The Musumeci Greco Museum is a small “house museum” in the Via del Seminario in central Rome. The collection consists of a large number of weapons. The oldest date from the 15th, the most recent from the 20th century.
Musumeci Greco Museum Rome
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
Address: Via del Seminario, 87 – 00186 Rome. Telephone: +39 06 6791846. Official name: Casa Museo Accademia d’Armi Musumeci Greco. The museum is accessible only on Saturday mornings, accompanied by a guide. The entrance fee is 15 Euro per person, but your group must consist of at least 20 people.
History and Description
The Musumeci Greco Museum is located on the second floor of a 15th century palace in the center of the city. It was the home of Diego de Valdés, the camerlengo (“chamberlain”) of Pope Alexander VI Borgia.
The museum’s collection consists of a large number of weapons from the 15th to the 20th century.
The museum is named after the Musumeci Greco family. The first descendant of this lineage was Salvatore Greco dei Chiaramonte, who fought for Italian unification on the side of Garibaldi. Another representative of the family was Agesilao Greco, who was considered the best fencer in the world in the late 19th century.
Fencing lessons are also given during the tour. Movie stars like Errol Flynn and Charlton Heston learned how to hold a sword here.