Museums

Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums are the outcome of the art enthusiasm of the Popes. The basis of the museums was constituted when Pope Julius II started collecting the art pieces. As one of the most important and the most visited museums in the world, Vatican museum hosts millions of tourists a year and give them unforgettable times. St. Jerome in the Wilderness, the Stefaneschi Triptych, and the Pieta are considered as the most famous pieces in the museum.
Located in the heart of the Vatican City, the Vatican Museums contain some of the most ancient and important pieces of art throughout history. Also, some of the most iconic and famous artistic rooms are also housed in the same area. Dating back to around the time of Nicholas V, in 1447, the Vatican Museums showcase life during this time, as well as artistic revelations, such as the Acts of the Apostles. As you would expect, the Vatican Museums are extremely popular, and that means that you may need to stand in line for a considerable amount of time if you don’t book ahead of time for your tickets. It can be annoying during the peak summer months, as there is little shade to be had outside. Try and get there as early as possible to avoid crowds, and to be able to explore the museums properly.

Borghese Gallery

Considered as one of the most fascinating art museums in the world, the Borghese Gallery is a must-visit for art lovers visiting Rome. The city acquired the Villa Borghese in 1903, opening its collection and gardens to the public. Its 22 rooms showcase many stunning masterpieces including paintings of Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Rubens. The original collection was built by Cardinal Borghese, gifted with great artistic taste and exceptional intuition.
The Borghese Gallery houses the original paintings and sculptures which date back to the times of Cardinal Scipione, and are some of the most iconic pieces on the planet. Visiting the Borghese Gallery is made easier by the limit of visitors at any one time, with only 350 visitors allowed in every two hours. There is also the option to take a guided tour, which means you learn about what you’re seeing, and can appreciate the whole story and quality in a much better way. Located at Villa Borghese, the gardens and interior of the building are just jaw-dropping, and visiting Rome and not heading here would be a crime. Situated in the center of the city, it is easy to reach and easy to visit, and with just two hours to explore, you can quickly fill the rest of your day somewhere else afterward, or before.