Ancient Art and Collectibles at the Museums of Ancient Art in Rome

Between sacred and profane, mysticism and the desire for power in the ancient art museums of Rome

  1. The Capitoline Museums. The first public museum in the world. A museum of many museums. A museum of pleasant encounters with painted or sculpted historical legends, artworks made by the skilled hands of artists who have now become myths. A museum of beauty in continuation with the same beauty you admire at the Vatican Museums. After all it could not have been differently, given that it was the same Pope who built the Sistine Chapel, Sixtus IV della Rovere, who donated it to the Roman citizens in 1471. And still today there are exhibited the artworks symbol of Rome: the legendary She-Wolf, the famous Spinario and Marcus Aurelius on horseback and furthermore… However, we will not find only ancient art. Indeed we will have the impression that ancient art were a precious stone set in a decorative setting that will pleasantly give us shivers… An artwork in itself the Capitoline Museums which I highly recommend to visit!…Our stroll will last 2h:30, but can change depending on tastes and needs
  2. Ancient Art at the Museum of the Centrale Montemartini. A fascinating and poetic museum showing development of the ancient city from the Republican age to the late Imperial age. Two diametrically opposed worlds of classical and industrial archaeology interact and feed each other. An unusual theater-museum: the former Giovanni Montemartini Thermoelectric Power Plant which acts as a scenographic backdrop to the hundreds of sculptures, reliefs and mosaic works, found during the excavations of the late nineteenth century and the years thirties of 1900 and in excess in the Capitoline museums.  Marvellows museums, not to be missed! Our walk will last 1h:30, and can be combined with other museums or monuments in the area. Please, ask for further information.
  3. The National Roman Museum at Palazzo Massimo. Strolling inside this Renaissance palace among the artworks ranging from the Republican era to the late Empire means immersing yourself in what was the culture and daily life in Rome at the time. And how, little by little, this eternal city change and how man slowly aligns his power with the power of the gods. Furthermore, this museum contains a conspicuous and surprising numismatic collection, as well as some marvelous jewels that are witness of a lustful and powerful Rome. Our walk will last 1h:30, and can be combined with the National Roman Museum of the Diocletian’s Baths.
  4. The National Roman Museum of the Diocletian’s Baths. In continuity with the above mentioned museum, this museum is located inside Diocletian’s Baths and spaces of a medieval monastery superimposed on the previous thermal spaces, which in turn were later converted into museum ones. Part of the museum is dedicated to the proto-historic period of the Latin peoples, and a second section is dedicated to written communication, and so on… up to the Renaissance section. Anyway, this is a museum that tells us how beliefs and social life were transformed and how Art and Religions have been of fundamental importance in Rome. Our stroll will last 2h:00, but  can change depending on tastes and needs.
  5. The ancient Art Collection of Palazzo Altemps. An aristocratic residence with magnificent architectural and decorative scenography, which has already been hosting a high-sounding and rich collection of ancient sculpture since the 16th century. Today, Palazzo Altemps is also home to the National Roman Museum dedicated to the history of collecting with absolute masterpieces that belonged to private collections and later purchased by the State. Our stroll will last 2h:00, but can change depending on tastes and needs and can be combined with other museums or monuments in the evirons. 


For any further information or if you like to book any of my services: