Staircase of the Renaissance inside the Doge's Palace in Venice, Italy
The Best Museums To Visit In Italy

The Capitoline Museums (Rome)

The Capitoline Museums, in the heart of Rome, opened in 1471 and has some of ancient Rome's most notable paintings, statues, and other pieces of priceless art throughout history.
Aside from being the world's oldest museum, The Capolitine's claim to fame is its stunning statues, including "The Dying Gaul" and the "Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius."

Borghese Gallery and Museum (Rome)

Established by the nephew of Pope Paul V, the Borghese Gallery is filled with paintings like "The Deposition" by Raphael and "David With The Head of Goliath" by Caravaggio.
Along with the "Daphne and Apollo" and the "David" sculptures by the talented Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, it's also known for its vast, pristine garden.

MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Art (Rome)

For modern art, the MAXXI complex includes a museum, an auditorium, an architecture museum, a library, and open spots for temporary exhibits from architecture to photography.
This modern art haven features over 400 works from artists like Alighiero Boetti, Carlo Scarpa, William Kentridge, and Olivo Barbieri.

The Vatican Museums (Vatican City)

At this legendary museum complex, you'll have the chance to witness artistic and architectural wonders of the world, like the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.
While you're allowed to visit the museums on your own, we suggest joining a tour that can provide early access and come with a guide.

The Uffizi Gallery (Florence)

You can quite literally stroll through history as you view ancient sculptures from the Middle Ages, paintings from the Renaissance, and even some works from the modern era.
"The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli, "Annunciation" by Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio, and "Doni Tondo" by Michelangelo all call the Uffizi Gallery home.