Gagosian Gallery

Lonely Planet review

Since it opened in 2007, the Rome branch of Larry Gagosian’s contemporary art empire has hosted the big names of modern art: Cy Twombly, Damien Hirst and Lawrence Weiner, to name a few. The gallery is housed in a stylishly converted 1920s bank, and was designed by Roman architect Firouz Galdo and Englishman Caruso St John.

Always worth a look, exhibitions are housed in a dramatic, airy 750 sq metres, and the building is fronted by a theatrical neoclassical colonnaded facade.