I’ve saved museums in Rome for last in my museum review months of terror. Rome is my second home and I’ve been to a lot of the heaps there and I have lots of opinions so instead diving right in, I’m prefacing it all so that we can be orderly about all this.
As it should, Museum Month Rome will start with the Vatican in all its unholy glory, then will proceed with the following:
The Capitoline Museums
The National Museums (Palazzo Altemps; Palazzo Massimo alle Terme; Crypta Balbi, but not the Baths of Diocletian, because believe it or not I’ve never actually been inside!)
the Villa Borghese
the Villa Giulia (Etruscan stuff)
the Villa Farnesina
MACRO and MACRO Testaccio
Galleria Nazionale d’arte Moderna
Museum of Roman Civilization (in EUR)
Museum of the Walls
And I think with a few possible assists from other small institutions that will very nearly cover it. WHEW I’m tired already!