Friday, July 21, 2006
nice museums you should absolutely visit
# Museums in Rome - from Musei Online, a comprehensive guide to museums in and around Rome, from the world-renowned to the utterly obscure.
# Museums of Rome - a list of Museums with brief descriptions.
# Thais - Index of Museums - a list of museums with brief descriptions and opening hours.
# Thais - Scupltures by Museums - a list of museums with pictures and descriptions of the most important sculptures in it.
# Galleria Borghese - the original sculptures and paintings in the Borghese Gallery date back to Cardinal Scipione's collection, the son of Ortensia Borghese - Paolo V's sister - and of Francesco Caffarelli, though subsequent events over the next three centuries entailing both losses and acquisition have left their mark...
# Rome Guide - Galleria Borghese - RomeGuide offers a virtual tour of this Baroque show of force: the Villa Borghese. Note that tickets to the gallery must be booked in advance.
# Galleria Colonna - the construction of the Galleria Colonna was begun by its founder Cardinal Girolamo Colonna I, in 1650, and continued by his nephew High Constable Lorenzo Onofrio, from 1666 on, to house the family's celebrated art collection...
# Galleria Spada - one of Rome's prettiest palaces, it was acquired by Cardinal Spada in 1632. It's most famous feature is Borromini's ingenious trompe l'oeil colonnade in the garden, which is 9m long, but appears much longer...
# Galleria Corsini - the collection, formed in the XVIII century, although composed from various sources mostly originating from the Corsini family...
# Palazzo Barberini (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica) - Maderno, Bernini and Borromini all contributed to the design of this palace, built for one of the Barberini popes between 1627 and 1633...
# Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (italian) - an example of industrial archeology, this ex-brewery is a sign of the council's interest in new art.
# EUR - atonomous board for the universal exhibition of Rome : events, exhibitions...
# Keats-Shelley Memorial House - situated on the Spanish steps, the house is part of Roman Folklore. For generations the Piazza di Spagna has been visited by architects, painters, musicians and poets who all lodged here. Tobias Smollet, George Eliot, Goethe, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, the Brownings, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde and Joyce were just a few of the many who were attracted and inspired by the celebrated 'centro storico'.
# Chiostro del Bramante - situated in one of Rome's most suggestive corners, it hosts high quality exhibitions. Often open at night.
# Palazzo delle Esposizioni - Rome's most important cultural center: it hosts exhibitions, film festivals and conferences.
# Palazzo Ruspoli - the palace of the Ruspoli family is now used for world touring exhibitions.
# Museo del Corso - located in 320,Via del Corso. (Italian)
Posted by Dario D'Onofrio at 1:45 AM