Built by Pope Paul II, it was one of the first Renaissance buildings. Napoleon I made it the seat of the French administration, and it was also used by Mussolini. On the first floor, the Museo Nazionale displays collections of medieval art (ivories, Byzantine and Limousine enamels, early Italian paintings on wood, goldwork), as well as 15C-17C pottery and small bronzes.
Address:v. Via del Plebiscito 118, 00186 Roma
Price:5 € €
daily except Mon 8.30am-7.30pm (last admission 6.30pm)