The best Italian museums to see at least once in a lifetime

Despite its small size, Italy has an immense cultural and artistic heritage, one of the largest in the world.

Perhaps not everyone knows it, but the Italian peninsula has over 4908 sites of artistic or cultural interest including museums, archaeological areas and monuments.

Among these, names known to the general public of the world stand out, such as the Colosseum in Rome or the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, but there are many still unknown realities that deserve to be discovered.

With this article, today we offer you some Italian museums that you must see at least once in your life. Obviously we won't give you a mere list of names, but we will explain why you have to visit them.

As you will also notice, these museums all have peculiarities that make them unique. In writing this list, in fact, we wanted to choose those Italian museums that stood out for their originality and uniqueness.

Are you ready to discover these museums? Then continue reading!


Muse, the Science Museum.

The Muse is a museum born only a few years ago, in 2013, but it has already created an excellent reputation in Italy and worldwide. This museum is located in the city of Trento and is dedicated to Italian naturalistic history and scientific research on it.

Automobile Museum.

Are you a lover of engines and cars? Then you cannot fail to visit the Turin Automobile Museum at least once in your life. It traces the entire evolution of automobiles from the first models to the most futuristic projects still in the studio and which, perhaps, one day will become a reality within everyone's reach.

The National Roman Museum.

As the name suggests, this museum is located in the Italian capital, Rome and is one of the most important archaeological museums in the world. In fact, it contains many ancient artistic works, including ancient coins, funerary works and works of medieval Roman history.

Ferrari Museum

This museum is located in Maranello, near Modena and is dedicated to the car manufacturer of the same name known both for the Formula 1 grand prix and for the luxury cars that we sometimes see speeding along our roads. It is a huge museum of over 2500 square meters that motor lovers cannot fail to visit at least once in their life.

The Egyptian Museum of Turin.

Perhaps not everyone knows that this Italian museum dedicated to the ancient Egyptian people is the oldest in the world and is second only to that of Cairo in Egypt. If you love this ancient and fascinating people, the Egyptian Museum of Turin is an unmissable destination that you absolutely must visit at least once in your life.


The Opera del Duomo Museum

This museum is located in Florence. Its peculiarity is that of collecting not only the original works of the Florence Cathedral, but also that of collecting the various projects and models that led to the creation of the beautiful Florence Cathedral.

The Brera Art Gallery

This museum is located in Milan and is the most important Italian art gallery in this nation. In it are kept works and masterpieces of different artistic schools, such as the Lombard, Tuscan and Flemish ones.