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Typology: House Museum, Town Museum


Address: Viale Pietro Canonica, 2
Zone: Quartiere Pinciano (Roma centro)


Telephone: 060608 tutti i giorni dalle 9.00 alle 19.00
Email: info@museocanonica.it ed eventi.aziendali@zetema.it per eventi aziendali privati
Telephone booking: Per gruppi e scuole 060608 (tutti i giorni dalle 9.00 alle 19.00)

Opening times

From Tuesday to Sunday
October - May 10.00-16.00
24 and 31 December 10.00-14.00
1 January 2023 11.00 - 16.00
June - September 13.00-19.00
Last admission half an hour before closing
Monday, 1 May and 25 December

For updates and guidelines please check the >official website

The museum is partially accessible to disabled people
For further information please consult the page Disabled people Access
The use of strollers is not allowed on the first floor

ALWAYS CHECK the NOTICE PAGE before planning your visit in the museum


Free entrance

> Booking
> MIC card is a 5 euro card that includes free admission in the Civic Museums for 12 months 
> Terms and conditions of access information and services for the public
> Disabled people Access - services available:
- partially accessible entrance - street level entrance and presence of stairs
- wheelchair path partially accessible
- toilet not sufficiently adequate
- services for hearing-impaired

Today's events

Scheduled events


The Canonica Museum is immersed in the green of Villa Borghese, located in the eighteenth century building known as "Fortezzuola" that Antonio Asprucci built on a seventeenth century coop.
The Museum keeps the works of the Piedmontese sculpture and musician Pietro Canonica (Moncalieri 1869 - Roma 1959), who lived and worked in the building given to him by the Municipality of Rome in the twenties. At his death according to his will, the works were donated to the City that collected them in this museum dedicated to him.
The exhibition halls and the study together make up a significant example of house-museum.

A visit to the museum provides complete documentation on the artist and his world. It contains valuable furniture, Piedmontese nineteenth century paintings, Flemish tapestries, and the artist’s very work tools. The sculptor’s technical ability and interpretative capability are evident in his many female portraits (the portrait of Franca Florio, Ruth, together with more anonymous subjects such as The Communicants, Spring Dream, Remembrances); in the commemorative and funerary monuments, in the sacred subjects and in the allegoric works (Abyss, Tomb of Laura Vigo, Monument to Kemal Ataturk, Saint Peter and Saint Paul). 

The MiC APPs
A well-known App gathering real-time updated information about “MUSEI IN COMUNE di Roma”  also including information on exhibitions, events and educational activities ( be them currently underway or scheduled).MiC Roma tells you all about this extremely heterogeneous system formed by 20 high cultural level museums and archeological sites.MiC Roma tells you all about this extremely heterogeneous system formed by 20 high cultural level museums and archeological sites.

It is  very easy to find information and thanks to the tab bar icons it is possible to surf throughout the various sections:
- MUSEUMS description of the single sites – timetable and tickets
- EXHIBITIONS -EVENTS – EDUCATIONAL  ACTIVITIES – all the real-time updated activities
- GALLERY an accurate selection of photos and videos
- MAP localization of the museums in the city and the way to reach them

For > IOS and smartphone > ANDROID

PRICE: free
LANGUAGES: Italian and English

For more details visit: > The MiC APPs

Corporate Events
: eventi.aziendali@zetema.it 


Educational activities

It's possible to get information and book a guided tour by calling 060608 every day from 9.00 to 19.00 

> Visits for groups
hours: on request
languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
persons: max 25
duration: 90 minutes
price: € 90,00
booking: required

> School visits
Guided tours and workshops for school groups
Guided tours are free of charge only for the schools of Rome and Province of Rome, and subject to availability
Guided tours cost € 70,00 per school group
Paid workshops have a cost of € 260,00 per school group

School groups must show a school headed paper containing the list of students and accompanying teachers/professors
Maximun number of participants per group (including tour leaders): 25 people
Reservations required

Info and booking (schools and groups):
Tel. 060608, daily h. 9.00-19.00


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