But if you are a frequent visitor to Rome, and looking for something different, why not stop off to see the Asian Art collection in the Palazzo Brancaccio on Via Merulana?
Officially it’s called the Museo Nazionale d’arte orientale ‘Giuseppe Tucci‘, named after Giuseppe Tucci (1894-1984), a 20th century Italian scholar of Oriental culture and a Professor at Rome’s La Sapienza University, specializing in Tibet and the history of Buddhism.
It’s a nice place to wander, enjoying the surroundings of the Brancaccio Palace while admiring the collection. There are special exhibitions often on display at the museum.
If you happen to be in Rome at the start of a month, it’s also good to note that a visit on the first Sunday of each month, admission is free.
If you are visiting the Palazzo Brancaccio Museum, see my earlier tips on what to see in the area, such as visiting the spectacular Santa Prassede church, the Roman era Auditorium Mecenate, eating at Panella, the site of Bernini’s studio, and enjoying coffee with a view at the Colle oppio park , which also overlooks the Ludus Magnus, the ancient school of the gladiators.