Unfortunately, only a few museums have a cafeteria or restaurant inside, normally accessible also by those who have not visited the museum. They’re a real blessing for those who love works of art and want to enjoy a visit to the museum, allowing you to take a break between one floor and another, that is, between the hundreds of works of art that parade before enchanted eyes and tired feet. Here is a list of them:
Piazzale Caffarelli, 4
from the terrace you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Rome.
Museo Nazionale Romano di Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
Largo di villa Peretti, 2
Just a few metres from Termini station, you’ll find the Museo Nazionale Romano. If you have three hours to spare before catching a train, go there – the museum is amazing. The bar and restaurant are very pleasant and far enough away from the slightly dingy atmosphere of the station.
Museo di Roma Palazzo Braschi
Piazza Navona, 2
This is an excellent alternative to the different places overlooking the famous square.
Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1
Caffé Colbert www.caffecolbert.it/english
The setting has great charm.
Galleria Nazionale d’arte Moderna
Via Gramsci 73
Caffè delle Arti www.caffedelleartiroma.com
This is the restaurant of the Romans, those who live in Parioli and seem to have a season ticket for Sunday lunch, so you’d better book! For us Italians, this museum has a particular charm: that of being able to discover paintings and sculptures known to us from school textbooks. In fact, the most important works created by the Unification of Italy up to the twentieth century are exhibited here.
Piazza Alighiero Boetti
The newly conceived museum of contemporary art has a restaurant and a bar, both accessible without necessarily having to buy a ticket for the exhibitions held there.
– Musei Vaticani
Along the course of the museums there are several bars, a self-service and even a pizzeria. You can only access them after purchasing a museum ticket which, given the museum’s expanse, provides for various opportune moments of rest.