Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale
Chiesa di San Martino ai Monti
This was already a place of worship in the 3rd century, when Christians would meet in what was then the home of a Roman named Equitius....
Chiesa di Santa Prassede
Famous for its brilliant mosaics, this 9th-century church is dedicated to St Praxedes, an early Christian heroine who hid Christians...
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
Laid out in the late 19th century as the centrepiece of an upmarket residential district, but today with a rundown, seedy feel, Rome’s...
When in Rome…do as the Romans do and head to an Irish pub. The Druid’s Den attracts a cheerful crowd of young expats and Roman...
Panella l'Arte del Pane
With a magnificent array of pizza al taglio, arancini , focaccia, fried croquettes and pastries, this smart bakery-cum-cafe is good...
Via Merulana 248 · interesting places nearby
Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale information
This little-visited but impressive collection is housed in the grandiose 19th-century Palazzo Brancaccio. It includes 5th-century-BC Iranian glassware, items from the ancient settlement of Swat in Pakistan, 12th-century homewares from Afghanistan, engraved ritual vessels from China dating to 800 BC to 900 BC, and a new Korean gallery with bronzes, seals and contemporary art.