MODERN ART GALLERY - DISTANCE 5/10 MINUTES ON FOOT
National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
Distance from our hotel is 350 meters, about 4/5 minutes’ walk
Address: Via delle Belle Arti 131, 00197 Rome RM
Timetable: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. final entry 45 minutes before closing time: all Mondays, 1 January, 25 December
You can buy tickets online or directly on the spot:
- full ticket: € 10.00
- reduced ticket: € 5.00
- EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25
- teachers of EU state schools
- presenting the entrance ticket for the MAXXI - National Museum of the Arts of the 21st Century (until December 31, 2017)
THE NATIONAL GALLERY
A 5-minute walk from Residenza Aldrovandi coming out on the left, down to the descent of Valle Giulia, you can visit the largest collection of modern Italian art in the Gallery by the same name, set in the beautiful setting of Villa Borghese and represented (for the most part) by Italian artists who created works of rare and inestimable beauty in the nineteenth and twentieth-century.
The Galleria di Valle Giulia was born at the same time as the palace hosting the Residence Aldrovandi the Rome International Exhibition of 1911 (at the time of the current Expo) for the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, in a context full of fervid movements that have revolutionised modern art such as Expressionism, Cubism (represented by Pablo Picasso), futurism and abstractism. Access from the central square of Valle Giulia leads into a series of rooms where the works of De Chirico, Guttuso, Modigliani, the Canova and many other primordial modern artists are displayed.
It is important to remember that access to the Gallery is allowed to the public every day except Monday (see specific information in the information section for details).
Buying a Ticket for the Gallery has a discount on the purchase of a further entry ticket to the MAXXI Museum (in the Flaminio district, not far from Valle Giulia) that it represents a natural extension in the temporal order of the modern works exhibited in the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. It's definitely an element to keep in mind and not to miss out on.
After exiting the Gallery you cannot miss the visit of the pond of Villa Borghese and the Temple of Diana. Also within walking distance to the Flaminio district, are located the Etruscan National Museum of Villa Giulia and the Academy of Egypt and Romania. You can even visit the gorgeous Terrace of Pincio with the view of St. Peter and the centre of Rome.
If you just want to relax and enjoy the pleasures of the taste we will definitely recommend the Caffè delle Arti inside the structure itself with its beautiful terrace (especially in the hot season) or inside the salon where you can attend events of remarkable beauty.
Near the Modern Gallery you can visit:
Etruscan National Museum of Villa Giulia - Egyptian Academy - Japanese Garden - Fonte Gaia of Villa Borghese
Villa Borghese - Bio Parco - Galleria Borghese
WHERE TO EAT
Caffe’ delle Arti: inside the National Gallery
Metamorfosi Restaurant: Via Giovanni Antonelli 30, Tel. 06 807 6839
Casina Valadier piazza Bucharest: Tel. 06 6992 2090
Gli Ulivi Via Luigi Luciani 23: Tel. 06 3260 0301