Museums

Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums
History The Vatican Museums were founded under the patronage of two eighteenth-century popes - Clement XIV (1769-1774) and Pius VI (1775-1799) - who were among the first to open collections of art to the general public for viewing, therefore promoting culture among the masses. Appropriately, the first building in the museum complex, the Pio-Clementine Museum, was named after these two pontiffs. The origin of the museums’ collection goes back much further. It all started in 1480 with the ... ...

Colosseum

Colosseum
The Colosseum is probably the most impressive building of the Roman Empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, it was the largest building ... ...

Visiting Etruscan Museum in Italy

Visiting Etruscan Museum in Italy
The National Etruscan Museum is housed in Villa Giulia in Rome and boasts the world’s largest collection of Etruscan objects and antiquities. ... ...

Bargello National Museum

Bargello National Museum
Located in Florence the Bargello was built in the thirteenth century to house the city’s magistrate. Nowadays it is home to a museum with an ... ...

Museums in Italy

Museums in Italy
Italy has a wealth of museums displaying art and artifacts from prehistory through modern days. Whether you’re looking for archaeology, Renaissance ... ...

Reggio di Calabria National Museum in Italy

Reggio di Calabria National Museum in Italy
About the Museum The National Museum in Reggio (Museo Nazionale di Reggio Calabria) is arguably the region’s most important tourist destination, and many travelers visit Reggio purely to see the museum. As well as the Riace Bronzes, the museum holds a superb collection of exhibits from Rhegion and other Greek sites in Calabria, including Locri. The bronze statues are in pride of place in a room shared with another lovely bronze sculpture, the head of a philosopher. The museum is closed on ... ...