It would be almost crazy to visit Rome and not spend any time in its museums.
Start with the Vatican Museums, the museums in Vatican City dedicated to the art collection of the Roman Catholic Church. This is where you’ll find some of the greatest Renaissance masterpieces.
The Capitoline Museum is another place to see some of Rome’s greatest art. This is thought to be the world’s oldest public museum.
And the Borghese Gallery is worth visiting just so you can see the extravagant villa that houses it. But that doesn’t mean the collection isn’t notable too -- it includes many of the finest pieces by Bernini and Caravaggio.
The Palazzo Colonna is another building that’s worth seeing just as much as the art it contains. It houses a world-class collection of 17th-century European art.
If you’re interested in ancient history, visit the National Etruscan Museum to see the best collection of Etruscan art in the world.
And for Ancient Roman statues, you won’t find a better collection than the one at the Palazzo Altemps. The Palazzo Massimo alle Terme shares the same collection. It’s where you’ll find the best sculptures and artifacts.
No matter which of Rome’s museums you visit -- and I hope you get to see them all -- you’re sure to see remarkable art.