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Top 3 Art exhibitions in Rome in December 2017

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Which are the most interesting ones? Let’s jump directly into modern Art!


  1. Monet exhibition


If you are an Art lover then you really can’t miss out this exhibition about Impressionism and its most relevant exponent: Claude Monet. What you will find here is a great collection of his best artworks, originally preserved in Marmottan Museum in Paris.

The 60 masterpieces exposed here are the ones that the painter used to keep in his Giverny residence and was created along the whole time of his career. It was Michel himself, Monet’s son, who gave the museums these amazing artworks.

Touring around and seeing the paintings is the perfect way to get to know Monet growth as a mature painter through time, in fact the works exposed at Vittoriano start from his very beginning to the late age.

The exhibition is composed of different paths, specially created to make it easier to understand the painter ideas even for people of different age, for example kids.

The main themes of his artworks were about the beloved nature and realized “en plain air” that is a typical artistic way of depicting a subject outdoor and allows the artist to complete his works in just a few hours. His favourite subjects were flowers as roses, water lilies, wisterias and water panoramas. One of the reasons that make Monet famous worldwide is his personal way of painting water with brush strokes, that make the paintings so resembling the reality that it truly seems to the observer to be there watching the same things that he saw. 

Who is Monet? What is Impressionism?

Monet is considered to be the real founder of the artistic movement called “Impressionism” that developed in late 19th century, starting in Paris with a little exhibition. The name Impressionism, in fact, comes from the name Monet gave to one of his works exposed there, “Impression soleil levant”, that was at that time an act of revolutionary rebellion against traditional art.


Monet exhibition is housed in Vittoriano, Ala Brasini, in the very city center of Rome, just behind Piazza Venezia and Roman Forum. Address: Via di San Pietro in Carcere, 00186 Roma.


Monday to Thursday: 9.30 AM – 7.30 PM

Friday and Saturday:  9.30 AM – 10 PM

Sunday: 9.30 AM – 8.30 PM

Please note that entry is allowed up to one hour before the closing time


Full price € 15,00

Concession € 13,00

Children concession € 7,00


  1. Hokusai Exhibition

Travelers around Italy just don’t need to go to Japan at the moment to have the chance to admire eastern Art since an unforgettable exhibition about Japanese Art is housed in the suggestive location of Ara Pacis.

This is a special area built by order of Roman Emperor Augustus to celebrate the God of peace and now used for exhibitions.

Hokusai is the master of Japanese paintings, and he is well-known worldwide especially for his “Great Wave”, part of a series of artworks named “Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji”.

His works, dated between the end of 18th century and the beginning of 19th century, were a source of inspiration for many artists in Asia as well as all around Europe: just to remind some of them, Manet, Van Gogh and Monet.

Hokusai is considered to be the real master of the artistic movement of Ukiyo-e. He managed to use a lot of different techniques as ink-colored paintings, polychromatic stylographs, and the unique of surimono. This is a specific type of Japanese woodblock print that was commissioned to him in order to celebrate memorable life occasions in Japan society.

The subjects he loved most to depict were nature landscapes and animals, but among his works we can find portraits too, especially the ones of Kabuki actors.

The exhibition is organized into 5 different sections that allow the visitor to feel like doing a real full immersion in this incredible eastern atmosphere. They are: meisho - unmissable locations, beauty and fashion, good luck, nature and Mangas.

This is the perfect place for you if you love Japan but also Mangas: you will see how they were realized by Hokusai, his historical sketches and ink-drawings.


Ara Pacis Museum, just next to Tiber River. Address: Lungotevere in Augusta (near via Tomacelli) - 00186 Roma


Everyday: 9.30 AM – 7.30 PM

Please note that entry is allowed up to one hour before the closing time


Full price: 12 Euros


  1. Enjoy exhibition

Rome is not only Ancient Times and historical traditions and art: during your December holiday in Rome, you will find great contemporary art exhibitions too. Where? Just inside the unique location of Chiostro del Bramante is hosted “Enjoy” by Danilo Eccher.

At Enjoy Art really meets Fun, creating a special experience for visitors. This is the ideal place to spend your time in Rome if you are looking for a burst of energy and entertainment to share with all your family and your travel buddies.

Contemporary art lovers will find here a new way of touring around an exhibition, with the use of unconventional materials that allows the visitor to focus on human perceptions of space around him.

People won’t being only tourists here but also part of the exhibition, in fact they will be able to touch, feel and go through some of the art installation here.

Our advice for a visit at Enjoy is to let your young side come out and surround yourself with fun: it will be an incredible chance to go back in time and let yourself be surprised.


Chiostro del Bramante, just behind Navona Square. Address: Arco della Pace, 5, 00186


Monday – Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM – 9 PM

Please note that entry is allowed up to one hour before the closing time


Full price: 14,50 Euros

Concession: 12,50 euros


Are you going to visit one of these exhibitions? Let us know which is your favourite ones! Would you like to receive our expert assistance to organize your trip? Contact us and we will be glad to help you.


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