Based on a 2003 survey, these are the 35 most popular Italian museums. The ranking probably hasn't changed much since then.

  1. Vatican Museums, Rome - approx. 3 millions annual visitors
  2. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
  3. Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence - approx. 1 million annual visitors
  4. Musei del Castello (Arte Antica, Pinacoteca), Milan
  5. Galleria Palatina, Florence - approx. 400,000 annual visitors
  6. Museo e Galleria Borghese, Rome
  7. Musei Capitolini, Rome
  8. Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
  9. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples
  10. Museo Egizio, Turin - approx. 300,000 annual visitors
  11. Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino
  12. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Paestum
  13. Museo Civico, Siena
  14. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence - approx. 200,000 annual visitors
  15. Museo di San Marco, Florence
  16. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
  17. Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Reggio Calabria
  18. Museo di Capodimonte, Naples - approx. 150,000 annual visitors
  19. Museo Nazionale di San Martino, Naples
  20. Museo dell'Opera, Siena
  21. Museo Archeologico Regionale, Agrigento
  22. Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo, Rome - approx. 100,000 annual visitors
  23. Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia
  24. Museo Etrusco Villa Giulia, Rome
  25. Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi, Siracusa
  26. Pinacoteca Accademia Carrara, Bergamo
  27. Museo Nazionale di Tarquinia, Tarquinia
  28. Galleria Nazionale Arte Antica, Rome
  29. Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome
  30. Museo Archeologico Regionale Salinas, Palermo - approx. 50,000 annual visitors


Here is the ranking of visitors to museum and archeological sites by region.

  1. Latium - approx. 9.5 million annual visitors
  2. Campania - approx. 6 million annual visitors
  3. Tuscany - approx. 5.5 million annual visitors
  4. Friuli Venezia Giulia - approx. 2.5 million annual visitors
  5. Lombardy - approx. 1.2 million annual visitors
  6. Emilia Romagna - approx. 1 million annual visitors
  7. Veneto - approx. 700,000 annual visitors
  8. Piedmont - approx. 700,000 annual visitors
  9. Marche - approx. 500,000 annual visitors
  10. Puglia - approx. 450,000 annual visitors
  11. Calabria - approx. 400,000 annual visitors
  12. Sardenga - approx. 350,000 annual visitors
  13. Umbria - approx. 300,000 annual visitors
  14. Basilicata - approx. 250,000 annual visitors
  15. Abruzzo - approx. 150,000 annual visitors
  16. Liguria - approx. 100,000 annual visitors
  17. Molise - approx. 50,000 annual visitors
  18. Trentino-Alto Adige - approx. 500 annual visitors