JSS in Civita participats are free to visit Rome whenever and as frequently as they wish. For travel info between Civita Castellana and Rome refer to MetroRoma train schedule http://toninobenedetti.myblog.it/media/00/01/156950198.pdf or the Wikitravel Civita Castellana Guide.
Though Rome’s offerings are far too vast for one day, the following information provides some highlights in the various collections. You can consider spending more time in Rome, before and after the program ends, or during the program, taking advantage of a bus or train from Civita Catellana departing throughout the day for Rome. Train travel time averages 1.5 hours each way.
Check out the Wikitravel Guide to Rome, with helpful information on airport arrivals and trains.
Please note that when entering churches and museums in Rome, modest clothing is expected (shoulders covered, no mini skirts or shorts)
1. Borghese Gallery –
The collection includes: the Artemis (a rare original by a Greek master from the 4th century BC.); Isis(2nd century BC.) in black marble; mosaics with gladiators (4th Century AD); the Dancing Satyr (2nd Century BC.); Bacchus (2nd Century AD) and the Hermaphrodite (1st century BC.).
Additionally: 6 works by Caravaggio, Canova’s Venus, Titian’s “Sacred and Profane Love” & “Venus Blindfolding Love”, Raphael’s Deposition, Rubens’ Deposition and Pieta, Bernini’s “Apollo and Daphne”, “Pluto and Prosperino” and “David.” Other Renaissance works of art by Perugino, Carracci, Pietro da Cortona, Correggio, Domenichino, Veronese.
Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5. Ticket reservation needed: tel 06 32810. Visit has a limit of 2 hours. Open Tuesday to Sunday: from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. € 8,50. Online bookings: www.ticketeria.it
2. Palazzo Massimo. Next to the train station, Largo di Villa Peretti, 1. Tues-Sun 9:19:45. Tel 06 48903500
Villa Livia Fresco (details), Palazzo Massimo
3. Vatican Museums. Tel 06 69884947. Mon-Sat entrance 9-16:00, closes at 18:00. Sistine Chapel, Pinacoteca (Gitto, Leonardo, Titian, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Raphael, Caravaggio’s deposition). Pio-Clementino museum (Laocoon, Belevedere Torso, Apollo, Hermes, Sleeping Ariadne, Athlete), Etruscan Museum, Raphael and Perugino rooms. 14 euros
4. National Gallery of Ancient Art of Barberini Palace – Gran Salone, with its illusionist ceiling frescoes by Pietro Da Cortona. The Barberini collection is mainly of Italian painting of the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries with works by Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Lorenzo Lotto, Andrea del Sarto, Perugino, Caravaggio, Canaletto, Guercino and Raphael (La Fornarina). Caravaggio’s Judith and Holofernes.
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13. Information and tickets booking: tel. 06 32810. Tuesday to Sunday, from 8.30am to 7.30pm. Entrance € 5,00
5. Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica – Palazzo Corsini: Jacopo Bassano, Caravaggio, Guercino, Rubens, Ribera, Murillo, Van Dyck. Via della Lungara 10. Tel. 06 68802323. Tues-Sun 8.30-19.30. Via della Lungara, 10. Tel. 06 68802323. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. € 4
6. Villa della Farnesina. Via di Lungara, 230. Mon-Sat 9-13. Loggia of the Galatea and Cupid & Psyche by Raphael, Sebastiano del Piombo. 5 euros.
7. Galleria Doria Pamphilj: Works by Velazquez, Caravaggio, Pieter and Jan Bruegel, Hans Memling, Lorenzo Lotto, Filippo Lippi, Raphael, Correggio, Guercino, Guido Reni, Titian, Parmagianino, Ribera, Claude Lorrain. Via del Corso, 305. Open Mondays-Sundays 10:00 – 17:00, 9 euros. Tel: 06 6797323
8. Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – former Carmelite convent near Piazza di Spagna with works by Rodin, Morandi, De Pisis, De Chirico, Carrà, Fazzini, Mafai, Manzù, Medardo Rosso, Guttuso and Scipione.
Via Francesco Crispi 24. Tel. 06 4742848. Tues-Sat 9-19, Sun 9-14. € 2.50
9. National Gallery of Modern Art – Via delle Belle Arti, 131. Open Tuesday to Sunday 8.30am to 7.30pm; closed Mondays. Entrance: 10 euros. The collection includes works of art since the 19th century by Morandi, De Chirico, Pirandello, Guttoso, Fontana, Rodin, Domenico Morelli, Giovanni Fattori, Hayez, Fontanesi, Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Modligliani, Boldini, Mondrian and Burri.
10. Musei Capitolini – Piazza del Campidoglio. Tues-Sun 9-20:00. 6.50 euros. Tel 06 39967800. Piazza by Michelangelo flanked by 2 museums, the Classical Greek, Roman and Etruscan sculpture collecion and the Pinacoteca (Titian, Tintoretto, Bellini, Caravaggio, Ruebns, Veronese, Velazquez, Lotto).
Churches: To visit in the mornings, before 12
Caravaggio: All near Piazza Navona
12. San Luigi dei Francesi
13. Santa Maria del Popolo
14. Pieta: St. Peters Cathedral. Moses and Tomb for Julius II: San Pietro in Vincoli, Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli.
15. Ecstasy of Saint Teresa: S. Maria della Vittoria, Via XX Settembre
16. Pantheon, 17. Colosseum, 18. Roman Forum, 19. Trevi Fountain,
20. Piazza Spagna, 21. Piazza Navona
22. Art Store: Poggi. Via del Gesu, 74. Near the Pantheon and not far from Piazza Navona. Open 9-13:00 and 16-19:30.
Raffaello Sernesi, Roofs in Sunlight, National Gallery of Modern Art