There are plenty of interesting museums to see in Rome, but it would take at least a year to visit them all. If you don’t have that much time, then these are the 5 museums that we absolutely recommend seeing.
1. The Vatican Museums
An immense display of art collected by the popes starting from the 16th century onwards. You can admire masterpieces from every era along the seven kilometers of exhibition halls, and Michelangelo's Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel is simply breathtaking.
2. The Capitoline Museums
A collection of masterpieces ranging from antiquity to the 19th century displayed within the evocative new headquarters of the former Centrale Montemartini on Capitoline Hill, including the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, the Medusa by Bernini, and the colossal statue of Constantine.
3. Borghese Gallery and Museum
This is one of the most important art galleries in the world. The wonderful rooms of the Villa hold masterpieces by Raphael, Titian, Bernini, Caravaggio, and Canova. Entrance is by reservation due to the large volume of visitors.
4. Museo di Roma
In the recently restored spaces of Palazzo Braschi, just a stone's throw from Piazza Navona and Corso Vittorio Emanuele, this museum contains remnants from the splendor of papal Rome before the arrival of Napoleon.
5. The Barberini and Corsini National Galleries
For those of you who are truly moved by great works of art, you should know that this is the place to find Raphael's La Fornarina, Caravaggio's Narcissus, Rubens' Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels, Corradini's La Velata, and El Greco's Baptism of Christ.