Musei di Villa Torlonia Rome Overview

Musei di Villa Torlonia is a spectacularly designed museum, that offers an insight into the 19th-century art and lifestyle of Roman Nobles. The museums include Casino Nobile, Casina Delle Civette, Casino Dei Principi, and Serra Moresca, as well as a lovely English landscape garden. A nice collection of stained glass, sculptures, paintings, artifacts, and other treasures make these museums enticing for both art and history enthusiasts.

Musei di Villa Torlonia, a collection of magnificent museums, comprises restored 19th-century villas packed with a great collection of artworks and the private possessions of Rome's nobility. The magnificent structures (Casino Nobile, Casina Delle Civette, Casino dei Principi, the Serra Moresca), ornate interiors, and the original English landscape garden give them a unique charm, making them a popular attraction in Rome. 

The Casino Nobile is filled with a plethora of ornamental pieces created by the most well-known artists of the time, including Bertel, Francesco, and Luigi Fioroni. It is a remarkable illustration of wealth and magnificence that reflects the artistic culture of the period. It houses the Museum of the Villa in the first- and second-floor rooms, while the false Etruscan tomb and renovated bunkers are displayed in the basement. The second floor also houses the Museum of the Roman School and exhibits a valuable collection of paintings, sculptures, and drawings. 

The Casina delle Civette is devoted to artistic stained glass, the Casino dei Principi stores the archives and stages temporary exhibitions, and the Serra is a marvel of polychrome glass, iron, and cast iron. A trip to the museum complex transports you back in time while winding through a historical beautifully landscaped garden and leaves you spellbound.

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• Marvel at the Musei di Villa Torlonia to admire the English landscape garden, 19th-century buildings, and a rich collection of artworks.
• Explore Villa Torlonia to view the personal belongings of Roman Nobles and learn about their lavish lifestyle.
• Wander through Villa Torlonia's park to see the breathtaking landscape that features innovative exotic structures, giving it a romantic English touch.
• Visit the Serra to witness the elegance of polychrome glass, iron, and cast iron as well as the orchestra's partially concealed compartment.
• Tour Casino Nobile to explore the collection of the Museo Della Villa and Scuola Romana collection, and Casina delle Civette to observe its magnificent stained glass windows collection.
• Visit Casino de Principi to see the Scuola Romana archive and attend a temporary exhibition.
• Take a guided tour to get a deep insight into the history of the museums and explore different sections of the Musei di Villa Torlonia.

How To Reach

By Car/Taxi: The Musei di Villa Torlonia is only 2 km from Rome, Latium, Italy, and can be easily reached by car or taxi in 5 minutes Via Cernaia and Nomentana roads. A taxi is the most convenient but also the most expensive option.

By Bus: From the Susanna stop, take bus line 62 to Torlonia/Nomentana, then walk 100 meters to the museum. Alternatively, take bus line 90 from the Volturno/Cernaia to Nomentana, then walk 700 meters to the museum.

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Best Time To Visit

The best times to visit the Musei di Villa Torlonia are in April, May, September, and October for its pleasant weather and temperatures. These are regarded as the shoulder seasons for tourism, and you won't be surrounded by a large number of other visitors when you visit the museum. Instead of the frequently busy weekend, schedule your travel during the weekdays. Try to get to the museum close to when it opens so you can have more time to explore and avoid the crowds.

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Other Essential Information

Location: Via Nomentana 70 - 00161 Rome

Timings:9.00 am to 7:00 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Serra Moresca:

1 April to 30 September: Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 am to 7:00 pm (last admission at 6:20 pm) 

1 October to 31 March: Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 am to 2:00 pm (last admission at 1:20 pm) 

Closed: on Mondays, 1 May, 25 December, July, and August

Entry Fees: € 3.00 to € 9.50

Tips to Visit

You can bring your old relatives and kids without worrying about accessibility because most of the museums are wheelchair and stroller accessible and offer wheelchairs upon request.

The best approach to exploring the museums and discovering their history and magnificent locations is to take a guided tour.

Food, drink, and pets are not permitted, so do not bring them.

Do not touch the art pieces on display as it may damage them. 

Plan your trip when you have at least 4 to 5 hours to spare so that you can comfortably visit the museums and parks.

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Point of Interest for Musei di Villa Torlonia Rome
Villa Torlonia

Villa Torlonia

A villa from the 19th century, it is an architectural masterpiece of that time and is exquisitely furnished with a variety of artworks, mostly paintings and sculptures, as well as wonderful pieces of furniture. It served as the primary palace of Roman nobility and, from 1925 until 1943, Mussolini's residence. The Rome Municipality bought the mansion in 1977, and following restorations, it was opened to the public in 1978.

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Casina delle Civette

Casina delle Civette

Nestled behind a man-made hill by the edge of the park, this Swiss Hut served as the romantic escape residence for the Roman nobility. It has a rustic exterior and is painted inside with tempera resembling wooden planks and pebbles. Large windows, porches, loggias, majolica decorations, and stained-glass windows are some of the major delights of this museum. Its comprehensive collection of stained glass windows illustrates the development and success of this art form in the early years of the 20th century.

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The Casino dei Principi

The Casino dei Principi

A stunning neo-sixteenth-century building restored in 2002, it draws tourists for its historical importance as well as being home to the Archive of the Roman School on the ground floor. Letters, diaries, books, manuscripts, catalogs, periodicals, and a sizable photo collection make up the extraordinary documentation of the Roman School's paper archive. It also hosts temporary exhibitions on topics related to or evocative of the Roman School on the two floors of the Casino dei Principi.

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The Complex of the Serra Moresca

The Complex of the Serra Moresca

A magnificent garden pavilion, the Serra Moresca is a masterpiece of polychrome glass, iron, and cast iron with a peperino construction. The structure is an architectural wonder that delights visitors with its semi-hidden orchestra chamber, enormous windows with cast iron frames and colored glass, and walls lavishly embellished with polychrome plaster. A sofa that could be lifted to the ceiling with the help of a mechanism and a highly decorated table that rose from the ground are other major surprises.

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 The Casino Nobile

The Casino Nobile

The Casino Nobile, the nobility' primary palace, is decorated with the creations of numerous skilled artisans and artists, and it also houses the Museo della Villa and the Museum of the Roman School. The villa's interior decorations, which incorporate various styles and motifs from several eras, are also a major draw in addition to its striking architecture. Another draw of the building is its basement, which is an underground gallery, an Etruscan tomb, and a bunker.

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