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Palazzo Barberini: Our most recommended tours and activities

Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card with Transport

1. Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card with Transport

The Roma Pass network includes over 45 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including the Colosseum, Roman and Imperial Forums, Capitoline Museums, Ara Pacis, Trajan's Market, the National Roman Museums, the Caracalla Baths, Borghese Gallery, Circo Massimo, Archaeological Park of Appia Antica, and Castel Sant'Angelo. With the city card, skip-the-line admission will be free at your first museum or site. In addition, you’ll enjoy discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. You’ll also receive discounts with other participating service and activity providers. Explore the city as you travel for free on Rome’s public transportation network. Here is a list of museums, archaeological sites, and experiences included: • Accademia Nazionale di San Luca• Circo Massimo• Circo Massimo Experience• Forum Pass Super (Roman Forum, the Imperial Fora and the Palatine)• Galleria Borghese• Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale• Galleria Nazionale Duarte Antica in Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini • Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea• Galleria Spada• Journeys through ancient Rome• Mausoleo di Augusto• MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo• Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali• Musei Capitolini• Musei Capitolini - Centrale Montemartini• Musei di Villa Torlonia• Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casina delle Civette• Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casino Nobile• Musei di Villa Torlonia – Serra Moresca• Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese• Museo Civico di Zoologia• Museo dell’Ara Pacis• Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina• Museo delle Mura• Museo di Casal de’ Pazzi• Museo di Roma• Museo di Roma in Trastevere• Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco• Museo Napoleonico• Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali (reduced ticket only)• Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo• Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia (service with Roma Pass temporarily suspended)• Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia• Museo Nazionale Romano• Museo Nazionale Romano - Crypta Balbi• Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps• Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo• Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano• Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese• Museum of Civilisations• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico "Luigi Pigorini"• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale dell’Alto Medioevo• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale• Palazzo Valentini - Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane• Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino • Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino - Colosseo (Anfiteatro Flavio)• Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino - Palatino e Foro Romano• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Antiquarium Di Lucrezia Romana• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Complesso di Capo di Bove• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella e Castrum Caetani• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Parco Delle Tombe Della Via Latina• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Villa dei Quintili e Santa Maria Nova• Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica• Terme di Caracalla• Villa di Massenzio & Mausoleo di Romolo

Rome: Palazzo Barberini & Galleria Corsini Ticket & Pemcards

2. Rome: Palazzo Barberini & Galleria Corsini Ticket & Pemcards

Enjoy entrance to the Barberini Gallery and Corsini Gallery with entrance tickets. See the beauty of both buildings and admire beautiful art and architecture from the past, including art by Caravaggio and Bernini. Enter the Barberini Gallery inside Palazzo Barberini. Explore the building designed for Pope Urban VIII, a member of the Barberini family, in the sixteenth century by architect Carlo Maderno on the old location of Villa Sforza. Explore the inside of the Gallery and admire artwork by Bernini, Caravaggio, van Dyck, Holbein, Beato Angelico, Lippi, Lotto, Preti, Poussin, El Greco, Raffaello, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Rubens, Murillo, Ribera e Tiziano. Take advantage of entry to the Corsini Gallery, part of the Palazzo Corsini. Admire the palace, a late-baroque palace in Rome, erected for the Corsini family between 1730 and 1740. Admire the architecture and design based on the designs of Ferdinando Fuga.

Rome: Squares and Fountains Smartphone Audio Guide

3. Rome: Squares and Fountains Smartphone Audio Guide

Let your eye wander at your ease through Rome’s iconic streets, old architecture, stunning fountains, and Baroque’s Squares. Begin your tour in Piazza Navona, surrounded by astonishing buildings and fountains such as fountains of the four rivers, from here you will head through St Louis of the French, known for its Caravaggio masterpieces, passing by the Pantheon. Move further on to travel to Fontana di Trevi and toss your coin in the fountain, but the tour doesn’t stop here, head across Piazza Barberini and enjoy finishing your tour at the most visited square in Rome, Piazza Navona. Climb up to Church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti and enjoy an amazing view on the heart of Rome.

Rome: Famous Movie Locations Exploration Game

4. Rome: Famous Movie Locations Exploration Game

Step into the shoes of a photographer on the hunt for a famous actress in this exciting city game. Following the clues via an app which can be used offline, you will discover a series of movie locations around Rome in this independent walking trip. Set off on your adventure from the Fountain of the Naiads in the Piazza della Repubblica and explore the sites of timeless classics like Roman Holiday, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Pause the game whenever you want to take a break for an espresso or a gelato. Along the way, you’ll discover hidden gems like the beautiful Piazza Navona and an art gallery inside a historic hotel. Finally, your journey will conclude at the ancient Tower of the Monkey, which has a legendary story of its own to tell.

Palazzo Barberini: The City of the Sun exhibition

5. Palazzo Barberini: The City of the Sun exhibition

Marking the 400th anniversary of Pope Urban VIII's election and the publication of Galileo's "Il Saggiatore," this exhibition is a tribute to the symbiotic relationship between art and science during the Baroque era. Maffeo Barberini, known as Pope Urban VIII, was a catalyst for scientific progress and artistic flourishing. His friendship with Galileo Galilei and support for the scientific community heralded a new era of enlightenment. The exhibition showcases a tapestry of over 100 masterpieces, intertwining the contributions of Rome's three scientific powerhouses - the Jesuits' Roman College, the Accademia dei Lincei, and the Minims at Trinità dei Monti - with the artistic genius of Baroque Rome. This era, aptly termed the "City of the Sun" during Barberini's pontificate, witnessed an unprecedented fusion of scientific inquiry and artistic expression. This exhibition is not just a journey through time; it's an exploration of the harmonious blend of scientific thought and artistic innovation that defined the Baroque period in Rome. Visitors will leave with a deeper appreciation of how Urban VIII's era laid the groundwork for modern scientific and artistic endeavors.

Palazzo Barberini: 2-Hour Private Tour

6. Palazzo Barberini: 2-Hour Private Tour

Go beneath the surface and learn the secrets and history of Italy's most celebrated artists: Raphael, Titian, and Caravaggio. Your expert guide will bring their stories to life, explaining the religious and political changes that brought about the different artistic styles. Admire Raphael's La Fornarina, and hear stories of Caravaggio, the so called "Cursed Painter." Admire the works of other masters such as El Greco and Guido Reni and marvel at the magnificent ceiling by Pietro da Cortona, a famous example of the Baroque Style.

Rome: Private Caravaggio Tour

7. Rome: Private Caravaggio Tour

The long history of Rome has been chequered by characters full of controversy and brilliance, yet no one has encapsulated this confounding mix of the high and the low more than Caravaggio, one of the most famous painters in the story of Italian art. On this Caravaggio Tour of Rome, you will retrace his steps through taverns and brothels, palaces and churches, and discover how the troubled life and art of this great genius have remained inextricably linked in the popular imagination of the city. Visit some of Caravaggio's finest works, including The Conversion of Saul, The Crucifixion of St. Peter, the famous Narcissus, and Judith Beheading Holofernes, all in the company of an expert art historian. On this tour you will explore the ancient church of Santa Maria del Popolo, the Palazzo Barbieri, the church of Sant'Agonstino, among other famous landmarks to understand the extraordinary life and work of the artist Caravaggio.

World War II Sights in Rome Private Walking Tour with Guide

8. World War II Sights in Rome Private Walking Tour with Guide

Join our expert History Guide on the streets of Rome to explore the complicated history of events and personalities involved in World War II in Italy. Book a private tour to take advantage of the full attention of your guide and ask relevant questions to deepen your understanding of the rise and fall of Italian Fascism, the Holocaust, and more. See WWII through the eyes of the Roman people! Book this 2 hour walking tour to see World War II sights in Rome. Your Private Guide will meet you in Piazza Barberini, near Fontana del Tritone and Palazzo Barberini, and take you on a stroll down Via Rasella. This is where a column of Nazi SS troops was attacked by an ambush of Italian Partisans in 1944, killing 28 SS policemen. You will learn about the Roman Resistance movement and how the Nazi forces retaliated by killing 335 Italians during the Fosse Ardeatine massacre. You will pass the world famous Trevi Fountain and head to Piazza Venezia, where you will find the palace that served as Mussolini’s headquarters. Opposite the balcony from where the Italian dictator declared the creation of the new Italian empire in May 1936 is the Altar of the Fatherland, which honors Italy's first king and First World War soldiers. Your history tour will end in Rome’s former Jewish Ghetto, where you will see the Great Synagogue and learn what happened to Roman Jews when Germany occupied the city. Choose a 4-hour tour to see World War II sights in Rome and visit the Liberation Museum. We provide one-way public transport tickets to get there, as it's a short walk away from the heart of Old Rome. The museum is housed in former police headquarters and Nazi prison. On your private tour you will explore 3 floors of exhibitions, including the original conference room, library and prison cells, as well as the hall commemorating the victims of anti-Semitism in Italy and Rome. The WWII artifacts on display will make you feel as if you're back in time, and your Expert Guide will explain in detail the different aspects of WWII in Italy.

Rome: Renaissance & Baroque Walking Tour

9. Rome: Renaissance & Baroque Walking Tour

You will be picked up by your guide at your hotel at 09.00 / 10.00 am or 03.00 pm, to walk in the beautiful renaissance squares of Farnese and Campo de Fiori, seeing the palace designed by Michelangelo and experiencing the fruit and food market in the square (only in the week mornings), where executions of people took place in the Fifteen hundreds. Will continue to Navona Square with the 4 Rivers Fountain by Bernini, one of his masterpieces of the Sixteen hundreds Baroque Style, where you can take the best chocolate truffle ice cream (gelato) at the "Tre Scalini" Bar; the Pantheon which will be visited inside, one of the oldest but best preserved Roman Temple, built by Marcus Agrippa in the first century B.C. but located in the Baroque Rome, Trevi Fountain by Nicola Salvi, in order to throw your coin inside and come back to Rome, Barberini Square with another Bernini's work, the Triton Fountain and Barberini Palace (Ancient Art Museum) from outside and final stop, the Spanish Steps in the amazing Spanish Square, where you will end up your tour, keep going on your own for designer's shopping and a delicious lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants in the area that can be suggested by your guide!

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What people are saying about Palazzo Barberini

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Since the Roma Pass can be used for many attractions without queuing, this is a great advantage due to the number of visitors. Furthermore, the use of public transport with the Roma Pass is free of charge. The pick-up location at the train station was poorly described in the confirmation e-mail (platform 24)

Great pass when you're only in Rome for a few days. We did the Colosseum (paid by the pass) and the Sans Angelo castle (-50%) with our 48-hour pass + free public transport and that's very significant. Doesn't work with the Vatican...

Made all the sightseeing easier after getting the card. There was a little confusion about where to get the physical ticket but their help chat really helped a lot. If you are planning to use public transport, get this.

No need to queue is the best feature of the Roma Pass and free choice of all modes of transport.

Great job! We visited Colloseum and the next outside museum for free.