Set like a gem at the very heart of the city and full of that magical aura that makes up Piazza Navona, which it overlooks, Palazzo Braschi became the seat of the Museo di Roma in 1952.
Shown through the eyes of the artists, the extremely vast collection (around 120,000 works of art) is a rich and complete testimony to the important transformations that involved the life of the eternal city between the 17th and the 20th centuries, at times gradually at times in a brusque or even traumatic way.
This brief guide illustrates the new permanent exhibition of the Museo di Roma, conceived according to a thematic and not strictly chronological criterion, to accompany the visitor on a time journey through the works of art: the many forms of the festival in Rome, between religious rituals and street games, the distinctive features of its monumental beauty, and the unmistakable signs of its landscape, like the Tiber that has always flowed in the same but different places, radically transformed by man and time.
The Museum welcomes all types of public and is fully accessible. It offers a dedicated path for partially sighted and blind people, with captions in braille of the most important objects in the collection. Thanks to a tactile path located between the second and third floors, it also offers the possibility of ‘touching’ some of the works on display.
In the access courtyard of the Museum a video in LIS (Italian Sign Language) offers useful tools for the visitors with auditive impairments.