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Musei di Villa Torlonia

Typology: Town Museum


Address: Via Nomentana, 70
Zone: Quartiere Nomentano (Roma nord)
Biglietteria unica presso il Casino Nobile


Opening times

From Tuesday to Sunday 9.00-19.00
24 and 31 December 9.00-14.00
Last admission 1 hour before closing time
Monday, 1 May, 25 December, 1 January

For updates and guidelines please check the >official website

Entrance for the disabled

For further information please consult the page Disabled people Access

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


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> Free and reduced tickets free and reduced tickets in the Civic Museums
> MIC card is a 5 euro card that includes free admission in the Civic Museums for 12 months
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   Free cloakroom for bags, schoolbags, buggies and umbrellas
> Bookshop
> Caffeteria - restaurant La Limonaia


The Casino Nobile owes its appearance to the intervention of Giuseppe Valadier, around 1802, then between 1835-40 to Giovan Battista Caretti who added the majestic pronaos to the façade.

Many painters worked on its decoration, such as Podesti and Coghetti, as well as sculptors and plasterers from the school of Thorvaldsen and Canova.

When the Villa was rented to Benito Mussolini from 1925 to 1943, a gas shelter and an air-raid bunker were built in the basement, which can be visited by appointment.

The two floors of the restored building house the Museum of the Villa, with sculptures and period furnishings. On the second floor is the Museum of the Roman School, with paintings, sculptures and drawings by the artists of that school.

The adjoining Casino dei Principi, which houses the Archive of the Roman School, rich in documents, periodically hosts temporary exhibitions.

The Casina delle Civette stands out for its originality. Designed in 1839 by the architect Giuseppe Jappelli as a Swiss hut, it was transformed in the early 20th century into an eclectic small villa, the residence of Prince Torlonia. Its name is linked to the use of decorative elements inspired by the theme of the owl. The numerous polychrome stained-glass windows were mostly made by Cesare Picchiarini between 1910 and 1925, based on designs by Duilio Cambellotti, Umberto Bottazzi, Vittorio Grassi and Paolo Paschetto.

Since it was opened to the public as a museum space in 1997, the original collection of the Casina has been enriched with stained glass windows by the same authors and with drawings, sketches and preparatory cartoons.

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Last checked: 2021-07-09 9:46