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Best Free Museums in Rome

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Galleria dell'Accademia di San Luca

Accademia Nazional di San Luca was established as an artists' guild in 1577, back when it was known as just Accademia di San Luca. Even today, its aim is the appreciation of art, and to create an atmosphere in which artists and craftsmen may flourish. To this end, the association has put together a collection of fine art, commonly known as Galleria dell'Accademia di San Luca. The gallery, situated on the third floor, is home to some beautiful sculptures and paintings, and the collection even includes numerous portraits.

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Museo delle anime del Purgatorio

Museo delle Anime dei Defunti is a little macabre, but after the initial surprise you find it has a mystical atmosphere. The items on show represent hand-prints left on prayer books by individuals now deceased. An amazing item is the incandescent print of a German nun, which was left on the tunic of one of her colleagues in 1696. The collection was begun in the 20th Century and aims to show the skeptics that there is life after death. To witness some of the most strangest experiences, this museum is a must visit!

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Museum of the Sanitary Arts

One of the most different museums, Museum of the Sanitary Arts is sure a must visit spot! The museum helps to understand how the students are taught the art of healing and sanitation through the use of anatomical wax models. The museum also exhibits some bottled creatures all around the room that gives an effect of a scientists' lab. Do not miss the sight of the Siamese twins among other specimens. Admission is free. Call ahead for more information.

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Museo Storico della Liberazione di Roma

The inside of the palazzo in Via Tasso is for many a painful memory but an irrefutable part of Italy's history. This is where prisoners of the Nazi regime were brought for interrogation during the occupation. The museum commemorates the heroes of the Resistance and the many ostracized groups including the Jews. Photographs and biographies of many were brought to this place and some of the cells have been left in their original state with goodbye messages scrawled to their loved ones. Admission: Free.

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