The Carlo Bilotti Museum is located in the old Orangery at Villa Borghese, which during the eighteenth century was referred to as the "Casino dei Giuochi d’Acqua" due to the many fountains and nymphs it contained.
The Orangery at Villa Borghese underwent several renovations over time, substantially altering both its structure and function.
After decades of falling into disrepair and improper use, the Orangery was renovated into a Museum to once again become a place for recreation and culture. The Museum currently houses paintings, sculptures and drawing donated to the Municipality of Rome by Carlo Bilotti, an Italian-American businessmen and internationally renowned collector The donation of twenty three artworks, includes a significant component of paintings and sculptures by Giorgio de Chirico, representing some of the more famous themes produced by this artist between the end of the twenties and the seventies. The donation also includes three portraits: one of Carlo Bilotti by the American Larry Rivers, one of Tina and Lisa Bilotti, produced in 1981 by the maestro of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, and one of Tina and Carlo Bilotti by Mimmo Rotella. The collection also showcases the great Cardinal in bronze by Giacomo Manzù. Subsequent to its opening, the Museum has added works by Consagra, Dynys, Greenfield-Sanders and Pucci.
To ensure the Museum remains open to new approaches in the field of contemporary art, there is space available alongside the permanent donation exhibition for temporary events to be staged.
Please Note: please check our Notice page for special openings and/or temporary closures
Free admission with free compulsory reservation at 060608 and accompanie.
Only MIC Card holders may also address directly to the ticket office and enter the museum at first time slot available.
October - May
Tuesday - Friday and public holiday: 10.00 - 16.00 (last admission: 15.30);
Saturday - Sunday: 10.00 - 19.00 (last admission: 18.30)
24 and 31 December: 10.00-14.00 (last admission: 13.30);
Closed: Monday, 25 December, 1 January, 1 May
June - September:
Tuesday-Friday and public holiday: 13.00 - 19.00 (last admission: 18.30);
Saturday-Sunday: 10.00 - 19.00 (last admission: 18.30)