Two Days of Museums

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Although Rome is most prominently associated with the Vatican Museums, there is a fine selection of additional museums ranging from ancient civilization to modern art.

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Day 1 - Rome


The Vatican Museums should be visited first thing in the morning to avoid waiting too long in line and to ensure that you have enough time to appreciate the displays. After the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, head to St. Peter’s Basilica (though not a museum per se, it is worth the visit!). If you’re brave and don’t suffer from fear of heights or claustrophobia, climb to the top of the cupola. Grab some lunch at Da Alfredo. Not too far from the restaurant is the National Museum at Castel Sant’Angelo, which merits a lengthy visit due to its fascinating bridges and secret tunnels. Save enough time to walk down the historic and lovely Via Giulia and visit the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, which features artifacts from ancient Rome. Finish the day with a visit to the Museum of Palazzo Venezia and have a ghost-shaped pizza at Acchiappafantasmi.


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Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums)

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Location:

Viale Vaticano
00165 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 (0)6 6988 3041


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Sistine Chapel

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Location:

viale Vaticano
Viale del Vaticano
Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 068 530 1758


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Basilica di San Pietro (St. Peter's Basilica)

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Location:

piazza San Pietro
Piazza San Pietro
00193 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 (0)6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Da Alfredo

Location:

via Corridori 60
00193 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 066869554


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Castel Sant'Angelo

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Location:

Lungotevere Castello 50
Near Vatican City
00193 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 328 691


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Via Giulia

Location:

via Giulia
00186 Rome, Italy


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National Etruscan Museum (Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia)

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Location:

Piazzale di Villa Giulia 9
Villa Borghese
00196 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 320 1706 / +39 6 322 6571


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National Museum of Palazzo Venezia (Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia)

Location:

Via del Plebiscito 118
00196 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 69 9941 / +39 6855 5952


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Acchiappafantasmi

Location:

via dei Cappellari 66
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 6 687 3462


Day 2 - Rome


Start out the day with an early morning espresso at Caffè Della Pace to gear up for another day of museums. Then head over to the Campidoglio and the Capitoline Museums which house artifacts from first century BC to 17th century AD. Make your way over to Palazzo Massimo delle Terme for Rome’s—and perhaps the world’s—finest collection of archeological items. Not too far is Piazza Barberini with Palazzo Barberini’s National Gallery of Ancient Art. Stop at the Keats-Shelley Memorial House in Piazza di Spagna, where poet John Keats spent his last months. The museum offers a variety of written works, honoring Keats, Shelley and other writers. Galleria Borghese is the last stop, with its illustrious sculptures and works of art. If it’s not too late, walk around the park and have a panoramic look at Rome from the Gianicolo, followed by dinner with a view at the Terrazzo at the Eden Hotel. Choose between tea and scones at Babington’s English Tea Room or cocktails at Bar del Fico.


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Caffè della Pace

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Location:

Via della Pace, 3/7
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

06.6861216


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Piazza del Campidoglio

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Location:

piazza del Campidoglio
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)


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Capitoline Museums

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Location:

piazza del Campidoglio 1
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 6710 2475


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Piazza Barberini

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Location:

piazza Barberini
00187 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Piazza di Spagna

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Location:

piazza di Spagna
00187 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Keats-Shelley House

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Location:

26 Piazza di Spagna
00187 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 678 4235


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Villa Borghese

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Location:

piazzale del Museo Borghese 5
00196 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)


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Galleria Borghese

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Location:

Piazza Scipione Borghese 5
Off Via Pinciano
00197 Rome, Italy

Phone:

+39 6 841 3979


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Terrazza dell'Hotel Eden (La)

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Location:

49 Via Ludovisi
Hotel Eden
00187 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 6 47 8121


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Bar del Fico

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Location:

piazza del Fico 26
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone:

39 6 686 5205


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