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Museums: Most visited

List of the most visited museums in Rome. From the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum to the Vatican Museums, from Villa Adriana and Villa D'Este to the Borghese Gallery.
Museums in Rome: from the Vatican Museums to the Colosseum, to the Borghese Gallery

1. Parco archeologico del Colosseo

Total visitors (2019 data 1) Ticket prices
7,617,649 — ‎€

The Colosseum Archaeological Park includes several archaeological sites, such as:

  • Flavian Amphitheater (Colosseum)
  • Domus Aurea
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

It also houses the Colosseum Museum inside the Flavian Amphitheater. This exhibition space, located on the second level of the amphitheater, represents a museum itinerary dedicated to archaeological excavations, studies and research carried out in recent years.

The exhibition itinerary also shows the history of the Colosseum, shedding particular light on the medieval era and the phase of “Christianization”.

Colosseum: the most famous monument in Rome

Colosseum

2. Vatican museums

Total visitors (2019 data, not verified) Ticket prices
6.756.000 — ‎€

The Vatican Museums host an extraordinary collection of works and masterpieces ranging from ancient Egypt to Greece, from ancient Rome to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, up to contemporary art.

It is located within the Vatican State and includes, during the exhibition, a visit to the Sistine Chapel, with its extraordinary Ceiling made by Michelangelo.

Vatican Museums: history, tickets and timetables

Vatican Museums

3. Castel Sant’Angelo

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
1.207.091 — ‎€

Also called Hadrian’s Mausoleum, Castel Sant’Angelo was born as a tomb for the emperor himself. Today it is one of the most visited museums in Rome and houses collections of art and history. It is located a few steps from St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, on the right bank of the Tiber.

4. Villa Adriana e Villa D’Este (Tivoli)

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
721,574 — ‎€

It Includes:

  • Ponderary canteen
  • Sanctuary of Hercules Victor
  • Villa d’Este

Tourist destination 28 kilometers from Rome, Tivoli offers the unmissable opportunity to visit the Villa Adriana and the Villa d’Este. These are two masterpieces that are part of the Unesco heritage.

5. Galleria Borghese

The Galleria Borghese is a museum located in the center of the largest park in Rome, Villa Borghese. Inside there is a permanent collection with works by Berniri, Caravaggio, Raffaello, Botticelli.

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
572,976 — ‎€

6. Museo Nazionale Romano

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
323,750 — ‎€

Comprende:

  • Crypta Balbi
  • Palazzo Altemps
  • Palazzo Massimo
  • Baths of Diocletian

7. Ostia Antica Archaeological Park (Fiumicino, Rome)

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
322,099 — ‎€

It Includes:

  • Basilica of S. Ippolito and Antiquarium (Fiumicino)
  • Complex of the ancient Ports of Claudius and Trajan (Fiumicino)
  • Ship Museum (Fiumicino)
  • Necropolis of Porto and Isola Sacra (Fiumicino)
  • Castle of Julius II (Rome)

8. Bath of Caracalla

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
258,486 — ‎€

The Baths of Caracalla were the public baths of ancient Rome. Today they are still in an extraordinary state of conservation and represent the largest Roman thermal complex in the world. Inaugurated in 2012, the museum of the Baths of Caracalla is an evocative underground path that houses valuable archaeological finds.

9. National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
190.604 — ‎€

10. National Galleries of Ancient Art

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
180.586 — ‎€

It includes:

  • National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Barberini
  • National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Corsini

11. Appia Antica Archaeological Park

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
92.252 — ‎€

It Includes:

  • Antiquarium of Lucrezia Romana
  • Archaeological Circuit (Tomb of Cecilia Metella, Villa dei Quintili)
  • Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella (can only be visited with the ticket of the Archaeological Circuit “Tomb of Cecilia Metella, Villa dei Quintili”)
  • Tombs of the Via Latina

12. National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
83.632 — ‎€

13. Museum of Civilizations

Total visitors (2019¹ official data) Ticket prices
52.402 — ‎€
  1. Data from the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. View data
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