Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art, or MACRO, is a fabulous place to lose yourself for a few hours, while escaping the heat in the process! This summer no fewer than 17 new exhibitions are on offer at the sleekly modern space, so don’t miss your chance to soak up your share of the innovative and the unconventional. With exhibits devoted to such diverse topics as the Byzantine Empress Theodora, a homage to the unforgettable 80s, a theatrical showdown between Batman and the Joker, water-themed photography and installations combining steel and light, it’s a veritable visual and sensory feast.

Via Nizza, at the corner of Via Cagliari. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-10pm. €11, 9 reduced.