Europe Travel,  Italy

Best Museums in Italy

Many people simply love to visit the museums and amuse by the ancient treasures preserved there. Every museum is different in its contents. Talking particularly about Italy, there are a lot of museums almost in each city where many priceless and unique things belonging to the past are preserved. Some of the best museums of Italy are discussed below:

1. Capitoline Museums, Rome

Rome is a city which is rich in almost everything, heritage, culture, civilization, nature beauty, and a lot of other things. There are many museums which are simply stupendous and have got no parallel. The buildings of Capitoline Museums are beautifully designed. The most important Roman sculptures in the world are kept here. A part from that, some beautiful work by Caravaggio, Titian, Tintoretto, and Guido Reni also adds beauty to these museums.

2. Galleria Borghese, Rome

This is another beautiful museum of Rome. It is pretty modern and belongs to the 17th century garden estate. Everything is simply perfect or close to perfection. There are beautiful marble sculptures made by Bernini and Canova and some awesome paintings by Caravaggio, Titian, and Raphael

3. Vatican Museum, Rome

It is the richest museum of ancient and Renaissance art in the world. The quality and quantity of the items here is simply enthralling. There are many ancient sculptures like Standouts are the Laocoon, the Raphael Rooms (Stanze di Raffaello) and Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. A part from that it maintains a huge collection of mummies to moonrocks.

4. Uffizi Florence

It is among the greatest museums of the world. There is astonishing iconic work related to the Renaissance art. Some of the work includes Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation (with an angel that could be the Mona Lisa’s brother), Michelangelo’s Holy Family, Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and Peter Paul Rubens’s voluptuous nudes

5. Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice

They are basically three buildings which have a vast and unique repository of Venetian art from the Byzantine to the rococo.

Veronese’s Feast in the House of Levi, Carpaccio’s St. Ursula, and Gentile Bellini’s Procession in St. Mark’s Square are just some of the marvels kept here.

6. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

It is a vast repository of the Renaissance works from northern and central Italy. The Montefeltro Altarpiece, painted by Piero della Francesca for the duke of Urbino; Andrea Mantegna’s Dead Christ; Raphael’s Marriage of the Virgin; and Finding the Body of St. Mark by Tintoretto are among the few of its treasures.

7. Academia Carrara, Bergamo

There are many Italian masterpieces in this museum. Most of them are from 15th century which was the golden age of Renaissance, and Botticellis, Bellinis, Mantegnas, Titians, and Tiepolos that appeared one after another. It is one of the most frequently visited museums.

8. Museo Egizio, Turin

It is rich in Egyptian collection. There are many masterpieces like the tomb of the royal architect Ka and his bride, a black basalt statue of Rameses II, and legions of mummies.

9. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples

It contains many treasurers of past especially Renaissance palazzo house artifacts from Pompeii. Some other sites which got bury by the Mt. Vesuvius eruption from baking equipment and surgical instruments to eye-popping erotic frescoes are also here. Farnese collection of ancient sculpture is also one of its unique features.