Capitoline Picture Gallery: The gallery at the Capitoline Museum on the Campidoglio is the first part of the Capitoline Museums to reopen after a long closure for restorations. The display spaces have been cleaned and restored and the collection has been rehung and now includes a number of paintings that had been lost, recovered after theft, or sequestered in private or storage spaces. The temporary entrance , until the rest of the museums are ready, is in the Portico del Vignola, next to the entrance to the Sala of the Protomoteca in Capitol Place. For information on the collection, go to

Other Museum news: (a) Tickets to four of Rome's wonderful art Museums, Borghese, Barberini, Spada, and Corsini, can be reserved on the Internet at Tickets not picked up on time will be resold. If you want to know before you go about the collections at the same museums go to An English language version of the site is under construction (i.e., not yet complete.)

(b) Internet information on other Italian museums is at and at

(c) Information about museums worldwide is at