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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica

#395 of 1,943 things to do in Rome
Opens in 24 min: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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We lucked out

That's right! It's the 1st Sunday of the month so it was free. Ok it's not the Pitti Palace but I... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
wasntme58
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Toronto, Canada
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A Managable Collection of Not-So-Antique Art

It would be easy to jump to the conclusion that the art on display at this gallery is the art from... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
SyrinxSounds
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Victoria, Canada
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Aug 12, 2018
“Rude staff, overpriced, not worth it”
Sep 3, 2017
“We lucked out”
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A world-famous collection of masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio and Titian.
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Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13 | Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Walking in I asked the price for 2, paid €12 (from London, I am used to museums being free, and think they all should be throughout the world), and walked through to the first entrance. I was stopped by the uninterested lady there who told...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

That's right! It's the 1st Sunday of the month so it was free. Ok it's not the Pitti Palace but I don't think anywhere is. Still it's not bad. It was raining so we needed a good place to go and we hadn't explored this...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

I'm not sure why my Rick Steves guide to Rome didn't mention this museum. It has a wonderful collection of medieval and renaissance paintings. Caravaggio's "Judith Beheading Holofernes" alone is reason enough to go. What adds to the loveliness is that very few people are...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank formershrink
Reviewed May 24, 2017

It would be easy to jump to the conclusion that the art on display at this gallery is the art from the antique period 2000 years ago; really it is European (mostly Italian) from the renaissance to the mid-1800s. There are some nice pieces and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

What I liked is a good selection of pictures. There are not so many of them, but you have an opportunity to take your time and enjoy each picture (Corovaggio, Rafael, the florentine paintings).

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This museum has some great artwork as well as beautiful architecture. We were surprised by the staff, however. In the many galleries and museums we have visited here in Rome, the staff has been very courteous and helpful. The person at the ticket desk here,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank Jason S
Reviewed March 20, 2016

We didn’t visit until after we’d seen the Vatican Museums and the Capitoline Museums so we were probably getting a bit blasé about Raphaels and Caravaggios but it’s still a very impressive gallery. Unlike most of the sights in Rome it’s actually near to a...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed March 1, 2016

This is a large gallery so be prepared to perhaps get a little lost at times. We were sad to find that certain areas were closed due to a shortage of staff as it was low season. However, we did manage to see all that...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Christine C
Reviewed September 30, 2015

At times stunning and at times pedestrian, this museum has some awesome paintings and ceilings to marvel at. However, it is not air conditioned and the windows are kept closed to protect the art which leaves a stale air environment. We ventured to the second...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

The National Gallery of Ancient Art (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica) is one of the most important collections of art in Italy, situated at two locations in Rome. You can find the collection housed at two venues: Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini in Trastevere. The National...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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