Rome is one of the most fascinating cities in Europe: after all, it’s considered to be the cradle of civilisation, and you will have the opportunity to visit landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. But, maybe, you can take some time to visit one of the museums of Rome as well!

Of course, Rome has so much to offer that it won’t be easy to leave the lively atmosphere of its beautiful plazas, but there are so many interesting things to learn in the museums of Rome, and the visitors tend to overlook them. This is why we have prepared this list of the top 5 museums of Rome for you!

Museums of Rome for all ages and tastes

If you have enough Roman remains and have decided to do something different, take good note of the following museums of Rome:


  • The Vatican Museums: Well, this one was probably already on your list and, to be fair, it doesn’t really belong to Rome, but to Vatican City. But you cannot leave Rome without paying a visit to one of the most amazing art collections in the world.
  • MAXXI: It’s the first Italian museum to be dedicated entirely to contemporary art. A must-visit if you like art from the 21st century.
  • CineCittà Studios: It was the set for many famous films like Ben-Hur, Cleopatra or the more recent Gangs of New York. An especially good option if you’re travelling with children. Fun Fact: Did you know that the CineCittà was founded by Mussolini because he believed in the power of cinema?
  • Museo Nazionale dell’Alto Medioevo: Rome is famous for a different period of time, but in this museum you will be able to see gems from Medieval times, such as weapons, jewellery or tapestries.
  • Galleria Borthese: And we end our list of museums of Rome with another famous one. Here, you will be able to admire works by some famous artists, such as Tiziano, Rafael, Rubens or Caravaggio.

So what did you think of these museums of Rome? Do you think you will dedicate some time to them in your next visit to the city? If you do, don’t forget to tell us about it in the comments!

At GowithOh, we are an enthusiastic team of self-confessed Europhiles who are passionate about travel. We especially love the variety of city breaks possible in Europe, from the historic UNESCO heritage cities like Prague, to the more cosmopolitan beachside destinations like Barcelona. We love discovering the hidden gems in different cities and sharing them with our fans so everyone can benefit and enjoy the perfect city break in Europe.