20th century. The gallery’s sizeable national collection includes treasured Italian artists such as Luigi Pirandello and Albert Burri. The museum also house works by more famous painters such as Goya, Renoir, Van Gogh and even Kandinsky. A must see for any fan of modern art.”