Fodor's Expert Review Galleria d'Arte Moderna
The city of Rome's modern art gallery is housed in a former convent on the opposite side of Villa Borghese, from the entrance above the Spanish Steps. The 18th-century building in this quiet corner of Rome is the perfect spot for more than 3,000 19th- and 20th-century paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by artists including Giorgio de Chirico, Gino Severini, Scipione, Antonio Donghi, and Giacomo Manzù. In fact, the permanent collection is too large to be displayed at once, so exhibits rotate. A trip out to the museum offers a look at modern Roman art as well as at another side of the city—one where, in the near-empty halls, tranquility and contemplation reign.