Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI)
Auditorium Parco della Musica
The hub of Rome's thriving cultural scene, the Auditorium is the capital's premier concert complex and one of Europe's most popular arts...
A pretty pedestrian footbridge, Ponte Milvio is best known as the site of the ancient Battle of the Milvian Bridge. It was first built...
Large concerts take place at Stadio Flaminio , a sports stadium.
The fashionable restaurant-bar of the Auditorium Parco della Musica is a glamorous, loungey place. Open from breakfast to late, it...
Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI) information
Lonely Planet review
More than the exhibitions, the real highlight of Rome’s flagship contemporary art gallery is Zaha Hadid’s stunning building, universally hailed as a triumph of modern architecture. Housed in a former barracks, it's impressive inside and out. The multi-layered geometric facade faces onto a landscaped courtyard and gives on to a cavernous light-filled interior full of snaking walkways, suspended staircases, glass, cement and steel.
There’s no set route between the exhibition spaces but it’s fascinating to follow the sweeping ramps as they curve around the walls. The gallery has a small permanent collection but more interesting are the temporary exhibitions and installations – check the website for details.