1   Centrale Montemartini (ACEA)

Viale Ostiense, 106.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:00. 24
th and 31st Dec. open 9:00-14:00. Closed on Monday, 25th Dec., 1st Jan., 1st May.
Tickets  € 4,50.

Permanent exhibition “Gli Dei e le macchine”- “The Gods and the machines”   In the unusual and spectacular setting of Rome’s first power plant are over 400 classical sculptures. Ancient art set against industrial archaeology. A little off the beaten track, but still one of our favourites.

www.centralemontemartini.org

Getting there: Take the metro line B from the Colosseum towards Laurentina. Get off at Garbatella and walk (5 min).

 

2   Baths of Caracalla 

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 52.
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00 to one hour before sunset, Monday 9:00-14:00. Closed on 25
th Dec. and 1st Jan.
Tickets € 6. Guided tours available for groups in English and Italian.

The 3rd-century AD thermal bath complex that was used until the Goths cut its water supply in the 6th century AD.

www.archeoroma.beniculturali.it/it/node/356

Getting there: The site is at a 15 minutes walk from Hotel Lancelot, past the Colosseum and the Celio and Palatine hills. Alternatively take bus N.3 two stops to Circo Massimo and then walk (5 min. by bus and 5 min. by foot)

 

3   Baths of Diocletian 

Via Enrico de Nicola, 79.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 09:00-19:45. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan.
Tickets € 5. Guided tours available in Italian.

The 6th Century ex-convent built on the ruins Diocletian Baths, reopened in June 2000 after years of restoration. Ancient art and a wonderful cloister by Michelangelo.

www.archeoroma.beniculturali.it/it/node/113

Getting there: Take the metro line B from the Colosseum to Termini and then walk. (10 min. by metro and 5 min. by foot).

 

4   Galleria Borghese 

Piazzale del Museo Borghese (Villa Borghese).
Visits Tuesday-Sunday every two hours from 9:00 to 17:00 hours. Booking compulsory.  The ticket office will take bookings one month in advance at the earliest. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan.
Tickets € 8,50. Guided tours available in English and Italian.

Built in 1613 to hold Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s unique art collection. Sculptures by Bernini and Canova, paintings by Tiziano, Caravaggio, Raffaello and Correggio in an incomparable setting in the Borghese park.

www.galleriaborghese.it

Getting there: Take bus 85 from Via Labicana right to the depot in Piazza S. Silvestro, from there take bus 52 or 53 to Via Pinciana just across the street from the Galleria. Alternatively take the electric bus 117 to Piazza di Spagna or Piazza del Popolo and walk through the Borghese gardens (30 min. by bus and 10 min. by foot).


5   Capitoline Museums 

Piazza del Campidoglio, 1.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-20:00. 24
th Dec. and 31st Dec. 9:00-14:00. Closed on Monday, 25th Dec., 1st Jan., 1st May.
Tickets  € 6,50 + exhibition supplement. Guided tours for groups available in English and Italian on Sat. and Sun.

Based on a design by Michelangelo, the Palazzo Nuovo and the Palazzo dei Conservatori house the recently restored Musei Capitolini where you will find masterpieces of ancient sculptures and a rich “pinacoteca” (picture gallery) with paintings by the masters of the 17th and 18th centuries.  You might also like to have a drink or a capuccino on the wonderful terrazza Caffarelli of the Caffe Capitolino.

www.museicapitolini.org

Getting there: Piazza del Campidoglio is at a 15-20 minute walk down the Via dei Fori Imperiali. Alternatively take the bus (85, 87, 81), get off at Piazza Venezia and walk (10 min. by bus and 5 min. by foot).


6   Castel Sant' Angelo

Lungotevere Castello, 50.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:00. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec. and 1st Jan.
Tickets € 5. Guided tours available in English.

The Emperor Hadrian 's mausoleum, then used by the popes as a fortress, prison and palace.

www.castelsantangelo.com

Getting there: Take bus 87 from Via Labicana until the end of the line on Piazza Cavour.

7   Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum 

Colosseum: Piazza del Colosseo. Palatine: entrances at Piazza di S. Maria Nova, 53 and Via di S. Gregorio, 30. Roman Forum: entrances at Piazza di S. Maria Nova, 53 and Largo della Salaria Vecchia, 5/6.
Open everyday from 8:30 to one hour before sunset. Closed on 25
th Dec., 1st Jan.
Tickets € 9, valid for 2 days for the Colosseum, the Palatine (including the Museo Palatino; last entry 1 hour before closing) and the Roman Forum.

The political and commercial centre of the Roman empire.

www.pierreci.it/en/museums-and-monuments/colosseo.aspx
www.pierreci.it/en/museums-and-monuments/palatino-e-museo-palatino.aspx
www.pierreci.it/en/museums-and-monuments/foro-romano.aspx

Getting there: All these magnificent sites are within easy walking distance of the Hotel.

 

8   Crypta Balbi  

Via delle Botteghe Oscure, 31.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:45. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan., 1st May.
Tickets: three-day pass combining Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Palazzo Altemps. Guided tours available in Italian.

Originally a huge courtyard annexed to the theatre that Lucio Cornelio Balbo built for Augustus at the end of the first century A.D., the Crypta Balbi Museum is dedicated to the passage from Roman to medieval society, the so-called “Dark Ages”.

www.pierreci.it/en/museums-and-monuments/crypta-balbi.aspx

Getting there: Buses 81 or 87 to Piazza Venezia or Largo di Torre Argentina and then walk (10 min. by bus and 5 min. by foot).

9   Domus Aurea 

Viale della Domus Aurea, 1 (Colle Oppio Gardens).
Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00-16:00. closed on Monday, Saturday, Sunday and all holidays. Booking essential (tel.06,39967700). Unsold tickets can be purchased on the day of the visit at the booking desk of the Colosseum ticket office.
Tickets € 4.50.

 Remains of Emperor Nero's once vast and magnificent residence known as Domus Aurea – Golden Palace ; part of the beautiful frescos are still visible.

www.pierreci.it/en/museums-and-monuments/domus-aurea.aspx

Getting there: A 5 minute walk from the Hotel to the right of the Colosseum.

10   Galleria Doria Pamphili 

Piazza del Collegio Romano, 2
Open Friday-Wednesday 10:00-17:00. Closed on Wednesday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan., Easter Sunday, 1st May, 15th August.
Tickets € 9, inclusive of audio guide.

Inside a majestic “palazzo”, one of the most distinguished private collections of art. Paintings by Caravaggio, Tiziano, Raffaello, Velasquez and many others.

www.doriapamphilij.it

Getting there: Buses 81, 85 or 87 to Piazza Venezia and then a short walk (10 min by bus and 5 min. by foot).

 

11   Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia 

Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 8:30-19:30. Closed on Monday.
Tickets € 4. Guided tours in English and Italian on prior booking (tel.06.82059127).

Located in a villa built by Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola in 1500. Marvellous jewellery, ceramics and statues of the mysterious Etruscan civilization. Enchanting.

www.villaborghese.it/musei_e_accademie/museo_nazionale_etrusco_di_villa_giulia

Getting there: Take the electric bus 117 to Piazza del Popolo, then bus line M towards the Auditorium for 2 stops and a short walk (20 min. by bus, 5 min. by bus and 5 min. by foot)

12    Galleria Nationale d'Arte Moderna 

Viale delle Belle Arti, 131.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 8:30-19:30. Closed on Monday.
Tickets € 9. Guided tours in English and Italian on prior booking (tel.06.39967051).

The largest collection of 19th and 20th century art including works by Balla, Boccioni, De Chirico, Van Gogh, Klimt. A recent and most pleasing addition is the “Caffè delle Arti” restaurant and bar on a vast terrace.

www.gnam.arti.beniculturali.it

Getting there: Take bus N. 3 heading away from the Colosseum getting off at the last stop right in front of the museum (30 min). Or electric bus 117 to Piazza del Popolo and walk through the Borghese gardens (20 min bus and 15 min walk)


13   Keats-Shelley Memorial House 

Piazza di Spagna, 26.
Open Monday-Friday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00, Saturday 11:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00.
Tickets € 4. Guided tours on prior booking in English and Italian, tel.06.6784235.

Museum dedicated to the lives of three English Romantic poets - John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.

www.keats-shelley-house.org

Getting there: Take the electric bus 117 to Piazza di Spagna (20 min.).

 

14   Museo Canonica 

Viale Pietro Canonica, 2 (Piazza di Siena-Villa Borghese).
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:00. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan., 1st May.
Tickets € 3.

The collection, private apartment and studio of the sculptor and musician Pietro Canonica who died in 1959.

www.museocanonica.it

Getting there: Take the electric bus 117 to Piazza del Popolo and then walk through the Borghese Gardens (20 min. by bus and 15 min. by foot).

15   Museo della Civilta Romana and Planetarium 

Piazza G. Agnelli, 10 (EUR).
Open Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-14:00. Sundays and holidays 9:00-13.30. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan., 1st May.
Planetarium also Saturday-Sunday 9:00-19:00.
Tickets € 6,50 for either the museum or the planetarium, € 8.50 for both.

Replicas of ancient Roman artefacts, including a model reconstruction of imperial Rome. Great for children. Now includes a new planetarium and astronomy museum.

www.museociviltaromana.it
www.planetarioroma.it

Getting there: The museum is a little out of the way in EUR. Take the Metro line B from the Colosseum towards Laurentina, get off at Eur Fermi and then walk (30 min. by metro and 10 min. by foot).

 

16   Museo delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari 

Piazzale G. Marconi, 8/10 (EUR).
Open Tuesday-Friday 9:00-18:.00, Saturday and Sunday 9:00-20:00. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan., 1st May.
Tickets € 4. Guided tours in Italian on prior booking.

Traditional Italian tools, crafts, clothing, furniture, musical instruments, jewellery.

www.popolari.arti.beniculturali.it

Getting there: The museum is a little out of the way in EUR. Take the Metro line B from the Colosseum towards Laurentina, get off at Eur Fermi and then walk (30 min. by metro and 10 min. by foot).


 

17   Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACHO) 

Via Reggio Emilia, 54.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:00. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan., 1st May.
Admission free, booking fee € 1.

The city's collection of contemporary art, plus temporary exhibition space.

www.macro.roma.museum

Getting there: Take the Metro line B at the Colosseum towards Rebibbia, get off at Castro Pretorio and then walk (10 min. by metro and 10 min. by foot).

 

18   Museo Napoleonico 

Palazzo Primoli, Piazza di Ponte Umberto, 1.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:00. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan., 1st May.
Tickets € 3.

An important collection of works of art, Napoleonic relics, and family mementos, donated in 1927 by Count Giuseppe Primoli, the son of Count Pietro Primoli and Princess Carlotta Bonaparte, to the city of Rome.

www.museonapoleonico.it

Getting there: Take bus 87 from Via Labicana to Via Zanardelli, then a short walk (15 min. by bus and 5 min. by foot).


18   Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale 

Via Merulana, 248.
Open Tuesday-Friday 9:00-14:00. Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9:00-19:30. Closed on Monday.
Tickets € 6.

The Museum is one of the Special Institutes of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, as it carries out tasks of protection and conservation of artistic and archaeological objects from Asian Countries.

www.museorientale.it

Getting there: A 10 minute walk from the Hotel.

 

20   Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico L. Pigorini

Piazzale G. Marconi, 14 (EUR).
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-14:00. Closed on Monday.
Admission free.

Prehistoric Italian artifacts and ethnological material from various cultures.

www.pigorini.arti.beniculturali.it

Getting there: The museum is a little out of the way in EUR. Take the Metro line B from the Colosseum towards Laurentina, get off at Eur Fermi and then walk (30 min. by metro and 10 min. by foot).

 

21   Museo di Roma - Palazzo Braschi 

Via di S. Pantaleo, 10.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:00. Closed on Monday.
Tickets € 8. Guided tours in English and Italian available on prior booking (tel. 060608).

The city's collection of paintings, etchings, photographs, furniture and clothes from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

www.museodiroma.comune.roma.it

Getting there: Take bus 87 from Via Labicana to Corso Rinascimento and then a short walk (15 min. by bus and 5 min. by foot).

 

22   Palazzo Altemps  

Piazza S. Apollinare, 46.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:45. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan.
Tickets € 5. Guided tours for groups in English and Italian on prior booking (tel. 06.39967700).

Ancient sculptures from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including part of the Ludovisi collection.

www.archeoroma.beniculturali.it/MNRAltemps

Getting there: Take bus 87 from Via Labicana to Largo Zanardelli and then a short walk (15 min. by bus and 2 min.by foot).

 

23   Palazzo Barberini - Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica

Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 8:30-19:30. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st Jan.
Tickets € 5 + € 1 booking fee for visit to private apartments.

National collection of 16th and 17th century paintings.

www.galleriaborghese.it/barberini/it

Getting there: Take the electric bus 117 to Piazza delle Quattro Fontane (20 min. by bus).

 

24   Palazzo Corsini Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica 

Via della Lungara, 10.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 8:30-19:30. Closed on Monday, 25
th Dec., 1st jan.
Tickets € 4.

National collection of 14th to 18th century paintings.

www.galleriaborghese.it/corsini/it

Getting there: Take bus 87 from Via Labicana to Largo di Torre Argentina, from there tram 8 to Piazza Sonnino and then walk through the narrow streets of Trastevere (15 min. by bus, 5 min. by tram and 10 min. by foot).

25   Palazzo Massimo alle Terme 

Largo di Villa Peretti, 1.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:45. Closed on Monday.
Tickets € 6. Guided tours available in English and Italian.

Important Roman paintings, mosaics, sculptures and coins from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including the Kircheriano collection.

Getting there: Take the metro line B from the Colosseum to Termin.


 

26   Roman Domus on the Celio 

Clivo di Scauro.
Open Monday and Thursday-Sunday 10:00-13:00 and15:00-18:00. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tickets € 6. Guided tours available on Saturdays and Sundays on prior booking (tel. 06.70454544).

Ancient Roman buildings reopened to the public after extensive restoration.

www.caseromane.it

Getting there: A 10 minute walk from the hotel.

 

27   Vatican Museums 

Viale del Vaticano.
Open Monday-Friday 08.45-15.20. Sat 08.45-12.20. Closed on Sunday, except last Sunday of the month (free of charge, times as Saturday), closed on most catholic holidays.
Tickets € 14. For group tours of the museums and Vatican gardens tel. 06.69884667. For private tours (museum only) tel. 06.69884947.

Not only the Sistine Chapel, but also Egyptian, Etruscan, Roman, Renaissance and Baroque Art.

www.vatican.va

Getting there: bus 81 until the end of the line in Piazza Risorgimento and then a short walk (20 min. by bus and 5 min. by foot).


28   Vittoriano 

Piazza Venezia.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-16:00. Closed on Monday.
Admission free.

Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and to Italian unity. Also Museo Centrale del Risorgimento and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

www.ambienterm.arti.beniculturali.it/vittoriano

Getting there: A 15-20 minute walk from the Hotel along Via dei Fori Imperiali. Alternatively, buses 81, 85, 87 to PiazzaVenezia (10 min).

 

29 Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Via Nazionale, 194.
Open Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday 10:00-20:00, Friday and Saturday 10:00-22:30.

Rome’s largest interdisciplinary exhibition area, recently reopened after completion of an ambitious restoration project, holds major theme exhibitions and cultural events. Also features a 139-seats Cinema, an Auditorium, a Multifunctional hall, a well stocked bookshop, and a bar and rooftop restaurant: “Open”, run by the acclaimed chef Antonello Colonna.

www.palazzoesposizioni.it

Getting there: A 15-20 minute walk from the Hotel through the Monti neighbourhood. Alternatively, electric bus 117 to Via dei Serpenti (10 min.).