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    »Museo Storico Guardia di Finanza

    This military body was founded in the second half of the 1700s in order to exact customs duty on behalf of the State and to watch the borders for smugglers. This collection at Museo Storico Guardia di Finanza comprises of  uniforms, documents and objects relating to wars up to the time of the Resistance and the surveillance of the alpine and maritime borders. The reconstructed models show boats and transporters of contraband goods. The sporting section illustrates the trophies and triumphs of the "Yellow Flames" sports team. Admission: Free.

    Piazza Mariano Armellini 20
    Rome, 00162

    »Casa di Pirandello

    This is the place in which the renowned Sicilian poet and author, Pirandello, spent his final years. After his death, his family donated his home to the State, including all the original furniture, a collection of his works and other personal effects kept in the bedroom and studio.Today, the Casa di Pirandello is the headquarters of the Institute of Pirandellian Studies and Contemporary Theatre. A quarterly magazine dedicated to the play Ariel is also published here. It is also home to a library dedicated to theatre containing an extensive collection including many donations from the author's family. Admission: Free.

    via Antonio Bosio 15
    Rome, 00161

    »Fondazione Pastificio Cerere

    Fondazione Pastificio Cerere is located in a place that used to be a pasta factory. The center is active in disseminating contemporary artworks of young artists and houses some of the most beautiful works of painting, photography and video. They encourage innovations in the field of contemporary art.

    Via degli Ausoni, 1
    Rome, 00185

    »Musei dell'Università

    The museums described below are found within the University City and are open weekday mornings. The Museum of Italian and Etruscan Antiquities can be found in the Department of Historical Science, Archaeology and Anthropology of Antiquity in the Faculty of Literature. It describes, with the use of models and graphics, the Italian people before the Romans, with special emphasis on the Etruscans and the people of the nearby areas. The Museum of Classical Art is in the same department. Approximately 1000 plaster molds dating back to the Archaic age are exhibited in around 50 rooms, a little along the lines of the two rooms in the Victoria and Albert museum where replicas of famous sculptures are kept. Nearby is the Museum of Origins which retraces the phases of the Stone Age with finds from collections throughout the world. Walking towards the department of Human and Animal Biology you will arrive at the museum of Anthropology, which contains artefacts from all the over the world including documented human skeletal remains. Fossil skulls found in Rome of the Neanderthal period 120,000 years ago are kept in the Faculty of Mathematical Science, Physics and Natural Science. In the department of Vegetable Biology more than a million dried vegetables, still totally intact, are displayed on cards. It is considered one of the best European collections. Near the department of Earth Science is the Museum of Mineralogy which houses stones and minerals, such as sapphires in their full range of colors, emeralds and other gems as well as small meteorites that have fallen to earth. The tour ends with the Museum of Palaeontology in the same department which boasts a series of fossils millions of years old. Amongst the finds on display is the skeleton of an elephant discovered in a forest. The university contains other small and interesting museums. A list can be obtained from the secretary. Admission: free

    Città Universitaria
    Rome, 00185

    »Museo di Mineralogia

    Museo di Mineralogia is housed in the University but can be visited even by children. There are more than 5,000 minerals on display, including famous diamonds, precious jewels, fluorescent, opaque and strange stones. Guided tours are available on request. Please check the website for further information.

    Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
    Rome, 00185

    »MACRO

    Part of the Museum of Modern Art of Rome, MACRO is dedicated to contemporary art.  It acts as an exhibition space, hosting some of the most important events in Rome; it also seems to host a fair share of controversial artists. Do visit with your entire family as children under six go in for free.

    Via Reggio Emilia 54
    Rome, 00198

    »Museum of Chemistry

    Founded in 1986, Museum of Chemistry is located within the University of Rome. The museum is known for exhibiting the documents, chemical substances, teaching tools, scientific instruments and collections dated back since 1872. They also offer guided tours for utmost knowledge. This place is a sure must visit whilst in Rome!

    Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
    Rome, 00185

    »Museum of Mathematics

    Located within the Università La Sapienza, Museum of Mathematics offers a closer understanding towards the mathematical culture and its tricks. The practicality and discipline of this science has an age old history, and this can be observed by the ancient calculating devices exhibited here and lots more. Interact with like minded people through group tours and learn unique methods. A must visit whilst in Rome! Admission is free. Call ahead to book your visits in advance. 

    Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
    Rome, 00185

    »MACRO - Museo d'arte Contemporanea Roma

    The MACRO Museum in Rome is an modern art museum that offers a permanent collection of some of the most important expressions in the Italian art scene since the 1960, with works by Italian artists. The Museum was founded in 1999 by the conversion of the old plants of Peroni beer. The new museum building has a large terrace of 2,500 square meters, parking for 161 cars and various museum services.

    Via Nizza 138
    Rome, 00198

    »Museo delle Terme di Diocleziano

    This museum is one of the four seats of the Museo Nazionale Romano. The enormous spa complex was built around 300 CE and nowadays lies in front of the Termini railway station. It is still possible to see the ruins of the huge hall used for hot baths, while the one used for warm baths is now part of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. The Museum houses a large collection of epigraphs, inscriptions and sarcophagi. Visit also the Olearie Papali, the rooms housing gigantic earthenware jars to preserve oil for the papal court.

    via Enrico De Nicola 79
    Rome, 00185

    »Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi

    This is Italy's first collection dedicated to the decorative arts. It exhibits objects from architecture, fashion and design from 1700 to the modern day. One of the most famous pieces is the silver and gilded bronze cradle given by the Comune of Rome to King Vittorio Emanuele III and Queen Elena on the birth of Princess Iolanda. There are objects of glassware, pottery, furniture and clothes, some donated by famous designers such as Galitzine, Valentino, Lancetti, Gattinoni and the Fontana sisters. Admission: Free.

    Via Boncompagni 18
    Rome, 00187

    »National Museum of Rome- Baths of Diocletian

    The Baths of Diocletian are a group of public baths that were built in 298 CE and 306 CE. The huge structures could allow 3000 people to bathe at one time, making it one of the largest baths in the city. There are a series of cold baths and hot baths along with gyms and libraries for the people. The water for the baths were sourced via aqueducts. It is one of the four sites of the Museo Nazionale Romano.There are various exhibitions held here are worth seeing. The price is inclusive of the other sites of the Museo Nazionale Romano.

    Viale Enrico de Nicola 79
    Rome, 00185
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