The Maxxi Museum is Italy's National Museum for art and architecture.
In 1998, Zaha Hadid bet out 273 candidates to design the building. The building alone is itself worth seeing, for a taste of modern architecture near Rome’s historic centre.
With swerving staircases and endless corners to explore, this building curves around the city. It houses both its permanent collection as well as numerous exhibitions, which all centre on issues and imagery related to art and architecture - both modern and historic. Devoted to contemporary creativity, the centre also has a beautiful cafe bar where you can enjoy freshly squeezed, blood orange juice or a sharp espresso.
Images credited to Maxxi Museum. Words credited to Charlotte Dallison.