LIMA | Museo de Arte Italiano is a museum that houses over 200 works from over 120 Italian artists from the early 20th century. The neo-Renaissance building which houses the museum was donated to Lima by the local Italian community in 1921, and designed by Milanese architect Gaetano Moretti.
The six interior rooms are inspired by Donatello, Ghiberti, Michelangelo and Botticelli, and the museum features two large mosaics which celebrate important Italian figures like Christopher Columbus, Dante Alighieri, Saint Francis of Assisi, Leonardo Da Vinci and Marco Polo.
The types of art on display at Museo de Arte Italiano include sculptures, paintings, drawings, engravings and ceramics, and the collection continues to be expanded to this day. In fact, the museum is the only museum in the world outside of Italy dedicated entirely to Italian artists.
Museo de Arte Italiano
Avenue Paseo de la República 250
Cercado de Lima
Tue – Sun: 10:00am to 4:30pm