While there is no shortage of museums in Rome proudly showcasing masterpieces of sculpture from antiquity to nowadays, the Barracco Museum of Antique Sculpture is not to be overlooked either. This is a smaller collection put together by Giovanni Barracco who, about a decade before his death, donated it to the city of Rome (in 1902).

The exhibits of the collection are displayed chronologically, excellent replicas being mixed with originals. Some of the highlights of this small collection refer to pieces like a copy of Praxiteles’s Head of Apollo Kitharoidos, a replica of Myron’s Head of Marsyas, plenty of busts and other classical Greek sculptures. On top of that, visitors can also admire sculptural works of Egyptian, Phoenician, Etruscan and Assyrian origin.

As it is the case with all the museums included in the Musei in Commune circuit, visiting the Barracco Museum of Antique Sculpture while holding a Roma Pass is much more advantageous.

Barracco Museum of Antique Sculpture (Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco)
166/A, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 00186, Rome, Italy
0039 06 0608
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 9am to 7pm