Museo Carlo Bilotti

Not far from Villa Borghese's Laghetto lies the historical House of the Water Games, named after its many fountains and nymphaeums. Not much is left of the original structure, which came under threat during a cannon bombardment in 1849 and was then converted into an Orangery in order to grow citrus trees during the winter months. While this history is hardly apparent when looking at the building today, a recent reconstruction has made it fit to hold a collection of modern and contemporary works including paintings by Giorgio De Chirico, Andy Warhol, Roy Liechtenstein, Gino Severini, Giacomo Manzu and Larry Rivers. These were collected by the Italian entrepreneur and owner of the cosmetics brand La Prairie, Carlo Bilotti, who donated them to the city when he passed away in 2006. The museums also hosts a number of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.


Viale Fiorello La Guardia 6, Roma

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am–7pm
Closed on Monday



Architettura Invisibile19 January–26 March 2017