You’ve been in Rome for a few days now, everything is desperately beautiful, Antiquity is at every corner: you need a small change of scenery.
What about Classical sculpture in an industrial setting? (what did you expect, this is still Rome, you can’t escape statues here! I even suspect that sculptor was THE most popular job for a long time)
Here comes the Centrale Montemartini, a former Thermoelectric Centre converted in a museum since 1997. The factory background is a simple trick, but I have to admit that it works quite well. We’re used to see these statues in bright white rooms, that here, the shiny yet dark surroundings makes them feel very different.
____________ The museum’s website. It’s a little bit on the outskirts of Rome, so I would suggest to take a taxi or to be prepared to walk along a raher monotonous road for quite some time.