Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Museo e Galleria Borghese

If you only have time for one art gallery in Rome, make it this one. Housing what's often referred to as the ‘queen of all private art collections’, it boasts paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian, plus some s…
Top Choice Basilica in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Basilica di Sant’Agnese Fuori le Mura & Mausoleo di Santa Costanza

Although a bit of a hike, it’s well worth searching out this intriguing medieval church complex. Set over the catacombs where St Agnes was buried, it comprises the Basilica di Sant'Agnese Fuori le Mura, home to a st…
Top Choice Museum in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

Pope Julius III’s 16th-century villa provides the charming setting for Italy’s finest collection of Etruscan and pre-Roman treasures. Exhibits, many of which came from tombs in the surrounding Lazio region, range fr…
Top Choice Gallery in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

La Galleria Nazionale

Housed in a vast belle-époque palace, this oft-overlooked modern art gallery, known locally as GNAM, is an unsung gem. Its superlative collection runs the gamut from neoclassical sculpture to abstract expressionism …
Park in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Villa Borghese

Locals, lovers, tourists, joggers – no one can resist the lure of Rome's most celebrated park. Originally the 17th-century estate of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, it covers about 80 hectares of wooded glades, gardens …
Gallery in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo

As much as the exhibitions, the highlight of Rome’s leading contemporary art gallery is the Zaha Hadid–designed building it occupies. Formerly a barracks, the curved concrete structure is striking inside and out wit…
Cultural Centre in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Auditorium Parco della Musica

Designed by archistar Renzo Piano and inaugurated in 2002, Rome's flagship cultural centre is an audacious work of architecture consisting of three grey pod-like concert halls set round a 3000-seat amphitheatre.Exca…
Area in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Quartiere Coppedè

The compact Quartiere Coppedè, best entered from the corner of Via Tagliamento and Via Dora, is one of Rome's most extraordinary neighbourhoods. Conceived and built by the little-known Florentine architect, Gino Cop…
Gallery in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma

Along with MAXXI, this is Rome’s most important contemporary art gallery. Occupying a converted Peroni brewery, it hosts exhibitions by international artists such as Anish Kapoor, and displays works from its permane…
Park in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Villa Torlonia

Full of towering pine trees, atmospheric palms and scattered villas, this splendid 19th-century park once belonged to Prince Giovanni Torlonia (1756–1829), a powerful banker and landowner. His large neoclassical vil…