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Museo Pietro Canonica

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The Museo Pietro Canonica, hidden in the greenery of the Villa Borghese, is an important example of the museological model of museums based on artist's houses, and in its integrity is one of very few examples in Italy. The museum collection consists...more
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Viale Pietro Canonica 2 | Villa Borghese, 00197 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

One of the free museums in Rome. Worth visiting. I'm not even a big sculpture fan but I really enjoyed learning and seeing his life's work. Also very interesting to see here is the artists apartment, which they let you into every 30 minutes (for...More

3  Thank Jordan L
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

To be candid by pass this small, over crowded (not with people), poorly curated museum..calling it a museum is being generous ~ Enjoy more of the park and with the gallery up the road..spend the extra 35minutes there ! A vending machine with chips and...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2018

This sculpture museum was recommended by a friend, and was free. Plus it was within walking distance of the Galleria Borghese. Clearly Pietro Canonica was a gifted sculptor and the museum displays a great variety of his works. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Found by chance when urgently sèekeng a toilet. Small museum in midlle of Borgese park, outside is a statue of a military pack mule. Large collection of very fine busts largely of women but high point for me was a side chamber with large group's...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

A great surprise! After strolling Villa Borghese so many times, this time i decided to visit this small museum. it is a true gem. Pietro Canonica (1869 -1959) was a sculptor, a painter, a music lover and a composer. The museum is really inspiring -...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

The sculptures of Pietro Canonica were not something I knew but I have probably seen some before, as have you. He lived to be 90 And was prolific. His studio in the Borghese park is a delightful free museum and my wife and I spent...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Pietro Canonica was a famed Italian sculptor in the early 20th century. He obtained the concession to renovate Villa Borghese, a 16th-century building owned by the City of Rome (villa Borghese includes beautiful gardens and a lake) and used as administrative offices until it was...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

it was thoroughly tremendous visit I was close to tears with emotion looking at the statue sculptures.

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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

This little visit a museum in Borgese the Villa Park is interesting and small and that you're passing by to go to a better historical site, you should stop here and take a visit. Interesting sculpture interesting history, a place that you will go on...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2017

One of the free museums in Rome. Worth visiting. I'm not even a big sculpture fan but I really enjoyed learning and seeing his life's work. Also very interesting to see here is the artists apartment, which they let you into every 30 minutes (for...More

3  Thank Jordan L
Reviewed December 29, 2016

We stopped off at this small but interesting museum after our tour of the Borghese Gallery. We had no idea who Pietro Canoica was. This modern day early 20th century sculptor has produced some impressive pieces, many of famous statesmen, royalty, mounument pieces of the...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

An interesting mix of religious and military sculptures. It is located in t the artists house and you can get a feel for how he lived.

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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear Tainley, yes, the museum will be regularly open from 10am to 4pm (last admission at 3:30pm). Best regards, Staff
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