Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo
One of the newest, and most exciting destinations in Europe, Rome’s MAXXI is proving to be worth its 10 year wait. The structure itself is formed out of bizarre sweeping oblong tubes, and credited as star architect Zaha Hadid’s finest work, the building is an attraction, with its own set of awards.
Inside, you’ll find a growing collection of 20th and 21st century works, with appearances from Ed Ruscha, Gilbert & George, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, and Thomas Schutte, with temporary exhibitions also dedicated to contemporary, new artists and commissions.
Filling out the rest of this building is an auditorium, a library and media library, where MAXXI is able to hold an exciting and full calendar of events, including an excellent live music series. The ground floor Photography Centre is also a visitor favourite, with space to study original photographs, stations for bibliographical research, and film and video screenings that change frequently. It is these additional programmes and resources that make MAXXI a true culture destination, and just an exciting place to be.
This is a beautiful spot overlooking the MAXXI piazza making it great for people watching. With two menus, one filled with seasonal, traditionally Roman dishes of great quality, and the other dedicated to light, simple dishes of less than 250 Kcal, there is something for everyone.
This is a fantastic specialist bookshop overseen by Electa-Mondadori that really goes beyond the standard exhibition catalogue displays, with a wide and interesting selection of art, design, and architecture titles, both Italian and international.