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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 …
Top Choice Concert Venue in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Auditorium Parco della Musica

The hub of Rome's thriving cultural scene, the Auditorium is the capital's premier concert venue. Its three concert halls offer superb acoustics, and together with a 3000-seat open-air arena, stage everything from c…
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…
Ristorante in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Metamorfosi

This Michelin-starred Parioli restaurant provides one of Rome's best dining experiences, offering international fusion cuisine and a contemporary look that marries linear clean-cut lines with warm earthy tones. Chef…
Ristorante in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

All'Oro

This Michelin-starred restaurant, in the five-star H’All Tailor Suite hotel, is one of Rome’s top fine-dining tickets. At the helm is chef Riccardo Di Giacinto, whose artfully presented food is modern and innovative…
Gelato in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Neve di Latte

Behind the MAXXI gallery, this out-of-the-way gelateria is one of Rome's best. There are few exotic flavours, rather the onus is on the classics, all prepared with high-quality seasonal ingredients. The pistachio, m…