Centro Storico, Rome
Museum of Rome
The Palazzo Braschi, built from 1792 onwards for the Braschi family, relatives of Pope Pius VI, has housed since 1952 a collection of pictures, drawings, watercolors and prints illustrating the history of the city of Rome, together with sculpture, terracotta figures, majolica, tapestries and costumes. The exhibits also include Pope Pius IX's private train (1850) and two state carriages. The museum's 51 rooms contain a wealth of material illustrating life in medieval and modern Rome and the history and development of the city. On the instructions of Cardinal Carafa the remains of statues of Menelaus and Patroclus were erected, marking the site of a previous building.
Address: Piazza San Pantaleo 10, I-00186 Rome, Italy
Opening hours: 9am-7pm; Closed: Mon
Entrance fee in EUR: Adult €9.00, Concession or reduced rate €7.00, Child 18 & under FREE, Senior over 65 FREE
Guides: Guided tour available as optional extra.
Transit: Bus: 46, 62, 64.