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5 Italian museums not to be missed

In Italy there are over 3,000 museums …

including: Art museums, Archaeological, Ethnological and Anthropological ones, most located in the capital cities of history and art that beckon a large number of visitors. The most visited are without a doubt art museums, that contains many treasures from ancient sculptures to modern art: statues, frescoes, paintings, installation and many other masterpieces.

Our top five Italian Museums

Among the five Italian Museums not to be missed here reported, there are some of the most visited in the world and some less known, but definitely worthy a visit. These museums are not well-known only for their works of art, but also for the historical buildings that preserve this huge cultural heritage. Therefore we recommend to request all necessary information in advance or to book a tour with Italy Rome Tour, for a solution that perfectly fits your needs and requests.

Venecia-Florencia: Florencia, Galleria dell"Accademia.

Famous museums in Italy: Galleria dell’Accademia


The second museum in Italy for number of visitors after the Uffizi (also in Florence), it is an art Mecca hosting seven sculptures by Michelangelo, including the famous David. And if you are music fans too, with one visit you can see also the one-of-a-kind masterpiece by Stradivari. Indeed, the Gallery contains differents sections, including the Musical Instruments Museum.
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Galleria Borghese

Famous museums in Italy: Galleria Borghese


The Borghese Gallery is one of the most renowned representations of the Italian Renaissance.
Located inside Villa Borghese, one of the largest Rome’s parks, it houses an important collection of sculptures and paintings by the greatest italian artists: Canova, Raffaello, Tiziano, Bernini and extraordinary and representative works of art such as Apollo and Daphne, Rape of Proserpine, and many others Caravaggio’s paintings.

Palazzo Ducale

Famous museums in Italy: Palazzo Ducale


Palazzo Ducale, the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic of Venice, is one of the symbols of the city. It is a huge Gothic building that stands in the Piazza San Marco on one side, and overlooks the lagoon on the other. We can say It is not just a museum. Inside you can visit the Courtyard, the Museo dell’Opera, The Doge’s Apartments, Institutional Chambers and the Old Prison of the building. His wide art gallery includes works by the most famous Venetian masters such as Tintoretto, Tiziano, Francesco Bassano and Paolo Veronese.

Abatellis 2

Famous museums in Italy: Galleria Regionale di Palazzo Abatellis


Galleria Regionale di Palazzo Abatellis, located in the Kalsa quarter, is an example of Gothic-Catalan architecture. After the death of Abatellis and his wife, it was given to a female monastery. Ever since it has been modified several times, until in the 1954 it was turned into a museum. It hosts very famous masterpieces of Sicilian History of Art, such as the Virgin Annunciate by Antonello da Messina, considered among Italy’s best Renaissance paintings.
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Famous museums in Italy: MADRE – Museo di Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina


In the old town centre of Napoli, we can find the “Madre — Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina”, that takes its name from the building that hosts it, founded by the Swabians in 13th century. Only in the 2005 the Campania Region turned this structure into a Contemporary Art Museum of 3 floors and 7200 square meters. The first floors host the museums collection, while the rooms on the third floor are used for temporary exhibitions.
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